The second phase of the development of small arms in Hungary has started

Honvé according to the information provided the agreement – which was concluded between the Diana Arms Technical School and College, the Neumann János University and the MH Institute of Modernization – confirms a professional relationship that has been going on since August 2021. Its aim is to effectively serve the provision and training of the personnel of the Hungarian Armed Forces and the Hungarian defense industry; in addition, contribute to the creation of a mechanical engineering career model for the defense industry and prepare and carry out educational development tasks.

According to Gáspár Maróth, this agreement opens a new era in the field of the Hungarian military industry, including arms development.

– I think that this cooperation is also exemplary for Hungary. It shows how to work together to get from scratch to a level that can already be interpreted internationally, he said.

The government commissioner for defense development underlined that the signing of the co-operation agreement is also important because “we have reached the point where we now need to allocate other resources in addition to the original engineering team in the development of the Hungarian weapons family”.

That is why he welcomed the János Neumann University in Kecskemét. As he said, the institution was the first to join in supporting military developments. Their pioneering work is now being followed by many more, so in addition to other educational institutions, the universities of Miskolc, Óbuda and Győr are also joining these developments. He also thanked Brigadier General István Filótás and his team, the Institute of Modernization, who, as Gáspár Maróth put it, are involved in the testing of weapons and the resulting technical and further development opinions.

The government commissioner for defense development said in his greeting that this agreement would effectively open the second phase of arms development. “The first phase has been successfully completed by the company and the development team, which means that testing of the prototypes of the weapons is underway and has been partially completed,” he said, adding that industrial production, producing weapons of price and quality that can be sold on the international market.

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Tamás Fülöp, Rector of János Neumann University, confirmed what was said: the educational institution in Kecskemét was one of the first to recognize the opportunities for higher education, training and research development in the renewal and development of the national defense industry. – The co-operation agreement signed now strengthens and expands the existing defense industrial and technological capacities in the region, thus, above all, in the Bács-Kiskun county and gaining greater economic significance as the Kiskunfélegyháza Arsenal. In addition, as part of university engineering training, it raises the potential of vocational training in Csongrád, which already has a long tradition, to a higher education level, he declared.

He also mentioned that at the same time as the signed agreement, the training of weapons engineering engineer will appear at the university. Tamás Fülöp also added that an award was established to exemplify the importance and esteem of the specialty: the name of the first-year graduate will be engraved every year, engraved on a contemporary saber of the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence on display in the university hall.

According to Gábor Bozó, director of the Diana Weapons Technical School and College, arms production, innovation, research and development, vocational training and, last but not least, engineering training are needed for domestic arms production. In the field of vocational training, the Csongrád institution has a history of more than three decades. “Today, we can boast our own weapons production capacity and repair plant, where we develop unique and series-produced weapons, develop prototypes, and the design and production of weapon parts takes place in this factory,” said Gábor Bozó. He also pointed out that the Diana Arms Technical School and College is today a training center and base in the region that provides a qualification that provides a wide range of interoperability but is also specialized in a very specialized field.

“The combination of these three potentials: experience, interoperability and expertise can be defined in a new way as competitiveness,” he said.

Brigadier General István Filótás, commander of the Institute of Modernization of the Hungarian Armed Forces, said that the agreement signed today is the result of a long-standing excellent relationship. Regarding the support provided by the institute, he said that the organization has the prepared staff that can effectively support the training in weapons technology and weapons design. – The Hungarian Armed Forces is in great need of a sufficient supply of military engineers with modern technical knowledge, who can be the basis of the future logistics support system and research and development. On the other hand, the ever-expanding Hungarian defense industry also requires the appearance of this well-prepared engineering staff equipped with military engineering and military technology knowledge on the domestic labor market, he added.

Cover image source: Gábor Baranyai

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