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EUROSATORY 2016: IWI Marks TAVOR’s Decade of Excellence in Combat; Will Present, for the First Time, a Military Version of the X95 .300 AAC Blackout

Eurosatory 2016, Paris, France, June 13-17, Israel Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand #E 733

June 9, 2016 – Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies as well as governments and armies around the world – marks TAVOR’s decade of excellence in combat. The company will present, for the first time, the military version of the X95 assault rifle in .300 AAC Blackout caliber.

According to Uri Amit, IWI’s President and CEO, “We are 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 500 meters, the TAVOR has excellent ergonomics, making it easier for the fighter to operate it on the battlefield.”

For the first time at Eurosatory, the company will present the X95 (MICRO TAVOR) assault rifle in .300 AAC Blackout caliber – making the X95 a multi-caliber platform with the ability to switch to any of 4 calibers (5.56X45mm, 9mm, 5.45X39mm, and now – 7.62×35 mm). 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.

About TAVOR Family of Assault Rifles

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.

About X95 Family of Assault Rifles/Carbines/SMGs

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 the only weapon 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.


8 Responses to “EUROSATORY 2016: IWI Marks TAVOR’s Decade of Excellence in Combat; Will Present, for the First Time, a Military Version of the X95 .300 AAC Blackout”

  1. aussiejim says:

    what camouflage is the guy in the first photo using? never seen it

  2. Cuvie says:

    Haven’t the civilian X95s had some accuracy issues?

  3. Jaeger says:

    Guys are reporting two to four inch groups at 100 yds using anything from 55-77 grain 5.56. Just Google “X95 accuracy”.

  4. Adun says:

    Yes, there have been a lot of reports of bad accuracy of the civilian X-95s. I can speak from personal experience that these issues were not present with the issued X-95s that I used in Israel, so it makes me wonder what is going on between the two products to make one less accurate. Hopefully IWI will get things fixed and I am glad to see they are finally offering the military X-95 in .300blk, because the two systems are made for each other as far as I am concerned.

  5. Michael says:

    Does anyone know what knee protectors the guy in the back is sporting?