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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: President Macron’s statement gives cause for concern

11:08 February 29, 2024

President Macron’s statement gives cause for concern, and that is why it is very important for Hungary to insist on its position of not sending weapons to Ukraine, to urge a ceasefire and to call on the warring sides to start peace talks as soon as possible – emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a meeting held for Hungarian defence, military and air attachés in Budapest on 27 February.


Albanian–Hungarian Defence Policy Directors’ Meeting

10:19 February 27, 2024

László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy received his Albanian counterpart, Defence Policy Director Gjergji Methoxha and his delegation within the framework of an official visit in Budapest on 22 and 23 February.


Hungarian Parliament Approves Sweden’s Accession to NATO

10:15 February 27, 2024

“The parliament voted in favour of Sweden’s accession to NATO” – wrote Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his Facebook page on 26 February.


Change of Command at the Mixed Battalion

15:22 February 26, 2024

The Hungarian–Romanian Mixed Peacekeeping Battalion recently held a change of command ceremony in Arad. The battalion will be led by Major Dávid Szent-Imrey for a year.

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EUFOR Commander’s year: Multinational Battalion under Hungarian command

15:05 February 26, 2024

This January, besides Major General László Sticz PhD, a Hungarian soldier taking over command of the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, another epochal change occurred in the Multinational Battalion (MNBN), the maneuver force of the mission as well. The new commander of the subunit is Hungarian Lieutenant Colonel László Nagy.


Half a year of excellent service

15:30 February 23, 2024

The Croatian contingent of NATO's Forward Land Force Battlegroup held a handover ceremony at Camp Croft.


The Hungarian Defence Forces are strengthened with four additional Gripens

14:57 February 23, 2024

Hungary’s increasing engagement abroad and the changed international environment have necessitated the further development of the tactical fighter capability of the air force. For this reason, the government of Hungary has made a decision to procure four additional JAS 39 Gripen multirole tactical fighters to complement the 14 JAS 39s already in service – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.

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Discussion on the further development of Egyptian–Hungarian relations

09:14 February 23, 2024

On 20 February, in the Ministry of Defence, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky received Mohamed Ibrahim El Shinawy, Egypt’s ambassador accredited to Budapest.

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Elite patrols preparing for Ohio

15:27 February 22, 2024

“Nobody should think it will be easy. At the same time, you are well-trained and young, so any of you can reach the competition level with a little resolve” – this was how Chief Warrant Officer Attila Majzák – Command Sergeant Major, HDF 4th Territorial Defence Regiment – welcomed the participants of the domestic qualification event of the American Best Warrior Competition. The Hungarian delegation will travel to Ohio to outperform last year’s successful participation in late March.


Meeting of Chiefs of Defence in Qatar

14:49 February 22, 2024

General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff recently paid a three-day visit to Qatar at the invitation of Lieutenant General Salem bin Hamad bin Mohammed bin Aqeel Al Nabit, Chief of Staff, Qatar Armed Forces. The aim of the bilateral meeting with the participation of professional delegations was to explore the fields of potential military cooperation between the two countries.