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Gripens to Move Base Temporarily to Pápa

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.07.

Hungarian defence force Gripen fighters, whose tasks include quick reaction alert duties, will be temporarily moved from Kecskemét air base, in central Hungary, to Pápa, in western Hungary, from Tuesday.

The Kecskemét air base will be developed under the arrangements of the NATO Security Investment Programme and Hungary’s Modern Cities scheme, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

The runways for landing and take-off, as well as connecting areas, will not be suitable to serve the aircraft for at least six months, the ministry added.

Related equipment will be moved on public roads 52 and 8, and by rail between Monday and Wednesday this week, as well as on Friday and next Monday, the ministry said.

Featured photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI