Challenges of the Application of Lynx KF-41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the Hungarian Defence Forces
Continuous changes in the world and Europe have posed new challenges to NATO. The Russian–Ukrainian conflict that began in 2014 has shown that, in addition to the fight against terrorism and peace operations, the possibility of procedures and confrontations in the traditional sense must not be forgotten either. In the 21stcentury, the battlefield conflicts are already taking place in a complex and rapidly changing environment that requires forces to keep pace with change because that is the only way they can perform their duties successfully.In response to the challenges listed, the Hungarian Government launched the Zrínyi 2026 Defence and Armed Forces Development Program, a full-spectrum force development program aimed at making the Hungarian Armed Forces a dominant force in the region. Among the developments affecting the shooting range of the program, the regularisation of the Lynx KF-41 infantry fighting vehicle should be highlighted. Due to its capabilities, the new Western instrument is sufficiently feasible for the battlefields of the future, but the procedures that we used before IFOR, i.e. the Eastern military equipment can no longer be applied.In our study, we present the features, modern challenges that a modern battlefield poses for a combat vehicle. We analyse the unique features of the Lynx Kf-41 and the challenges that will require vehicle application and team training in the future.