I thought they had got most of the spares still available, which helps? So they are in the painful situation of needing to refurb the wings, but only getting another 5 years use out of them (rather than 15 years as planned), and annoying the French who they were planning a joint replacement with for 2035.
Post by nighthawknz on Mar 23, 2021 18:28:53 GMT 12
RFI for the disposal of the RNZAF P-3K2 Orion
NZDF have issued a RFI for the disposal of the RNZAF P-3K2 Orion aircraft.
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will shortly be withdrawing its fleet of six Lockheed P-3K2 Orion aircraft from service.
The NZDF intends to offer five aircraft from the fleet plus support inventory for tender. One air-frame is intended to be retained as an exhibit at the Air Force Museum of NZ.
This Request For Information (RFI) seeks industry feedback on which elements of the P-3K2 fleet and support inventory have market interest for sale. This information will be used to assist configure formal tender document(s) at a later date.
Interested parties are advised that to register and view this RFI in detail they MUST go to the NZDF’s SmartProcure website at: nzdf.bravosolution.com
Suppliers must logon to access the RFI and submit a response. Registration is simple and free, just click “register now”.
If you require assistance to register please contact email@example.com
ALL enquiries regarding this RFI must be in writing through NZDF’s SmartProcure message system.
NZDF will endeavour to respond in writing to written enquiries within two working days.