Israel, 07 September, 2021. IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – a member of the SK GROUP (founded by Mr. Samy Katsav), and a worldwide leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world is proud by the additional procurement of the Micro-TAVOR assault rifle by the IDF, to be in service by infantry units.
The decision was made as part of the IDF’s complete annual plan, taking under consideration significant parameters such as adaption to the forces’ missions in the modern battlefield, compliance between acting duty forces and reserve and more.
Designed for militaries, law Enforcement agencies, and special forces, the Micro-TAVOR (X95) was developed in close cooperation with elite units of the IDF, and was tailored to their specific requirements. Incorporating advanced technology enabling the conversion between calibers within minutes, special ops can use the same weapon platform for a wide array of scenarios, for mission success
With an outstanding effective range of more than 500 meters, the Micro-TAVOR was created to deal with modern terror threats, as well as urban and open area combat – all in one mission. Exceptionally reliable in even the harshest weather conditions, the Micro-TAVOR complies with the most stringent NATO standards for small arms, including environmental standards. Combat-proven by many police and armed forces around the world, it is the standard Israel Defense Forces (IDF) rifle.
According to Ronen Hamudot, Exe. VP Marketing and sales: ” The TAVOR family has been in use by various units of the IDF for the past 15 years. This announcement by the IDF for further procurement is yet another evidence for the TAVOR’s high performance and reliability in the field”.
The Micro-TAVOR is a designed by users’ platform. IWI’s engineers are still serving as reserve in the IDF, hence like all IWI’s products, the Micro-TAVOR was designed and developed according to their own experience in the field. We are very proud of this ongoing long-term cooperation with the IDF, and the Micro-TAVOR being once again the weapon of choice.
Hamudot adds, “IWI works closely with its worldwide customer base, providing solutions that are designed to meet their specific needs.” He goes on to say, “The Micro-TAVOR is one of the most popular weapons of its category in the world – a success based on its exceptional effectiveness and reliability. We continue to develop a range of new configurations and applications in order to ensure its effectiveness in the widest possible range of situations and field requirements.”
For the IDF’s formal statement: https://www.idf.il/137910/
Located in the center of Israel, IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – has been a world-leading manufacturer of small arms for over 85 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which comprises companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of defense products for governmental entities, military units, police, and law enforcement agencies worldwide.
IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR and X95 (Micro TAVOR) rifles with the new TAVOR 7 in 7.62X51 mm caliber, the GALIL ACE rifles, the new ARAD and CARMEL 5.56X45 mm caliber rifles, the GALIL SNIPER S.A. rifle, the DAN.338 bolt action sniper rifle, the NEGEV light machine gun 5.56 & 7.62mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO – JERICHO pistols, and the new MASADA striker-fired pistols. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and the final configurations of the weapons are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, based on combat requirements and experience.
All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9001 standards.
ABOUT THE SK GROUP
The SK Group, founded by Samy Katsav, is a privately-held technology and innovation holding company, specializing in global frontline defense, law enforcement solutions, marine infrastructure, and property development. The SK Group provides small arms systems, electro-optic and laser solutions, imaging systems, naval solutions and more. Drawing on Israel’s innovation and field-proven solutions, SK companies offer a powerful track record of technology, experience, and excellence.
Further information about the SK Group is available at www.sk-g.net
V.P. Marketing Communications
IWI – Israel Weapon Industries