The Hungarian Ministry of Defence ordered 20 Airbus H145M military helicopters equipped with Airbus’ HForce weapon management for its military modernization program, Zrinyi 2026. Airbus will also provide an extensive training and support package.

The H145M can be used for a range of tasks including troop transport, utility, surveillance, air rescue, armed reconnaissance and medical evacuation. The Hungarian fleet will be equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, fire support equipment, ballistic protection and an electronic countermeasures system. The HForce system will let Hungary equip and operate its aircraft with a large set of ballistic or guided air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons.

Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145M is equipped with full-authority digital engine control (FADEC). The helicopter is also equipped with the Helionix digital avionics suite that includes a high-performance 4-axis autopilot that reduces pilot workload. Airbus says the low acoustic footprint makes the H145M the quietest helicopter in its class.