- Israel Weapon Industries
company_name = Israel Weapon Industries
company_type = private [ [http://www.israel-weapon.com/default.asp?catid=%7B172FA0DF-0A2F-49CD-BE3A-BA92809A441A%7D] ]
foundation = 1933 (Unoficially)
location_country = flagcountry|Israel
industry = Arms/Defense
homepage = [http://www.israel-weapon.com/ israel-weapon.com]
Israel Weapons Industries (IWI), formerly the small arm "Magen" division of the
Israel Military IndustriesLtd. (IMI) (also referred to as Taas ( _he. תע"ש), is an Israeli firearms manufacturer. It manufactures firearms mainly for Israeli security forces(especially Israel's army, the Israel Defence Forceor IDF), although its small arms are very popular throughout the world.
In 2005, the Small Arms Division of IMI was privatized as Israel Weapon Industries Ltd. (IWI). IWI is part of a group of companies that develops and manufactures a wide array of products used by armies and law enforcement agencies everywhere. IWI's weapon systems include the
Uzi submachine gun, Jericho and Barak handguns, the Negev light machine gun, Galil and Tavor assault riflelines.
All these firearms have been weapons of choice of top military units and law enforcement agencies throughout the world.
Israel Weapon Industries firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces. IWI and the IDF establish joint R&D teams to create these weapons, whose ultimate configuration is the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications resulting from combat requirements.
The history of IMI goes back to the era of the
British Mandate of Palestine, when the Jewish underground at the time (the Haganah) resorted to manufacturing illegal weapons. Some therefore claim that the nucleus of IMI was formed as early as 1933.
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., small arms are some of the most popular in the world. The Uzi submachine gun is arguably the most popular submachine gun in the world, because of its compact nature and reliability. Overall, the Uzi has the highest sales statistics of all modern submachine guns, worldwideFact|date=February 2007.
The IWI Galil is a compact
assault rifle, along with integrating some other design features. The Negev is IMI's main light machine gun. The Jericho 941is a semi-automatic pistol, while the Tavoris a bullpupassault rifle.
In the 1980s an American firearms designer,
Magnum Research, contracted IWI to re-design and manufacture a Magnum caliber( .44 Magnum, .357 Magnumand .50 AE), semi-automatic pistol. The result was the Desert Eagle, a very powerful handgun made famous by Hollywoodand first-person shooters.
Other products are created, mainly for use by the IDF. The
Uzi, however, is popular with many forces worldwide, while the Galil and Tavor are popular with counter-terrorist forces.
UZIsubmachine gun (and variants)
*Galil assault rifle
Tavorbullpup assault rifle (and variants)
*Negev light machine gun
*SP-21 Barak handgun
Desert Eaglemagnum handgun
IMI is also teaches Anti-Terrorism Training to the Israeli citizens as part of the national defense. Moreover, IMI contracts its services to outside countries that need security training and anti-terror training to protect assests and high ranking officials. The clients come to IMI in Israel for months of security and V.I.P. training. http://www.imi-israel.com/ProductsFamily.aspx?FolderID=43
Metropolitan College of New York - MPA in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Israel Military Industries -IMI- also has a parternship with the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY)in New York City. Metropolitan College of New York offers a classroom based Master's In Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. In addition, all students attend Israel for an intensive study abroad seminar covering Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism topics with Israel's top security and military experts.
Information about the Metropolitan College of New York Homeland Security program can be found on the website. http://www.mcny.edu/publicaffairs/mpa_emergencystudy.php
Military equipment of Israel
List of modern armament manufacturers
* [http://www.mcny.edu/publicaffairs/mpa_emergencystudy.php/ Metropolitan College of New York ]
* [http://www.imi-israel.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.israel-weapon.com Israeli Weapons Industry]
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