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Czech Troops Get New Carbine for Combat

Czech out the new rifle going to the Sandbox with our friends from Prague (har har).

The CZ 805 BREN is a gas piston carbine that shoots NATO standard 5.56x45 ammo. It's got rails, grips, a folding stock and modern optics. Be sure to check out the video after the jump.

The Ministry of Defense said the 42nd and the 72nd Mechanized Battalions will be the first to use the CZ 805 BREN A1/A2 assault rifles, which replace the currently issued Sa vz. 58 submachine gun.

The new CZ 805 BREN rifle can be used with NATO-standard 5.56mm rounds and can accommodate optical and opto-electronic devices.

About 505 rifles are being delivered to the units, the ministry said. The Czech military expects to receive an additional 3,000 units by November.

It sort of looks like a mix between an H&K 416 and a SCAR Mk-16. It's got a charging handle and that broad upper that has FN looks with a standard looking Stoner lower. From the videos I've seen around the web, the BREN is light and accurate.

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Anyone else out there fired or know someone who's fired it?

(Hat tip to "swilliams" for the gouge)

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