“We ensure peace for Hungarians with the best equipment”, emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a post that appeared on his Facebook page on Thursday, 28 September, on the occasion of visiting the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) factory, the manufacturer of the Leopard main battle tanks in Munich, Germany.
In a video uploaded to his social media page, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said that Hungary had ordered 44 units of these “cutting-edge technology” Leopard 2A7HU tanks. They are to enter service with the heavy brigade that has been declared to NATO while at the same time guarantees Hungary’s security. These assets will be complemented with other combat vehicles, such as the Leguan bridge layer, added the minister.
The Minister of Defence also said that they are working together with the management of the factory to provide those auxiliary services – simulation, maintenance – that will support this “quite specially modern fleet of excellent quality” in the future.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky stated that “Peace requires strength, we carry on with the work.”