IMI Negev

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The IMI Negev is an Israeli light machine gun developed by Israel Military Industries, now known as Israel Weapon Industries. It is striker-fired, gas operated, and fires from an open bolt. The Negev is designed to be a rugged and reliable machine gun that can operate in dusty, dirty, and generally adverse conditions. It is fed by either linked belts or by 35-round Galil magazines. The weapon also features an adjustable gas regulator that allows the operator to adjust the amount of gas entering the action, which is useful when using different types of ammunition or when operating in dirty conditions.

First manufactured in 1995 and adopted by the Israeli Defense Forces in 1997, the Negev has been widely exported. Users besides Israel include Georgia, Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, the Philippines, and Ukraine, where it is locally produced as the Fort-401.

In 2012, IWI introduced the Negev NG-7, an upgraded Negev chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO.

The IMI Negev and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

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Negev

IMI Negev with 150-round cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm NATO
IMI Negev Commando with 150-round cloth ammo bag and Meprolight red dot sight - 5.56x45mm NATO
IMI Negev Commando with a 35-round box magazine from the Galil assault rifle

Specifications

(1995 - Present)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Capacity: 150 or 200-round M27 linked, or 35-round Galil magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003
Beaufort IDF soldier 2007

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Urban Terror 2001
Project Reality With optional ACOG scope 2005
Combat Arms 2010
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Negev Commando 2012
Survarium Fort-401 Ukrainian licensed version 2016
Watch Dogs: Legion Holds 70 rounds in a 35 round magazine 2020


Negev NG7

IWI Negev NG7 - 7.62x51mm NATO

Specifications

(2012 - Present)

  • Type: General-Purpose Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
  • Capacity: 100 or 125-round belt
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Cross Fire "Negev NG7" 2007
ArmA III 2013


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