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Discussion on topics in defence policy

12:38 March 30, 2023

On Wednesday, 29 March, László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy received on a courtesy call an Estonian delegation headed by Kylikke Sillaste-Elling, Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

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Visit to US defense innovation organizations

12:33 March 30, 2023

In the company of Barbara McQuiston, Chair of the NATO DIANA (Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic) Board of Directors, Brigadier General Dr. Imre Porkoláb recently paid a visit to organizations in the USA that play an outstanding role in defense innovation.


“I believe in the power of education”

09:48 March 29, 2023

On Tuesday, 28 March, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Chief of the General Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces welcomed the leaders of the SHAPE International School in Hotel Hadik, Budapest, where, among others, he spoke about the details of the HDF Cadet Program as well.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: keeping adequate ammunition stocks is in the Hungarian Defence Forces’ strategic interest

16:48 March 27, 2023

Keeping adequate ammunition stocks and ensuring their secure and continuous replenishment are in the strategic interest of all armed forces, including the Hungarian Defence Forces, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky holds discussions with Kenyan and Nigerien ministers of defence

09:45 March 22, 2023

Since illegal migration traces its roots to Africa, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently held discussions with the Kenyan and Nigerien ministers of defence in Brussels, with the aim of “protecting the Hungarian people and Europe”.


Deputy Chief of HDF General Staff receives Indian defence attaché

15:35 March 21, 2023

Deputy Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor received in his office Colonel Vijayant Singh, India’s defence attaché accredited to Hungary with duty station in Prague on 20 March.


Hungarian soldier receives NATO award

15:31 March 21, 2023

The personnel of NATO’s Allied Command Operations Allied Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) held its first staff meeting of the year in late February at Sigonella Air Base, Italy. NAGSF Commanding General Brigadier General Andrew M. Clark, assessed the tasks of the recent period, and then presented recognitions to soldiers for their outstanding performance last year.


Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: Hungary does not donate its ammunition stocks to Ukraine

10:37 March 21, 2023

The only way the war can end is through ceasefire and peace talks, not the donation of weapons and ammunition, therefore Hungary does not donate its ammunition stocks to Ukraine, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after the Foreign Affairs Council with Foreign Affairs Ministers of the member states of the European Union in Brussels on Monday, 20 March.


Co-president of German–Hungarian logistic program receives partnership medal of merit

16:16 March 20, 2023

Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Chief of the HDF General Staff awarded a partnership medal of merit to Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm for his outstanding work done during the German–Hungarian cooperation.

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Type certification of H225M helicopters completed

16:12 March 20, 2023

The Hungarian military type certification of the Airbus H225M medium lift helicopters has recently been completed. Two out of the 16 ordered multi-role helicopters are going to be handed over at the Airbus Helicopters facility in Marignane, France this July. The Ministry of Defence has placed an order for a total of 16 helicopters of this type in the framework of the National Defence and Armed Forces Development program, with the aim of developing the transport helicopter capability of the Hungarian Defence Forces.