Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 of its H225M multi-purpose helicopters, which will be utilised for combat search-and-rescue, transport and special operations missions.
“This new contract confirms the H225M as a combat-proven, multi-role platform operated by the most demanding military customers worldwide,” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “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.”
The H225M aircraft are capable of carrying up to 28 troops, and will be equipped with ‘state-of-the-art communication capabilities’, avionics suite and four-axis autopilot. The aircraft has all-weather capability and is supported by its night vision goggle compatibility.
“I am thankful for the trust that the Hungarian Government has placed in our company to support its ambitious ‘Zrinyi 2026’ armed forces modernisation program,” added Even.