Israel Weapon Industries

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Israel Weapon Industries
Industry Arms/Defense
Founded 2005
Headquarters Ramat HaSharon, Israel
Products Firearms, weapons

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), formerly the Magen division of the Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) is an Israeli firearms manufacturer. In 2005, the Small Arms Division of IMI was privatized.

IWI is part of a group of companies that develops and manufactures guns used by armies and law enforcement agencies around the world.[1] As a continuation of IMI, it is one of the world's most famous and bestselling arms manufacturers.[2]

Product line[edit]

IWI's weapon systems include the Uzi submachine gun, Jericho and Barak handguns, the Negev light machine gun, Galil and Tavor assault rifle lines. The Galil is a compact assault rifle. The Negev is IWI's main light machine gun. The Jericho 941 is a semi-automatic pistol. The Tavor is a bullpup assault rifle.

In the 1980s an American firearms designer, Magnum Research, contracted IWI to re-design and manufacture a Magnum caliber (.44 Magnum, .357 Magnum and .50 AE), semi-automatic pistol. The result was the Desert Eagle.

Security training[edit]

IWI offers anti-terrorism training to Israeli citizens and contracts its services to outside countries requiring security training and anti-terror training to protect assets and high-ranking officials.[3] IWI collaborates with the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) in New York City, which offers a classroom-based MA degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management and Homeland Security. All students attend an intensive seminar in Israel covering Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism topics with top security and military experts.[4]

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