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Hungary has received the first two PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers

By Defence Industry Europe staff

In August, the Hungarian armed forces received the first two Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers purchased from Germany. The weaponry was delivered to the military garrison in Tata. This marks the beginning of the delivery of modern artillery armament ordered by Hungary in 2018.

In addition to the two PzH 2000s, the Hungarian armed forces also received PzH MES 2/3 containers with the equipment necessary to operate the artillery systems. It is noteworthy that the howitzer deliveries came about six months late, as the delivery schedule called for the first PzH 2000s to be handed over to Hungary in February 2022.

In December 2018, Hungary signed a contract for the delivery of 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers, 44 Leopard 2A7HU tanks and 12 Leopard 2A4HU tanks (for crew training). In 2020, the Hungarian Ministry of Defence signed another contract with Rheinmetall AG for a total of 218 Lynx KF41 infantry combat vehicles. The first 46 vehicles will be produced in Germany, while the rest will be built in a factory under construction in Hungary. According to the schedule, the first Lynx KF41 units will be delivered to the Hungarian military in 2022.

In 2022. Hungary’s Ministry of Defence signed another contract with Rheinmetall. This time it was for a large ammunition package, including ammunition for tanks, howitzers and automatic cannons.

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