Israel Ministry of Defense Acquiring IWI Assault Rifles for IDF Infantry Brigades

Israel Ministry of Defense Acquiring IWI Assault Rifles for IDF Infantry Brigades

IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – a member of the SK Group (founded by Mr. Samy Katsav), and a global leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for military, police, law enforcement agencies, and governmental entities around the world, will supply additional thousands of Micro-TAVOR (X95) assault rifles for IDF infantry brigades under a new contract.

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 IDF active duty and reserves service since 2006. Its bullpup configuration platform creates an ergonomic and short firearm with a long barrel, giving it superior ballistics compared to other platforms.

Israel Ministry of Defense Acquiring IWI Assault Rifles for IDF Infantry Brigades

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

This order joins previous IWI contracts for the IDF, such as the Negev LMG (light machine gun) and the 40mm grenade launcher that can be mounted on to the Micro-TAVOR rifle.

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

About Micro-TAVOR (X95)

The (X95) Micro-TAVOR is an innovative weapon system that can be converted in minutes to 4 calibers 5.56x45mm, 9x19mm 5.45x39mm and 300 BLK. This leap in innovation makes it possible to use the same weapon platform for 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 deal with modern warfare challenges. It is manufactured from high strength impact resistant polymer combined with high grade metal and alloys providing a robust and reliable yet remarkably light weapon.

Exceptionally reliable even in the harshest conditions, the X95 is combat proven by military and police entities around the world. It complies with stringent NATO standards for small arms, including environmental standards.

Israel Ministry of Defense Acquiring IWI Assault Rifles for IDF Infantry Brigades


Located in the center of Israel, IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – has been a world-leading producer of small arms for 90 years. Its best-known products include the TAVOR-X95 (Micro-TAVOR) and GALIL-ACE rifles, the new multi-caliber ARAD in 5.56X45mm and 300BLK and ARAD 7 in 7.62x51mm, the new S.A. ACE sniper rifle, the DAN.338 bolt action sniper rifle, the NEGEV light machine gun in 5.56 & 7.62mm, the legendary UZI in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, JERICHO pistols, the new MASADA striker-fired pistols and the latest riot control solution – the GAL™ VPS – versatile protective suit.

The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). 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.

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The SK Group, founded by Mr. Samy Katsav, is a privately-held technology and innovation holding company specializing in global frontline defense, law enforcement solutions, marine infrastructure, and property development solutions. 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, the SK Group offers a powerful track record of technology, experience, and excellence.

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V.P. Marketing Communications

IWI – Israel Weapon Industries


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