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Hungary bids to supply Slovakia with Lynx IFVs

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Hungary has made a bid to supply Slovakia with Lynx tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) that Germany's Rheinmetall will make at a plant it is building in a joint venture with the state in Zalaegerszeg (215 km southwest of Budapest), Hungary's government commissioner for defense industry developments Gáspar Maróth said on news channel M1.

Maróth said Hungary is bidding to supply the vehicles as a member of an international consortium.

"In terms of the price-to-value ratio, the Lynx fighting vehicles will certainly be the best option," he added.

The Slovakian tender has a value of around EUR 2 billion, Maróth said. A winner could be picked in the summer, he added. The JV of the state of Hungary and Rheinmetall topped out the HUF 60 bln Lynx plant in Zalaegerszeg in September. Hungary has placed an order for 218 of the Lynx vehicles.

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