NIOA has partnered with US-based weapons systems manufacturer SureFire to supply the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) and New Zealand Police (NZPOL) with rifle suppressors.
SureFire manufactures high-performance illumination and tactical tools for special operations units, including the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
NIOA Regional Business Manager (New Zealand) Fraser Winskill said the NIOA distribution contract was to support in-service and future acquisitions of sound suppressors and muzzle devices.
NIOA in New Zealand supports the NZDF and NZPOL through various weapons systems including personal protection weapons, sniper and anti-materiel rifle systems and ancillaries, a wide array of hand and special effects grenades, night-fighting equipment and optical systems.
“SureFire is one of the defense industry’s most respected brands,” Winskill said. “I’ve personally used SureFire suppressors on deployment and training with the NZDF. Their reputation speaks for itself. We are proud to partner with SureFire in providing our defense and police forces with the world’s best equipment so they can do their jobs safely and effectively no matter their mission set or operational environment.”
Founded in the US in 2002, SureFire’s Suppressor Division was awarded the coveted USSOCOM contracts for suppressors and muzzle devices early in their inception.
Over the years, SureFire has refined Sir Hiram Maxim’s original design, coupling it with modern materials and advanced machining processes to produce its next generation weapons suppressors.
“We are pleased to join with NIOA in New Zealand and look forward to continuing our mission to provide our allied defense and law enforcement customers with the highest-quality equipment,” said Barry Dueck, vice president of SureFire’s Suppressor Division.
NIOA in New Zealand represents firearm and ammo manufacturers including Savage, Federal, and Remington arms and ammunition.