CZ BREN 2 rifles will be assembled in Ukraine

 23. 02. 2024      Category: Defense & Security

CZ (Česká Zbrojovka), a subsidiary of Colt CZ Group SE, has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Ukroboronprom, a Ukrainian state-owned company, for the assembly of CZ BREN 2 rifles in Ukraine. The aim of the project is to equip the Ukrainian Armed Forces with proven, high quality firearms of NATO standard and thus increase their operational capabilities.

Picture: CZ BREN 2 rifles to be assembled in Ukraine | CZUB
Picture: CZ BREN 2 rifles will be assembled in Ukraine | CZUB

"We are honoured to support Ukraine's efforts to introduce NATO-standard weaponry and enhance the capabilities of its defence industry. This first step in the full technology transfer project for the CZ BREN 2 rifle is directly related to its successful deployment on the Ukrainian battlefield in the hands of the Ukrainian armed forces," emphasized Jan Zajíc, CEO of Česká zbrojovka.

"The transfer of technology from NATO member countries represents a crucial moment for our company, which is due to successful international cooperation and ongoing defence reforms. This initiative is an essential step towards the creation of the Free World Arsenal in Ukraine," commented Herman Smetanin, CEO of Ukroboronprom, on the importance of this agreement.

The CZ BREN 2 is a NATO-standard modular rifle that provides high compatibility with the armaments of other NATO member countries, as well as durability, accuracy and calibre modularity, making it a versatile weapon for armed forces. CZ BREN 2 rifles are used by the Czech Army, the elite anti-terrorist unit of the French Gendarmerie (GIGN), the Portuguese Army, the Polish Border Guard, the Romanian Gendarmerie, the Ukrainian Armed Forces and other professional customers worldwide.

This CZ BREN 2 rifle technology transfer project to Ukraine was presented as a key initiative at the First International Defence Industry Forum (DFNC1) in Kiev. The Forum, held in late September 2023, was a joint event of the Ministry of Strategic Industry of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was attended by 252 companies from over 30 countries.

 Author: Michal Pivoňka