IWI NEGEV

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IWI NEGEV
Category Light Machine Guns
Operating System gas, selective-fire
Cartridge
Length 1020 mm
Feeding 35 or 30 rd box magazine; 150 or 200 rd belts in assault pouches

The Israeli light machine gun NEGEV entered into production in 1995 and was inspired by the Belgian FN MINIMI. In 1997 it was adopted by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), followed by several other South American and Asian countries. It can be fired from the hip, from bipods, tripods, or ground vehicle and helicopter mounts with either single-shot or automatic fire. The NEGEV is designed to be fed from standard belts, drums or magazines. It is still produced today and available for export sales.

Contractor: Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) formerly known as Israel Military Industries (IMI)

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The IWI NEGEV is found in 14 countries

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Global distribution list

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Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Azerbaijan (AZE)
G
Colombia (COL)
G
Costa Rica (CRI)
G
G
Israel (ISR)
O
G
Mexico (MEX)
G
Paraguay (PRY)
G
Thailand (THA)
G
Ukraine (UKR)
G
Vietnam (VNM)
G

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