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Two more Airbus H225M helicopters added to Hungarian fleet

Two new H225M helicopters have been delivered to the Hungarian armed forces from Airbus Helicopters in France, Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the defence minister said on Monday.

The helicopters arrived at MH Jozsef Kiss airbase in Szolnok on Monday afternoon, a ministry statement said.

The parachute and airborne capabilities of the armed forces will be further enhanced thanks to the craft’s high-tech equipment, the minister said.

There are now eight H225M helicopters in Hungary, half the country’s entire H225M fleet.

The first helicopters were delivered in July 2023, and related equipment has been arriving continuously ever since.

Szalay-Bobrovniczky noted the recent purchase of four new Gripen fighter jets and a new SAAB centre of excellence using augmented reality technology. Also, pilots were given a big wage increase at the start of the year, he noted.

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