Every Member of the ACR Combat Unit will Receive a New Czech BREN 2 Rifle

 17. 08. 2020      category: Army of the Czech Republic

In the spring of this year, the Ministry of Defence and Česká zbrojovka a.s. signed a contract for the order of up to over 39,000 new CZ 806 BREN 2 rifles and pistols, i.e. almost 5,000 pieces and 13 % more than was originally planned. However, the price per piece remains the same, so the total estimated price will increase by only 10 % to CZK 2.35 billion without VAT. According to the expert opinion, this is the usual price at the place and time.

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Picture: CZ 806 BREN 2 assault rifle | Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod

Recently, the CZ 806 BREN 2 rifle successfully passed military tests and the army will start ordering it on a large scale. "First, we will fully equip the combat brigades in Žatec and Hranice," said Lieutenant Colonel Jiří Pazděra from the General Staff Force Development Division in an interview with Právo during the recent test firings at the military shooting range Vršovice in the Louny region. He also said that the Bren 2 assault rifle is the most modern rifle that our army is able to purchase for our soldiers. The rearmament of the combat units of the Czech army is to end in 2025.

The CZ 806 BREN 2 assault rifles are very popular among soldiers. Compared to the previous version, they have better ergonomics, are generally more user-friendly and provide greater shooting comfort. Of course, they use 5.56 caliber ammunition, which is the same as what other NATO member states use.  Soldiers also praise the special accessories such as day and night optics, lasers, a new magazine and a new assault knife.

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Picture: Firing from CZ 806 BREN 2 | Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod

The CZ 806 BREN 2 is structurally based on the CZ 805 BREN model, but has undergone a number of changes and modifications, which were mainly based on direct combat experience with the CZ 805 BREN assault rifle.

The firearm uses a proven locked breech with a rotating bolt locked by six teeth. A firing pin block is available for added safety, although the weight of the firing pin itself does not allow for the unwanted initiation of the primer in the bullet.

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Picture: The ACR bought the first attack rifles CZ 806 Bren 2 already in 2015 | Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod

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.

 Author: Martin Šiška