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Mon, 2 July 2018

Hungary Orders 20 Airbus H145M Helicopters

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 Airbus H145M military helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon system.

“We are honoured to be of service – once more – to the Hungarian Ministry of Defence whom we today welcome as a new customer for our H145M helicopters,” said Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus. “With this new order, we are fostering our excellent and trustful relationship with the Hungarian Armed Forces after their acquisition of two A319 military troop transporters last year. Team Airbus is grateful for the continued trust and confidence that the Hungarian government has placed in our products.”

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.

Airbus H145M with Hforce weapon system. Click to enlarge.

 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 to support the most demanding operational requirements.

 The HForce weapon 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 was first delivered in 2015 to the German Armed Forces and has since been ordered by Thailand and the Republic of Serbia.

Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145M is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC). In addition, the helicopter is equipped with the Helionix digital avionics suite which includes a high-performance 4-axis autopilot, increasing safety and reducing pilot workload. Its particularly low acoustic footprint makes the H145M the quietest helicopter in its class.

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