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Littoral operation support capability (LOSC)

The purpose of the Littoral Operations Support Capability (LOSC) is to support military hydrography, diving operations, and mine countermeasures requirements for the Royal New Zealand Navy.  The new ship will also provide New Zealand Defence Force advanced force operations in low to medium threat environments.

Government approval

4 July 2016
Project is approved.

1 September 2016
Request for proposal (RFP) submitted.



Current status

Proposals are currently being evaluated.

Read the media release: New ship to deliver enhanced naval capability (external link) .

Contact: Jon Finderup, Programme Director Maritime
Email: industry@defence.govt.nz