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Hungary and Israel will jointly produce drones, Orban said.

Hungary and Israel will jointly produce drones, Orban said.

Hungary signed an agreement with the Israeli company UVision on the establishment of an enterprise for the production of combat drones, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at the opening of the plant of the German concern Rheinmetall in the Hungarian Zalaegerszeg.

“We signed an agreement, of which the Israeli company UVision is a part, we are creating a joint venture in Hungary to produce combat drones,” Orban said.

He also said that in the Hungarian Varpalota “in the future, one of the most modern ammunition production plants in Europe, also together with Rheinmetall, will start operating,” and a year ago, “the Airbus plant in Gyula, where parts for the most modern combat helicopters are produced,” was commissioned. According to him, Hungary also bought the Czech company Aero Vodochody, which produces combat and training aircraft, so there is now a Hungarian aircraft factory in the Czech Republic.

Earlier, Orban said that Budapest now needs to increase the country’s military capabilities. According to him, only a strong national army can guarantee the country’s security and that Hungary will seriously focus on strengthening the national army in the next decade, since European countries cannot rely on the US alone for defense.