Ministry of Defence

Csaba Hende

Minister of Defence

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Afghanistan–Hende: Hungary Sends More Than 100 Troops to New Mission

Ministry of Defence, October 17, 2014 10:50 AM

Hungary contributes more than 100 troops to the new NATO-led mission which is to start next January in Afghanistan, and assists the financing of the Afghan National Security Forces with USD 500,000 per year between 2015 and 2017, the Minister of Defence said at a conference in Budapest on Thursday.

NATO exercise involving Hungarians starts in Slovakia

Ministry of Defence, October 13, 2014 5:22 PM

A joint military exercise of five NATO countries including Hungary started in Slovakia on Monday, the Slovak defence ministry announced.

The development of the Hungarian military is to be speeded up, annonced the defense minister

Ministry of Defence, October 6, 2014 10:23 AM

Hungary's military development plan, approved in 2012 and endorsed by NATO, does not need to be changed, only to be speeded up, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said in an interview given for a radio station.

DefMin briefs parl cttee on Hungary's NATO tasks on Ukraine

Ministry of Defence, September 18, 2014 9:01 AM

Hungary as a NATO member has tasks in connection with the ceasefire in Ukraine and the fact that both sides frequently violate it, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said at a briefing in Parliament on Wednesday.

Ministry of Defence did not ask Canadian Department of National Defence to cover training costs of Hungarian pilots

Ministry of Defence, September 5, 2014 11:12 AM

Contrary to the assertions of a Canadian paper “The Ottawa Citizen”, Hungary has always fulfilled its obligations to foot the bill for training its pilots, in line with the current training requirements. The Ministry of Defence has not asked the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to cover the training cost of Hungarian pilots.

Agreement Signed on the Development of Latvian–Hungarian Military Cooperation

Ministry of Defence, August 30, 2014 12:46 PM

Csaba Hende and Raimonds Vejonis, the Ministers of Defence of the two countries signed an agreement on Thursday in Budapest on the development of military cooperation between Hungary and Latvia.

The czech authorities knew about the T-72 tank transports

Ministry of Defence, August 29, 2014 5:02 PM

Contrary to a communiqué recently issued by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, the competent Czech authorities have knowledge of the transportation to the Czech Republic of the T–72 tanks purchased in Hungary, as the Hungarian partner authority had already informed them about it earlier.

Fifty-eight T–72 Tanks Are Transported to the Czech Republic

Ministry of Defence, August 25, 2014 11:49 AM

On Monday, August 25 in the morning hours, Excalibur Defense Ltd commenced transporting 58 T–72 tanks into the area of the Czech Republic. The tanks are withdrawn from service and have been purchased from the Hungarian Defence Forces. The customer is managing the transportation and has all the required licenses for the shipment of military equipment. Press release.

Augmented Hungarian KFOR Contingent Can Start Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo

Ministry of Defence, August 25, 2014 11:45 AM

The 11th rotation of the augmented Hungarian KFOR (Kosovo Force) Contingent has reached full operational capability (FOC). On August 23, the Hungarian peacekeepers demonstrated, on a validation exercise, their readiness for executing peacekeeping tasks to an international committee.