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Várpalota ammo plant continues to grow

16:10 April 5, 2024

“Europe’s most modern artillery ammunition production plant is being built in the eastern part of Várpalota” – underlined Prof. Dr. László Palkovics, CEO, N7 Holding National Defence Industry Innovation Plc. at the groundbreaking ceremony of the factory building of the Várpalota Defence Industrial Complex manufacturing 155mm artillery shells on Wednesday, 3 April.

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Renewing HDF Search and Rescue Capabilities

10:46 March 21, 2024

Old equipment is being replaced with modern helicopters at the Hungarian Defence Forces search and rescue (SAR) service – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky. He also added that old Mi-17 helicopters have recently been replaced with new H145M ones.

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Ongoing Austro-Hungarian cooperation with joint training events

15:44 March 8, 2024

“Austria and Hungary are distinguished partners, with constant cooperation and exchange of experience since the change of regime” – underlined General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff, at the meeting of the Austrian and the Hungarian Chiefs of Defence in Tata on 7 March.

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Rheinmetall KF51 Panther Main Battle Tank Being Developed in Zalaegerszeg

11:38 December 18, 2023

Prof. László Palkovics, PhD, CEO of the national defence industry innovation company N7 Holding Ltd, Paul Walf, CEO of the Rheinmetall Hungary Ltd and Björn Bernhard, PhD, CEO of the Rheinmetall Landsysteme signed a cooperation agreement on the development of a new generation KF51 Panther Main Battle Tank in Zalaegerszeg on Thursday, 14 December.

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Defence planning at the level of the Alliance

13:54 December 7, 2023

In late November, a delegation from the NATO Allied Joint Force Command – Brunssum paid a visit to Hungary with the main theme of synchronizing NATO regional and Hungarian national defence plans.

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The NATO DEEP working group is meeting in Budapest

11:57 November 22, 2023

Hungary is once again hosting a working group meeting of the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) between 20 and 24 November in Budapest, at the Hotel Hadik.

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Harmonizing doctrines in Budapest

11:11 October 17, 2023

“The multinational participants of the course can enrich themselves with a new and useful body of knowledge contained in doctrines and their development”, said Major General Dr. László Sticz, Commander, HDF Force Modernization and Transformation Command (HDF FMTC) at the opening of the NATO Allied Joint Doctrine Development Course in Budapest on 16 October. Co-organized by the HDF FMTC, the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the NATO Standardization Office (NSO), the event will close on 19 October.

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NATO delegation visits Hungary

11:55 October 3, 2023

In the last week of September, headed by National Military Representative of Hungary to NATO Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, a NATO delegation from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) was staying in Hungary.

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Attachés’ visit to Győr and Pápa

14:36 June 20, 2023

On 13 and 14 June, twenty-three members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) paid a visit to the HDF 205th Surface-to-Air Missile Regiment and the HDF 47th Air Base. During the visits, the diplomats gained an insight into the structure of the units as well as their scope of tasks and authority, and learned about their main military assets.

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Turkish Chief of Defence visits Hungary

12:02 June 12, 2023

On Sunday, 11 June General Musa Avsever, the recently appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces arrived in Hungary for a three-day official visit. The military leader first went to pay his tribute in the Turkish military plot (Budapest Turkish Military Cemetery) of the New Public Cemetery in Budapest.