View Full Version : The Israeli Negev Commando Pic's + Info

01-05-2005, 07:43 AM

Belt fed pouch with laser designator

Negev Commando

With short barrel, standard Galil magazine, folded stock and fitted with a bipod.

Negev light machine gun (LMG) has every sign of being a world class weapon, in the IMI tradition. While being a NATO-standard 5.56mm weapon, the Negev has a distinct weight advantage over its rivals.
Fully tested by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which assisted IMI during weapon development, the Negev is already in service. IDF plans call for adoption of the Negev by the army, air force and navy, to be put in service on helicopters, patrol ships and armored vehicles, and to replace its NATO-standard MAG machine-gun with the Negev. The final Negev version was introduced in 1995. Several samples entered the IDF for field-testing in 1996, and in 1997 massive production started.

One of the more important was the ability to have a weapon be used for a traditional SAW or use a quick change barrel to produce an extremely compact machine-gun. The weapon is available with a standard barrel or short barrel, with folding stock or without one. This flexibility has allowed the weapon to be used in a variety of roles such as traditional military applications or even in close quarters battle use.

The Negev can use the standard "soft assault drum" (a soft nylon bag) which stores 200 rounds of belted 5.56mm ammunition (2.7 kg) or 150 round soft assault drum (2.1 kg). As a redundancy feature, the Negev is also equipped to use Galil detachable box magazines of any capacity. An adapter kit is available for use with NATO STANAG (M16-type) magazines.

A three-position gas regulator controls the rate of fire and includes an off position for rifle grenade-launching capabilities. The Negev fires from an open bolt.

The Negev Commando is a shortened variant of the Negev LMG. It includes a 330mm barrel and omits the bipod for a forward handgrip. Otherwise it shares all features of the larger Negev LMG. The Negev Commando can be used in the role of an assault rifle as well as a light machine gun.





Gladly :)

01-05-2005, 09:12 AM
The topic sink very quickly... :(

Respond here please.

01-05-2005, 09:41 AM

Mother of god!
Imagine all that ammo linked to one, and loaded into a Negev....

What's there to say? It's probably a good design (the israelis know their weapons).

Howie Kaluha
01-05-2005, 10:34 AM
Great pics B.B. woot

01-05-2005, 02:05 PM
Thanks :)
More responses will received in praise.

01-05-2005, 02:41 PM
Nice pics. The Negev looks like a bad ass litle gun

01-05-2005, 02:52 PM
wow i like it....!!! ;)

01-06-2005, 01:54 PM
If it all wasn't just a ripoff from israeli-weapons.com ...

01-07-2005, 02:45 PM




01-07-2005, 04:23 PM
That seems to be regular Negev

israeli dude
01-07-2005, 04:50 PM
anyone have photos of the commendo negev in action??

israeli dude
01-08-2005, 02:54 AM
this one look like m60

01-08-2005, 02:57 AM
Sweet pics. Can you mount optics on them?

01-08-2005, 04:00 AM
The main body looks like a Ultimax SAW MK3A, but the buttstock is different.The bipod is different too.



But with the collaboration Singapore and Israel has going on, I'm not surprised.. p-)

01-08-2005, 04:52 AM
Sweet pics. Can you mount optics on them?

Yes you can:


01-08-2005, 06:41 AM
nice gun ... I heard it was superior to the minimi because I could better withstand dust and sand ...

Is it an expensive weapon ? compared to the minimi ?

01-08-2005, 06:50 AM
There was a rumour that the Negev was tested in the UK and found better than the Minimi , but yet again the idea of buying Israeli was a step too far for some ( despite the fact we buy Israeli ammo - loads of IMI stamped cases at Hythe. ) . We went for the minimi - which to be fair is a good weapon. It alledgedly also gave us some measure of commonality with other NATO allies who adopted it, so we could borrow bits off each other, although I'd love to see the Q's face if friendly forces ask him for spares.

01-08-2005, 06:56 AM


israeli dude
01-08-2005, 07:03 AM
i got to say,this weapon look lite comper to the minimi.

01-08-2005, 07:12 AM
i got to say,this weapon look lite comper to the minimi.

I have no personal experience with neither minimi, nor negev, but you'll have to remember that when someone is considering to buy military equipment there is always to factors besides the qualities of the weapons that must be considered - economy and politics. Buying military equipment from Israel is not politically correct in lots of countries. Buying military equipment from Belgium is much easier.

01-08-2005, 09:08 AM

very nice looking indeed... woot

israeli dude
01-08-2005, 11:09 AM

a photo of Saldag reserve.
notis that the operator with the commendo negev{first from the left} allso have a Trijicon Reflex Sight on the LMG.[/img]