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US Army unit collaborates with Hungarian attack helicopter units

US Army unit collaborates with Hungarian attack helicopter units

17-Jun-2021Source: US Army

12th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly an Mi-24 Hind helicopter with Hungarian Defense Force pilots at Solnok Air Base, Hungary. U.S. Army pilots from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, part of 12th CAB, and the Hungarian Defense Force 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base shared their flying experience through joint orientation... Read more

Airbus helps Hungarian Air Ambulance become a digital organisation

Airbus helps Hungarian Air Ambulance become a digital organisation

4-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is helping Hungary’s largest civilian operator become a digital organisation capable of capturing, storing and then analysing the rich amounts of data generated from its day-to-day helicopter operations, turning them into continuous improvement actions.   At Heli-Expo 2020, Hungarian Air Ambulance became the first helicopter operator to purchase a complete end-to-end solution, from... Read more

Hungary takes delivery of its first two H145Ms

Hungary takes delivery of its first two H145Ms

4-Dec-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first two of twenty H145M military helicopters have been delivered to the Hungarian Defence Forces. The H145Ms of the Hungarian fleet are equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, dual cargo hook, hoist, disaster management kit, ballistic protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system to support the most demanding operational requirements. They... Read more

Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

3-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in the country’s eastern part. The new installation will be built up from scratch and will be the core of an emerging Hungarian aeronautics cluster. This... Read more

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

13-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Hungarian military have made a block purchase of nine Airbus (ex Eurocopter) EC135P2+ helicopters.  This represented the portion of the Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse) fleet which was superceded by later purchases including one EC135P2+, three EC135P3s and eight H135s. Gradually over the latter months of 2018, these nine helicopters have had their ownership... Read more

Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

21-Dec-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain high precision mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the ‘Zrinyi 2026’ armed forces development program supporting Hungary’s national security goals of developing... Read more

Hungary orders 20 H145Ms

Hungary orders 20 H145Ms

2-Jul-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 H145M military helicopters equipped with the innovative HForce weapon management in the frame of the military modernisation programme Zrinyi 2026. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will provide an extensive training and support package. “We are honoured to be of service – once more – to the Hungarian Ministry of Defence whom we today... Read more

Airbus completes first firing campaign with H145M

Airbus completes first firing campaign with H145M

13-Nov-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by... Read more

EDA wraps up Fire Blade 2017 exercise in Hungary

EDA wraps up Fire Blade 2017 exercise in Hungary

25-May-2017Source: EDA

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017, which was hosted by the Hungarian Defence Forces, came to an end on Thursday 11 May 2017 and was officially closed by the acting Chief of the Hungarian Air Force, Colonel Pal Szűcs and LTC Roel Cuppes, who represented the EDA. This was the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of... Read more

11th EDA Helicopter Exercise Fire Blade ready for take-off in Hungary

11th EDA Helicopter Exercise Fire Blade ready for take-off in Hungary

8-May-2017Source: EDA

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) will take place at Papa Airbase in Hungary from 1-12 May 2017 with around 500 personnel and 16 aircraft taking part from 5 Member States. This is the 11th Helicopter exercise to be conducted under the umbrella of EDA’s Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP). The European Defence Agency continues to offer... Read more

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

5-Mar-2017Source: EDA

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 will be hosted by Hungary at Pápa Airbase and takes place from the 1st to the 12th of May. 17 air assets and 450 personnel are expected to take part in this live fire focused training exercise. FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) marks the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of the... Read more

Hungarian Police buys five pre-owned MD Explorers

Hungarian Police buys five pre-owned MD Explorers

19-Jul-2016Source: MD Helicopters

HeliHub.com understands that the Hungarian Police (local name Rendőrség) have bought a batch of five MD902 Explorers from a German police force.  The five have been acquired from the Baden-Wurttemberg Police, who are taking delivery of six H145 helicopters from Airbus, and are the first law enforcement operator of that type. The five Explorers –... Read more

