Huntsman Aus to Supply Victoria Police Daniel Defense Rifles

21 December 2019



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


Townsville, QLD – December 2019 – Huntsman Aus Pty Ltd (Huntsman) is pleased to have won the contract to supply 300 semi-automatic Daniel Defense rifle systems to be used by Victoria Police throughout the state from mid-2020.

The new contract followed a comprehensive tender process and the Daniel Defense rifle systems, supplied by Huntsman, were selected to expand Victoria Police’s capability to respond to critical incidents.

Huntsman managing director Rob Woods said it was an honour to be selected to supply the Daniel Defense rifle systems to Victoria Police.

“To be given the opportunity to play a small role in the broader Victorian Government investment in the Community Safety Statement 2018/19 is significant,” Mr Woods said.

“To have the system that we designed extensively assessed against other brands within the Australian defence industry is always a great test.”

“The contract win acknowledges the reliability, durability and accuracy of the Daniel Defense rifle and demonstrates the exceptional value for money of the overall package.”

Mr Woods said Daniel Defense rifles were a proven weapon system within Australia and internationally.

“The Daniel Defense product has grown to be the most trusted carbine rifle used by Australian law enforcement agencies,” he said.

“The delivery of these rifles marks the continued growth of the national Daniel Defense fleet that Huntsman supports.

“I am confident that officers who are issued the rifle now have the very best tool for the protection of the community and their own life.”

Recently the Australian Federal Police disclosed the Daniel Defense rifle was selected for employment by first responders at designated Australian Airports. Other state police agencies also have Daniel Defense carbines in service.

Mr Woods said all Daniel Defense rifles were built using the latest in design and manufacturing processes.

“We are confident the police officers who will carry the new rifles will appreciate working with such a lightweight, reliable and accurate rifle,” he said.

“The rifle functions flawlessly with a broad range of ammunition, which will provide a degree of future proofing as law enforcement ammunition technology continues to develop.

“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.

“We look forward to continuing a strong relationship with Victoria Police and supporting them into the future.”

Huntsman will provide Victoria Police Armourers certified Daniel Defense Armourer training.

Huntsman will also provide Instructor Training through our partner Nexus Training Solutions, an Australian-owned training provider delivering world class equipment integration training to global Government end-users.

About Huntsman Defence

Huntsman Defence is a dedicated government sales division within Huntsman Aus and 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 Defence 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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