New Zealand Defence Forces Select Barrett As Their Sniper Rifle Supplier

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Barrett M107A1

New Zealand is  acquiring 12.7mm M107A1 anti-materiel rifle and the .338 Lapua Magnum Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifle. Delivery of 40 M107A1 and 42 MRAD rifles is scheduled to begin in Q2 of 2018. The rifles will be delivered with associated tripods, day sights, suppressors and ballistic computers, at a cost of NZ$4 million ($2.8 million).

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Barrett MRAD

As of this writing, it does not appear that the Barrett M107A1 will replace the in-service Accuracy International AW50; however, the MRAD will replace the existing AW 7.62mm sniper rifle from Accuracy International.

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