The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Maori: Te Ope Katua O Aotearoa. Line of Defence of New Zealand comprises three services: The Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army, and is commanded by and led by the Chief of Defence Force (CDF).
Three defence-policy goals are the focus of New Zealand's Armed Forces:
To defend New Zealand from low-level threats
Contribute to regional security
To play a role in global security efforts. New Zealand considers its national defense needs to be modest due to its geographic isolation and good relations with its neighbours.