New weapon for Czech soldiers: CZ 805 BREN A1/A2

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    CZECH REPUBLIC - 3 FEBRUARY 2011

    The Czech military will be equipped with a new type of assault rifle CZ 805 BREN A1/A2 made by the Ceska zbrojovka, a Czech joint stock company based at Uhersky Brod, which has won an open tender for delivery.

    The delivery of new small weapons designed as personal weapons for individuals at all branches of the Czech military will start this July while their first operational use is planned for this autumn.

    The new assault rifle CZ 805 BREN A1 (and type A2 with a short barrel) is part of the Soldier of 21st Century Project, which will integrate all elements of personal equipment, gear, communication, navigation, optoelectronics and identification features of a soldier.

    The weapon replaces outdated Czechoslovak assault rifle 76,2 mm vz. 58, that was in successful use by Czechoslovak and Czech military for more than 50 years. The modern CZ 805 BREN rifle represents a unified modular weapon system enabling accommodation of additional devices with the prospective of further improvements. Both 7,62x39 mm, and NATO standard 5,56x45 mm cartridge calibers can be employed with the CZ 805 BREN.

    The cost of the whole contract is 1,102,710,857.68 Czech Crowns (CZK) including VAT. (1 US$ = 17.481 CZK; 1 EUR = 24.125 CZK; the Czech National Bank set for 2nd February 2011).

    This information was made public at the press conference presided by the First Deputy Defence Minister Jiri Sedivy at the Defence Ministry on the 2nd February 2011. The press conference was also attended by Director of the Operations Division of Czech MoD Brigadier General Bohuslav Dvorak, General Manager of weapon´s manufacturer - the Ceska zbrojovka company - Lubomir Kovarik, and Technical Manager of the same company Radek Haverland.


    New Weapons for the Armed Forces of Czech Republic (NATO member):


    Deputy Defence Minister Jiri Sedivy and General Bohuslav Dvorak
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    Ceska zbrojovka from Uhersky Brod presented its products at the Czech Defence Ministry
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    Weapons´ system for Czech soldier of the 21st century
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    One of skilled soldiers, who have tested the new weapon
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    Technical Manager of Ceska zbrojovka Radek Haverland presents the assault rifle BREN 805
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    Source: Czech Ministry of Defence
     
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    Czech Soldiers Receive A New Assault Rifle
    CZECH REPUBLIC - 9 AUGUST 2011

    Soldiers of the 42nd and the 72nd Mechanised Battalions will be the first ones in the Czech military to use new Czech-made CZ 805 BREN assault rifles.

    The first 505 automatic rifles CZ 805 BREN A1/A2, out of almost eight thousand of the whole contract, will be used by solders of five units. The major part of 349 pieces receive soldiers of 42nd Mechanised Battalion based at Tabor and 100 pieces go to soldiers of the 72nd Mechanised Battalion at Praslavice.

    Following necessary training, both units will take them to Afghanistan to serve on ISAF operation, namely to the Wardak Province (OMLT unit) and the Logar Province (PRT unit).

    The new rifle replaces the current rifle, widely used small arm called "sub-machine gun" Sa vz. 58, which has been used by Czechoslovak and the Czech military since the 1960s.

    Compared to the Sa vz. 58, the new CZ 805 BREN rifle can not only use NATO-standard caliber of 5,56 mm but also optical and opto-electronic devices including additional instruments can be easily attached to the rifle.

    "All rifles will be used for preparation for (ISAF) mission, the training itself we start immediately after the take-over of rifles," reveals Lieutenant Colonel Martin Botik, new commander of the 72nd Mechanised Battalion. Soldiers of the 4th unit of OMLT will be trained by their colleagues who participated in military tests of new rifles.

    The Czech manufacturer Ceska zbrojovka, a.s., won the international open tender for delivery of the small arm for the Czech military. The next delivery of some three thousand assault rifles is due this November. The Ministry of Defence expects cooperation with the Ceska zbrojovka also in the future.


    New Assault Rifles for the Armed Forces of Czech Republic (NATO member):
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    Source: Czech Ministry of Defence
     
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    its looks like very simmilar of f-insas.
     

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