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Farewell to the air service

13:08 April 22, 2024

After more than 40 years of service as aircrew member, Senior Warrant Officer István Molnár – an airman of the HDF 86th Helicopter Wing – took off on his last flight in EUFOR Operation Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The seasoned Mi-17 aircrew member will soon retire in Szolnok, Hungary. Following his last flight in the mission, the personnel of the EUFOR Aviation Detachment received and greeted István “Moles” Molnár – with a water jet, a memorial certificate and a friendly goodbye hug.


Striving for Full Operational Capability

09:42 April 19, 2024

The personnel of the Hungarian EUFOR maneuver company are conducting a Full Operational Capability (FOC) validation exercise in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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12:05 April 12, 2024

This year too, the MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) capability of the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina is being provided by the nation having the command of EUFOR Operation Althea, thus in 2024, by Hungary. Within this framework, the Hungarian personnel serving there guarantee air medical evacuation capabilities with the help of H145M helicopters, while air transport capabilities with a Mi-17 helicopter in Major General Dr. László Sticz’s year of command.


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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EUFOR Commander’s year: Multinational Battalion under Hungarian command

15:05 February 26, 2024

This January, besides Major General László Sticz PhD, a Hungarian soldier taking over command of the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, another epochal change occurred in the Multinational Battalion (MNBN), the maneuver force of the mission as well. The new commander of the subunit is Hungarian Lieutenant Colonel László Nagy.

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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.


“Faith Does Not Make Things Easier But Possible”

10:27 December 11, 2023

“It is often said that faith does not make things easier but possible” – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in the video posted on his Facebook profile on Sunday, 10 December.


The Establishment of the Hungarian Defence Industry is of Strategic Importance

09:51 November 24, 2023

It is of strategic importance to continue to set up and strengthen the Hungarian defence industry; the sector provides another great possibility to the Hungarian economy – emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the press release following his discussion with the Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir in Budapest.


Largest military exercise of the past 30 years starts in Hungary

11:34 November 8, 2023

The multinational countrywide military exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023 has started. The opening ceremony held in Hódmezővásárhely on 7 November was attended by President of Hungary Katalin Novák, Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces; Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky; and General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff.

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Armed forces development goes on in full swing

10:46 November 2, 2023

“The production of Gidrán combat vehicles is about to start in Győr”, announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at his press conference held in the Ministry of Defence in Budapest on Tuesday, 31 October.