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The Bravest Warriors

15:24 May 14, 2024

“Large-scale military exercises like the present one are all about achieving the full spectrum of deployment capacities during training”, said Major István Böjti in his brief summary of the ambitious objectives of Exercise Brave Warrior 2024-I. What exactly are these capacities mentioned by the deputy commander of the Hungarian battle group component of the NATO Forward Land Forces Battle Group (NATO FLF BG)? Between 6-16 May, representatives of the participating nations are practicing CBRN and screening operations, reconnaissance, live firing and logistic tasks in the Bakony Hills.


Medical treatment quickly, precisely, on the move

15:20 May 9, 2024

“Soldiers either fight or train. We are now in the training phase. We hope we won’t need to use the knowledge accumulating here, but we must acquire it by all means”, said Major Máté Tóth on 7 May, the media day of the multinational military medical Exercise Vigorous Warrior held in the Bakonykút training area.


It Is Especially Important to Save Lives

12:38 May 9, 2024

“Wars cannot be won with weapons alone. It is also just as important to heal wounds and to save lives.” You are doing important work in this field – welcomed Deputy Minister Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence the participants of Vigorous Warrior 2024 in Bakonykúti, Hungary on 8 May. More than 1,500 representatives of 33 countries are participating in NATO’s largest military medical exercise to find common solutions and establish smooth professional communication with each other.


Military Attachés at the University of Public Service

13:53 April 29, 2024

The representatives of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) visited the Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training at the University of Public Service and the HDF Ludovika Battalion on 24 April. The delegation listened to several lectures about the courses and the training, visited the campus, saw the state-of-the-art equipment of the university and met officer cadets.


New era in the air force

12:54 April 15, 2024

“The capabilities of the KC-390 usher in a new era in the history of the Hungarian air force” – this is how MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky received the first military transport aircraft of Embraer. He introduced the new equipment – which, for the time being, has arrived in Hungary only for testing, and will soon be commissioned in the Hungarian Defence Forces together with another aircraft of the same type – in Kecskemét on 12 April.

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Civil-Military Cooperation in the Spotlight

12:01 April 9, 2024

Providing support for crisis management or general military exercises is rarely discussed, yet the role of background work is as significant as that of the spectacular tasks. The Hungarian Defence Forces organize it on a high level: every year our soldiers learn the basics of civil-military cooperation from select NATO experts. This year’s NATO Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Liaison Course is being conducted in Szentendre, Hungary between 8-12 April.

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Elite patrols preparing for Ohio

15:27 February 22, 2024

“Nobody should think it will be easy. At the same time, you are well-trained and young, so any of you can reach the competition level with a little resolve” – this was how Chief Warrant Officer Attila Majzák – Command Sergeant Major, HDF 4th Territorial Defence Regiment – welcomed the participants of the domestic qualification event of the American Best Warrior Competition. The Hungarian delegation will travel to Ohio to outperform last year’s successful participation in late March.


The objective is peacekeeping

11:03 December 8, 2023

“The maneuver company of the Hungarian Defence Forces will also be participating in the structure of the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) of EUFOR Operation Althea in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2024. Their main objective will be to perform peacekeeping duties ranging from the most fundamental presence patrolling to crowd riot control tasks”, said Major General László Sticz PhD, the preparing first Hungarian commander of the European Union’s largest military mission. While at the Újdörögd training base of the HDF Joint Force Training Centre, the major general inspected one phase of Exercise High Voltage 2023 which closed the force-level pre-deployment training on 6 December.

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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.