After New Uzi, IWI To Introduce NEGEV Variant Called The NG7

  • 12:00 AM, March 6, 2012
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Just months after introducing the Uzi Pro, the Israeli Weapons Industries will showcase the latest addition to the NEGEV family, the NG7. The NEGEV NG7 is exceptionally lightweight, weighing less than 8 kg, it can be fired from a variety of mounts, including special mounts on helicopters, land vehicles, and naval vessels. It includes a semi-automatic firing mode that enables accurate fire in combat situations, including ambush, Close Quarter Battle (CQB), and when shooting via telescope – and is the only 7.62 with single bullet firing capability. In automatic mode, its rate of fire is over 700 bullets per minute. Other features include a gas regulator for additional power in harsh conditions such as mud and dirt, tritium night sights, picattiny rails for optical and other devices, and four safety mechanisms to minimize unwanted fire. “The new NEGEV NG7 represents the next generation of NEGEV LMGs - providing improved ergonomics as well as increased component reliability. As with all other weapons built by IWI, it was developed together with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF),” said Uri Amit, CEO of IWI. The NG7 will be presented for the very first time at Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi, India.