Czech arms producer wins tender to supply pistols to Egypt

Czech arms producer Česká zbrojovka has won an international tender for the supply of 50,000 pistols to the Egyptian interior ministry, the company’s CEO Lubomír Kovařík told the CTK news agency on Thursday. The one-year contract is reportedly worth hundreds of millions of crowns. The CZ P-07 duty pistols commissioned are smaller than those supplied by Česká zbrojovka to the Czech military and security forces. The company is seeking to clinch a similar deal with Iraq. Česká zbrojovka is one of the country’s major arms producers, its annual sales having topped two billion crowns in recent years.