List of individual weapons of the New Zealand armed forces

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The following are lists of individual weapons used by the New Zealand Defence Force


In Service[edit]



Sub Machine Guns[edit]

Grenade Launchers[edit]

Machine Guns[edit]


  • C9 Light support weapon - being phased out of service in favour for the 7.62mm version
    C9 LSW
  • 7.62 LSW Minimi[2]
  • L7A2- General Purpose Machine Gun 7.62 mm General Purpose Machine Gun[3]
  • M2 Browning[4]
  • M60 machine gun - Obsolete

Rocket Launchers[edit]



  1. ^ New Zealand Army official site
  2. ^ Martin (Ed.), Judith (February 2012). "New Light Support Weapon for NZ Defence". NZ Army News (428). p. 5. Retrieved 14 May 2012. "The New Zealand Defence Force has selected the FN Herstal 7.62mm Minimi TR as a replacement for the 5.56 mm LSW C9, currently in service. The weapons are being acquired now, with NZ delivery due to start from April this year, and introduction to service and issuing to units planned to occur in last quarter of 2012. The 7.62 LSW Minimi will be issued to certain Army and Air Force Units. This will replace the C9 capability, with priority being given to field force units and regional equipment pools." 
  3. ^ New Zealand Army official site
  4. ^ New Zealand Army official site