The last newly purchased Airbus H145M medium-sized military multirole helicopter to complete a fleet of 20 landed at a military base in Szolnok, in central Hungary, on Friday.
The helicopter arrived from Airbus’s Donauwörth plant in Germany, Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, the chief of the Hungarian armed forces, told a press conference at the base. It was escorted to Szolnok by a Mi-17 and a Mi-24 helicopter.
The H145M has been purchased in the framework of Hungary’s Zrínyi 2026 large-scale army development programme. ”
Ruszin-Szendi said that altogether 16 of the new H225 type of helicopters are expected to be delivered to Hungary between 2023 and 2025. The Mi-17 and Mi-24 types will be in use as long as possible.