According to press reports, Hungary is also interested in acquiring the US HIMARS missile defence system. Turkey has another idea.
Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said Ankara is ready to discuss the possibility of supplying multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) as an alternative to the US HIMARS missile systems.
Following the eighth meeting of the Hungarian-Turkish Joint Economic Committee held in Budapest on Monday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade presented the Turkish politician with the Hungarian Order of Merit.
“I don’t know whether Hungary is taking steps to procure HIMARS, but I can tell you that we are producing alternative systems in Turkey. If Hungary has a need, we are ready to provide the necessary support,” TGRT quoted Mustafa Varank as saying.
Hungary’s Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó, says Hungary is considering the options for its military to procure weapons. Naturally, Hungary turned first to its NATO allies, including Turkey, index.hu reports.
This weapon has also worked in the possession of the Ukrainian army. “At the moment, there is simply no other modern version of this type of weapon on the market,” a source said.
Source: TGRT, index.hu