Hungarian Army Orders 24 PzH2000 Howitzers, 12 Leopard 2 A4 and 44 Leopard 2 A7+ Tanks

Released on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Leopard 2 A4
Leopard 2 A7+
PzH 2000
EU - European Union
KMW - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Munich, December 19, 2018 - NATO and EU member state Hungary is modernizing its land forces and seeking a European alliance for its equipment.

As part of this modernization process, Hungary signed a contract for the procurement of 44 new Leopard 2 A7+ main battle tanks and 24 new PzH 2000 howitzers with German defense technology company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on December 19th, 2018.

In addition, Hungary is procuring 12 used Leopard 2 A4 main battle tanks from KMW's inventories for training purposes. The project represents a further step toward greater interoperability between European armed forces. Hungarian Defense Minister Tibor Benko emphasized that the contract would strengthen the smooth and extensive cooperation between the German and the Hungarian Armies.

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