10:01 November 24, 2023
The international Exercise Adaptive Hussars 23 – the largest-scale and most complex one in the last 30 years involving close to 6000 personnel and 47 military organizations – has ended in Hungary. The Hungarian Defence Forces and the civil defence administration have passed the test with flying colors in the framework of this exercise, emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.
15:51 November 20, 2023
Hungary will safeguard and further strengthen the peace of the Balkans through a two-star general as the incoming commander of the European Union’s mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
09:47 November 16, 2023
There can be no national cyber security strategy without military cyber security strategy – this was stated at the 5th International Conference on Central European Critical Infrastructure Protection (ICCECIP) in Budapest. On 13 and 14 November, scientific professionals from ten countries were discussing current issues in their field of specialization during the event co-organized by the Óbuda University Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering and the Hungarian Defence Forces Cyber Operations Command (HDF COC).
14:00 November 10, 2023
A Turkish soldier dismounts the Croatian MRAP armored personnel carrier, and after thoroughly checking the vehicle, signals to his comrade: he, too, can dismount. It doesn’t take long until the two of them secure the terrain – with increasingly precise moves, thanks to a lot of practice.
13:06 November 9, 2023
Speaking in the program “Napi Aktuális” of Hungarian television channel Hír TV on the day of starting the multinational countrywide Exercise Adaptive Hussars 2023, General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of the HDF General Staff said that during this exercise – the largest one in Hungary over the past 30 years – the Hungarian Defence Forces are mobilizing their reserve as well. In accordance with NATO plans, they are training for military operations that involve Alliance forces stationed in Hungary, and are cooperating with Hungarian civil administration to test its capabilities and level of preparedness.
11:31 October 2, 2023
The International Training Branch of the HDF NCO Academy is holding an International Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) Course for 19 soldiers from 14 NATO member states. On 27 September, in the organization of the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, the course participants were practicing Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) techniques at Csobánka.
11:39 May 31, 2023
“Once again, our soldiers have performed their duty heroically”, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Budapest on 30 May.
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.
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.
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.