Hungary will participate in tank development in cooperation with the Düsseldorf-based automotive and arms manufacturer Rheinmetall, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky of Hungary announced on Friday, 15 December in Budapest.
‘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 in a post on his Facebook page after the signing of the new contracts with Rheinmetall. 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’.
A team of 70 Hungarian engineers will work on the project in the upcoming 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,’ Minister Szalay-Bobrovniczky added.
Sources: MTI/Hungarian Conservative