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IWI seeks buyers for new assault rifles

22nd April 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


The Arad and Carmel assault rifles recently developed by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) are attracting interest abroad among militaries – especially in Asia – that are looking to replace their infantry weapons.

In India, for example, the 382 infantry battalions in the army require new assault rifles. The acquisition process has been mired in delays since it began in 2005, although sources indicated to Shephard that it will resume later this year.

The Indian Army recently purchased the IWI Negev light machine gun and IWI in 2019 established a local JV called PLR, working with Indian conglomerate Adani.

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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