Undisclosed Australian State Police Tactical Group Adopt Daniel Defense MK18 as Primary Rifle

12 May 2017



Contact: Rob Woods
Phone: +61 (0)7 3117 2654
Email: [email protected]


Townsville, QLD – May 2017 – Huntsman Firearms Pty Ltd (Huntsman) is pleased to announce the delivery of Daniel Defense MK18 rifles and accessories under a contract to supply an Australian state police force.

The MK18 was selected by the Australian state police force as a primary service rifle for officers within a high-risk tactical operations role.

Huntsman director, Rob Woods said the company looked forward to a strong partnership with the state police force.

It started with the successful bid in an open competitive tender followed by the delivery of the Daniel Defense MK18 rifle.

“The customised MK18 delivered to the police group is a significant upgrade to the department’s previous platform,” Mr Woods said.

“The MK18 is built using the latest in design and manufacturing processes.”

“Introduction of the rifle into service will enhance current capabilities through increased reliability, durability and accuracy.”

“It will provide operators with the confidence in the rifle that is required for high-risk mission sets.”

The Daniel Defense MK18 is a modular rifle designed on the AR pattern and manufactured with state-of-the-art equipment in the United States.

The rifle is lightweight, features a cold hammer forged barrel, MK18 RIS II handguard with the Daniel Defense patented “bolt up system”, ambidextrous safety and charging handle with a telescopic stock.

“We acknowledge the enormous trust that the state police force has placed in Huntsman and Daniel Defense to deliver the MK18 for the protection of the lives of their officers and the broader community,” Mr Woods said.

“We look forward to developing our relationship with the police force and supporting them into the future.”

About Huntsman Firearms

Huntsman Firearms is a supplier of equipment, services and solutions that enhance the survivability and lethality of close combatant snipers and special forces and increase the safety of law enforcement first responders in Australia and the immediate Region.

The business is a veteran-owned, 100 percent Australian private enterprise. Huntsman has partnerships with a range of first-class international manufacturers to support the delivery of world leading equipment and equipment-based solutions to Government end-users.


For more information on how Huntsman Firearms can support the mission of your Agency, Unit, or Department please contact Rob Woods on +61 (0)7 3117 2654, or via email at [email protected].


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