Ministry of Defence

Csaba Hende

Minister of Defence

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Hungarian Gripens Fly Familiarization Flight in Estonian Airspace

Ministry of Defence, December 11, 2014 9:38 AM

Two Gripen fighters of the Hungarian Air Force conducted a familiarization flight in the airspace of Estonia on Wednesday, December 10. The aircraft are getting ready to join NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission in 2014, the Directorate of the General Staff of the Estonian Armed Forces announced in Tallinn.

Csaba Hende signs multilateral agreements at EU defence ministers' meeting

Ministry of Defence, November 20, 2014 11:26 AM

Minister of Defence Csaba Hende signed multilateral cooperation agreements in Brussels on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a meeting of EU defence ministers.

Hungarian Troops in Lithuania

Ministry of Defence, November 4, 2014 11:16 AM

The Hungarian troops participating in NATO Exercise “Iron Sword 2014” have arrived in Lithuania.

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.