Defence & Security News - Hungary
|Monday, December 9, 2013 01:38 PM|
|Hungarian army receive 12 MRAP armoured vehicles MaxxPro Plus from United States.|
The Hungarian Defence Forces were lent 12 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Plus armoured fighting vehicles for training purposes by the US Forces European Command. The vehicles were taken over by the Minister of Defence of Hungary from the Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy in Budapest on Tuesday, 26th November.
Currently MaxxPro Plus MRAPs are deployed in Afghanistan by the Hungarian armed forces.
At the ceremony, combined with a capability-demonstration at the Bakony Combat Training Centre in Hajmáskér Mr Hende said: due to the significant deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan in 2010 the most modern assets capable to provide service members with the highest level of survivability had been requested from the USA government. In the areas of operations Hungarian military personnel have been using similar vehicles for years and such assets have greatly contributed to the minimisation of losses, he added.
The Minister of
Defence highlighted that the use of vehicles required high-level skills
which made it necessary to have another 12 AFVs allowing Hungarian personnel
to receive training in this field in Hungary.
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