László Palkovics, Minister of Technology and Industry, held talks with Mustafa Varank, his Turkish counterpart, to discuss bilateral defense cooperation, in Ankara.
Minister Palkovics told MTI that Hungary had decided to manufacture military hardware domestically with the inclusion of foreign technological partners. The production of four-wheel armoured fighting vehicles will be one of the major future projects which could start in October, he added. “We discussed the technical details related to that project at our talks on Monday,” Palkovics said. The minister said other topics included the broadening of bilateral defence cooperation in manufacturing drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, and their armour and weaponry. Turkey is a leader in the production of this kind of equipment, he added. “According to plans, production will begin as part of a joint venture in Kaposvár,” he said. Palkovics said another major topic at the talks was energy. Turkey has a strong industry to support energy production, noting the manufacturing of solar panel systems and other components supplementing the country’s electric network, he added. “We would like to persuade Turkish companies to produce such components and solar panels in Hungary,” the minister said.
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