Hungary: premiere of the H-145M and return of the award-winning Gripen

28.08.2021, 18:04

The Hungarian Air Force has confirmed its participation in the NATO Days in Ostrava and the Czech Air Force Days 2021. Visitors can look forward to a flight demonstration of the award-winning pilot Mátý Majerik with the JAS-39 Gripen aircraft, the premiere of the H-145M multi-purpose helicopter and the return of the Mi-24 helicopter.

Hungarian JAS-39 Gripen and Lieutenant Máté Majerik, last year’s winner of award of the Mayor of Ostrava for the best air demonstration, are returning to NATO Days. Together with them the H-145M multi-purpose helicopter, which has been used in the Hungarian Air Force since 2019, will visit the airport in Mošnov for the first time.

Change: H-145M display was cancelled (13th September 2021).


“Hungary, like the Czech Republic, is solving the problem of obsolete Soviet technology. As the replacement for Mil helicopters, it has chosen H-145M helicopters. We are so pleased that so soon after entering service, Hungary boasts its latest addition, but also a Mi-24 helicopter, which will be phased out in a few years, “comments Zbyněk Pavlačík, Chairman of Jagello 2000.” Another great news is the return of the Hungarian display pilot Majerik and his Gripen. This year’s NATO Days will once again host all European users of this aircraft.“

Hungary, as well as the Czech Republic, leased from Sweden, have JAS-39 Gripen aircraft. They are light multi-purpose combat machines structurally based on previous Saab models, especially the Viggen aircraft. The delta wing and the so-called duck arrangement have excellent maneuverability and can take off on a short runway. It demonstrates these qualities during its performances.

The Mi-24 combat helicopter, known in the NATO code as “Hind,” was created in the late 1970s to support ground troops directly. The armaments of the Alliance member states have been upgraded for better compatibility with NATO armaments and will remain in service until at least 2025.

The replacement for the obsolete Mil helicopters is the Eurocopter H-145M (military version of the EC-145 helicopter). It differs from the civilian version by additional ballistic protection and especially by the option of hanging the well-known M134 Minigun machine guns or other weapon systems.

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