IWI US, Inc. Receives Contract from Township of Lakewood, New Jersey Police Department
Harrisburg, PA (July 2014)– IWI US, Inc. a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries
(IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce the Township of Lakewood, NJ police department
have contracted to issue the TAVOR® SAR to their police officers. The Lakewood PD
services approximately 90,000 residents in Ocean County, New Jersey, one of the
fastest growing areas in the region.
The TAVOR® SAR met the demands and requirements of the Lakewood PD for
reliability, ease-of-maintenance, durability, accuracy and overall length. The
compact bullpup design is highly favored by law enforcement for its ability to easily
maneuver through close quarter interiors, doorways and while exiting patrol vehicles. The TAVOR® SAR also
allows officers to operate and easily control the rifle with one hand if the officer is signaling, using additional
tools or controlling his K-9.
Other favorable features for the Lakewood PD were the TAVOR’s fully ambidextrous controls, a full-length
top-mounted integral Picatinny rail and for 45° rail for mounting accessories. The TAVOR® SAR also uses
standard AR-15/M16 magazines without any modifications.
“We are very proud to have the Lakewood NJ police department choose to transition over to the TAVOR®
SAR,” Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales and Marketing for IWI US. “Since the release of the TAVOR® in the US
market, more law enforcement agencies shown interest in replacing their standard AR models for the
compact, bullpup style of the TAVOR® SAR. The pedigree of the Israeli Forces designed and battle-tested
bullpup rifle is world renowned making it a perfect choice for law enforcement across the US.”