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Army: Zlin Fleet Complete, 14 Airbus Military Helicopters Arrived

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.19.

The Hungarian army put on show the recently arrived four Zlin light training and reconnaissance aircraft and 14 Airbus H145M medium-sized military multirole helicopters that have been purchased under the country’s large-scale defence development scheme, at the Szolnok army base on Friday.

Hungary has purchased in the framework of the Zrínyi 2026 programme altogether eight Czech-made Zlin planes to replace outdated Yak-52 training aircraft, four of which were delivered earlier. With the arrival of the other four, the Zlin fleet is complete, Brigadier General Nándor Kilián, Inspector of the Hungarian Air Force, said at the ceremony for observation.

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The foundation stone of a 60 billion forint (EUR 169m) plant was laid in Zalaegerszeg, in western Hungary, to manufacture Lynx infantry fighting vehicles in cooperation with German defence industry company Rheinmetall, on Thursday. Addressing the ceremony, László Palkovics, the innovation and technology minister, said that out of the 218 Lynx KF41 next generation combat […]Continue reading

The other fleet has a total of 20 H145M multirole Airbus helicopters, 16 of which have already been put in operation at the Szolnok base, he said.

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