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HUNGARY OFFERS EVACUATION CAPACITY TO EUGB BATTLE GROUP

 

Hungary has offered strategic air medical evacuation capacity consisting of an Airbus A319 aircraft and flight and health-care personnel to the Polish-led EUBG battle group, the Hungarian Armed Forces said on Saturday. The aircraft and staff will not be an active participant of the battle group but prepared to fly 200 hours as supporting capacity in the second half of 2024 and the first half of 2025, the press secretary of Brigadier General Csaba Ugrik said. The capacity will be stationed in Hungary, he added. If necessary, the aircraft will be used to support EUBG operations in strategic airborne medical evacuation tasks, he said, entailing the evacuation of wounded soldiers to Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava or other airports, the armed forces said.