Israel Weapons Indistries (IWI) has developed a new assault rifle system. IWI Carmel in caliber 5.56mm x 45 is characterized by high modularity and bilateral, ergonomic operation: Both fire selector lever and Verschlussfang- and magazine release lever can be ambidextrous press. The cocking lever can be laid on the other side of the weapon. The rate of fire is 850 rounds / minute.
Carmel does not follow the Bullpup- but a classic assault rifle architecture. It works as a gas operated with short-stroke gas piston system and rotary bolt head. The housing is made of impact-resistant plastic.
The empty and without optics only 3,300 grams heavy weapon has an adjustable gas purchases, which has three levels (normal, heavy pollution, silencer) can be controlled. The cold hammered chrome running can change by the user and is available in four lengths: 10.5 ", 12", 14.5 "and 16". On top of the housing is a one-piece Mil-Std 1913 is rail made of aluminum. More "Picatinnies" stand on the 3-, 9- and 6 o'clock positions. The length and height adjustable buttstock can Fold in the side of the case. Thus, the minimum arms length is 526 mm for a 10.5 "run, it is a maximum at 806 mm. The Carmel uses AR-15-type magazines.
Carmel on the südamerinaischen Armor exhibition LAAD 2019 was first introduced to a wider public.