Harrisburg, PA (July 2014) - IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce the Township of Lakewood, NJ police department have contracted to issue the TAVOR® SAR to their police officers. The Lakewood PD services approximately 90,000 residents in Ocean County, New Jersey, one of the fastest growing areas in the region.
The TAVOR® SAR met the demands and requirements of the Lakewood PD for reliability, ease-of-maintenance, durability, accuracy and overall length. The compact bullpup design is highly favored by law enforcement for its ability to easily maneuver through close quarter interiors, doorways and while exiting patrol vehicles. The TAVOR® SAR also allows officers to operate and easily control the rifle with one hand if the officer is signaling, using additional tools or controlling his K-9.
Other favorable features for the Lakewood PD were the TAVOR's fully ambidextrous controls, a full-length top-mounted integral Picatinny rail and for 45° rail for mounting accessories. The TAVOR® SAR also uses standard AR-15/M16 magazines without any modifications.
"We are very proud to have the Lakewood NJ police department choose to transition over to the TAVOR® SAR," Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales and Marketing for IWI US. "Since the release of the TAVOR® in the US market, more law enforcement agencies shown interest in replacing their standard AR models for the compact, bullpup style of the TAVOR® SAR. The pedigree of the Israeli Forces designed and battle-tested bullpup rifle is world renowned making it a perfect choice for law enforcement across the US."
About IWI US, Inc.:
IWI US, Inc. is a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., which for many years has operated in the global Defense and Law Enforcement markets. IWI US, Inc. was established in 2012 in order to offer the highest quality and most advanced products available, as well as to provide a high level of service and support for American consumers. Located in a 21,000 sq. ft. facility in Harrisburg, PA, IWI US has appointed a very experienced team of senior managers to oversee its operations in the US market. The IWI US line of products includes several configurations of the TAVOR® SAR.