Hungarian Defense Forces Inaugurate 1st Lynx Fighting Vehicle
Photo by MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák
The Hungarian Defense Forces inaugurated the first Lynx infantry fighting vehicle at a swearing-in ceremony of reservists, according to portfolio.hu.
Hungary has placed an order for the Lynx vehicles from the German defense industry company Rheinmetall.
The Army will take delivery of 46 by 2023 and another 172, to be manufactured in Hungary by a joint venture with the state, by 2029.
Addressing the recruits, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said putting the Lynx vehicles into service is "an important milestone" for developing Hungary's Army.
Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger noted the government's efforts to develop the military are "advantageous" to Hungary and acknowledged the commitment and dedication of the reservists.
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