To Replace AK with Tavor

    Azerbaijan is going to replace their AK inventory with locally produced IMI Tavor rifles. This is part of a $1.6 billion arms deal with Israel, which includes the purchase of a fleet of Israeli-manufactured drones.

    About six months ago the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense Industry announced they were licensing the AK-10x platform from Izhmash and would produce their own variant locally called the Khazri Assault Rifle. The loss of that deal may have contributed to Izhmash’s recent bankruptcy.

    [ Many thanks to Danny for emailing us the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!