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Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Hungary Orders 16 Airbus H225M Multi-Role Helicopters

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 missions.

 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.

The H225Ms selected by Hungary will be equipped with state-of-the-art communication capabilities and will be used for transport, combat search and rescue, and special operations missions. Picture copyright: Anthony Pecchi. Click to enlarge.

“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 attack.”

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 and Singapore.

Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide an extensive training and support package to ensure the highest level of operational availability.

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