The defense ministry issues tender for the purchase of 30 helicopters the next year - Defense Minister Csaba Hende

Monday, December 29, 2014

Defense Minister Csaba Hende in his year-end interview said the document specifying the requirements of the bidding process for 30 helicopters was already completed and waiting for government approval. The deliveries of the new helicopters are expected to start as early as 2016-17.

The minister emphasized that the criteria for the tender was very broadly formulated in order to maximize the number of possible helicopter manufacturers interested in bidding on the contract.

The budget approved by the National Assembly, provides about HUF 250 billion to the ministry of defense, which is 9 billion increase compared to this year's budget.

The defense minister also said the development of the defense industry would also continue the next year. On the one hand, "it is important to reduce the country's dependence on critical areas as much as possible and on the other hand, the Hungarian defense industry is a major contributor to the country's economic growth.”

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