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New Zealand Defence Forces Select Barrett As Their Sniper Rifle Supplier

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 … Continue reading

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New Zealand MoD Selects LMT CQB-16 To Replace The Steyr A1

Lewis Machine and Tool (LMT)  was selected as the preferred vendor in New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Individual Weapon Replacement program. LMT will be supplying the NZDF with its CQB-16 5.56mm rifle. Trials were conducted from 2 March 2015 to … Continue reading

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Lewis Machine & Tool Co Inc. Selected To Replace New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Steyr Rifle

In May 2014, the Government of New Zealand authorized the Secretary of Defence to undertake a competitive tender process to select a replacement individual weapon for the New Zealand Defense Forces (NZDF). After completing an initial assessment  of respondents, which … Continue reading

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New Zealand Defence Forces Would Like A New Rifle By 2016

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has received approval from New Zealand’s government to move ahead with a competitive tender process to purchase a COTS rifle to replace the Steyr AUGs currently in use. A total of 8,800 rifles will be purchased … Continue reading

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