Israel Weapon Industries signs contract for Micro TAVOR assault rifles

By Arie Egozi

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) infantry brigades will receive thousands of Israeli-made Micro Tavor (X95) assault rifles. The contract was signed with Israel Weapon Industries (IWI).

The contract was signed with the Israel Ministry of Defense’s Department of Production and Procurement – Ground Weapons Division.

The Micro TAVOR rifle has been in active duty and reserves service with the IDF since 2006. Its bullpup configuration platform creates an ergonomic and compact firearm with a long barrel, providing superior ballistics compared to other platforms.

The current order is for the 5.56x45mm caliber Micro TAVOR with barrel lengths of 380mm and 419mm. The firearm is equipped with M-1913 picatinny rails, allowing the attachment of essential accessories such as sights, lights, and visual and IR illuminators necessary for modern warfare.

This order adds to previous IWI contracts for the IDF, including the Negev LMG (light machine gun) and the 40mm grenade launcher that can be mounted onto the Micro TAVOR rifle.

Ronen Hamudot, Executive VP Marketing and Sales of the SK Group, said, “We are proud that the IDF has once again chosen the advanced small arms solutions manufactured by IWI. This fruitful cooperation between the company and the IDF has been in place for many years, reflecting the Ministry of Defense’s confidence in SK Group’s solutions in the light weapons sector. The Micro TAVOR, with its advanced design and technology, was developed in collaboration with the elite units of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Every technological and ergonomic aspect was taken into consideration during its development. Today, it is the standard IDF assault rifle.”

The X95 Micro TAVOR is an innovative weapon system that can be converted in minutes to four calibers: 5.56x45mm, 9x19mm, 5.45x39mm, and 300 BLK. This leap in innovation allows for the use of the same weapon platform in highly diverse scenarios. Its compatibility with different ammunition calibers also saves training time and spare parts.

Designed to meet extreme demands in urban and open terrain combat environments, the X95 is manufactured exclusively for military, police, special forces, and law enforcement agencies to address modern warfare challenges. It is made from high-strength impact-resistant polymer combined with high-grade metal and alloys, providing a robust, reliable, and remarkably lightweight weapon.

According to IWI, the rifle is exceptionally reliable even in the harshest conditions.



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