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09 June 2016

Eurosatory 2016: IWI Marks TAVOR’s Decade of Excellence in Combat

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – in Hall 6, Stand #E 733 – presents the military version of the X95 assault rifle in .300 AAC Blackout calibre at Eurosatory 2016.  According to Uri Amit, IWI's President and CEO, the cmpany is “currently celebrating TAVOR’s decade of successful military operation. The TAVOR became the first new generation bullpup rifle to achieve such popularity in such a short time; in only ten years it has been adopted by dozens of armies and units around the world. The TAVOR was developed in response to the evolving changes in the battlefield, which required a versatile weapon to support fighting in both Close Quarters Battle (CQB) and in open areas. Reaching the highest levels of accuracy in ranges of up to 500m, the TAVOR has excellent ergonomics, making it easier for the fighter to operate it on the battlefield.”

The X95 (MICRO TAVOR) assault rifle in .300 AAC Blackout calibre, makes the X95 a multi-calibre platform with the ability to switch to any of four4 calibers (5.56X45mm, 9mm, 5.45X39mm, and 7.62x35mm). The conversion is easily accomplished, requiring only a change of the barrel. Due to the fact that the BLK 300 and the 5.56mm ammunition have the same dimensions, they both use the same standard AR magazine. Since a wide variety of ammunition can be used for the BLK 300 caliber, the rifle can be silenced at a very high level, which is not possible with the current 5.56mm ammunition.

IWI's TAVOR family of assault rifles are versatile, innovative, and technologically advanced weapons that have been extensively proven in the battlefield, performing with precision and reliability, and meeting the needs of human ergonomics. The TAVOR family was developed in close cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), based on experiences acquired in actual combat. Complying with the most stringent NATO standards for small arms – including operation in harsh conditions – the TAVOR is in service in the IDF Infantry and Special Forces as well as in other countries throughout the world. It has a bullpup configuration, a barrel length and weapon size that cover all soldier's fighting ranges – from 500 meters to indoor operations, fighting from vehicles, urban areas, etc.

MT approves of the X95!

The X95 (MICRO TAVOR) – which can be used as an Assault Rifle, Carbine, or Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) – is designed for Law Enforcement and Special Forces. Developed in close cooperation with elite units and tailored to their specific requirements, it was created to deal with modern terror threats, as well as urban and open area combat – all in one mission. It is the standard Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Assault Rifle, and is one of the only weapons available in four different calibers. Exceptionally reliable in even the harshest weather conditions, the X95 complies with the most stringent NATO standards for small arms.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2016 (as well as #1 & #5), available at the show in hall 6, stand #B197; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.