Hungary receives three more Leopard 2A7HU main battle tanks

By Defence Industry Europe

Three additional Leopard 2A7HU main battle tanks have been delivered to the 1st Armoured Brigade of the Hungarian Defence Forces, as announced by the Hungarian Ministry of Defence on January 10.


With the arrival of these three new Leopard 2A7HU tanks, the Hungarian Defence Forces’ fleet of these vehicles has increased to eight.

Defence Industry Europe reported that the first Leopard 2A7HU tanks were handed over to the Hungarian Defence Forces during an official ceremony in mid-December 2023.



In December 2018, Hungary signed a substantial contract with German defence industry, valued at EUR 1.5 billion. This contract encompasses the delivery of 44 Leopard 2A7 tanks, 5 Leguan assault bridges, five Wisent 2 vehicles, and 24 Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers. Open sources estimate the cost of the 44 Leopard 2A7 tanks alone at approximately EUR 500 million.

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence expects the delivery of all ordered Leopard 2A7HU main battle tanks to be completed by 2025.


For more information about the Leopard 2A7HU, read this article: “Hungary Integrates Leopard 2A7HU Main Battle Tanks into Land Forces”.



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