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The Hungarian armed forces have 44 brand new Leopard 2 battle tank A7 + and 24 also brand-new self-propelled howitzers PzH ordered from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) 2000th For training purposes Hungary also receives twelve cars battle tank Leopard 2 A4 KMW stocks. So Hungary can equip an armored ever and an artillery battalion with modern combat vehicles.

Leopard 2 und PzH 2000 für Ungarn
2000 tank in Afghanistan (Photo: KMW)

The new weapon systems which are still in use appropriate equipment to replace Russian-made. The use of combat vehicles according to European standards is a step for improving the interoperability of the Hungarian with European forces.

The contract value is estimated at over one billion euros. It is expected that the first vehicles will be no later than the end delivered the 2020th

Only recently Hungary has ordered 16 multi-purpose helicopter H225M and 20 utility helicopters H145M with the weapon system HForce.

Leopard 2 und PzH 2000 für Ungarn

The extensive procurement of weapons systems take place within the ten-year military development program Zrinyi, should be replaced with since 2016 weapons and equipment of the Hungarian armed forces.

Gerhard Heiming