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Technology minister visits Lynx combat vehicle plant

Innovation and Technology Minister Laszlo Palkovics on Wednesday paid a visit to a 60 billion forint (EUR 173m) plant a joint venture of the state of Hungary and German defence industry company Rheinmetall is building in Zalaegerszeg, in western Hungary, to make Lynx armoured infantry fighting vehicles.

The ministry told MTI in a statement that work on the plant is proceeding according to plan and it would start operating in 2023.

The cornerstone of the plant, next to the ZalaZONE test track for self-driving vehicles, was laid in December last year.

Palkovics said that Hungary’s defence industry is “undergoing a renaissance” and the Lynx plant would become “a pillar” of the high-tech sector.

The plant will be topped out soon.

The Lynx combat vehicles will form the most important weapon range of the modern heavy brigade Hungary has undertaken to set up for NATO.

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