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DEFMIN: HUNGARY UPGRADING SEARCH AND RESCUE CAPABILITIES

 

The Hungarian Armed Forces is enhancing its search and rescue capabilities by upgrading its helicopter fleet, according to Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the defence minister. The military has recently replaced its Mi-17 helicopters with modern Airbus H145M aircraft, he noted. In addition to the procurement of the H145s, Hungary is also taking delivery of new multi-purpose Airbus H225M helicopters, the minister said. The new aircraft will enhance the Armed Forces’ search and rescue capabilities, he said in a statement, adding that helicopter pilots and crewmembers have had to acquire new skills to effectively carry out rescue operations using the latest technology.