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American air defense system for a billion: Hungary is ready to replace the Soviet "Squares"

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Hungary agreed to purchase a NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system from the United States, which the United States Embassy in Budapest hastened to announce.


The parties signed a declaration of intent, which allows them to start promoting the deal through the American authorities. It is assumed that the purchase will be completed in September this year. This agreement should be the largest in stories military-technical cooperation between Hungary and the United States.

At the signing ceremony, Hungarian Defense Minister Tibor Benko said that the $ 1 billion purchased "missile system will be used as a deterrent." Despite such an expensive purchase, information on evaluating alternative systems has not yet been released to the public.

The acquired complex was jointly developed by the Norwegian company Kongserg and the American Raytheon. It is designed to destroy air targets, in particular missiles. The range of fire depends on the type of ammunition. If AIM-120A missiles operate at a distance of 55 km, then AIM-120D - 180 km. Therefore, the American NASAMS is classified as a short-to-medium-range air defense system. Work is underway to improve the missiles. The freshest of them is the AMRAAM-ER product.

As standard, NASAMS has a modular design that includes an FDC command post, Raytheon AN / MPQ-3F64 Sentinel active 1D radar, passive electro-optical and infrared sensors and a number of launchers equipped with AMRAAM missiles.

The purchase is taking place against the background of Hungary's allocation of funds to modernize its armed forces, currently consisting mainly of obsolete Soviet-era equipment

- writes the Defense World edition.

At present, the entire Hungarian air defense system is reduced to two short-range systems - the Kvadrat air defense missile system released in the USSR and the French Mistral MANPADS. The obsolete Soviet complex remained one of the few systems in service with the Hungarian troops that had not yet been replaced by Western counterparts. Hungary is now ready to do this.

American air defense system for a billion: Hungary is ready to replace the Soviet "Squares"


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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 14 August 2020 07: 03 New
    +3
    The first sentence contains the whole essence of American arms exports.
    "Hungary agreed to purchase from the US."
    1. The black
      The black 14 August 2020 07: 09 New
      +3
      In principle, the Americans conduct politics in their own interests. In this case, to do this, they had to bend a NATO ally and they did it.
    2. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 14 August 2020 07: 13 New
      0
      The dosage when joining "democracy" is increased gradually, so the next stages - F-35, Abrams, missile defense, and maybe even an aircraft carrier will be presented instead of a wall calendar with burning tires.
      1. KCA
        KCA 14 August 2020 07: 43 New
        +2
        Hungary, yes, without an aircraft carrier, it will be launched at Balaton :-)
      2. Postum
        Postum 14 August 2020 13: 22 New
        0
        The mocking looks from not being very smart
    3. VyacheSeymour
      VyacheSeymour 15 August 2020 23: 23 New
      +1
      "Hungary agreed to purchase from the US."

      Yes, even Haiti ... - but fresh development ...
      The square is the last century. That there is only one radio tube of the CCVO (Communication and Mutual Orientation System) magnetron on the launcher - the size of a round aquarium, and costing 2500 SOVIET rubles !!! ... By the way, it contains 25 grams of gold platinum, not counting silver ... there are four launchers, plus one for the SURN ...
  2. svp67
    svp67 14 August 2020 07: 04 New
    +6
    The purchase is taking place against the background of Hungary's allocation of funds to modernize its armed forces, currently consisting mainly of obsolete Soviet-era equipment
    - writes the Defense World edition.

    That is why it is normal when the Americans allocate money on credit to buy their own weapons, but how are we, then immediately screams about "squandering" money?
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 14 August 2020 07: 23 New
      +7
      Yes, because the Americans do not forgive anyone or anything (debts), but we .... you know and have nothing to say.
      1. 76rtbr
        76rtbr 14 August 2020 08: 12 New
        -2
        "patriots" try to the marrow of their bones, bypassing for Putin yes
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 14 August 2020 07: 30 New
      +7
      Quote: svp67
      The purchase is taking place against the background of Hungary's allocation of funds to modernize its armed forces, currently consisting mainly of obsolete Soviet-era equipment
      - writes the Defense World edition.

      That is why it is normal when the Americans allocate money on credit to buy their own weapons, but how are we, then immediately screams about "squandering" money?

      Because Americans are always repaid.
      1. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 14 August 2020 11: 05 New
        0
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Because Americans are always repaid.

        More precisely, Americans always take their money. They are unpretentious, they take everything - poppy fields in the mountains, oil wells, controlling shares in other elements of national economies, sovereignty ... After all, as modern economic and political theory says, the main thing is sales, and taking your own and a little someone else's already depends on dexterity hands.
    3. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 14 August 2020 07: 31 New
      -4
      And where is the information about amerskie money? Hungary is allocating money for its rearmament. What loan? There will simply be less meat in hominy.
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 14 August 2020 07: 57 New
        +5
        Quote: stock buildbat
        And where is the information about amerskie money? Hungary is allocating money for its rearmament. What loan? There will simply be less meat in hominy.

