Army partners with uni, vocational school on gun development

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The Hungarian Army's Modernization Institute on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement with John von Neumann University and the Diana weapons engineering trade school to advance the development of a Hungarian family of handguns, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Gáspár Maróth, Hungary's government commissioner for defense industry developments, said the family of handguns had won favorable feedback from industry professionals in the testing phase. The second phase of the weapons' development will involve making them profitable to make, suitable for serial production, and attractive on international markets, he added.

Ongoing research in the area of materials technology at Neumann Janos University could give the handguns a "serious competitive advantage", Maróth said.

He added that the handgun project has the full backing of the Innovation and Technology Ministry.

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