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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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The development of the Hungarian armed forces is indispensable

12:12 February 19, 2024

“The Hungarian Defence Forces must be brought into such a condition that the country can defend itself if needed – therefore, “we cannot shun, we cannot duck out of the development of the armed forces”, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Budapest on 16 February.

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Further strengthening cooperation

08:56 February 5, 2024

General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of General Staff Hungarian Defence Forces recently met with Major General Tibor Králik, Commander in Budapest to discuss the tasks ahead of Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) as well as the ongoing and future projects.

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“Hungary does not support further funding for Ukraine!”

08:26 November 16, 2023

Hungary continues to reject delivering weapons to Ukraine, and does not support further financial support either, the defence minister stated in Brussels on Tuesday, 14 November.

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Parliament approves sending of Hungarian military mission to Chad

11:19 November 8, 2023

On 6 November the National Assembly of Hungary approved the sending of a military mission in Chad, in the framework of which a maximum of 200 troops would serve in the African country starting from the spring of 2024.

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Hungary to hold joint NATO military exercise in November

10:14 November 3, 2023

In November 2023, under the name “Adaptive Hussars 2023”, the Hungarian Defence Forces are going to hold a multinational domestic military exercise with the participation of NATO forces in order to test the defence capabilities of the country. In the coming weeks, the Hungarian Defence Forces will be carrying out military operations on several spots around the country, with the objective of strengthening cooperation between the HDF and the civilian public administration”, announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.

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Hungarian commander at the helm of EUFOR

08:57 October 4, 2023

Hungarian Major General Dr. László Sticz will lead EUFOR – the European Union’s Operation Althea in Bosnia-Herzegovina – for a year starting from January 2024, announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.

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The changed security environment has many challenges in store for the defence sector

10:43 September 19, 2023

NATO Innovation Week: the main bodies of NATO’s innovation ecosystem are holding their conferences in Budapest between 18–22 September.

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We are seeking the newest military equipment for the security of Hungary and the Hungarian people

14:13 June 20, 2023

The development of a 21st-century, cutting-edge military force and the guarantee of Hungary’s security can only be achieved with the most advanced means – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Paris on Monday, 19 June at the 54th International Paris Air Show (Le Bourget).

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: the combat readiness of Hungarian armed forces must be the best

13:09 January 31, 2023

It is important that the combat readiness of Hungary’s armed forces be the best at all times – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video uploaded to the Facebook page of the government on Sunday, 29 January.