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. Starting price of the lot amounts to 2.6 billion forints ($10 million), Janes reported Monday.
Before auction the government of Hungary must obtain permission from the Russian side. In November 2017, the Agency Janes reported that Hungary started the procedure for auction sale of 23 multi-role fighters MiG-29, the starting price of which amounted to 4.8 billion Hungarian forints ($18 million). Then at the auction were also exhibited 20 engines from these planes, rockets, and more than 1.2 thousand spare parts.
Some of the MiGs for many years stood under the open sky at the military airport of kecskemét. Hungary received 28 MiG-29 from Russia in 1993, in payment of the Soviet debt. After joining NATO in Budapest began to gradually replace the Russian fighter planes into Swedish, since 2010, the MiG-29 almost completely ceased operations.
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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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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
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