Drones, armored vehicles, and solar panels – Hungary wants to increase its cooperation with Turkey in the areas of defense and energy.
Hungary’s Minister of Technology and Industry, László Palkovics, discussed bilateral defense cooperation with his Turkish counterpart, Mustafa Varank, in Ankara on Monday.
László Palkovics and Mustafa Varank in Ankara (Photo via Facebook/TIM)
Earlier, Hungary decided to produce various military equipment with the involvement of foreign technology partners. “One of the most significant of these projects is the production of four-wheel drive armored fighting vehicles, which is due to start in October,” Palkovics noted to Hungarian news agency MTI, adding that they discussed the technological details of this project.
The ministers also discussed how they could further develop and expand military cooperation to include equipment of which Turkey is a leading producer. These include drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles and their armaments. According to plans, production will begin as part of a joint venture in Kaposvár, Palkovics said.
Energy was also a major topic at the talks in Ankara. According to the Hungarian minister, Turkey has a strong industry to support energy production, for example manufacturing solar panels or other components connected to the electricity grid. “We want to entice Turkish companies to produce these components and solar panels in Hungary,” Palkovics added.
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