Israel’s IWI has had a bunch of success marketing their Galil Ace model rifles around the world with at least a dozen countries having adopted them for military use in the past decade. They even signed lucrative licensing deals with countries as diverse as Chile, Ukraine, and Vietnam to make them locally. AK-based with better quality control and offered in both Western (5.56 and 7.62 NATO) and Eastern (7.62×39 and 5.45x39mm) flavors, the Galil Ace just has a lot to offer.
This is no doubt why the Israelis this week announced a new 7.62 NATO precision rifle variant, the IWI Ace Sniper. Semi-auto with a 23-inch barrel, it takes SR-25 AR10 style mags and comes fairly tricked out with a side-folding adjustable stock and built-in bipod. In typical IWI fashion, the company says they are “already in use by clients around the world and has already successfully completed missions in the field.”
No word on price or availability here in the U.S., but you can bet they are coming.