IWI Presents Complete Light Weapon Solution for Modern Armies

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – presents its complete light weapon solution for modern armies at DefExpo India 2012, New Delhi, March 29-April 1, Israel Pavilion, Stand 11.10-L. IWI will showcase its NEGEV family of LMGs, including the new version of the 7.62mm caliber, the NEGEV NG7, as well as its ACE family of assault rifles. The deployment of the company’s full portfolio of firearms by the Indian army and security forces is a reflection of the long-term cooperation between IWI and India's security forces.

As the new model of the NEGEV family of LMGs, the NEGEV NG7 shares most of the components with the NEGEV 5.56 mm caliber - IWI’s exceptionally successful and reliable LMG, which is deployed around the world in dozens of countries, and has been combat-proven in a number of wars in a variety of locations. The NEGEV NG7 includes a semi-automatic firing mode that enables accurate fire in combat situations, including ambush, Close Quarter Battle (CQB), and when shooting via telescope. This is the only 7.62mm caliber LMG in service today that is capable of pinpoint, single bullet shooting. It provides four safety mechanisms to minimize unwanted fire. In automatic mode, rate of fire is over 700 bullets per minute.

Weighing less than 8 kg, the NEGEV NG7 is much lighter than most of the other 7.62 mm LMG's in use by today's infantries. The NEGEV NG7 can be used on a variety of mounts, including special mounts for helicopters, land vehicles, and naval vessels. Features include a gas regulator for additional power in harsh conditions such as mud and dirt, tritium night sights, and picattiny rails for optical and other devices.  Drum or belt-chain fed, the NG7 fires from an open bolt position and is easily dismantled for maintenance in the field. 

IWI will also showcase its ACE family of 5.56mm and 7.62mm caliber Assault Rifles, which are based on the exceptionally reliable mechanism of the very successful GALIL assault rifle. Blending enhanced human engineering and ergonomics with the demands of the modern battlefield - and providing both automatic and semi-automatic fire modes - the ACE has been extensively battle proven under the most extreme conditions, worldwide. The short, lightweight assault rifle comes in three lengths. Its 4 picatinny rails act as a platform to mount a wide array of optical devices and other accessories. Air cooled and gas operated, the rifles are easy to use by right or left-handed users, are simple to maintain without special tools, and include night sights and telescopic and/or foldable butts.

A range of additional firearms will be displayed at IWI’s booth, including the TAVOR 5.56mm assault rifle family and the X95 rifles and carbines, the 7.62mm GALIL SNIPER, the UZI SMG family, and the 9mm JERICHO pistol family. As noted, all these weapons have been in service in India for a number of years.

According to Uri Amit, CEO of IWI, “The Indian army is one of the most advanced forces in the world, in identifying the needs and gaps in the functionalities of light weaponry in modern warfare. This is well reflected in their RFQ's and specifications, published by the users.  We are proud of our long-term cooperation between the Indian security forces and IWI, and will continue to work together in the future to supply them with the most technologically advanced light weapons.”  Mr. Amit continued, “At the exhibition, we will spotlight the NEGEV LMG family, the ACE Assault Rifle family, and the TAVOR family of 5.56mm caliber assault rifles - that together deliver an optimal and complete answer to the light weapon requirements of today’s fighting forces.  These three weapon families passed very stringent tests by our Indian customers, under the most difficult conditions, including extreme weather - and were selected over our competitors. During this exhibition, we hope to generate interest among the soldiers and security personnel who have not yet been introduced to our products.”

Source: Israel Weapon Industries
Date: Mar 14, 2012