Hungary’s Armed Forces will soon receive delivery of Lynx armoured fighting vehicles, thereby fulfilling its NATO obligations, a government official said on Wednesday.
The office of Gáspár Maróth, the government commissioner for coordinating defence developments, told MTI that the contract for the purchase of Rheinmetall Lynx combat vehicles was signed on Wednesday by Ferenc Korom, Commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces, and Armin Papperger, Chairman of the Board of the German company, in Budapest.
Under a 2 billion euro army modernisation programme, Hungary is taking delivery of 218 Lynx KF41 combat vehicles. Most of them, 172, will be produced in Hungary under a JV to be set up based on a recent agreement between Rheinmetall and the Hungarian state.
The first 46 are being manufactured in Germany. The deal also involves the training of Hungarian specialists working at the domestic plant.