Ramat Ha’sharon, Israel –-(Ammoland.com)- Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – will showcase the newest UZI Submachine Gun (SMG), the 9mm UZI PRO, at DefExpo India 2012 (New Delhi, March 29-April 1), FIDAE International Air & Space Fair (Santiago, Chile, March 27-April 1), and LAAD Security (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 10-12).
These are the first appearances of the actual weapon at major exhibitions.
Developed in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the 9 mm UZI PRO SMG is the newest member of the legendary UZI family – one of the most popular weapon families in the world, with millions of units sold around the globe. Exceptionally lightweight and compact, the UZI PRO is an ideal solution for both concealed or openly carried use – for law enforcement, VIP protection, and Special Forces.
Ergonomically designed and easy to use by right or left-handed users, it offers closed bolt operation for maximum accuracy and safety. With many of its components made of advanced polymeric materials, the UZI PRO’s features include Picatinny rails, ergonomic butt, built-in foldable assault handle and pistol-type magazine release button. It also provides a quick-fitting suppressor, full auto and single shot, and adjustable shoulder stock with mounted cheek rest.
According to Uri Amit, CEO of IWI, “We are happy to present the next generation UZI – possibly the best-known and most widely sold weapon family in the world – following meticulous development in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Our goal was to incorporate the latest technological advances without compromising the extremely reliable, globally recognized UZI, in order to make it more ergonomic and user-friendly, and equipped to handle the full range of scenarios faced in modern warfare. This goal has been fully achieved. Despite our having only recently introduced it to the market, we are already seeing great interest expressed by our customers, and believe this year will see thousands of units being sold around the world .”
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for the past 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which is composed of companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of military products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s most-known products include the TAVOR and GALIL ACE families of Assault Rifles, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun, the legendary UZI SMG (Mini Micro and UZI PRO) and the JERICHO family of pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). IWI and the IDF joint forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems are in compliance with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards.