General Dynamics European Land Systems
a
 

Defence News - Israel

 
 
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:25 AM
 
Israeli army reserve forces soldiers to be equipped soon with the new Tavor TAR-21 assault rifle.
The Israeli military will soon begin equipping reserve forces with its most advanced assault rifle Tavor TAR-21 , Ma'ariv daily reported on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Plans to train and equip reservists with the rifle Tavor TAR-21 were accelerated in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, the army's eight-day airstrike in the Gaza Strip last month to curb rocket attacks.
     
The Israeli military will soon begin equipping reserve forces with its most advanced assault rifle, Ma'ariv daily reported on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Plans to train and equip reservists with the rifle Tavor TAR-21 were accelerated in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, the army's eight-day airstrike in the Gaza Strip last month to curb rocket attacks.
Israeli-made IMI Tavor TAR-21 assault rifle
     

"It's a significant challenge," Major Roniel Turgeman, head of the Weapons Department in the Infantry and Paratroopers Command, said of the plan to equip all of the army's units with the new rifle.

"We have to take every reserve soldier and retrain him in using a new weapon," he told Ma'ariv.

Designed and manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), the Tavor is a bullpup rifle chambered for 5.56mm NATO ammunition and has a build in laser red dot sight. Its ergonomics and lightweight make it more suited to urban warfare than the M16.

Some Israeli infantry units have recently been issued with the more advanced Micro Tavor, which is slated to eventually replace the bigger version.

The army will begin training reserve soldiers in using the Tavor in 2013, while the process of equipping all of them with the weapon is expected to last several years, the report said.

 
 
< Prev   Next >
SEO by Artio
 
--------------------------- FLASH NEWS ---------------------------
Army Recognition is proud to announce that it has been appointed by IndoDefence to produce the Official Online Show Daily News IndoDefence 2014 which will be held from the 5 – 8 November 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Army Recognition is proud to announce that it has been appointed by IndoDefence to produce the Official Online Show Daily News IndoDefence 2014 defense exhibition which will be held from the 5 – 8 November 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
 
IDEX 2015 Official Online Show daily news Army Recognition coverage report International Defence Exhibition Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates army military defense industry technology
Army Recognition is proud to announce the launch of its new Website http://www.DefenseWebTV.com. For the first time on the Internet, Army Recognition will provide a Defense & Security channel with video dedicated for the Defense and Security Industry.
CMI Defence Weapons System Turret Company Belgium
Tenders Defence Security  global International world worldwide tender public government ministry official agency bids news RFPs RFQs RFP RFQ procurement notices information request bids business opportunities online

FNSS defense company industry armoured amphibious vehicle turret manufacturer supplier Turkey Turkish military combat army military technology


Subscribe NewsLetter