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Hungary to hold joint NATO military exercise in November

10:14 November 3, 2023

In November 2023, under the name “Adaptive Hussars 2023”, the Hungarian Defence Forces are going to hold a multinational domestic military exercise with the participation of NATO forces in order to test the defence capabilities of the country. In the coming weeks, the Hungarian Defence Forces will be carrying out military operations on several spots around the country, with the objective of strengthening cooperation between the HDF and the civilian public administration”, announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.


Government submits proposal for launching military mission in Chad

12:48 October 19, 2023

Acting on behalf of the government of Hungary, the Ministry of Defence has submitted a draft resolution to the National Assembly for launching a military mission in Chad. Last week, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky already presented the plan of the military mission.

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Belgian ambassador pays introductory call

15:26 September 28, 2023

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently received in Budapest Jeroen Vergeylen, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium accredited to Hungary.

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Ministerial briefing for heads of mission

11:30 September 6, 2023

On Monday, 4 September, at a meeting held for heads of mission in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky briefed the ambassadors representing Hungary on the new military hardware, the start of national defence education and the newly established army unit equipped with Lynx infantry fighting vehicles (Lynx Force).


Continuous assistance

13:48 August 9, 2023

The H145 helicopters of the Hungarian Defence Forces have been providing assistance for two days in Slovenia, a country stricken by a major natural disaster.


Hungarian assistance for our Slovenian neighbors

08:43 August 8, 2023

“Our neighbors can always count on our help!” – wrote Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his social media page, where he announced that the Hungarian Defence Forces are also participating in the ongoing rescue efforts in Slovenia, a country stricken by torrential rainfall.

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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.

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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)