Between 19th and 23rd February 2017, Česká zbrojovka a.s. and its sister company 4M Systems s.r.o. took part in the 16th IDEX exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first time in the Middle East that the most important Czech manufacturer of small firearms introduced its new CZ P-10 C pistol with a linear striker and the CZ BREN 2, a new generation assault rifle.
At the IDEX 2017 fair, Česká zbrojovka (CZ) and 4M Systems were part of the official Czech Republic exhibition in the number 12 pavilion, involving a total of 16 Czech companies.
In Abu Dhabi, CZ showcased a selection of its existing portfolio of service, defence and sport weapons. Two crucial new models attracted the most attention: the CZ P-10 C defence and service striker fired pistol with a polymer frame and the CZ BREN 2 multi-calibre modular assault rifle. It was the first time these weapons were introduced in this region and both enjoyed a lot of interest from the members of the armed forces as well as other visitors. Other products included in the exhibition were the CZ P-07 and CZ P-09 service and defence polymer pistols, the CZ SHADOW 2 sport special and the CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1 submachine gun.
Together with products from CZ, there were also ballistic vests from our sister company, 4M Systems. Namely, it was the CZ 4M SPIRIT ballistic t-shirt, the CZ 4M VIP vest and the CZ RAPTOR ballistic vest.
Among some very important people that visited the CZ and 4M Systems stand were the Slovakian Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš and the Czech Deputy Defence Minister Tomáš Kuchta. In addition, an important meeting with the Pakistani Minister of the Defence Industry was held at the fair. With regard to the increased interest in cooperation of suppliers in the United Arab Emirates with CZ, we can conclude that the defence and security organizations in the Middle East are becoming increasingly aware of the quality and significance of the CZ brand.
IDEX is one of the most important global fairs focused on defence and security technology. It is held every two years in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This year, the National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) saw 1,235 exhibitors from 57 countries and more than 100,000 visitors from around the world attended. IDEX is the only international trade fair of this type that takes place in the Middle East and North Africa.