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Azerbaijan will replace the Russian "Kalashnikov" by the Israeli "Tavor"

2012-06-19 16:21

As reported by the Rosbalt, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry intends to replace Russian assault rifles Kalashnikovs adopted in Azeri Army, by Israeli "Tavor".


According to media reports, Azerbaijan will buy from the Israeli concern "Defense Industry" (TAAS) license for the production of the assault rifles "Tavor" (TAR-21), for which there will be build a joint Israeli-Azerbaijani enterprise.

Under this scheme, the TAAS has already supplied "Tavors" to Brazil and Ukraine. In addition, Israeli-made "Tavors" are adopted by army and police units of Georgia, Guatemala, India, Colombia, Portugal, Thailand, and the Philippines.

In turn, Russian experts say that the Israeli "Tavor" is a good gun, while the Russian Kalashnikov assault rifles are weapons, though well made, but already quite old, the NEWSru reported.

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