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Dec 21, 2018

Hungary's defense ministry signs deal with Airbus for new air defense system

The ministry said the Hungarian army will be able to protect important facilities and the country’s population against airborne objects, including aircraft, helicopters, missiles and drones

Hungary’s defense ministry is to purchase a state-of-the-art air defense system and has signed a contract with Airbus representatives in Budapest.

Airbus confirmed that their defense system “SAMOC” is a solution for coordination of all Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) assets and it is a combat-proven system which has been tested at several NATO drills.

According to MTI, the contract was signed on behalf of Airbus by Martin Deister, head of the air defense division, and Michael Apel, division head at the company’s German subsidiary. On behalf of the defense ministry, it was signed by Péter Fodor, director-general of the defense economy office.

SAMOC is compatible with similarly advanced NATO system centers and is able to provide fast, reliable and precise information in standard formats.

The Ministry said the Hungarian army will be able to protect important facilities and the country’s population against flying objects, including aircraft, helicopters, missiles and drones.