- 2 * Bergen Main Engines
- 4 * MTU Generators
- 8000 tonnes diesel
- 1500 tonnes aviation fuel
- 250 tonnes fresh water
- 12 * 20' containers (4 * dangerous goods)
- Crane lift capacity — 25 tonnes
- 2 * rigid hulled inflatable boats
- Farsounder-1000 sonar
- Sharpeye S and X band navigation radars
- 1 * Phalanx CIWS
- 2 * Mini Typhoon
- 1 * helicopter SH-2G, NH90, or A109LUH
The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) new replenishment tanker, which known as HMNZS Aotearoa (A 11) was built and launched by South Korean shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), in April 2019 to replace the now-decommissioned tanker HMNZS Endeavour.
The new tanker, the largest vessel to be operated by the RNZN, has an overall length of 173.2 m, and an overall beam of 24.5 m, and is equipped with two NATO-compliant replenishment-at-sea (RAS) masts. The vessel can carry 8,000 tonnes of diesel fuel, 1,550 tonnes of aviation fuel, and 250 tonnes of fresh water.
Besides replenishing fuel and water, the replenishment tanker has also been equipped to store ammunition, victuals, and spare parts, and can carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.
The ship is also equipped with a hangar, and a flight deck that can accommodate rotor-wing aircraft such as the Kaman SH-2 Super Seasprite and the NHIndustries NH90 multirole medium helicopters.