19.12.2012 06.Tewet. 5773
IDF phasing out M-16 in favor of Israeli-made Tavor
Army introducing recruits to Tavor for first time; Reserve soldier: I think it’s good they’re retiring the Vietnam War-era M-16.
The IDF is in the midst of replacing the M-16 rifle with the Israeli-made Tavor.
By next year, three infantry brigades of conscripted soldiers and four reserve brigades will have made the transition to the Tavor, a development that has been welcomed by conscripts and reservists alike….