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Hungarian soldiers, German decoration

15:53 May 27, 2024

Staff Sergeant Zsolt Roland Sándor and Colonel (Ret.) János Csombók received German state decorations at Germany’s embassy in Budapest for the service they provided during the 2021 flooding. According to Germany’s ambassador to Budapest Julia Gross, who presented them with the recognitions, the Hungarian–German military cooperation shows the way forward.

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Cooperation in the Air

13:23 May 15, 2024

Troops of five NATO member nations set out from the HDF 47th Airbase in Pápa on Monday, 13 May on an airborne mission within the framework of NATO’s Exercise Swift Response 2024. To demonstrate rapidity and deployability as well as to ensure the protection of the southeastern borders of the Alliance as specified in the North Atlantic Treaty, the exercise was held with the participation of some 1,000 personnel. Its successful implementation is also credited to the host nation support provided by Hungary.

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Exemplary Commitment to Security and Defence Policy

17:10 April 15, 2024

Austrian General Robert Brieger, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC) recently paid a visit to Hungary. The high-ranking military diplomat held discussions with Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and General Gábor Böröndi PhD, Chief of HDF General Staff.

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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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Bowing Head at the Borsó Hill

14:38 January 22, 2024

“It is hard to cope with the tragedy of the Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 aircraft even 18 years later” – said General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff commemorating the victims of the 2006 aircraft crash of Hejce in the evening on Friday, 19 January at Borsó Hill near the village of Hejce, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County.

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The year ahead of us is full of challenges

11:47 January 17, 2024

“The Hungarian defence sphere and the Ministry of Defence achieved several significant results in 2023, but we cannot chill out in this year either”, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a reception held in honor of the members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) in the “Bálna” Defence Center on 16 January.

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It is our Duty to Commemorate our Heroic Soldiers with Respect

14:12 January 15, 2024

The battles fought at the Don Bend proved once again that man is the most important factor on the battlefield – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the commemoration of the victims of the Battle at the Don Bend held in plot 52 of the Fiume Street Cemetery, Budapest on 12 January.

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Hungarian Staff Sergeant receives prestigious decoration

16:54 December 11, 2023

On Friday, 8 December, at the Embassy of Germany in Budapest, the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) awarded the bronze grade of the Cross of Honor to Staff Sergeant Ferenc Czirók, Deputy Head of Catering Services, HDF Recreation, Training and Conference Center.

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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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Qatari delegation visits Rheinmetall plant in Zalaegerszeg

12:08 November 22, 2023

On Tuesday, 21 November a delegation of Qatari military leaders paid a visit to the Zalaegerszeg-based Rheinmetall Hungary plant.