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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.

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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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First Hungarian peacekeepers return home from Lebanon

18:42 October 24, 2023

On 19 October, a homecoming ceremony was organized for the first rotation of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeeping mission in the Maria Theresa barracks, Budapest.

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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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Kincsem Park has regained its former luster

12:26 September 5, 2023

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky presented the trophy of the Kincsem Stakes at the Kincsem+ TUTI International Horse and Greyhound Racing Festival and Food Truck Show in Kincsem Park, Budapest on Saturday, 2 September. On the day of flat races (gallop), which was attended by several military attachés as well, the guests were given an insight into not only equestrian sports but also the life of the Hungarian Defence Forces.