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Tamás Vargha

21:15 May 24, 2022

Personal details:

Date of birth: 2 February 1959
Marital status: married, a father of four

Education:

1987 Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, English language and literature, secondary school teacher

Professional experience:

2004–2009 János Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár
1993–1999 Attila József Secondary School, Székesfehérvár
1991–2008 Syntax Language School, Székesfehérvár
1987–1993 Pál Vasvári Secondary School, Székesfehérvár

Membership:

2010–2018 President, Fejér County Museum Association
1994 Founding member, Defence Forces and Society Friendship Circles
1991 Founding member, Hungarian War Grave Care Association

Political career:

2022– State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2022– Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2022 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2020 Government commissioner for the House of Árpád Program
2018 Vice-Chairman, National Security Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2018–2022 State Secretary for Civil Intelligence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2016–2018 Ministerial commissioner for the tasks related to the arrangements for the House of Árpád Program and its implementation
2014–2018 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2014–2018 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2012–2014 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence
2011–2012 Member of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2012 Chairman of Fejér County Public Assembly
2010–2012 Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2014 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 2
2008–2010 Counselor in cultural, public and international relations for Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights
2006–2010 Representative of “Upper Town Fecskepart” quarter in the Public Assembly of Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights

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Solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present situation

11:30 August 2, 2022

Hungary and Lithuania both perceive “close up” the gravity of the Russo-Ukrainian War, and solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present security situation. In this spirit, the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Gripen fighter aircraft have already been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission for the third time, and the Lithuanian minister of defence said thanks for it, Hungarian Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky told the press after his discussions in Lithuania.

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Hungarian Gripens are safeguarding the Baltic airspace again

10:37 August 2, 2022

Since 1 August, four Gripen fighter aircraft of the Hungarian Air Force have been safeguarding the Baltic airspace to protect Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia once again for four months. “On this day, we, as lead nation, are taking over the symbolic keys of a mission which has a major role in the life and security of the citizens of the Baltic countries as well as in NATO’s history”’, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a Handover-Takeover ceremony organized on Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Also in attendance at the event was Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Hungarian Gripens are safeguarding the Baltic airspace again

10:31 August 2, 2022

Since 1 August, four Gripen fighter aircraft of the Hungarian Air Force have been safeguarding the Baltic airspace to protect Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia once again for four months. “On this day, we, as lead nation, are taking over the symbolic keys of a mission which has a major role in the life and security of the citizens of the Baltic countries as well as in NATO’s history”’, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a Handover-Takeover ceremony organized on Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Also in attendance at the event was Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Deputy Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces visits exercise in Germany

13:49 July 22, 2022

On Wednesday, 20 July Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Brigadier General Dr. Péter Lippai, Land Forces Inspector, Hungarian Defence Forces Command attended the Distinguished Visitors’ Day of Exercise Dynamic Front 22 coupled with a multinational artillery live fire event in Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany.

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Hungarian national parachute team competes in the Czech Republic

13:45 July 22, 2022

On Monday, 18 July the 37th FAI World Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships started with an opening ceremony in Strakonice, the Czech Republic. Twenty-eight teams and 179 competitors from 28 countries have entered the competition, where Hungary is represented by the national parachute team of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Hungarian helicopters at Fairford

13:42 July 22, 2022

The military air show Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 (RIAT) has ended in Fairford, UK. The HDF 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base was represented with two Mi–24 helicopters at the event, which entertained the international audience during static displays and dynamic demonstrations. Photo gallery – in part from the home journey as well!

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British delegation visits HDF Transformation Command

14:21 July 19, 2022

Heading a delegation of 40 experts, Brigadier Matthew Cansdale, British Army, Head of Future Force Development – Army Futures Department recently visited the HDF Transformation Command as part of the study trip Urban Griffin – Battlefield Study Budapest.

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Fairford: Hungarian success again!

13:10 July 18, 2022

Organized again after a two-year break at RAF Fairford, South England, the Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 (RIAT) military air show has delighted us with another Hungarian success. On 17 July, Captain Dávid Szentendrei, a pilot from the “Puma” Tactical Squadron of the HDF 59th Dezső Szentgyörgyi Air Base won the prestigious award for the Best Solo Jet Demonstration.

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Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces attends military parade in Paris

09:07 July 15, 2022

On 14 July, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, the commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces attended the military parade organized to mark Bastille Day in Paris. He was received by French Chief of Defence General Thierry Burkhard.

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Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces attends military parade in Paris

09:05 July 15, 2022

On 14 July, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, the commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces attended the military parade organized to mark Bastille Day in Paris. He was received by French Chief of Defence General Thierry Burkhard.