These are the features of Indian Army’s Light machine gun NEGEV NG7

The Negev is chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO standard cartridge and is optimized for the SS109 bullet. Field maintenance involves stripping the weapon down into six main groups: the barrel, stock, bolt carrier, bolt, bipod and return mechanism. All parts, including the quick-change barrels, are fully-interchangeable.

NEGEV LMG Technical Specifications

  • Service Year: 1997
  • Type: Light Machine Gun (LMG)
  • Manufacturer(s): Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – Israel


  • Gas regulator for additional power in adverse conditions
  • Fed from an assault drum, belt chain or magazine
  • Robust and durable bipod
  • Quickly dismantles for maintenance
  • Adjustable butt stock and cheek rest
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Back-up iron sights
  • Low silhouette


  • Two operation modes; semi-automatic for accurate fast-controlled fire in CQB and automatic for maximum firepower
  • Safety mechanisms minimize uncontrolled fire
  • Different firing options; special helicopter airborne, vehicle or naval mounts
  • Tritium night sights
  • Picatinny rails for optical devices and diverse accessories
  • Firing is possible with folded butt stock

The NEGEV LMG has been battle-proven worldwide under adverse and extreme environmental conditions. Being light-weight, the Negev enables agile movement and accurate targeting, particularly in urban areas. Its large caliber contributes to better fire power as well as advanced penetration of walls and light-armored vehicles. As India already operates this great firearm, it s manufacture locally will ensure to a path of self-sufficiency.


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