Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky - Photo: Facebook

Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Hungary to participate in tank development

Hungary will participate in tank development in cooperation with Rheinmetal, Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said on Friday.

“Together with our large German partner, we will develop and bring to market a state-of-the-art, latest-generation tank under the name Panther,” he said on Facebook after the signing of contracts with Rheinmetal.

He added that the project would bring serious advantages to Hungary, enabling the country to join developments which “are the privilege of serious and strong countries”.

Seventy Hungarian engineers will work on the project for years, and “our Zalaegerszeg plant will offer the framework for this cooperation”, through which serious defence industry development will be carried out in Hungary, he said.

“We ensure the security of Hungarian people through the most modern means,” he added.

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