Brazil: Minas Gerais Military Police Set to Upgrade Equipment with Arad 7 Rifles

The police will bolster itself with 1,310 assault rifles in caliber 7.62x51 mm worth app. $3.1 million, from Israel’s IWI

Photo: IWI

Israel’s IWI will supply the Military Police of Minas Gerais (Brazil) with Arad 7 assault rifles. The Spanish website reported that last week the Police signed a contract with Israel Weapons Industries )IWI) for approximately 3.1 million dollars, for the supply of a batch of 1,310 ARAD 7 assault rifles in caliber 7.62 x 51 mm.

IWI won this tender over the following companies: B&T (United States), Ceska Zbrojovka - CZ (Czech Republic), Lewis Machine Tools – LMT (United States), and Kale Kalip (Turkey).

The ARAD 7 assault rifles for the Minas Gerais Military Police, which will be delivered before the end of 2024, will be supplied with ten 20-round magazines, a tactical strap, a front grip with bipod, and a Picatinny rail (MIL STD 1913) on the top and flat-top on both sides and bottom, aiming organs (dash and rear sight) and Flip-up type folding with Tritium

The report also notes that the 7.62 x 51 mm ARAD 7 is in service with the Israeli Yaman Special Police Unit, in units of the IDF in the Operations against Hamas IN Gaza, and in the Tanzanian Army. Added to these are the Sao Paulo Civil Police and shortly the Peruvian Army, which acquired 10,000 rifles that are being assembled by the Army Weapons and Ammunition Factory (FAME SAC).

IWI confirms the transaction and states that the assault rifles have successfully passed all NATO standard tests and that this transaction is a continuation of the company's ongoing activities in Brazil in particular and Latin America in general.

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