Czech Republic seals small arms deal
The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21 April confirmed that they had signed an agreement with Česká zbrojovka (ČZUB) to acquire up to 39,000 small arms for the Czech Army.
Minister of Defence Lubomir Metnar said: ‘Our goal is to modernise the army, but also to support Czech industry and maintain jobs in these difficult times… The framework agreement will allow us to purchase up to 39,000 small arms from a reputable manufacturer by 2025.’
The contract is reported by the MoD to be worth CZK2.35 billion ($92.5 million) and includes 16,000 BREN 2 assault rifles, 21,000 CZ P-10 pistols, 1,600 CZ 805 G1 suspended grenade launchers, 100 PDW CZ Scorpion pieces and training ammunition.
Between 2010 and 2016, 40,000 small arms weapons were also supplied by ČZUB to the Czech Armed Forces.
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