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Hungary requests Hueys

9th December 2011 - 15:04 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The Hungarian government has issued a request to purchase more than 30 Bell UH-1N helicopters from the US.

In a statement to the US Congress by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 8 December, the government of Hungary has requested the sale of 32 Hueys as well as 20 spare engines, associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.

The deal through the US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) could be worth as much $426 million.

The UH-1Ns are likely to be former US Marine Corps examples which are now being replaced by UH-1Y Venoms.

Hungary is keen to

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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