BREAKING: IWI Arad – Piston AR from Israel Weapons Industries

   09.04.19

BREAKING: IWI Arad – Piston AR from Israel Weapons Industries

As predicted, IWI International (not to be confused with IWI US) have officially announced their AR15 called the Arad. We knew from earlier teaser photo that it will be a piston gun and not DI. Now we know it has 2 gas settings (normal & suppressed) as well as featuring a 11.5″ barrel.

They have shown a promo video on their social media channels.

Here is the full specification below:

FEATURES

  • Short-stroke gas piston
  • 2 position gas regulator – Regular/Suppressor use
  • Optional: MIL-STD 1913/M-LOK accessory rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions
  • Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum MIL-STD 1913 Rail in the upper receiver

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS

  • Designed for minimum operator and armorer level maintenance, thus reducing maintenance and life cycle costs
  • 100% interchangeability, reducing the overall costs of the system
  • All the metal parts of the weapon are corrosion resistant
  • Hammer-forged, chrome-lined, free-floating barrel, for enhanced accuracy & life cycle
  • Quick detachable barrel – barrel can be replaced by a user in a matter of seconds
  • Uses any NATOMIL STD 5.56 Steel, aluminum or polymer magazines

OPTIMIZED ERGONOMIC DESIGN

  • Retractable polymer stock
  • Highly ergonomic pistol grip
  • Fully Ambidextrous weapon
  • 4 points along the rifle for QD or Cord attachments

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Caliber: 5.56X45mm
  • Rifling: 6 RH Grooves, 1:7″ twist
  • Barrel length (mm) : 292 (11.5″)
  • Total length, butt retracted (mm): 720
  • Total length, butt extended (mm): 800
  • Weight (approx. Kg) (w/o magazine): 2.85
  • Rate of fire (approx. Rd./min): 700~1100

IWI US is mum about US commercial availability, but we will provide an update once we hear more from them.

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