IWI – Israel Weapon Industries 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 the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) infantry brigades under a new contract. The Israel Ministry of Defense’s Department of Production and Procurement – Ground Weapons Division purchased 2,800 Micro-Tavor for the IDF from Israel Weapon Industries. Costing approximately $2.9M, these state-of-the-art firearms will be used by IDF infantry brigades including Nahal, Golani, and Givati. 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.
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”.
The IWI Micro-Tavor (formerly known as the X95, MTAR or MTAR-21) is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) as part of the Tavor rifle family, along with the Tavor TAR and the Tavor 7. IWI US offers the rifle in semi-automatic only configuration as the ‘Tavor X95’. About Micro-TAVOR (X95): The (X95) Micro-TAVOR is an innovative weapon system that can be converted in minutes to four calibres; 5.56x45mm, 9x19mm, 5.45x39mm, and 300 BLK. The current order is for the 5.56x45mm calibre 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 leap in innovation makes it possible to use the same weapon platform for highly diverse scenarios. Its compatibility with different ammunition calibres 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.