Get well soon, Hungarian soldiers!
11:52 May 31, 2023
On 31 May, President of Hungary Katalin Novák personally thanked the Hungarian soldiers – who had been injured in Kosovo and are already recuperating in Hungary – for their standing their ground.
The peace of our region comes first
16:20 May 22, 2023
On 17–18 May, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik received in Budapest Predrag Bandic, Acting Assistant Minister of Defence Policy of the Serbian Ministry of Defence.
Pilgrims attend Holy Mass underground
12:37 May 16, 2023
On Sunday, 14 May, the 63rd International Military Pilgrimage (IMP) in Lourdes ended with a closing international Holy Mass and ceremony held in St. Pius X Basilica (Underground Basilica). Following the mass, the members of the participating delegations – among them, the Hungarian military pilgrims who had arrived there on Thursday – bid farewell to the town located in Southern France by forming up to march with the national colors and take an official photograph of the IMP.
Where God’s beauty glows
12:30 May 16, 2023
“Lourdes is the place of conversion and encountering God, where God’s mercy manifests itself in the shining figure of Mary, where one can experience God’s beauty in the clear water of the fountain and the glowing candlelight. Lourdes teaches us that love is stronger than evil.” (Brigadier General Tibor Berta, Catholic military bishop)
In Saint Bernadette’s footsteps
12:18 May 16, 2023
On 12 May, the 63rd International Military Pilgrimage in Lourdes continued with an International Opening Ceremony. Led by MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha, Catholic Military Bishop Brigadier General Tibor Berta and Lieutenant General Tibor Bozó, Director of Staff, HDF General Staff, the Hungarian military pilgrims visited, among others, the house where Saint Bernadette, “the visionary of Lourdes” had lived.
The miracle of Lourdes
16:14 May 12, 2023
Headed by MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha, Brigadier General Tibor Berta, Catholic Field Bishop and Lieutenant General Tibor Bozó, Director of Staff, HDF General Staff, 100 soldiers serving in the Ministry of Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces have recently had the opportunity to experience the miracle of Lourdes.
Hungary participated in NATO’s largest international cyber defence exercise in this year as well
12:34 May 8, 2023
At the end of April, over 3,000 cyber defence experts from 38 nations took part on the annually organized Exercise Locked Shields in 2023 to test their knowledge.
President of Hungary appoints Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi Chief of HDF General Staff
10:45 May 4, 2023
President of Hungary Katalin Novák has appointed Lieutenant General Dr. Gábor Böröndi Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff.
High-tech Norwegian missile system to strengthen Hungary’s air defence
11:53 April 24, 2023
From this year on, Hungary’s air defence is going to be strengthened with a high-tech Norwegian missile system, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Kongsberg, Norway.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: We are bringing Hungarians home from Sudan
11:41 April 24, 2023
The situation in Sudan has made it necessary to bring Hungarians home from Sudan with the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and with the participation of the Counter Terrorism Centre, using the capacities of the Hungarian Defence Forces – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video uploaded to his Facebook page on Saturday.