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Rheinmetall launches production of Lynx fighting vehicle in Hungary

The logo of Germany's Rheinmetall AG is seen after the Company's 2019 annual report in Duesseldorf

(Reuters) - Germany's Rheinmetall said on Thursday it had launched the initial production phase of its new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle in Hungary.

Low-rate initial production (LRIP) includes fabrication of the Lance medium-calibre turret as well as additional variants of the Lynx, the company said.

Full production is due to commence in July 2023.

(Reporting by Anastasiia Kozlova; editing by Matthias Williams)