IWI ‘ARAD’ and ‘CARMEL’ Rifles to be Manufactured in India’s Madhya Pradesh by PLR
The Israel Weapon Industries (IWI- Formerly owned by the Israel Government, was privatized in 2005 ) Assault Riffle’s- Arad and Carmel will be manufactured at the PLR Systems Private Ltd (PLR- Precise Lethal Reliable) in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district. This will be a major boost to the domestic small arms industry and as well as the Make in India initiative.
Both IWI Carmel Assault Rifle and Arad Assault Rifle was a caliber 5.56 X 45 mm, Carmel Assault Rifle has a Rate of Fire (RPM) in between 700-1000 rounds per min.
PLR Systems Private Limited (PLR)
PLR is an Indian Joint Venture Company with the Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) and is also the First Private Sector Small Arms Manufacturing Plant to be established in India. The PLR manufacturing facility is located at Malanpur Industrial Area of Bhind district. The facility was inaugurated on 4th May 2017. To date for the Indian Armed Forces, PLR has manufactured Small Arms and Ammunition such as TAVOR Assault Rifle, X95 Assualt Riffle, NEGEV Light Machine Gun (World’s Lightest Assault Machine Gun), GALIL Sniper Rifle and UZI Sub Machine Gun.