CZ BREN 2 for our army is a safe bet
No surprise that the Army of the Czech Republic uses arms manufactured by Czech armoury in Uherský Brod. The signed long-term agreement for deliveries guarantees not only accessibility and service, but also gradual rearmament from the original model CZ 805, or - if you want - BREN 1. Although it meant a significant advancement compared to the assault rifle model 58, but it was, let’s say, a development stage, which grew up to the current model CZ 806 (BREN 2).
During the next five years, the army is going to receive 14,000 CZ 806 assault rifles, which are very popular among soldiers. “The first model wasn’t bad, it was a significant jump from the model 58 (so called “scythe”) from the point of view of controllability and possibility of deployment, but the number two was really the top. this is an object of envy by guys abroad,“ said a member of the 43rd Airborne Battalion at the Army stand on the NATO Days. It is no wonder. The modern conception and the use of knowledge from the first model mean for our army a top-class weapon, which offers complete comfort of modern weapons. In addition, it is domestic production, so it is an important support of the domestic defence industry.
A different situation dominates in the special forces (601.skss), which use, for example, assault rifles of AR type produced by Daniel Defence. It is therefore not unusual for our special military units, because they almost always vary by the use of different systems, often such systems which are used by other special units round the world. But let’s go back to CZ 806 BREN 2. The arm fires either with separate shoots or in bursts. The maximum cyclic rate of fire is 850 (±100) shoots per minute. The operation life of the barrel (cold-forged) is at least 20,000 shoots, the operation life of the whole system is at least 30,000 shoots. The minimum effective gun-range of the CZ BREN 2 is 300 m (8” barrel) or 400 m (11 ") or 500 m (14") respectively. The weight of the CZ BREN 2 with a full magazine (without optical sights) is 2,8 kg (8"), 3,05 kg (11 ") or 3,25 kg (14 ") respectively.
The BREN 2 is used both by our army and by the Hungary Army, where it will be manufactured on the basis of licence for the purposes of the Hungary Army and Police. The BREN of the second generation is also used by the GIGN French Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale). Czech armoury nowadays employs about 2000 employees, so it is one of the most significant employers of Zlín Region and significant player in a field of the domestic defence industry.