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The year ahead of us is full of challenges

11:47 January 17, 2024

“The Hungarian defence sphere and the Ministry of Defence achieved several significant results in 2023, but we cannot chill out in this year either”, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a reception held in honor of the members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) in the “Bálna” Defence Center on 16 January.

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The Hungarian Defence Forces are ready to defend the Hungarian people

10:35 November 30, 2023

On Tuesday, 28 November, Members of Parliament of the governing party discussed the Sovereignty Protection Act and the Hungarian Defence Forces in their pre-agenda addresses at the session of the National Assembly. “The Hungarian Defence Forces are ready to defend Hungary and the Hungarian people”, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his social media page in connection with his answer to the pre-agenda addresses.

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Qatari delegation visits Rheinmetall plant in Zalaegerszeg

12:08 November 22, 2023

On Tuesday, 21 November a delegation of Qatari military leaders paid a visit to the Zalaegerszeg-based Rheinmetall Hungary plant.

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Epochal change underway in the Hungarian military

11:12 November 20, 2023

An epochal change is currently under way in the Hungarian military – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky during his annual hearing before the Defence and Law Enforcement Committee of the National Assembly on Thursday, 16 November.

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Türkiye is a vital strategic partner for Hungary

13:07 November 13, 2023

Hungary and Türkiye have the same interests, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a joint press conference held in the Ministry of Defence with Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Türkiye Yaşar Güler on 9 November.

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Hungarian Defence Forces conduct complex exercise to strengthen country defence

13:06 November 9, 2023

Speaking in the program “Napi Aktuális” of Hungarian television channel Hír TV on the day of starting the multinational countrywide Exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023, General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of the HDF General Staff said that during this exercise – the largest one in Hungary over the past 30 years – the Hungarian Defence Forces are mobilizing their reserve as well. In accordance with NATO plans, they are training for military operations that involve Alliance forces stationed in Hungary, and are cooperating with Hungarian civil administration to test its capabilities and level of preparedness.

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Largest military exercise of the past 30 years starts in Hungary

11:34 November 8, 2023

The multinational countrywide military exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023 has started. The opening ceremony held in Hódmezővásárhely on 7 November was attended by President of Hungary Katalin Novák, Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces; Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky; and General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff.

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The emphasis is on friendship

13:37 October 16, 2023

On 14 October, the Pancho Aréna at Felcsút hosted a friendly five-a-side football match in a joyful atmosphere. The teams consisting of Hungarian and Serbian senior military leaders traditionally meet twice a year – this April, the senior officers and generals already matched their football skills in Serbia.

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Hungary’s defence innovation ecosystem in focus

16:27 September 22, 2023

Between 18–22 September, the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) and the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) are holding their conferences in Hungary in the framework of the NATO Innovation Week in Bálna Defence Centre, Budapest.

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Hungary’s role has become even more important in NATO’s innovation activities

16:19 September 22, 2023

On 20 September, the professional closing day of the NATO DIANA Innovation Week in Bálna Defence Centre, Budapest, Brigadier General Dr. Imre Porkoláb, MoD Ministerial Commissioner for Defence Innovation stated that the three-day conference series of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) and the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) was a clear success.