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NATO’s Swift Response…

13:37 May 15, 2024

Thanks to Hungary’s host nation support, Exercise Swift Response 24 has been successfully implemented: paratroops of five NATO member states set off on an airborne exercise from the Hungarian Defence Forces 47th Airbase. Gallery!


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.


Hungary Has Started to Rebuild its Defence Industry in Good Time

15:07 May 14, 2024

Hungary has started to rebuild its defence industry in good time and with an appropriate strategy – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on Friday, 10 May at the Hungarian Defense Industry Summit conference in the Bálna Defence Centre.


The Hungarian and the Turkish Armed Forces are Planning Cooperation in Further Fields

12:47 May 6, 2024

General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff, recently received his Turkish counterpart, General Metin Gürak – who visited Hungary for the first time – at a bilateral chiefs of defence meeting.


Freight unloaded

12:11 May 2, 2024

The German-Hungarian bilateral Exercise Safety Transport 2024 has successfully ended. The soldiers of the Hungarian Defence Forces and the Bundeswehr transported more than 20 containers from Grafenwöhr, Germany to the HDF 47th Air Base in Pápa, Hungary, where they were successfully unloaded on 29 April.


We Are Strengthening the HDF because We Want Peace

15:21 April 29, 2024

“We are strengthening the Hungarian Defence Forces because we want peace, we have something to protect: we have families, a home country, a home and a nation” – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in his closing speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Hungary (CAPC Hungary) in Budapest on Friday, 26 April.

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Peace is the most Important!

12:52 April 29, 2024

Peace is the most important! – emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on Friday, 26 April, adding that unfortunately, the whole world but Europe is certainly in a strange “fever of war”.

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The Voice of Central Europe is Needed

13:38 April 26, 2024

Nowadays, when numerous countries in the world are in a fever of war, peace is the most important to Hungary – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Budapest on Thursday, 25 April following his discussion with the defence ministers of the CEDC (Central European Defence Cooperation).

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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.


New era in the air force

12:54 April 15, 2024

“The capabilities of the KC-390 usher in a new era in the history of the Hungarian air force” – this is how MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky received the first military transport aircraft of Embraer. He introduced the new equipment – which, for the time being, has arrived in Hungary only for testing, and will soon be commissioned in the Hungarian Defence Forces together with another aircraft of the same type – in Kecskemét on 12 April.