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Hungary to receive Edjer Yalçin and NMS vehicles under Zrínyi 2026 programme

20 May 2019
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The Edjer Yalçin and NMS (Yörük) protected mobility vehicles were displayed among Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks and other equipment due to enter service with Hungary at the Hungarian National Defence Day events held at Budaörs Airport on 18 May.

The vehicles were displayed in Hungarian regalia and it is understood that a procurement process is underway with the manufacturer, Turkey's Nurol Makina.

This would constitute the first sale by Nurol Makina to a member of the European Union.The Nurol Makina NMS (left) and Edjer Yalçin (right) on display for this year's Hungarian National Defence Day. (Hungarian MoD)The Nurol Makina NMS (left) and Edjer Yalçin (right) on display for this year's Hungarian National Defence Day. (Hungarian MoD)

The vehicles are being procured under Hungary's Zrínyi 2026 programme, which aims to increase defence spending to 2% of GDP by 2026.

The programme was initiated in 2017 by Hungarian Defence Minister István Simicskó, who said at the time, "In order to be able to preserve our Hungarian identity and Hungary, we must build the Hungarian Defence Forces with active care, attention, and constructive creativity."

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