Report: Hungary could spend $490 mln on Russian helicopters
Hungary has expressed interest in purchasing 30 Russian helicopters valued at as much as $490 million, according to Russia’s Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT), which was cited by online news portal sputniknews.com on Friday.
The spokesperson for the center reportedly said that during his visit to Russia in February, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will speak to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin about the purchase of the Russian helicopters, which will be used by Hungary’s Air Force.
According to the daily, the spokesperson said that further negotiations could include the acquisition of additional helicopters to replace Hungary’s old fleet, some of which have been used by the Air Force since 1969.
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