The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered
sixteen Airbus H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce
weapon management system.
The 11-metric-tonne H225Ms selected by Hungary will be used
for transport, combat search and rescue, and special operations
Its state-of-the art avionics and four axis autopilot,
range and payload capacities, combined with a large
cabin designed to carry up to 28 troops and powerful air-to-ground
and air-to-surface armament as well as electronic warfare systems
allow the H225M to carry out the most demanding missions. The
helicopter also has an all-weather capability supported by its night
vision goggle compatibility.
“I am thankful for the trust that the Hungarian
Government has placed in our company to support its ambitious ‘Zrinyi
2026’ armed forces modernisation programme. Our teams have
witnessed the professionalism and enthusiasm of the Hungarian
experts and pilots whose contribution has been key to ensuring the
success of this project” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO.
“This new contract confirms the H225M as a combat-proven,
multi-role platform operated by the most demanding military
customers worldwide. The Hungarian armed forces will be able to
rely on the cost-efficient H145M / H225M tandem that will enable
them to cover all of the major military missions, from light
utility, tactical transport, combat search and rescue up to light
With this contract, Hungary becomes the 9th
country to have selected the H225M. A member of the multi-role
Super Puma family of helicopters, this military variant is
currently operational in France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia,
Indonesia and Thailand, and has recently been ordered by Kuwait
Together with the helicopters, Airbus
will also provide an extensive training and support package to
ensure the highest level of operational availability.