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  • IDF says ‘shalom’ to the M-16

    01/16/2013 6:32:52 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 14, 2012 | Staff
    Army transitioning to Israeli-made assault rifle for all units, according to report An IDF infantry soldier armed with an Israeli-made Tavor rifle takes part in an urban warfare drill. (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90) The IDF is phasing out its American-made M-16 assault rifles and replacing them with its Israeli-made Tavor assault rifles, according to a report on Maariv’s website NRG. The Tavor — featuring a very different design than the M-16, developed for the IDF’s needs by Israel Military Industries during the 1990s — was introduced into service with regular infantry troops in the early 2000s, and slowly integrated to...