It became possible to sell – up to a limit defined by law – war materials, military equipment and materials no longer used for national defence – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.
Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky underlined in connection with the modernization of the Hungarian armed forces that for the Hungarian government, the security of Hungary and the Hungarian citizens is the most important task. In the age of dangers, we do everything for this aim; the successfully ended Adaptive Hussars 23 military and defence exercise, Hungary’s largest-scale exercise in the last 30 years also served this aim, as well as the renewal of the approach, personnel and equipment of the Hungarian Defence Forces – he added.
The minister said that within the framework of the armed forces development, one of the main goals is to equip the Hungarian Defence Forces with state-of-the-art, 21st-century technology, which aim the new procurements also serve. He pointed out that with the arrival and installation of the new equipment, it became possible to sell – up to a limit defined by law – war materials, military equipment and materials no longer used for national defence.
The defence minister also said that the Hungarian Defence Forces have long planned to sell equipment that became superfluous, is no longer used or is no longer required by them to provide space for new equipment arriving within the framework of the large-scale armed forces development and to collect resources for the modernization of the current equipment. By selling these items, we can also save on the storage of this equipment – underlined the minister.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky highlighted that Serbia is an important neighbour and strategic partner to Hungary, which is represented by the diverse bilateral defence and military cooperation covering many fields, including military equipment. He added that besides meeting its international obligations, Hungary makes it possible to resell the mentioned military equipment and materials no longer used to Serbia.
Statement of the Ministry of Defence