Pope Francis: peoples need peace and a future full of cradles not tombs
13:22 May 2, 2023
At the end of the Holy Mass celebrated in Kossuth Square, Budapest on Sunday, 30 April, Pope Francis asked world leaders to build peace, praying for a future full of cradles not tombs. The ceremony held by the head of the Roman Catholic Church was also attended by, among others, President of Hungary Katalin Novák, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér and Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.
To remember is our task and our duty as well
13:10 April 17, 2023
“Like our forebears did once in the trenches of the Great War, today we, Croatians and Hungarians stand here again side by side in remembrance of our common officer, Marcell Szigethy Halper”, said Tamás Horváth, Head of Military Heritage Department, Ministry of Defence in Croatia on 15 April.
Hunor rescue team returns home from Türkiye
10:32 February 13, 2023
The search and rescue team Hunor of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (NDGDM) returned home from Türkiye in the wee hours of Monday, 13 February. The team has rescued 17 survivors – including three children – and retrieved 29 bodies from under the rubbles in earthquake-hit Türkiye. The military plane carrying the rescue team landed at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport shortly after Sunday midnight. Here, the homecomers were received, among others, by Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, MoI Parliamentary State Secretary Bence Rétvári and Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Chief of the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff.
Hunor Hungarian Rescue Team Helps in Türkiye
11:11 February 7, 2023
On Monday, the Hunor Hungarian Rescue Team left Budapest for Türkiye, to help those affected by the earthquake.
Conference on the gray zone
11:23 November 22, 2021
An international conference on hybrid warfare was organised by the HDF Transformation Command's Scientific Research Centre on 17 November in Budapest. The symposium analysed non-linear threats and the traditional and hybrid responses to them.
New Austrian defence attaché in Budapest
05:55 October 15, 2021
On Wednesday, 13 October Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, Chief of Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces Command (HDFC) received in his office outgoing Austrian defence attaché Brigadier General Daniel Pregl and the incoming one, Brigadier General Manfred Hanzl.
Air Show in a week!
13:35 August 20, 2021
In eight days, on the last weekend of August, the International Air Show and Military Display can start in good order in Kecskemét, Major General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces announced at a press conference held at the Ministry of Defense in Budapest on Thursday, 19th August.
Strengthened support for UNFICYP
19:01 July 21, 2021
On 19 July, a technical agreement on logistic support for the service members of UNFICYP in Cyprus was signed at a Hungarian–British defence policy meeting held in the MoD Institute and Museum of Military History.