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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.
     
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.

According to the handouts the transportation of the 12 fighting vehicles to Hungary and their repair costs are covered by the American party while the operation are the responsibility of the HDF. The vehicles will be used both at the Bakony Combat Training Centre and the Szentendre NCO Academy. The weight of the MaxxPro Plus MRAPs, manufactured by Navistar International, is 17 metric tons. Thanks to the special armour plates at the bottom of the hull these vehicles are able to survive a blast of as much as seven kilograms of high explosive material.

 
 
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