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Multinational Exercise Adaptive Hussars 23 ends with success

10:01 November 24, 2023

The international Exercise Adaptive Hussars 23 – the largest-scale and most complex one in the last 30 years involving close to 6000 personnel and 47 military organizations – has ended in Hungary. The Hungarian Defence Forces and the civil defence administration have passed the test with flying colors in the framework of this exercise, emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.


The Establishment of the Hungarian Defence Industry is of Strategic Importance

09:51 November 24, 2023

It is of strategic importance to continue to set up and strengthen the Hungarian defence industry; the sector provides another great possibility to the Hungarian economy – emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the press release following his discussion with the Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir in Budapest.


Hungary is an important bulwark on NATO’s eastern flank

12:01 November 20, 2023

We are grateful to Hungary for allowing one of the eight multinational NATO Forward Land Force Battle Groups (FLF BG) to deploy in its area – said Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli, Deputy Commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) in an exclusive interview given to defence.hu.

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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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Wreaths laid in memory of soldiers fallen on Hungarian soil

10:19 November 3, 2023

“Here lie next to each other Turks, Bulgarians, Poles, Italians, Romanians and Hungarians, among others”, this was said on 2 November in the Budapest New Public Cemetery at a funerary wreath-laying ceremony organized by the MoD Department of Military Heritage on the occasion of All Souls’ Day, in memory of Hungarian and foreign soldiers who had fallen on Hungarian soil.


International concentrated fire on Hajdúhadház shooting range

12:55 October 19, 2023

“Knife-throwing, descending down a cliff by rappelling, water crossing, vehicle push, litter-carry, overcoming a contaminated terrain sector, memory tests and surprise tasks” – this was how Lieutenant Colonel Ákos Kreácsik, Commander, HDF 2nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Regiment listed the events of this year’s Saint Martin International Reconnaissance Competition. The participants are to carry out the above-mentioned tasks during the three-day competition, which involves military units from seven Central European countries, among them two Hungarian ones.

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International visitors’ group in Kecskemét and Tata

12:40 October 13, 2023

On 10-11 October, in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence and Security Building Measures – in the framework of the demonstration of new types of major weapon and equipment systems and visits to airbases and military facilities arranged in the area of Hungary – a 54-man international delegation arrived at the HDF 101st Aviation Wing and the HDF 1st Armored Brigade.

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Hungarian air force evacuates 325 people from Israel in governmental rescue operation

12:38 October 9, 2023

During the night, the Hungarian air force evacuated altogether 325 people – including 46 children – from Israel aboard three aircraft, in the framework of a governmental rescue operation, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on Monday, 9 October in Budapest.


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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Rotation of Hungarian peacekeepers in Lebanon

11:38 September 6, 2023

The second Hungarian troop rotation of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in 2023 is already on its way. Following the loading of equipment early in the morning in Petőfi barracks, Budapest, the soldiers boarded a plane taking off from Kecskemét to fly to the area of operations on 5 September.