Hungary and Turkey are planning to launch joint drone production. According to Daily Hungary, the issue was discussed during a telephone conversation between Hungarian Minister of Technology and Industry Laszlo Palkovics and his Turkish counterpart Mustafa Varank.
According to him, Hungary decided to produce military equipment domestically with the involvement of foreign partners. He added that the production of four-wheeled armored fighting vehicles will be one of the major future projects that could begin in October. "We have discussed technological details related to this project," he said.
He noted that other topics include expanding bilateral defense cooperation in the production of drones as well as their armor and weapons. He added that Turkey is "a leader in the production of this equipment." "According to plans, production of such equipment will begin at a joint venture in Kaposvar, in western Hungary," he said.
According to Palkovics, another important topic of the talks was energy. He noted that Turkey has a strong industry to support energy production, particularly the production of solar panel systems and other components that complement the country's electric grid. "We would like to convince Turkish companies to produce such components and solar panels in Hungary," the minister said.