State Police Tactical Group Adopt Daniel Defense as Primary Rifle

20 June 2018



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


Townsville, QLD – June 2018 – Huntsman Aus Pty Ltd (Huntsman), a supplier of equipment, services and solutions to Government, announces the delivery of custom Daniel Defense rifles and accessories under a contract to supply an undisclosed State Police Group.

The customised Daniel Defense rifle was selected as the primary rifle replacement for the officers of the police tactical group.

“Huntsman is excited to deliver the custom Daniel Defense rifle to the police tactical group,” Huntsman managing director Rob Woods said.

“We look forward to building a strong partnership with another police jurisdiction as we now proceed to the provision of through-life support.

“The customised rifle variant that was delivered is an impressive rifle.”

“Officers will immediately identify a significant improvement over their previous platform.”

“The delivered rifle represents an optimum balance between maneuverability, reliability and accuracy.”

“The rifle functions flawlessly with a broad range of ammunition, which will provide the group with a degree of future proofing as Law Enforcement ammunition technology continues to develop.”

The customised Daniel Defense rifle 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, while maintaining strength and durability.

The customised rifle features a 10.3″ cold hammer forged barrel, free-float MFR 9.0″ M-Lok handguard with the patented Daniel Defense “bolt up system” which provides an uninterrupted 1913 rail on top, ambidextrous controls and charging handle and telescopic stock.

“We are conscious of the enormous responsibility that the supply of equipment to Law Enforcement represents; especially when that equipment will be employed for the protection of life,” Mr Woods said.

“We are confident that the State Police Group have been supplied a rifle that exceeds their requirements and is the perfect tool for the protection of their officer’s lives and the lives of the community.”

About Huntsman Defence

Huntsman Defence is a dedicated government sales division of Huntsman Aus. The role of the government sales team is to supply equipment, services and solutions that enhance the survivability and lethality of close combatants and special forces and increases the safety of law enforcement first responders in Australia and the immediate region. The business is veteran-owned and a 100 percent Australian private enterprise. Huntsman has established partnerships with a variety 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 Defence can support the mission of your agency, unit, or department, please contact the team on +61 (0)7 3558 1362 or via the form on the Huntsman Defence website contact us page.


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