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.
Following a second crash-landing in a month, the Hungarian Air Force has decided to ground its Jas-39 Gripen fighter jet fleet. The army made an announcement after a pilot was forced to elect himself from a jet near the town of Kecskemet
Czech Republic will be receiving 58 T–72 tanks, the Hungary Defense Ministry said on August 25 which has all the required licenses for the shipment of military equipment. The supplier Excalibur Defense has began the shipment of the tanks no longer used by the Hungarian Armed Forces
Hungary will replace its transport helicopter fleet by 2016, Defense Minister Csaba Hende said to a local daily. The planned procurement will significantly strengthen Hungarys airlift capability, Hende added
Hungary yesterday announced plans to sell its old Soviet-made tanks and fighter planes, saying they were in “very good condition” but expensive to maintain. Zoltan Borbiro, state secretary for the defense ministry, said MIG 29 fighter jets and T-72 tanks, military equipment and clothing would all be up for sale later this year
The Hungarian government has put its last batch of 19 MiG-29 fighter jets up for sale. The single lot includes 19 fighters MiG-29, partially dismantled, or designated as unsuitable, 20 engines and about 300 other items, including weapons for aircraft
The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management system. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide training and support for Hungarys ‘Zrinyi 2026 armed forces modernisation programme, the company said in a statement Friday
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