        Hominy among the Hungarians? request
        1. antivirus
          antivirus 14 August 2020 08: 35 New
          -1
          all homeless and beggars eat mouse tails.
          and hominy too
        2. Reserve buildbat
          Reserve buildbat 14 August 2020 09: 58 New
          +1
          Aron, but at least lard in matzo laughing
          The fact is that Hungarians do not buy on credit.
  3. The black
    The black 14 August 2020 07: 05 New
    +2
    And where, in fact, Hungarians go? ... NATO country. What the Americans vparyat to them, they will take.
    1. svp67
      svp67 14 August 2020 07: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: Black
      What the Americans vparyat to them, they will take.

      But the Greeks, with the Turks, they bought ours ...
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 14 August 2020 07: 31 New
      +6
      Quote: Black
      And where, in fact, Hungarians go? ... NATO country. What the Americans vparyat to them, they will take.

      There are French and Norwegian systems. Czechs bought from Israel.
  4. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 14 August 2020 07: 21 New
    -2
    Rather, the title should look like this:
    "The Yankees bend Hungary, and they are forced to buy American weapons for a lot of money."
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 August 2020 07: 23 New
    -2
    The next news will be "Hungary has OBLIGED to buy three decommissioned nuclear aircraft carriers from the United States -nazlo uk-roine" !!! lol
  6. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 14 August 2020 07: 28 New
    -1
    "Despite such an expensive purchase, no information has yet been released on evaluating alternative systems."
    Who will compare? The owner said what and how much to take, the Hungarians took it under their cap. There are no questions here.
    In general, is it now a "world trend" set by the Yugoslavs - to make an air defense system from air-to-air missiles?
  7. mark1
    mark1 14 August 2020 07: 38 New
    +1
    The range of fire depends on the type of ammunition. If AIM-120A missiles operate at a distance of 55 km, then AIM-120D - 180 km.

    At first the heart skipped a beat (55-180 km) how !? Are the missiles adapted from aviation ammunition? Then he clarified in Wiki (no matter how you scold her, but still it is convenient in terms of efficiency) - this is the range of really aircraft missiles, in the SAM version, the range is from 20 to 40 km
  8. Serg4545
    Serg4545 14 August 2020 07: 40 New
    +2
    .If AIM-120A missiles operate at a distance of 55 km, then AIM-120D - 180 km


    180 km, this is when launched from an airplane! And then under the most favorable conditions (the speed of the aircraft itself, the ideal trajectory, etc.).
    When launched from the ground, but at a high-altitude target, if it flies 50 kilometers away, it will be a great success.
  9. Eug
    Eug 14 August 2020 07: 42 New
    +2
    As for me, the complex contains a rather interesting idea of ​​unification of surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. The Poles tried to do something similar by modernizing the UR VV R-27, but I don’t know what happened.
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 14 August 2020 10: 00 New
      +1
      Back in 1999 in Yugoslavia, they were making the Prasha air defense system with R-60 and R-73 missiles with self-made boosters. Then the fashion went further.
    2. Charik
      Charik 14 August 2020 13: 43 New
      -1
      Houthis from the ground fired 27
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 August 2020 07: 50 New
    -4
    Still the Magyars would not agree, the striped ones would have slapped them on the head.
  11. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 14 August 2020 09: 34 New
    -1
    Quote: svp67
    The purchase is taking place against the background of Hungary's allocation of funds to modernize its armed forces, currently consisting mainly of obsolete Soviet-era equipment
    - writes the Defense World edition.

    That is why it is normal when the Americans allocate money on credit to buy their own weapons, but how are we, then immediately screams about "squandering" money?

    because they can afford to turn on the printing press, but we cannot
  12. RealPilot
    RealPilot 14 August 2020 10: 58 New
    0
    And yet it is not the Patriot that is being supplied, which would be more serious.
    And NASAMS, based on the AIM-120 AMRAAM, that is, an air-to-air missile. It is clear that we also have this (on arrows, needles).
    But this is a completely different ideology of using missiles, the effectiveness of those originally created for air defense systems will, in my opinion, be higher.

    Would buy an S-400, or Thor, Buk or Pantsir, and get better protection.
    But the American "friend" is famous for hand-twisting ...
  13. Charik
    Charik 14 August 2020 13: 38 New
    -1
    Here are some smart ones - they change the air defense immediately behind a yard - probably the air threat is strong for the Hungarians
  14. Sahalinets
    Sahalinets 14 August 2020 14: 13 New
    0
    The range of fire depends on the type of ammunition. If AIM-120A missiles operate at a distance of 55 km, then AIM-120D - 180 km.

    Author, this is when you start from an AIRPLANE! And the real firing range of NASAMS is 25 kilometers! Well, it seems that they are also making a new rocket based on the ESSM, there the range will be 40.