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Infantry Weapons

NZDF procuring Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapons, MRAD sniper rifles

20 October 2017

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced on 18 October that it is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons: the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifle.

A total of 40 M107A1s and 42 MRADs will be bought at a cost of NZD4 million (USD2.81 million). The contract includes day optics, suppressors, and ballistic computer auxiliary equipment to complement a total weapon system.

“The 0.50-calibre semi-automatic M107A1 anti-materiel rifle provides a new capability, giving soldiers the ability to identify and engage effectively vehicle or installation targets with precision to 1,500 m,” said the NZDF in a statement.

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