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Baltic Air Policing – at degrees below zero as well

17:29 November 24, 2022
The Hungarian BAP detachment stationed in Lithuania didn’t have to wait long for the first snow. In the third week of November, Šiauliai and its environs – including the airbase – got covered with a centimeters-thick snow blanket. The snowing was followed by temperatures below zero for several days, even dropping to minus 13 degrees Celsius at night on the coldest ones.

Hungarian Gripens above Estonia as well

16:16 November 24, 2022
Necessitated by the war in Ukraine, safeguarding the airspace of the three NATO ally Baltic countries is more important than ever, and this year’s is already the third occasion when the air force of the Hungarian Defence Forces participates in the Baltic Air Policing mission, this time as a lead nation – this was said at a discussion between Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Raul Toomas, Estonia’s ambassador in Budapest on Monday, 21 November.

Puma 2022 – with Hungarian participation

16:19 November 24, 2022
The military exercise Puma 2022 was organized with the participation of the Visegrád Four countries in the training areas of Deba and Lipa, Poland, in early November.
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PSTC delegation in Brussels

17:34 November 24, 2022
A delegation from the Hungarian Defence Forces Peace Support Training Centre (HDF PSTC) attended the annual Commandants’ Conference (CC) of the NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC) and the subsequent trade exhibition (PTEC Marketplace) in Brussels on 14–16 November.

Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces visits Pakistani defence exhibition

13:46 November 21, 2022
This year the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) was organized at Karachi Export Centre, Pakistan between 15 and 18 November. Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces paid a visit to the exhibition together with Major General Dr. László Sticz, Commander, HDF Force Modernization and Transformation Command and Colonel István Ocskay, Director, Institute for Modernization, HDF Force Modernization and Transformation Command.

Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: strengthening defence capabilities is now a priority for all international alliances

10:26 November 18, 2022
The events of the last few days also demonstrate that currently all international alliances consider the strengthening of defence capabilities a priority, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Jerusalem, after holding a discussion with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz.

Hungarian defence forces

State and Military leaders

Honvédelmi Minisztérium

Ministry of defence

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky

Minister of Defence

Tamás Vargha

Parliamentary State Secretary, Deputy Minister
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Dr. Árpád Vidoven

Administrative State Secretary
Gion Gabor

Gábor Gion

State Secretary for Strategic Analysis and Human Resources
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Dr. Ádám Schmidt

State Secretary for Sport
Magyar Honvédség

Hungarian Defence forces command

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Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi

Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces
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Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor

Acting Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces
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Major General Tibor Bozó

Chief of Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
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Chief Warrant Officer Zoltán Kaszab

Command Sergeant Major, Hungarian Defence Forces