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Military attachés in Székesfehérvár and Szentendre

Text: Gábor Kálmánfi | Photo: Photos by the author |  14:22 September 24, 2021

With the alleviation of the epidemic situation, after a long time, Military Attachés accredited to Hungary had an opportunity to visit military organizations again on 15th and 16th September.

Székesfehérvár (1)

On the first day of the program organized by the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Defence, the visitors got acquainted with the 43rd Nagysándor József Signal and Command Support Regiment and the 93rd Petőfi Sándor Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defence Battalion of the Hungarian Armed Forces.

Through the briefings given by Lieutenant Colonel Zalán Czigler, Chief of Staff of the Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Csaba, Deputy Commander of the Battalion, and Major Péter Moldován, Head of the Battalion's Operations Department, the visitors were presented information on the structure, history, and organisation of the two military units. The members of the Diplomatic Corps then inspected a technical demonstration of some of the equipment used by the soldiers of the regiment and battalion.

Szentendre (8)

The next day, the attachés visited the Transformation Command of the Hungarian Armed Forces, where Colonel Zoltán Bárány, Deputy Commander for Development, Colonel Imre Frankó, Acting Commander of the Hungarian NCO Academy, and Lieutenant Colonel György Pásztrai, Deputy Commander of the HDF Civil-Military Cooperation and Psychological Operations Centre, briefed them on the most important tasks and development directions affecting the new command and its subordinate units.

The attachés also inspected the key technical equipment used by the Operations Centre, the new individual equipment and personal weapons of soldiers, and were given a view of the training in the field of countering improvised explosive devices (C-IED). The closing event of the official visit was a mini-concert of the HDF Szentendre Garrison Orchestra and a visit to the museum of the NCO Academy.