The Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) MTAR-21, or Micro Tavor, is a standalone military weapon used for close quarters combat. It is designated to use the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge and the Indian 5.56x30 cartridge. It is also compatible with the German 9x19mm cartridge. The weapon is renowned around the world for its efficiency in close quarters combat and its ability to use a variety of munitions. It is currently operated as the Micro-Tavor in the IDF and the Zittara in the Indian Military.