Chorianopoulos Aggelos, Athens – On 15 May 2023, in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel, Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – part of the SK Group – an esteemed global producer of battle-tested firearms for military, police, and various governmental sectors, disclosed a Transfer of Technology and Knowledge (ToT) collaboration with FAME. This partnership aims to introduce an assembly and production line in Peru dedicated to the ARAD range of assault rifles.
Per the collaboration’s stipulations, IWI commits to equipping FAME with insights on assembling small arms, optimizing quality control, and streamlining maintenance routines. Both entities also anticipate future expansions in production to incorporate a broader range of weaponry and compatible optical equipment catering to Peru’s defense mechanisms.
Ronen Hamudot, Executive VP Marketing and Sales for the SK Group, expressed, “Our alignment with FAME amplifies IWI’s footprint in Peru and the broader Latin American landscape. This venture not only promises job creation in Peru but, in the coming years, could broaden to encompass local manufacturing of various IWI firearms and other offerings from the SK Group, such as Meprolight’s daytime optics.”
Leoncio Noriega, FAME’s Commercial Director, added, “Joining forces with an industry titan like IWI, renowned for its vast history in firearm design, production, and distribution, elevates our alignment with an entity steeped in tech prowess and expertise. This partnership accelerates Peru’s military industrial growth. We are optimistic about a prosperous and enduring alliance between our organizations.”