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First Hungarian KC-390 military transport aircraft arrives in Hungary for testing

11:47 April 12, 2024

The military transport aircraft KC-390 produced for Hungary will be staying at Kecskemét air base for three weeks starting from 12 April – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.


Hungarian Soldiers Participating in Saturday’s Rescue Receive Commander’s Recognition

11:08 April 9, 2024

Major General Dr. László Sticz, Commander of EUFOR Operation Althea, recently presented commander’s recognition coins in Camp Butmir, near Sarajevo to soldiers and civilian air traffic controllers participating in the early Saturday life-saving rescue operation. In the rescue operation, 14 Hungarian, two Dutch and two Italian soldiers carried out tasks directly, as well as an Austrian civilian. The two Italian soldiers will receive the commander’s recognition later.

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Hungarian soldiers in EUFOR saved lives

13:21 April 6, 2024

Early on Saturday, the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina requested the help of the EUFOR international peacekeeping mission in finding two missing tourists.

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Serbian–Hungarian Experts’ Meeting in Budapest

11:13 March 26, 2024

Heading a delegation, Colonel Nebojša Svjetlica, Head of the Serbian Ministry of Defence Department for International Military Cooperation visited Hungary at the invitation of Colonel Albert Gróf, Head of the MoD Department for International Cooperation from 21 to 22 March. The goals of the Serbian–Hungarian experts’ meeting were to discuss military-to-military cooperation and to sign the Serbian–Hungarian Bilateral Military Cooperation Plan 2024.


Renewing HDF Search and Rescue Capabilities

10:46 March 21, 2024

Old equipment is being replaced with modern helicopters at the Hungarian Defence Forces search and rescue (SAR) service – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky. He also added that old Mi-17 helicopters have recently been replaced with new H145M ones.

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NATO expands its defence innovation network in Hungary

12:19 March 19, 2024

NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) has announced that it expands and doubles its presence in Hungary by connecting accelerator sites and test centers for technological development into its research and development network.

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We Maintain a Traditionally Good Defence and Military Cooperation with Slovenia

11:40 March 12, 2024

We must look for cooperation possibilities and strengthen our defence relations to maintain the security of our region – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Ljubljana following the discussions with his Slovenian counterpart.


New Possibility for Hungarian Companies Developing Defence Technology

16:26 March 4, 2024

The Defense Innovation Research Institute (DIRI) in cooperation with the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), provides new possibilities for Hungarian companies developing defence technology – said Brigadier General Dr. Imre Porkoláb, MoD Ministerial Commissioner for Defence Innovation.

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Retroactive Salary Increase of Soldiers Due in March

16:15 March 4, 2024

Soldiers will receive their salary increased by 11 percent on average in March; the increase affects the salaries since January – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.


Albanian–Hungarian Defence Policy Directors’ Meeting

10:19 February 27, 2024

László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy received his Albanian counterpart, Defence Policy Director Gjergji Methoxha and his delegation within the framework of an official visit in Budapest on 22 and 23 February.