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Hungary Orders 20 Airbus H145M Military Helicopters
H145 helicopter (Image: Airbus Helicopters)

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 H145M military helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management for its military modernisation programme Zrinyi 2026. 

Together with the helicopters, Airbus will provide training and support package, Airbus said in a statement Friday.

With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M can be used for a wide range of tasks, including troop transport, utility, surveillance, air rescue, armed reconnaissance and medical evacuation.

The Hungarian fleet will be equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, fire support equipment, ballistic protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system. TheHForce system, developed by Airbus Helicopters, will allow Hungary to equip and operate their aircraft with a large set of ballistic or guided air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons.

The H145M is a light twin-engine helicopter that was first delivered in 2015 to the German Armed Forces and has since been ordered by Thailand and the Republic of Serbia.

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