The agreement was confirmed at SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas between Robert Nioa, Managing Director NIOA and Kenneth Juergens, Senior VP Government & Military Programs Colt. This provides the framework to enable NIOA to undertake manufacture of Colt’s renowned small arms product range in Australia and integrate into Colts global supply chain.
The announcement did not provide details on the disposition of Colt’s long time Hartford. CT facilities.
About NIOA: NIOA is the current provider of Colt small arms for the Australian special forces. The agreement will allow the company to maximize Australian industry capability in the provision of its support to Australian agencies, and will enable NIOA to offer Australian government expanded domestic opportunities for future small arms procurements.
Established in 1973, NIOA has grown to become Australia’s largest privately-owned supplier of arms and ammunition to the sporting, law enforcement and military markets. NIOA is fully licensed and accredited, including DSM accredited security and ISO9001:2008 accreditation for the marketing, importation, distribution, integration, and through-life support, including management of procurement and supply contracts for firearms, weapons systems, ammunition and related products for the sporting, law enforcement and military markets.