New Zealand Considers Tech Sharing with U.S. and UK

by Mayniaga

New Zealand is considering sharing advanced military technologies with the United States and Britain, aligning its defense strategy with Australia amid concerns over China's assertiveness.

The defense and foreign ministers of Australia and New Zealand recently held their first joint meeting in Melbourne since New Zealand's right-leaning coalition government came into power.

This move comes as geopolitical dynamics in the strategically crucial Pacific region are shaped by the influence competition between China, the United States, and other nations.

Australia plans to send officials to New Zealand to discuss a three-way defense partnership involving Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

New Zealand, although maintaining a ban on nuclear-powered ships in its ports since 1984, is contemplating joining a commitment with Australia, Britain, and the United States to develop and share advanced military capabilities, including artificial intelligence, electronic warfare, and hypersonic technology.

Australia has secured a deal with the U.S. and Britain for a fleet of submarines powered by U.S. nuclear technology.

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reflect the evolving geopolitical dynamics in the Pacific region, with a focus on security collaborations and responses to China's growing influence.

The discussions and considerations among Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Britain

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