DSTO to trial new mine sweeping technology

A technology for mine sweeping using acoustic waves, called Infrasonic Advanced Acoustic Generator, has gone on trial with DSTO as part of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator program.
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US Navy to return to NZ after 33 years

The USS Texas is met by the Peace Squadron as it arrives in Waitemata harbour, Auckland on August 2, 1983. The growing anti-nuclear movement in New Zealand was hostile to visits from US ships because the Americans refused to confirm or deny whether their ships carried nuclear weapons.
A US naval vessel will attend the RNZN's 75th anniversary in November, marking the first occasion in 33 years that an American warship has visited New Zealand.