Hungary Agrees to Buy Missiles from U.S.

At $1 billion, it is the largest arms deal ever between the two nations.

Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benko and U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein signed a memorandum last week for the purchase of medium-range missiles. The $1 billion deal is for U.S. manufactured weapons deployable both air-to-air and surface-to-air. 

Ambassador Cornstein reports that these armaments will replace the systems that have been in place since communists formerly ruled Hungary. “We commend the Hungarian government’s strong commitment to continue modernizing Hungary’s military through the acquisition of the world’s most advanced mid-range air defense system, which will enhance Hungary’s ability to provide collective and self-defense,” said Ambassador Cornstein.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the State Department as they strengthen ties with U.S. allies.
  • For the Department of Defense as they coordinate the arms deal. 
  • For the president as he works to maintain international relationships.

Sources: Defense News, Breitbart, AP


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