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DEFSEC Media is New Zealand's defence, security and fire B2B/B2G publishing group. Our leading magazines, Line of DefenceNZ Security and Fire NZ are read by key business, government and military decision makers and influencers. This website is the online home of cutting-edge content from each of our titles.


Innovation Central

Automation & Electronics

KC-390: The New Generation Multimission Transport Aircraft

Line of Defence, Summer 17/18

Embraer is offering their new generation multi-mission aircraft, the KC-390 Military Tactical Airlifter, as the solution to New Zealand’s Future Air Mobility Capability needs. In this profile, Embraer outlines how superior reliability, availability, capacity and best-in-class life cycle costs make this new jet aircraft a game changer.


Exclusive Interview: Ron Mark, New Zealand's Minister of Defence

Line of Defence, Summer 2017/18

In this exclusive interview, Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, outlines the new Government’s priorities for Defence and how it plans to work with NZ's defence industry.


GA-ASI SeaGuardian: The flexible air surveillance solution

Line of Defence, Summer 2017/18

In this profile of the MQ-9B SeaGuardian, AVM (Retd) Warren Ludwig of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems introduces this formidable FASC contender.


Insight: Covert CCTV and the Private Investigators’ Code of Conduct

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Eminent security consultant David Horsburgh examines miscon-ceptions around the use of covert CCTV, showing how statutes and case law identify best practice.

Opinion: Guarding in a post-compliant society

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018


China’s Strategic Outlook: Expanding its footprint or finding its feet?

Line of Defence, Summer 17/18

In this Line of Defence interview, Marc Lanteigne, Senior Lecturer at Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies explores the notion of whether China is an ‘expansionist’ power.

The hushed politics of foreign interference

Line of Defence, Summer 17/18


Detector Dogs strengthen ‘offshore disruption’

Line of Defence, Winter 2017 

Detector dogs trained in New Zealand as part of the NZ Customs and Police Fiji Detector Dog Project are disrupting international crime syndicates operating in the Pacific, writes Nicholas Dynon.


Australian business act to protect people in crowded places

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

After attending a ANZCTC Business Advisory Group meeting in Sydney, ASIS NZ Chair and Auckland Live security head, Dean Kidd, sees big potential for a public-private approach to terror resilience.

John Battersby: What’s the future for terrorism?

Line of Defence, Spring 2017

Towards an economics of terror threat in NZ

Line of Defence, Winter 2017


NZDF and Cyber Warfare: Offence, Defence and Deterrence

Line of Defence, Spring 2017

We ask Dr Joe Burton of Waikato University, about how NZ is positioned in relation to cyber warfare, finding that among the challenges are opportunities.

NZ needs cultural shift to keep data safe

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017


Do body-worn cameras discourage undesirable behaviour?

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2017

Does the deployment of BWCs actually reduce the threat of aggressive behavior towards guards and frontline enforcement staff? We take a look at two key studies.

Weaponised acid attacks in London on the rise

NZ Security, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Missing Taser calls security into question

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017


Criminal charges imminent in Grenfell fire negligence

FireNZ, September 2017

In the wake of multiple high-rise tragedies, Keith Newman reviews the tragic consequences of failing to promptly address fire safety concerns.

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