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Peace in the Western Balkans is one of Hungary’s most important security policy interests

17:00 March 11, 2023

Peace in the Western Balkans is one of Hungary’s most important security policy interests, since it is at once a guarantee of European peace. To achieve and maintain it is a testing challenge, emphasized Deputy Defence Minister MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha in Kecskemét on Sunday, 26 March during the welcome home ceremony of the maneuver company of the HDF KFOR Operational Reserve Battalion returning from Kosovo.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: the government is working for the Hungarians’ security in NATO as well

10:22 February 16, 2023

The government of Hungary is working to ensure the security of Hungarians in NATO at a time of war and amid the threats of growing migration pressure, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after a two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 February.

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Working towards even closer cooperation

10:17 February 16, 2023

Hungary would like to expand the scope of cooperation with India in several fields, it was stated at the Aero India 2023 event in Bengaluru, where Hungary is represented by Gábor Gion, MoD State Secretary for Defence Strategy and Human Resources Policy.

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Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky: It is important to have sincere and open dialogue with our neighbors

16:28 February 3, 2023

“It is important that neighboring countries engage in close, direct, sincere and open dialogue with each other beyond the international organizations as well” – stated the Minister of Defence after holding a discussion with his Slovenian counterpart in Budapest on Friday, 3 February.

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Hungarian Chief of Defence gives presentation at International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London

11:48 January 25, 2023

On 24 January, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Chief of the General Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces gave a presentation at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAVs) Conference, which was held with the participation of more than 60 speakers and more than 40 countries in London. Also in attendance at the event was Brigadier General János Somogyi, Deputy Director of Staff (DOS) Operations of the HDF General Staff.


Hungarian Chief of Defence attends NATO session

14:07 January 20, 2023

On 18–19 January, leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the representatives of Finland and Sweden held a two-day meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The event was attended by Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Chief of the HDF General Staff, who also met the Hungarian soldiers serving in Belgium and gave them recognitions.

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New Commander assumes command of EUFOR Operation Althea

13:51 January 20, 2023

On 18 January 2023, Major General Helmut Habermayer assumed command of EUFOR Operation Althea. At the Change of Command ceremony, the Hungarian Ministry of Defence was represented by Gábor Gion, MoD State Secretary for Strategic Analysis and Human Resources and Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Fruitful Canadian–Hungarian cooperation

20:36 December 14, 2022

The Canadian CAE, a high-tech firm at the leading edge of digital immersion, celebrated the 75th anniversary of its foundation in Normafa Event House, Budapest on Monday, 12 December. Having a Hungarian subsidiary company since 2009, this high-tech firm has been working to contribute to the successes of the Hungarian Defence Forces at several points beyond development: through its NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program to the training of fighter pilots, through the production of simulators for the training of Airbus A319 pilots, and through the simulator training provided for H145M helicopter pilots.

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President of Hungary gives families’ and friends’ gifts to our soldiers serving in Iraq

16:06 December 12, 2022

“The life of our soldiers in Iraq is difficult not only because of the constant threat, but also because these Hungarian soldiers spend Christmas away from their families. I was happy to take with me and give them the personal gifts from their family and friends at home.”, reads the post written on 11 December by President of Hungary Katalin Novák on her Facebook page.

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Katalin Novák and Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi visit Hungarian troops in Iraq

16:03 December 12, 2022

We, Hungarians are pro-peace, we don’t want war, we’d like to have peace in our homes, our country and on our borders – emphasized President of Hungary Katalin Novák on Saturday, 10 December in Erbil military camp, Iraq, where she met Hungarian soldiers.