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Hungary begins the process of acquiring new multi-purpose helicopters and airplanes

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Hungary begins the process of acquiring new multi-purpose helicopters and airplanes

Hungarian Ministry of Defense holds consultations with representatives of four leading political parties on renewal aviation component of the Armed Forces.


Following the meeting, Defense Minister Chaba Hand, said about 105 billion forints (465 million dollars) will be allocated for the purchase of multi-purpose helicopters and transport aircraft for the Armed Forces.

According to “Janes Defense Weekly” referring to the statement of the Defense Minister, 100 billion forints (442,9 million dollars) are planned to be used to purchase multi-purpose helicopters intended to replace the Mi-8, another 5 billion forints (22,1 million dollars) are intended for purchase Aircraft VTA.

It is planned that tenders for the supply of new aircraft will be announced before the 2014 election year, after receiving approval from the commission, consisting of representatives of the four largest parliamentary associations.

A specially created initiative group of the Ministry of Defense will develop an acquisition project (civil and military needs assessment) by the third quarter of 2013, including a tender schedule and road maps of the programs to be submitted to parliament. Details of the tender will be developed later in accordance with the practice of public procurement in the European Union. An open international tender is expected to be announced at the beginning of 2014. According to the preliminary schedule, after the elections, the new government will begin to evaluate the proposals received in the middle of 2014.

Chaba Hand noted that after the liquidation of the national airline Malev in 2012, Hungary did not have aircraft to transport the country's leadership. A small fleet of tactical aircraft An-26 outdated.

At the moment, it is not clear whether the funds allocated for the purchase of 22,1 million dollars will suffice to meet the transport needs of Hungary. MoD is currently considering the purchase of three used aircraft with an estimated value of 5 billion forints under an open tender.

According to the statement of Minister Chaba Hand, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Hungarian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Tibor Benko, Hungary continues the process of replacing outdated Soviet weapons. Previously, the Minister of Defense announced the presence of three options for the modernization of the helicopter fleet, including the repair of operating vehicles, the purchase of used or new helicopters. According to the chief of the General Staff, the Armed Forces need modern multi-purpose helicopters to conduct tactical operations, transport troops and cargo, as well as support emergency response operations, medical evacuation or evacuation of Hungarian citizens abroad.

As previously stated by Chaba Hand, the state of the Hungarian Armed Forces fleet does not meet modern requirements.

In particular, part of the armed forces of the Hungarian Armed Forces Mi-8 are in operation since 1969. The Hungarian Air Force has 28 helicopters of various versions of Mi-8, although, according to unofficial information, only 7 of them are suitable for flying (6 Mi-8T and 1 Mi-8PS). In addition, there are Mi-7 17 troop carriers, which have been upgraded as part of a contract worth 32,2 million, signed in the 2008 year.

In 2008, the Hungarian Armed Forces Command announced the need to buy 10 new multi-purpose helicopters, but the lack of financial resources led to the transfer of the project to 2011 year. Since September 2011, the Ministry of Defense of Hungary has been negotiating the purchase of 32 reconstructed multi-purpose UH-1N “Hugh” helicopters from the USMC. However, at the end of 2012, it was announced that the government had rejected this program, the cost of which was estimated at 342 million dollars.

Eurocopter with EC-725, Sikorsky Aircraft with S-70i, Black Hawk, NH Industries with NH-90 announced their preliminary intention to take part in the tender for the supply of Hungarian multi-purpose helicopters. It is not excluded that Russia will also offer for the tender new Mi-17 type cars.
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  1. il grand casino
    il grand casino 28 May 2013 18: 58 New
    +3
    Good luck Mi-17
    1. VAF
      VAF 28 May 2013 20: 25 New
      +7
      Quote: il grand casino
      Good luck Mi-17


      A small addition to the article wink about ... "all serviceable and .." etc.

      The "extreme" replenishment of the Hungarian Air Force's helicopter fleet was the transfer of two extreme Mi-8Ts from the Finnish Air Force.
      The Finns all Mi-8T faithfully served 37 years (!!!) without accidents in harsh conditions with a total flying time of 36 hours.

      These last two Finnish Mi-8Ts flew only 5 hours each. good
      In connection with the insignificant raid, the possibility was considered to send them as a gift to some third world country as “humanitarian aid” - however, provided that the gift was served at their own expense.
      As a result, Hungary became such a country. fellow

      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 28 May 2013 22: 07 New
        +4
        Quote: vaf
        The Finns all Mi-8T faithfully served 37 years (!!!) without accidents in harsh conditions with a total flying time of 36 hours


        Hello, Sergey. Probably the alcohol used to go as intended,
        1. VAF
          VAF 28 May 2013 22: 11 New
          +3
          Quote: Vadivak
          Probably the alcohol used to go as intended,


          Greetings, Vadim drinks Like version good !

