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Hungarian Army Purchases Tanks, Artillery

Hungary Today 2018.12.19.

The Hungarian army has signed a contract on purchasing a batch of new tanks and self-propelled artillery manufactured in Germany.

The defence ministry signed the document on the purchase of 44 Leopard2 armoured vehicles and 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled guns with Munich-based Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) in Budapest on Wednesday.

The tanks and SPGs are suitable to be deployed in the instance of both conventional and asymmetric warfare.

Prior to the signing, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő met Frank Haun, KMW’s CEO.

Benkő said that by signing the deal, the two countries’ armed forces had strengthened their smooth and extensive cooperation.

Haun noted that his company had a history of 180 years and the German armed forces are among its major clients.

via MTI
on the featured photo: defence minister Tibor Benkő and Frank Haun, CEO of KMW
featured photo by Lajos Soós/MTI