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Modernizing its land forces and seeking a European alliance for sourcing equipment, Hungary signed a contract on 19 December with Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for 44 new LEOPARD 2 A7 main battle tanks and 24 new PzH 2000 howitzers, the company announced on the same day.

In addition, Hungary is procuring 12 used LEOPARD 2 A4s from KMW inventory for training purposes. The project represents a further step toward greater interoperability between European armed forces. Hungarian Defense Minister, Tibor Benkő, emphasised that the contract would strengthen the smooth and extensive cooperation between the German and Hungarian armies.


Hungary’s new LEOPARD 2A7 tanks will strengthen interoperability between German and Hungarian allies. (Photo: KMW)

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