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Defence Min. To Officially Accept NZLAV In Waiouru

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Monday 20 October 2003
Media Invitation – Photo and Interview Opportunity

Defence Minister To Officially Accept NZLAV In Waiouru

The Hon. Mark Burton, Minister of Defence, will officially accept the New Zealand Light Armoured Vehicle (NZLAV) from vehicle manufacturer, General Dynamics Land Systems (Canada), on Friday 24 October 2003 in Waiouru.

Media are invited to attend the official acceptance ceremony in the Army Training Area of the Waiouru Military Camp and will have the opportunity to photograph the NZLAV and observe its first live public demonstration.

Air Marshal Bruce Ferguson, Chief of Defence Force; Brigadier Rick Ottaway, Deputy Chief of Army; General Ray Henault, Canadian Chief of Defence Staff; and other key NZDF and GDLS personnel will also be in attendance.

The first batch of NZLAV’s arrived in August this year and have been undergoing thorough acceptance testing since then.

The acceptance of the NZLAV is the first driver towards the NZDF vision of a modernized NZ Army.


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