The defence ministry has decided to purchase a state-of-the-art air defence system and signed a relevant contract with Airbus representatives in Budapest.
Airbus said in a statement that SAMOC is a solution for coordination of all Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) assets and it is a combat-proven system which has been tested at several NATO drills.
The contract was signed on behalf of Airbus by Martin Deister, head of the air defence division, and Michael Apel, division head at the company’s German subsidiary. On behalf of the defence ministry, it was signed by Péter Fodor, director-general of the defence economy office.
SAMOC is compatible with similarly advanced NATO system centres and is able to provide fast, reliable and precise information in standard formats. As a result, the Hungarian army will be able to protect important facilities and the country’s population against flying objects, including aircraft, helicopters, missiles and drones, the ministry said.