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 on our Future 35 page.
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.
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.
The development of sound military doctrine is as much to do with challenging received wisdom as it is with codifying established practice.
Find out all about the Doctrine we use on our Military Doctrine page.
This page was last reviewed on 19 January 2018 and is current.