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Another step in the cooperation between VIKI and SAAB

12:57 May 3, 2024

The statement of cooperation has been issued between the Defense Innovation Research Institute (VIKI) operating under the Ministry of Defence and the Swedish SAAB Group, including the schedule of concrete steps for the collective work – this was recently announced by Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.

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Military and defence industrial cooperation between Hungary and the United Arab Emirates

16:26 April 22, 2024

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently held a discussion with Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Fadel Al Mazrouei in the United Arab Emirates on the possibilities of military and defence industrial cooperation.


There is no NATO without the national armed forces

11:34 April 19, 2024

NATO is the largest, most successful and really working defensive military alliance in the world, but there is no NATO without the national armed forces – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Nyíregyháza on Thursday, 18 April.

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Hungary Handles the Western Balkans Region as Distinguished

16:02 March 13, 2024

“The Western Balkans is of key importance for the security of Hungary and Europe, it is enough to think about the risks caused by the illegal migration route crossing the region” – Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky wrote on his page.

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Hungary is a Reliable and Recognized NATO Ally

15:52 March 13, 2024

Hungary’s NATO membership means a “different quality” for Hungarian security – underlined the defence minister in Tata on Tuesday in his speech held to mark the 25th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to NATO and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of NATO.

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We Maintain a Traditionally Good Defence and Military Cooperation with Slovenia

11:40 March 12, 2024

We must look for cooperation possibilities and strengthen our defence relations to maintain the security of our region – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Ljubljana following the discussions with his Slovenian counterpart.

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Soldier Turned Popstar

14:30 March 7, 2024

Only some might know that James Blunt, the writer of the hit You’re Beautiful served as a soldier in the British Armed Forces for four years before starting his career as a musician. He carried out peacekeeping tasks in Kosovo and as a member of the Queen’s Household Cavalry, he was a guard of Queen Elizabeth II. He returned to Budapest on 5 March to present his new single in the MVM Dome. At the concert, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky also met the musician.


Hungarian Parliament Approves Sweden’s Accession to NATO

10:15 February 27, 2024

“The parliament voted in favour of Sweden’s accession to NATO” – wrote Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his Facebook page on 26 February.


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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As a committed NATO member, Hungary continues developing its armed forces

11:28 February 16, 2024

NATO is made up of national forces, and that is why every member state has to develop its own forces; being committed to its NATO membership, Hungary is doing so indeed – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on 15 February.