The New Zealand Army has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to provide the army with logistics support that includes warehousing and repair services.

Under the $100m contract, the company will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the organisation’s equipment and supply chain services, ranging from soldier store acquisition, including tents and weapons, to warehouse sustainment.

The New Zealand Army operates a fleet of more than 500 vehicles, including NZ Light Armoured Vehicles, Pinzgauer Light Operational Vehicles, Unimogs, and transport, service and supply vehicles.

Work under the ten-year contract will begin in June 2010.