IMI Negev


SpecificationsWeight (Weapon Only)

7.6 kg: NEGEV

7.65 kg: NEGEV SF

7.95 kg: NEGEV NG-7

7.8 kg: NEGEV NG-7 SF

Length NEGEV:

1,020 mm Stock Extended

810 mm Stock Folded

NEGEV SF:

890 mm Stock Extended

680 mm Stock Folded

NEGEV NG-7:

1,100 mm Stock Extended

1,030 mm Stock Folded

NEGEV NG-7 SF:

1,012 mm Stock Extended

942 mm Stock Folded

Barrel length 460 mm (18.11 inch):

NEGEV

330 mm (12.99 inch):

NEGEV SF

508 mm (20 inch):

NEGEV NG-7

420mm (16.5 inch):

NEGEV NG-7 SF

Cartridge 

5.56×45mm NATO: NEGEV and NEGEV SF

7.62×51mm NATO: NEGEV NG-7 and NEGEV NG-7 SF

Action Gas operated, rotating bolt

Rate of fire 

NEGEV and NEGEV SF:
850-1050 RPM (Regulated position 1 for Magazine Fed)

850-1050 RPM (Regulated position 2 for Belt Fed)

950-1150 RPM (Regulated position 3 for Belt Fed Extreme Conditions)

NEGEV NG-7 and

NEGEV NG-7 SF:

600-750 RPM
Muzzle velocity 3,002 ft/s (915 m/s): NEGEV

2,789 ft/s (850 m/s):

NEGEV SF

Effective firing range 300–1000 m sight adjustments (NEGEV)

300-800 m sight adjustments (NEGEV SF)

Feed system NEGEV and NEGEV SF:

150-round M27 ammunition belt, 35-round box magazine, or STANAG NATO Magazines

NEGEV NG-7 and NEGEV NG-7 SF:

100- and 125-Round NATO-Standard Belts

Sights Aperture, with elevation drum and adjustable front post, folding tritium night sights, and various optional optics via picatinny rail

The NEGEV is an Israeli 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm light machine gun, developed by Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) of Ramat HaSharon (now Israel Weapon Industries), as a replacement for the 5.56 mm Galil ARM light machine gun, whose barrel would overheat easily during sustained fire. 

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