21st November 2014

Slovakia to buy Czech weapons

Slovak journal Sme announced that Slovakia is planning to buy Czech pistols and assault rifles manufactured by the ČZ Uherský Brod for its armed forces. The trade is to encompass Czech assault rifles CZ 805 Bren and pistols CZ-75 Phantom in the amount of 600 pieces each in the total amount of 1.6 million EUR that is approximately 44 million CZK. Slovak Minister of Defense said to this that for the Slovak army the decisive factor was the unification of the armament with Czech armed forces with which the Slovakia is created joint units. This also means that ČZ could easily become the main supplier of armament for Slovak armed forces as their number is only about 14 000 men. Thus for Slovakia it would be too costly to buy armament from two separate suppliers with the exception of the Special Forces only.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic