Land Platforms

Hungary orders Leopard 2 MBTs and PzH 2000 SPHs

20 December 2018

Key Points

  • The Hungarian MoD has signed a contract with KMW to buy 44 Leopard 2A7s and 24 PzH 2000s
  • The MBTs and SPHs will replace the Hungarian Defence Forces’ T-72s no earlier than 2020

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on 19 December to buy 44 Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) and 24 Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000 self-propelled howitzers (SPH) for over HUF160 billion (USD565 million).

According to Germany’s Die Welt daily, Hungary is buying the latest version of the MBT, the Leopard 2A7 as well as 12 second-hand Leopard 2A4s for training purposes, although Hungarian MoD sources did not confirm the latter.

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