Rheinmetall and the Hungarian defence programme „Zrínyi 2026“
Rheinmetall is set to play an important role in the Hungarian „Zrínyi 2026“ initiative, which focuses on modern equipment for the armed forces. Hungary is now the first NATO and EU member state to procure the German manufacturer's newly developed Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. This major success marks Rheinmetall's breakthrough with this new, innovative combat vehicle for global markets.
Rheinmetall has been commissioned by the Hungarian Ministry of Defence to supply tracked vehicles and related services worth over €2 billion. The contract comprises 218 Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicles and 9 Bergepanzer 3 Büffel/Buffalo armoured recovery vehicles. The contract also includes other services such as simulators, education and training, as well as an initial supply of spare parts and maintenance services. Over the expected decades of use of the Lynx, spare parts will be required and maintenance will be necessary to keep the vehicles operational.
In a first production phase, Hungary will receive 46 Lynx infantry fighting vehicles and 9 Bergepanzer 3 Büffel/Buffalo armoured recovery vehicles made in Germany, with deliveries to be completed by early 2023. In a second phase, 172 additional Lynx vehicles will be produced in Hungary in a joint venture with a domestic partner company.
Many jobs will be created for the Hungary team in Germany and Hungary. It would be a pleasure for us if you would apply for one of the following vacancies.
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