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Hungary buys H225M helos with HForce weapons system

14 December 2018

Hungary has ordered 16 Airbus Helicopters H225M multirole rotorcraft equipped with the company’s HForce Generic Weapon System (GWS).

An H225M helicopter seen fitted with the HForce weapons package at the concept roll-out in 2015. Hungary has ordered 16 such platforms as part of a wider modernisation programme. (IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings)An H225M helicopter seen fitted with the HForce weapons package at the concept roll-out in 2015. Hungary has ordered 16 such platforms as part of a wider modernisation programme. (IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings)

The deal, announced by the manufacturer on 14 December, will see the helicopters delivered to the Hungarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) in support of the ‘Zrínyi 2026’ armed forces modernisation programme.

No contract value or delivery timeline for the helicopters was disclosed.

The H225M HForce procurement by Hungary follows some six months after the country ordered 20 of the smaller H145M helicopters fitted with the same HForce system in June. The HForce enables the customer to quickly and easily weaponise its helicopters by means of the Rockwell Collins Deutschland (RCD) FMC-4212 General Purpose Computer (GPC), the Thales’ Scorpion monocular helmet-mounted sight display (HMSD), and a Wescam electro-optical sensor, as well as gunner armament weapon grips and weapon pods.

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