          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 28 May 2013 22: 14 New
            +2
            Quote: vaf
            Greetings, Vadim


            Glad you found the same time, as always it is useful to read you
  2. Artmark
    Artmark 28 May 2013 19: 13 New
    +2
    The main thing is that they buy for cash and not on credit, they have money. yes
    1. Quiet
      Quiet 28 May 2013 21: 00 New
      +1
      Where is the money ?? Zin !!!! . The USSR is no more. lecho and tomatoes through CMEA you no longer sell ..... It turns out ..... am ... Take me all for one forint as a whore so that the Baltic states rent at least one tank for the parade ... ???? wassat laughing
      1. Anat1974
        Anat1974 28 May 2013 22: 02 New
        0
        This tank has been rented for five years. Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Zanzibar and other pocket lights of democracy, everyone wants to show the power and pressure of their armed forces, so that Hungary will have to tight, it will be necessary to take a loan from the IMF equivalent to at least 2 forints. Will it pull?
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  4. avt
    avt 28 May 2013 19: 50 New
    +2
    Quote: ArtMark
    The main thing is that they buy for cash and not on credit, they have money

    It remains only to find out where and how much. laughing There is a complete train ... with a budget.
  5. Algor73
    Algor73 28 May 2013 20: 24 New
    +4
    Hostile whirlwinds blow over us ... Something all intensely began to rearm ... Not to good.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 28 May 2013 20: 41 New
    +7
    Since September 2011, the Hungarian Ministry of Defense has been negotiating the purchase of 32 reconstructed UH-1N Hugh multi-purpose helicopters from the United States ILC.

    Sometimes you just wonder how they want to get rid of the Soviet past !!
    They have at least scrap metal instead of a helicopter but an American one.
    UH-1N “Hugh” is still that old man.
    1. Quiet
      Quiet 28 May 2013 21: 06 New
      +1
      The red flag in their hands, a drum on the chest and a steam locomotive towards the tunnel !!!! fool belay laughing
    2. VAF
      VAF 28 May 2013 21: 12 New
      +7
      Quote: APASUS
      Sometimes you just wonder how they want to get rid of the Soviet past !!
      They have at least scrap metal instead of a helicopter but an American one.


      And not just like that, but ... as a gift wink, for less they .. do not agree wassat
      In the context of the meeting of the heads of military departments of the United States and Hungary in September 2012, it was reported that the latter counts on a “donation” (!!!) of 24 UH-1N from the presence of the US Marine Corps in appreciation of the contribution to the struggle for the victory of freedom and democracy in Afghanistan. wassat
      Oh how belay

      1. Quiet
        Quiet 28 May 2013 21: 48 New
        +3
        And why from Hungary did not take indemnity as from the enemy of the USSR in V.O.V. angry
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 28 May 2013 22: 12 New
          +6
          Quote: Quiet
          And why from Hungary did not take indemnity as an enemy of the USSR in V.O.V.


          You won’t believe it. Sometimes I myself go crazy on December 31 (or 28), 1944. The Provisional National Government of Hungary declared war on Germany and joined the anti-Hitler coalition.
          1. Quiet
            Quiet 28 May 2013 22: 18 New
            +2
            Every parasite like Hungary needs to be milked like a herd of cows !!!!! am
    3. Vadivak
      Vadivak 28 May 2013 22: 16 New
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      Sometimes you just wonder how they want to get rid of the Soviet past !!


      Anyway, good or bad

      Quote: APASUS
      UH-1N “Hugh” is still that old man.


      After the line of Kalash, it shows through
      1. Quiet
        Quiet 28 May 2013 22: 22 New
        0
        After the line of Kalash, it shows through


        Immediately improves the operation of the ventilation and air conditioning system !!!! (more precisely) fool
  7. individual
    individual 28 May 2013 23: 47 New
    0
    Coat of arms Armed forces of AustriaHungary.
  8. individual
    individual 28 May 2013 23: 49 New
    0
    Coat of arms of the armed forces Hungary.
    The eagle looks west.
  9. aviator_IAS
    aviator_IAS 29 May 2013 00: 55 New
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    [quote = APASUS] [quote] Sometimes you just wonder how they want to get rid of the Soviet past !! They have at least scrap metal instead of a helicopter but an American one.
    UH-1N "Hugh" is still that old man. [/ Quote]

    And with the Mi-8 does not go to any comparison. On takeoff weight one to three. If the Magyars in this rubbish are taken care of, it means they’re doing bad things. The peddlers (plague) of democracy have no shame or conscience! They are breaking money for outright chermet, which is also restored.
  10. basil200
    basil200 29 May 2013 04: 43 New
    +4
    The armed forces of Hungary flying on the UH-1N want to feel like the Air Force of America, just like the boys in the kindergarten riding wooden cars.