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Hungarian senior officer receives NATO recognition

10:01 June 6, 2024

Transformation through training – this is the motto of the NATO Joint Force Training Centre (NATO JFTC), which is responsible, among others, for combined and national training in the defensive Alliance, for concept development and for the enhancement of interoperability. During a ceremony held to mark the 20th anniversary of the military organization, Lieutenant Colonel Gábor Endrődi, Staff Officer, HOST/Operations Section, JFTC received a certificate of commendation from the chief of staff of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) for his outstanding service from September 2022 to August 2023.

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In the Same Direction – Meeting of EU and NATO Chiefs of Defence

16:46 May 23, 2024

Military leaders of the EU and NATO recently met in Brussels. The preparation for Hungary’s EU presidency in the second half of the year was the main focus of the military discussions held with the participation of the chiefs of defence of Belgium, Hungary and Spain. Meanwhile, the chiefs of defence of NATO countries discussed the implementation of the new defence plans of the Alliance and the reshaping of NATO’s warfare.


Faithful to their values

08:02 May 21, 2024

The Hungarian Defence Forces were born in the war of independence in the middle of the 19th century. Today's Hungarian soldiers draw strength from our past heroes' bravery. The peace and security of Hungary are guaranteed by its own professional defence forces and NATO. Our country is committed to its National Defence and Armed Forces Development Program.


NATO’s Swift Response…

13:37 May 15, 2024

Thanks to Hungary’s host nation support, Exercise Swift Response 24 has been successfully implemented: paratroops of five NATO member states set off on an airborne exercise from the Hungarian Defence Forces 47th Airbase. Gallery!


Attenzione! Fuoco!

12:01 May 14, 2024

On the fourth day of the multinational Exercise Brave Warrior 2024, an Italian rifle company of the NATO Forward Land Forces Battle Group (NATO FLF BG) carried out a live fire exercise (LFX) with armored Centauro Reconnaissance Anti-Tank Vehicles, towed 155mm FH-70 field howitzers, 120mm heavy mortars and Iveco LMV Light Multirole Vehicles as infantry fighting vehicles. In the afternoon, the main role in the Bakony Hills was being played by the Hungarian soldiers and their anti-armor Carl Gustaf M4 recoilless rifles, as the personnel declared to the FLF rifle company are continuously training for the Combat Readiness Evaluation of Land Headquarters and Units (CREVAL) validation exercise.

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Under continuous training

11:56 May 14, 2024

During the multinational Exercise Brave Warrior 2024, training events are taking place one after the other in the Bakony Hills.


Aircraft Arrive at Pápa in Several Waves

10:14 May 9, 2024

Exercise Swift Response, which puts NATO’s eastern flank in the centre, is part of Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024. At the forefront of Swift Response are those defence capabilities which help the NATO alliance system repel possible aggression from the East. Within the framework of the exercise, German and Dutch troops of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy (NRDC-ITA) arrive at Pápa to participate in an airborne operation in Romania. Our crew captured the arrival of the aircraft at the HDF 47th Airbase.

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Farewell to the air service

13:08 April 22, 2024

After more than 40 years of service as aircrew member, Senior Warrant Officer István Molnár – an airman of the HDF 86th Helicopter Wing – took off on his last flight in EUFOR Operation Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The seasoned Mi-17 aircrew member will soon retire in Szolnok, Hungary. Following his last flight in the mission, the personnel of the EUFOR Aviation Detachment received and greeted István “Moles” Molnár – with a water jet, a memorial certificate and a friendly goodbye hug.


HDF begin exhuming more than a thousand former prisoners of war

13:05 April 22, 2024

”Out of those deceased in the former Baja POW camp, 1023 German and Hungarian soldiers and laborers were reinterred in three large mass graves opposite the barracks in 1948. Exhumation work in the area has already begun” – wrote recently Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his social media profile.


Striving for Full Operational Capability

09:42 April 19, 2024

The personnel of the Hungarian EUFOR maneuver company are conducting a Full Operational Capability (FOC) validation exercise in Bosnia and Herzegovina.