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21:15 May 24, 2022
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The year ahead of us is full of challenges

11:47 January 17, 2024

“The Hungarian defence sphere and the Ministry of Defence achieved several significant results in 2023, but we cannot chill out in this year either”, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a reception held in honor of the members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) in the “Bálna” Defence Center on 16 January.

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Pápa Air Base expands further

11:41 January 17, 2024

On 11 January, the foundation stone of the new C-17 Aircrew Training System (Simulator) building of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) was laid at the Hungarian Defense Forces’ 47th Air Base in Pápa (western Hungary). This part of the building will house the offices and workshops for the operators of the C-17 simulator, as well as classrooms and briefing rooms for aircrew training.

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Serving for peace with pride

10:52 January 16, 2024

On Monday, 15 January Major General László Sticz PhD, the first Hungarian leader of EUFOR Operation Althea arrived in the area of operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Speaking about the Hungarian commander’s year, he said that Hungary’s engagement is our pride, and at the same time, a proof that our country takes seriously the security of the Western Balkans.

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Hungary to host the Austrian Derby in the Year of Sports

10:45 January 16, 2024

2024 will be the year of sports; we will be able to cheer for the Hungarian athletes participating in the Olympic Games and a UEFA European Championship will also be held, but the lovers of horse racing can also expect a great year – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in the video posted on his Facebook page.

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It is our Duty to Commemorate our Heroic Soldiers with Respect

14:12 January 15, 2024

The battles fought at the Don Bend proved once again that man is the most important factor on the battlefield – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the commemoration of the victims of the Battle at the Don Bend held in plot 52 of the Fiume Street Cemetery, Budapest on 12 January.

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Ready to Prove on the 25th Anniversary of Joining NATO

10:04 January 12, 2024

Hungary is going to prove again that it can be a good president for the Council of the European Union, said President of Hungary Katalin Novák in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest on 10 January, where she greeted the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Hungary.

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New Big Cats at the Hungarian Defence Forces

09:44 January 11, 2024

“The crown jewellery of the Hungarian armed forces development”, “the spine of deterrence” and “the king of the battlefield” – are examples of references to the state-of-the-art Leopard 2A7HU main battle tank, of which three more arrived at the HDF 1st Armoured Brigade in Tata on 10 January.

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The Hungarian Defence Forces are capable of leading a NATO operation

14:14 January 8, 2024

The Hungarian Defence Forces have already proved that they are capable of leading an outstanding NATO operation – said Major General László Sticz, PhD, the new commander of the EUFOR Althea mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the M1’s current channel on Wednesday, 3 January.

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The 2024 national defence budget guarantees the security of Hungarian citizens

13:40 January 8, 2024

The 2024 budget opens up new horizons for the Hungarian Defence Forces, therefore, the military reform unique according to European standards can be carried on, and more resources are provided to increase the respect for soldiers in the new year – the defence minister said.

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The salary of the soldiers being increased this year as well

09:50 January 8, 2024

The salary of the soldiers is being increased again as of 1 January 2024. Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said that the salary increase in the Hungarian Defence Forces covers an 11 percent increase on average but it may vary according to the category of the personnel.