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Lords of the Sky

15:22 July 15, 2024

Seven days of intense competition, outstanding sports results, changing wind, old and new friendships – the 46th CISM World Military Parachuting Championship in Szolnok has ended. The Hungarian national team has achieved a really nice result as it won the bronze medal in the team accuracy landing category, while Warrant Officer Tamás Varga from the HDF 86th Helicopter Wing Special Parachuting Training Centre came in second in individual accuracy landing.

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They have arrived for a stormy live firing exercise

13:59 July 15, 2024

The foreign units participating in Exercise Jolly Vihar 24 – the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons and the 56th Rescue Generation Squadron of the U.S. Air Force – have arrived at the Hungarian Defence Forces 47th Air Base in Pápa, Hungary.

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EU Presidency: Responsibility and Unique Opportunity at Once for the Hungarian Defence Forces from the Strategic Level to the Tactical One

13:07 July 5, 2024

Hungary is taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in a critical period when we have to navigate in a complex security environment and when defence is occupying a distinguished place in the EU’s agenda, said General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff, at the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels on Wednesday, 3 July. Upon the proposal of the Hungarian presidency, the representatives of the EU Military Committee will not negotiate in Brussels but in a member state for the first time in the EU’s history; thus, Hungary will host this high-ranking event in October.

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Defence Attachés’ Meeting

11:39 June 14, 2024

Members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps visited the HDF Cyber and Information Operations Centre in Szentendre and the HDF Territorial Defence Forces Command in Budapest on the first week of June. Altogether 20 resident and non-resident attachés accredited to Hungary from 14 nations participated in the programs. During the event, the organizers presented several pieces of tactical equipment and cultural heritage, including the G-Mercedes vehicles used at the PSYOPS exercises and the museum showing the history of NCO training.

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The Government is Dedicated to Supporting Sports

13:18 May 7, 2024

The government has always been dedicated to supporting sports, which can be seen from the introduction of everyday PE lessons and the launch of the Sporting Nation Program – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in the Puskás Aréna stadium on Monday, the Hungarian Sports Day, at the conference called “Diplomacy in Sports and Sports in Diplomacy”.

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“Esterházy” Hussar Regiment Celebrated in Metz

10:41 March 25, 2024

A celebration was organized with the participation of Hungarian soldiers to mark the 260th anniversary of the 3rd “Esterházy” Hussar Regiment of the French Armed Forces in Metz, France on 21 March. Thousands were interested in seeing the spectacular ceremony.

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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.