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

18-Jul-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The defence ministry in Hungary signed a contract on 7th July with Russian Helicopters for the overhaul of their four Mi-17 helicopters.  The contract calls for all four to be completed within 24 months, with each airframe being completed within 10 months of arrival. The work will be carried out at Novosibirsk, and the contract... Read more

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

25-Feb-2016Source: UKRAINE TODAY

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story... Read more

Hungary interested in 30 helicopters to replace Mi-8 fleet

Hungary interested in 30 helicopters to replace Mi-8 fleet

27-Jan-2016Source: Sputnik

According to Russia’s Arms Trade Analysis Centre, Hungary is interested in purchasing 30 Russian helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

Hungarian Defence Forces prepare for helicopter procurement

Hungarian Defence Forces prepare for helicopter procurement

18-Apr-2013Source: Hungarian Government

Decision on the helicopter procurement of the Hungarian Defence Forces can be taken at the start of the next term of government next year, the Minister of Defence said in the program “Ütköző” of Kossuth Radio on Friday, April 12. Minister Hende said that on taking office, the government had learnt that the renewal and... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

28-Nov-2012Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) having recently upgraded to state of the art ZOLL® X Series™ Patient Monitors is delighted to donate two older generation Schiller patient monitors to Dr Peter Temesvari, Medical Director of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Hungary. Before being appointed Medical Director of Hungarian HEMS, Peter Temesvari was a HEMS Doctor... Read more

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

28-Nov-2012Source: European Defence Agency

The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE,  FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of... Read more

Hungary seek to buy 32 UH-1Ns

Hungary seek to buy 32 UH-1Ns

11-Dec-2011Source: DSCA

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 6 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Hungary for the modification and inspection of 32 UH-1N Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $426 million. The Government of Hungary has requested a possible sale of... Read more

Finland gives two Mi-8s to Hungary

Finland gives two Mi-8s to Hungary

22-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Finland is donating their last two Mi-8s to Hungary for use in crisis management duties, after the introduction of the NH90 has now made them surplus to requirements.  The last pair, serialled HS-11 and HS-13, have been maintained airworthy at Utti Air Base with about two hours flown on each one every month.  Both have... Read more

Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

24-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Finland is donating its last two Soviet-built Mi-8s to international crisis management activities, and discussed options with several other countries. The likely recipient is Hungary, which is expected to deploy the helicopters in Afghanistan. The Finnish donation would be part of the Multinational Helicopter Initiative (MHI), which was set up three years ago by the... Read more

Hungary upgrading two or three Mi-17s for Afghan use

Hungary upgrading two or three Mi-17s for Afghan use

14-Jan-2011Source: Defense News

Hungary will upgrade at least two and possibly three Mi-17 helicopters with the aim of deploying them for two years to Afghanistan.... Read more

USAF train up helicopter crews from Hungary and Croatia in NVG ops for Afghanistan

USAF train up helicopter crews from Hungary and Croatia in NVG ops for Afghanistan

10-Oct-2010Source: US Air Force

Establishing and maintaining solid working relationships with partner nations is a key mission element in the special operations community. This sometimes takes the form of providing needed training opportunities in order to level the ‘playing field’ and ensure better interoperability and capability with partner forces. One such need recently came in the form of night... Read more

Hungary to send two helicopters to Afghanistan

Hungary to send two helicopters to Afghanistan

28-Oct-2009Source: Budapest Business Journal

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Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

27-Oct-2009Source: ISRIA

The Declaration of Intent was signed by the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. This will provide the necessary political mandate to start mitigating critical utility helicopter shortfalls, particularly in the conduct of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.... Read more

19-Aug-09 HA-BDC Eurocopter AS350 Lake Balaton, Hungary

19-Aug-09 HA-BDC Eurocopter AS350 Lake Balaton, Hungary

19-Aug-2009

19-Aug-09 HA-BDC Eurocopter AS350 Lake Balaton, Hungary... Read more

10-Feb-09 HA-MIX Robinson R44 Budapest, Hungary (1F)

10-Feb-09 HA-MIX Robinson R44 Budapest, Hungary (1F)

10-Feb-2009

10-Feb-09 HA-MIX Robinson R44 Budapest, Hungary... Read more

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