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International Air Show in Kecskemét – Again

Their already excellent relations were even further improved by signing a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Defence and the town of Kecskemét. The signatories of the document were Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő and Mayor of Kecskemét Klaudia Pataki Szemereyné, in the Ministry’s Balaton Street building on 30th January.

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Steel birds in the air, steel birds on the ground

The International Air Show and Military Display will be held in Kecskemét on August 28-29. On Friday, 2nd July, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő and Major General RomuluszRuszin-Szendi, Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces, held a press conference on the most spectacular military event of the year at the 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezső Air Base of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Military industry

Gidráns from a domestic stable – Hungarian defence industry is gaining speed

The first ten Gidráns, which have become popular in a short time, will soon be followed by another forty, and in the future the domestic production of armoured combat vehicles will start in Kaposvár. Turkish company Nurol Makina, which provides the production license, will start Research and Development and the production of combat vehicles with the involvement of German defence industry group Rheinmetall and Hungarian participation.

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Military industry

Ammunition manufacturing in Várpalota

The production of explosive materials and large-calibre ammunition in Várpalota is expected to begin in 2024. In accordance with the contract made between the Hungarian state and the Rheinmetall group of companies in 2020, ammunition of 30, 120 and 155 millimetres to be manufactured in the munitions factory to be built in the town’s catchment area – but far from populated areas – will supply, among others, Lynx infantry fighting vehicles, Leopard 2 tanks, and PzH 2000 self-propelled guns. The mortar-shell-making capacity of the previously acquired Hirtenberger company will also be integrated into this production process.

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