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Israel’s Semi-Automatic Tavor Rifle May Replace M-16s at Airport

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Tourists landing at Ben Gurion Airport soon may see guards toting the Israel-made Tavor rifle instead of the traditional M-16, according to Israel defense,

The Micro Tavor is shorter but heavier than the M-16, and started replacing the M-16 in IDF combat units approximately three years ago.

IDF Ditching US’s M-16, Going Blue and White

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The IDF, defenders of the Jewish state and flag, are finally going blue and white.

After two decades of adapting the US’s M-16 for Israeli use, the Israeli army will be casting aside the American-made product for an Israeli one – the Tavor assault rifle.

Prior to investing in a stock of M-16s, Israel had used the Galil, an Israeli-designed weapon based on Russia’s AK-47.

The Tavor first entered distribution in November 2001 to the Givati Brigade.  At the moment, Tavors are in use by all military personnel except for Paratroopers, Kfir Brigades soldiers, and reservists.

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