IWI Negev
IWI Negev
Country of Origin Israel
Manufacturer Israel Weapon Industries
Designed 1985
Type Machine-gun
Caliber 5.56x45 NATO
Action Gas operated, rotating bolt
Fire Modes Fully Automatic
Damage Undefined
Capacity 150/200
Weight 16.31 lb
RPM 850 - 1,150
Cost to buy Undefined
Cost to sell Undefined
The Negev is an Israeli 5.56 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.


Damage = 30 - 22 (medium)

Velocity = high

Effective range = 500 yards? (maximum range = 900 yards)

Penetration = fair

Rate of fire = 1100 rpm

Magazine capacity = 150 or 200

Reload speed = slow

Recoil = low (medium without bipod)

Recoil type = normal

Accuracy = good

Mobility = fair

Price = moderately expensive

Special properties: Can aim while moving with this machine gun.