Our Key Documents

We are a strategically driven force, with plans in place to ensure we remain the best little Army in the world. Everything we do is part of a bigger plan. You can find out more information about these plans below:

Future Land Operating Concept 2035: Integrated Land Missions

Future Land Operating Concept 2035 (FLOC 35) is an aspirational document, aiming to provide a series of goals and overarching direction for the development of capability and strategy around which the NZ Army can generate and sustain the future land force.

Find out more about the FLOC 35

NZDF Future 35 – Our strategy to 2035

NZDF have developed the framework of a five year plan (short and near term), 10 year plan (mid term), and 25 year plan (long term) to implement the strategic change needed within the Defence Force to overcome future challenges.

Find out more about Our strategy to Future 35

Army 2020 Strategy – Enhanced Combat Capability

The Army’s medium term strategy Army 2020 aligns with the NZDF Future 35 strategic plan.

Find out more about the Army 2020 Strategy

Strategic Defence Policy

New Zealand's formal Defence policy settings are reviewed periodically. The results of these reviews, including Defence White Papers and Strategic Defence Policy Statements, are the highest-level expression of Government's Defence policy settings.

Find out more about the Strategic Defence Policy

Defence White Paper 2016

The Defence White Paper was released by the Ministry of Defence on 8 June 2016. It sets out the Government's expectations for Defence over the coming decades.

The Defence White Paper 2016 provides the foundation for New Zealand’s security now and into the future at a time of increasing instability and uncertainty in the international strategic environment.

Find out more about the Defence White Paper

Military Doctrine

The development of sound military doctrine is as much to do with challenging received wisdom as it is with codifying established practice.

Find out more about the Military Doctrine


Other publications

NZ Army Journal (4th Edition)

The fourth Edition of the NZ Army Journal is available as an e-copy or hard copy across all military camps and libraries. It consists of a diverse range of papers and opinion pieces.

Find out more about the NZ Army Journal

The Way of the New Zealand Warrior

The Way of the New Zealand Warrior publication defines the ethos and characteristics of our soldiers.

Find out more about the The Way of the New Zealand Warrior

This page was last amended on 12 November 2018