Two H-225M helicopters delivered to Hungary
The first aircraft of 16 units
The Hungarian Defence Forces have received the first two of 16 H-225M multi-purpose helicopters on schedule. The aircraft was officially handed over at Szolnok Airbase by Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters.
Additionally, Airbus is also providing an extensive training and support package to ensure the highest level of operational availability.
The H-225Ms selected by Hungary are equipped with state-of-the-art communication capabilities and will be used for transport, combat search and rescue, and special operations missions. Its advanced avionics and four axis autopilot, exceptional range and payload capacities, combined with a large cabin designed to carry up to 24 troops and powerful air-to-ground and air-to-surface armament as well as electronic warfare systems allow the H-225M to carry out the most demanding missions. The model has an all-weather capability supported by its night vision goggle compatibility.
A part of the Hungarian H-225M fleet will be fitted with the HForce weapon management system, adding air support capabilities thus creating further communality with the Hungarian H-145M fleet also equipped with HForce. Flight trials have recently been conducted in Hungary as part of the integration of a gun pod and rocket launchers on the Hungarian H-225M.
A member of the multi-role Super Puma family of helicopters, this military variant is currently operational in France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Kuwait, and Singapore.
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