Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) is set to launch its new Light Machine Gun (LMG), the NEGEV NG7, at DefExpo India 2012 later this month. The NEGEV NG7 is the only 7.62mm caliber LMG in service today with semi-automatic mode.
The NEGEV NG7 is also the only 7.62 with single bullet firing capability. In automatic mode, its rate of fire is over 700 bullets per minute. Weighing less than 8 kg, it can be fired from a variety of mounts, including special mounts on helicopters, land vehicles and naval vessels.
Features include a gas regulator for additional power in harsh conditions, tritium night sights, picattiny rails for optical and other devices, and four safety mechanisms to minimize unwanted fire. The NEGEV NG7 is drum or belt-chain fed, and fires from an open bolt position.
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