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EU Presidency: Responsibility and Unique Opportunity at Once for the Hungarian Defence Forces from the Strategic Level to the Tactical One

13:07 July 5, 2024

Hungary is taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in a critical period when we have to navigate in a complex security environment and when defence is occupying a distinguished place in the EU’s agenda, said General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff, at the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels on Wednesday, 3 July. Upon the proposal of the Hungarian presidency, the representatives of the EU Military Committee will not negotiate in Brussels but in a member state for the first time in the EU’s history; thus, Hungary will host this high-ranking event in October.

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Exemplary military and defence cooperation

12:21 July 2, 2024

On 21 June, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik paid a visit to Belgrade. During his official trip, the deputy state secretary held a discussion with Serbian Defence Policy Director Predrag Bandic, at which the two sides reviewed in detail the security situation of the Western Balkans region as well as the main aspects and issues of the bilateral military and defence cooperation.

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Hungarian military type certificate to the brazilian KC-390 aircraft type

18:23 July 1, 2024

After more than two years of strenuous professional work, the type-worthiness inspection of the KC-390 military multi-purpose transport aircraft manufactured by the Brazilian company Embraer S.A., which will be system tuned by the Hungarian Defence Forces this year, has been successfully completed. The procedure was carried out by the State Aviation Department of the Ministry of Defence, as the military aviation authority responsible for the supervision of Hungarian state aviation, in accordance with the legal requirements for Hungarian state aviation.

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Hungarian Horses Serve the British Royal Family

13:41 June 24, 2024

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently handed over Hungarian-bred Lipizzan horses to the royal British Army in London as a gift of Hungary upon the coronation of King Charles III.

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State Secretary’s Visit to the Eurosatory Exhibition

12:24 June 21, 2024

An official Hungarian delegation headed by Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry, recently visited Eurosatory 2024: The Global Event for Defence and Security in Paris.

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Hungary is Committed to Strengthening European Defence Capabilities

12:02 June 19, 2024

The European Union must become a credible defence actor and Hungary is committed to supporting the creation of these defence capabilities, declared Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky following his discussion with German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in Berlin.

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The Sahel is Especially Important to Hungary

13:51 June 18, 2024

MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik received the Mauritanian-born Hamadi Meimou, High Representative of the Coalition for the Sahel in the Balaton Street building of the Ministry of Defence on 11 June.

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Hungarian Aspects of Defence Policy

15:50 June 11, 2024

After visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Italy and the United Kingdom, students of the Advanced Security and Defense Studies program at the Serbian University of Defence also spent three days in Hungary between 3 and 6 June to learn about the Hungarian aspects of defence policy and different defence fields by gaining personal impressions, as current and future top leaders.

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Meeting of Finnish and Hungarian Defence Policy Directors

09:56 June 6, 2024

László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy, was on an official visit to Helsinki between 16 and 17 May. The goal of the meeting was to continue the defence policy consultation begun last year.

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Hungarian Defence Forces further strengthened with Leopard tanks

16:08 June 3, 2024

The HDF 1st Armored Brigade recently received another two Leopard 2A7HU main battle tanks – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.