Hungarian H145M fleet is almost complete
Four H145M helicopters remain to be delivered to the Hungarian Air Force under an order placed with Airbus Helicopters in 2018.
All 20 helicopters will be upgraded with the HForce weapon management system developed by the OEM, which allows Hungary to equip and operate their H145Ms with a complete range of ballistic or guided weapons.
Three helicopters have already been upgraded with HForce, to be followed by two others in March 2021.
The H145Ms for Hungary (procured under the Zrínyi 2026 programme) are also equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, dual cargo hook, hoist, disaster management kit, ballistic protection and an ECM system.
‘This military version of the H145 gives us the performance our Defence Forces need. Previously, our transport and attack helicopters didn’t have any sensor capabilities. We’ve jumped into the digital era with the H145M,’ said Tamás Bali, Deputy Base Commander of the Hungarian Air Force.
Zrínyi 2026 also included procurement of eight Czech-made Zlin light trainers to replace outdated Yak-52 aircraft. The final batch of four Zlins was delivered to Hungary in December 2020.
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