First two H225M helicopters delivered to Hungary

The Hungarian Defence Forces have received the first two of 16 H225M helicopters on schedule.

The helicopter was officially handed over at Szolnok Airbase by Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters.

Additionally, Airbus is also providing an extensive training and support package to ensure the highest level of operational availability.

About H225M helicopters

The H225Ms selected by Hungary are equipped with state-of-the-art communication capabilities and will be used for transport, combat search and rescue, and special operations missions.

Further, its advanced avionics and four axis autopilot, exceptional range and payload capacities, combined with a large cabin designed to carry up to 24 troops and powerful air- to-ground and air-to-surface armament as well as electronic warfare systems allow the H225M to carry out the most demanding missions.

The helicopter has an all-weather capability supported by its night vision goggle compatibility.

Notably, a part of the Hungarian H225M fleet will be fitted with the HForce weapon management system, adding air support capabilities, thus creating further communality with the Hungarian H145M fleet also equipped with HForce.

Flight trials have recently been conducted in Hungary as part of the integration of a gun pod and rocket launchers on the Hungarian H225M.

A member of the multi-role Super Puma family of helicopters, this military variant is currently operational in France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Kuwait, and Singapore.

As a true multi-purpose and versatile military asset, the H225M enables military forces to deploy wherever and whenever needed. Operating both from ships and land – even in icing conditions – this helicopter has an all-weather capability supported by night vision goggle compatibility.

The helicopter’s outstanding 700 nautical mile range can be extended with air-to-air or hover in-flight refuelling capabilities.

Powered by two powerful Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines, the H225M’s five-blade main rotor provides an exceptionally low vibration level, and the modular Spheriflex design for its rotor mechanical assemblies allows for lower maintenance.

The H225M excels in a full range of military missions:

• Special operations
• Combat search and rescue
• Tactical transport
• Casualty / medical evacuation