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Caracal International

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Industry  Arms industry
Parent  EDIC
Headquarters  Abu Dhabi
Type of business  Private
Products  Firearms, weapons
Subsidiaries  Merkel
Founded  2007
Caracal International wwwcaracalaeassetsproductsriflesCAR816CAR81
Website  www.caracal.ae (UAE) caracalusa.com (USA)

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Caracal International LLC is the region’s leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) small arms producer with a portfolio including the latest technology 9mm striker-fired combat pistol, 9mm submachine gun (SMG) in standard, compact and suppressed versions, three tactical rifles and three modular sniper rifles. These weapons are all of original design and have been developed in house for use by civilians or professional law enforcement and military operators.



In 2007, Tawazun Holdings acquired the assets of Caracal International. In the same year Caracal announced that their pistols are to be made in Germany by using Merkel facilities in the country under a deal made between the two companies.

Beginning of 2012, Caracal International opened a subsidiary in the United States as Caracal USA, based in Trussville, Alabama. In September 2013, Caracal International announced a recall of all C model pistols. The recall states that the pistols cannot be made safe and will not be returned. Caracal stated that a refund will be made to its customers.

In October 2013, the original Caracal pistol line was delisted by the manufacturer. The original model line was replaced by the CP660, CP661 and CP662 models as they are very similar to the original Caracal F, C and SC pistol models, but feature redesigned slides.

In 2013, the CAR816 was shown at IDEX 2013 to defense officials.

In 2015, the Caracal 1911 and the CAR814/816 assault rifles were made available to the public, the former appearing first at IDEX 2015.


  • Caracal pistol
  • Submachine Guns

  • CMP 9
  • Assault Rifles

  • Caracal CAR 814
  • Caracal CAR 816
  • Caracal CAR 817AR
  • Sniper Rifles

  • Caracal CS308
  • Caracal CS338
  • Caracal CAR 817DMR
  • References

    Caracal International Wikipedia

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