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Unified defence, a multitude of aspects

07:45 September 29, 2022

As part of a field study, Senior Course 141 of the NATO Defence College recently paid a visit to Budapest. The Course Members of NATO’s senior-level education were introduced to Hungary’s position on foreign and defence policy and received information about the Hungarian Defence Forces. Among others, the event was attended by Dr. Gáspár Maróth, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy and Development and Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces.

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The importance of stories

11:53 August 15, 2022

“Nándor Gion has shown us that all men, all nations live in their stories. And we must tell these stories further”. This was stated at a ceremony held in the Nándor Gion Memorial House at Szenttamás (Srbobran), Serbia on Sunday, 14 August.

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Supporting each other

14:29 August 8, 2022

On Friday, 5 August Major General Joseph Patrick McGee, Commander, US 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) paid an official visit to the Balaton Street building of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence. Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces received the high-ranking American guest in his office.

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Fairford: Hungarian success again!

13:10 July 18, 2022

Organized again after a two-year break at RAF Fairford, South England, the Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 (RIAT) military air show has delighted us with another Hungarian success. On 17 July, Captain Dávid Szentendrei, a pilot from the “Puma” Tactical Squadron of the HDF 59th Dezső Szentgyörgyi Air Base won the prestigious award for the Best Solo Jet Demonstration.


Vietnamese delegation visits Ministry of Defence

08:06 June 28, 2022

On Monday, 27 June a delegation from the Ministry of National Defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam paid a visit to the Balaton Street building of the Ministry of Defence in Budapest.

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Security always comes first!

16:35 June 16, 2022

On Wednesday, 15 June Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky paid a visit to the training area and range of the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade Vay Ádám Training Base in Hajdúhadház. The minister was received by Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Lieutenant Colonel Sándor Farkas, the commander of the Debrecen unit.

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Adjutant General of Ohio National Guard visits Hungary

12:02 June 13, 2022

On 8–9 June, headed by Major General John C. Harris, Adjutant General, a delegation of the Ohio National Guard paid a visit to Budapest, Szentendre, Tata and Székesfehérvár.

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Black Swan 2022: more, larger, harder

16:39 April 26, 2022

A lot of things have changed since May 2021, and the multinational Special Operations Forces Exercise (SOFEX) Black Swan 2022 will be tracking these changes as well. The preparations and the organization of the exercise are much more challenging, there are more elements involved and the tasks are more complex – the participants will not have an easy time…

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Hungarian Commander in Charge of KFOR

16:25 October 16, 2021

The Film City Military Base in Kosovo saw a change of command ceremony on 15th October: Major General Ferenc Kajári took over the command of KFOR from Italian General Franco Federici. With his appointment, for the first time in the history of the Kosovo peacekeeping mission, a Hungarian commander will head NATO's 22-year-long mission, for which some four thousand troops from twenty-eight countries are contributed.

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Air Show in a week!

13:35 August 20, 2021

In eight days, on the last weekend of August, the International Air Show and Military Display can start in good order in Kecskemét, Major General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces announced at a press conference held at the Ministry of Defense in Budapest on Thursday, 19th August.