Recently, IWI official announced the introduction of their AR platform rifle, the ARAD.  IWI describes the ARAD as highly reliable and modular battle rifle. The ARAD was designed for infantry use, special forces, and law enforcement officers. The goal of the ARAD was to build a modular battle rifle for dynamic combat scenarios with the capability to change calibers if need be. 

The ARAD is chambered in 5.56 and uses a short stroke gas piston operation system. It’s gas system has a 2 position gas regulator for suppressed and unsuppressed fire. The ARAD comes with a 11.5 inch hammer forged chrome lined barrel, ambidextrous controls, with a 12 inch Picatinny or M-Lok rail. The M-Lok has accessory mounting positions at the 3,6,9 positions. With the ARAD you also have the ability to quick change barrel lengths and calibers. No, other details have been giving on barrel lengths or calibers to be used. 

Below is what IWI has to say about their new ARAD on their website: 

IWI ARAD Assault Rifle is designed for Infantry use, Special units and Law Enforcement units.

IWI ARAD is especially intended for all kinds of combat scenarios with it’s ability to change calibers.

IWI ARAD is equipped with a picatinny rail to enable the use of a variety of optics and other attachments. The picatinny rail is an integral part of the upper receiver of the rifle. In addition, M-LOK rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions along the handguard. It includes a telescopic buttstock which allows the users to adjust the length individually for their particular needs.

The modular structure of the rifle enables the user to easily dismantle and replace the barrel. The weapon is fully ambidextrous with controls on both sides of the rifle.

IWI ARAD Assault Rifle is a short stroke gas piston operated, with a regulator which allows constant operation in all environmental conditions.

Here are the Specs for the ARAD

• Caliber: 5.56X45mm

• Rifling: 6 RH Grooves, 1:7″ twist

• Barrel length (mm) : 292 (11.5″)

• Total length, butt retracted (mm): 720

• Total length, butt extended (mm): 800

• Weight (approx.. Kg) (w/o magazine): 2.85

• Rate of fire (approx.. Rd./min): 700~1100

What are your thoughts on the ARAD. Let me know in the comments below.


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