Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, has been a world leader in the production, marketing, design, and development of unrivalled weapons for over 85 years. IWI’s products are deployed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and worldwide. All of IWI’s weapons have been battle proven around the world under adverse and extreme environmental conditions.
IWI is a member of the SK Group, founded by Mr. Samy Katsav, consisting of companies in the defense scope manufacturing a wide array of unique and matchless products worldwide.
The company’s weapon systems include the New CARMEL® and ARAD® Assault Rifles, the trust worthy TAVOR® Assault Rifles, the X95® (Assault Rifle & SMG), the DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) TAVOR 7®, the reliable NEGEV® Light Machine Guns, the well-known GALIL ACE® Assault Rifles, the renowned GALIL SNIPER® S.A. Rifle, DAN.338® Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the legendary UZI® SMG in its latest evolution – UZI® PRO the acclaimed JERICHO® pistols and the new MASADA® striker-fired pistol. All these small arms have been considered weapons of choice by Governmental, Military and Police Entities, as well as Law Enforcement Agencies around the world, along with commercial markets.
The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with Israel Defense Forces (IDF). IWI and the IDF have established joint Research & Development teams to create these weapons, whose ultimate configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications resulting from combat requirements and experience.
All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards, applied by the IDF.
IWI US is a subsidiary company active in the USA governmental and commercial markets and has successfully commenced its business operations and exceeded expectations; the TAVOR® SAR – only in its first year in the USA – has been selected by American Rifleman Magazine for the prestigious Golden Bullseye Award as the Rifle of the Year. This award is a symbol of excellence and innovation in firearms.
The expansion is a natural extension of the company’s global strategy. IWI also focuses on upgrading existing military platforms adapting technologies and know-how to the customers’ requirements, thus providing cost-effective solutions while improving their capabilities. As a member of the SK Group, customers can benefit from the strong synergy among the companies, with the ability to provide a thorough operational solution to each customer’s demands and needs.