Kaposvár factory ready to modernize Hungarian army ATVs

Forty Gidrán tactical armored vehicles produced in Turkey will be equipped with radio and electrotechnical devices in Kaposvár, and parts will be produced for around 100 more vehicles in the future, the government commissioner for defense development said on Saturday.

Gáspár Maróth told a workshop at Óbuda University’s Smart Innovation Park in Kaposvár that the Gidrán armored tactical vehicles, of which the Hungarian army had purchased ten and planned to purchase several hundred,

represented an “emblematic development” of the advanced Turkish defense industry.

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Armored Tactical Vehicle (ATV) Gidrán Photo: MTI/Varga György

Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics said at the event that the Kaposvár Smart Innovation Park will also be involved in defense industry research and development, which has “ great future potential”.

Finance Minister Mihály Varga, head of the Rudolf Kálmán Foundation Board of Óbuda University, said that

the pandemic and the war have shown that it is “of the utmost importance” to have a stable economy, ready to face the most unexpected situations and equipped with self-sufficient defense and health industries.

Hungarian army soldier
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Source: MTI

Laura T. Thrasher