In 2015 CZUB announced that they were introducing an improved rifle called CZ BREN 2. About a year later, the Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for 2,600 CZ BREN 2 rifles together with 800 CZ 805 G1 Grenade Launchers. Apparently, the Czech Army is happy with the BREN 2, as they just signed an agreement with the supplier Česká Zbrojovka (CZUB) for about 40,000 firearms. The contract is worth in the region of CZK2.35 billion (about USD111 million).
The contract will run for the next few years and includes up to 16,000 CZ BREN 2 Modular Assault Rifles, 21,000 CZ P-10 pistols, 1,600 CZ 805 G1 Grenade Launchers.
There are also about 100 pieces of the PDW CZ Scorpion Carbines in the deal, possibly for close-protection use. I guess this news will please the CZ Scorpion fans, and we look forward to seeing some pictures of this 9 mm Carbine in use.
Here’s a short description of the 9×19 mm CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1:
Lightweight automatic fiream uses a patented system of sliding bearing massive dynamic breech on the detachable trigger housing. The main advantages of the CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1 submachine gun include sophisticated ergonomics, high accuracy in all shooting modes and absolute reliability, confirmed extensive exploitation methods from around the world.
To be used with the BREN 2. they also ordered the 40 mm CZ 805 G1 Grenade Launcher:
Light single-shot weapon for destroying armored targets, living forces and military equipment in open ground or field-type shelters.
The CZ BREN 2 can be found here in all its versions. The top picture shows the BREN 2 Assault Rifles.
Below is a Press Release with all the details:
Prague, 21 April 2020 – CZ will supply the army with small arms and ammunition worth up to CZK 2.35 billion. The framework agreement was signed today by Lubor Koudelka, Deputy Minister for Armaments and Acquisition, and Ladislav Britaňák, CEO of CZ.
“Our goal is to modernize the army, but also to support the Czech industry and maintain jobs in these difficult times,” explained Minister of Defense Lubomír Metnar. “The concluded framework agreement will enable the acquisition of up to 39,000 small arms made by a renowned manufacturer for our soldiers by 2025.”
In the event of maximum performance of the contract, the army will receive in the following years more than 16 thousand BREN 2 assault rifles, over 21 thousand CZ P-10 pistols, over 1,600 CZ 805 G1 underslung grenade launchers, nearly 100 CZ SCORPION PDWs and training ammunition.
The purchase follows the contracts from 2010 to 2016, when the army purchased almost 40 thousand small arms from CZ.
“The Army of the Czech Republic demands only the best armament. This contract is an assurance for us that we are doing our job well and create high-quality and innovative products that hold up even in the most demanding military and law enforcement markets. At the same time, it is an important signal of the importance of investment in the domestic defence industry, especially in the difficult present time that demonstrates the need to ensure maximum security of deliveries from domestic sources,” said Luboš Kovařík, President of the CZ Group.
“We are honoured to be able to further supply our army, which is historically one of the most important customers of CZ and also an important reference in world markets. Furthermore, this contract will support employment, which I consider to be key in the current situation for both the company and the Czech economy,” added Ladislav Britaňák.
About Česká Zbrojovka (CZUB):
CZ based in Uherský Brod is a subsidiary of the CZ Group. It manufactures firearms for civilian use as well as armed forces around the world. The company exports to more than 90 countries. At present, CZ firearms are widely used by armed forces in more than 40 countries around the world.
If you want to build your own CZ firearms, try the new CZ Online Configurator. Unfortunately, the configurator comes without the BREN 2, but the EVO3 Scorpion and the P-10 are in there.