Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) have announced a new addition to their range of Galil ACE rifles. The ACE-N 52 is chambered in 7.62x51mm and feeds from standard AR-10 magazines. The select fire rifle has had a number of ergonomic changes made, primarily with a new stock.
Aiming at the military market, the ACE-N 52 has been announced ahead of the Milipol Paris 2021 military expo and while some ergonomic improvements have been made, no other upgrades are obvious with the same forend as earlier models still present. One upgrade might have been to extend the handguard towards the gas block as seen with the ACE Gen II released by IWI USA.
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Here’s IWI’s announcement on the ACE-N 52 in full:
IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – a member of the SK Group (founded by Mr. Samy Katsav) a leader in producing combat-proven small arms for military forces, police units, law enforcement agencies and governmental entities around the world – is launching the new ACE-N 52 assault rifle. The latest model in the ACE family, the ACE-N 52 has an improved ergonomic design that is suitable for use with standard NATO (AR-10) magazines, including 7.62X51mm ammunition.
Based on the reliable and proven mechanism of the famous GALIL assault rifle – which was the main assault rifle of the IDF – the ACE-N 52 has been designed specifically to enable forces to meet the challenges of the modern battlefield.
“As a leader in the field of small arms, IWI constantly continues to develop the most advanced products, according to the changing needs of its customers,” says Ronen Hamudot, Executive VP Marketing and Sales at SK Group and IWI. “In this way, the ACE-N 52, with its enhanced ergonomic features, meets the needs of the modern battlefield. An additional configuration of the ACE-N 52 has been adapted to the needs of the civilian market.”
The ACE-N 52 meets the standards of MIL SDT 810, and is able to withstand harsh weather and environmental conditions. With a foldable AR butt and adjustable cheek rest, the new weapon enables flexible operation and enhances mission accuracy. This highly versatile weapon also features a Picatinny rail, to adapt a wide range of equipment.
The ACE-N 52’s specs:
Rifling: 6 RH Grooves, 1:12″ twist
Barrel length (mm): 409 (16″)
Total length (mm): 954
Weight (Kg) (weapon only): 3.6
Rate of fire (approx. rd./min): 620~680