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New Zealand

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is responsible for all air operations. In 2001, the RNZAF lost its A-4 Skyhawk fighters to budget cuts, without replacement, leaving the service without strike capability.

The RNZAF is divided by function into an Operational Group, with two operations wings and a flying training wing.

  1 Operational Group, with
 Operations Wing (Ohakea), with
 1 helicopter transport squadron
 2 fixed-wing training squadrons
 1 maritime patrol...

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