On Wednesday, 28th March 2018 in Budapest, in the presence of the Hungarian Minister of Defence, Mr. István Simicskó and the Czech Minister of Defence, Ms Karla Šlechtová, Mr. David Höfer, the CEO of the CZ EXPORT Prague, and Mr. Roland Kránicz, the CEO of M.o.D. ARZENÁL Co., signed a licensing agreement for the manufacture and assembly of weapons produced by Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod.
The purpose of the licensing agreement is the manufacture of firearms intended primarily for the Hungarian Armed Forces. Namely, it is the manufacture of the CZ P-07/09 pistol series, the CZ Scorpion submachine guns and the CZ Bren 2 rifles. CZ exports these highly advanced weapons to more than one hundred countries all over the world, where their reliability and combat efficiency have been tried and tested with great success. For example, the French elite counter-terrorist group GIGN have opted to use the Bren 2 rifles.
Under the licensing agreement, the Hungarian company shall begin by assembling weapons from parts manufactured by the mother company, CZ, and as of 2019, the parts shall be fully manufactured in Hungary.
The licensing agreement has been signed for a period of ten years and involves the manufacture of 200,000 weapons.
Hungary shall therefore see the revival of firearm manufacturing and join the ranks of other countries from the Visegrád Group that use products from Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod.