Russia is overhauling the Hungarian Air Force’s (HunAF’s) 12 Mi-24D attack helicopters under an agreement signed with Hungary on 31 October. In mid-November, a Russian An-124 transport aircraft took off from Kecskemet Air Base to St Petersburg with an unspecified number of Mi-24s on board. Hungary has no attack helicopter capability as all its nearly two dozen Mi-24s have been grounded for years because previous governments lacked the means and the will to properly maintain them.
This is the second major agreement with Russia concerning HunAF helicopters. In 2016, Hungary concluded an agreement with Russian Helicopters to overhaul five Mi-17 helicopters.
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