Ministry of Defence

Dr. István Simicskó

Minister of Defence

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Minister of Defence inspects construction of temporary border barrier

Ministry of Defence, October 1, 2015 11:39 AM

Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó and Chief of Defence Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő inspected the ongoing construction of the temporary security barrier in the region of the Hungarian–Croatian border on Wednesday.

Defence Minister ordered partial call-up of voluntary operational reservists

Ministry of Defence, September 19, 2015 8:09 PM

In accordance with the annual call-up plan, there are more than a hundred voluntary reservists serving in the Hungarian Defence Forces also at present. However, in the state of crisis caused by mass migration, reservists are being called up in even larger numbers than before.

Exercise Brave Warrior 2015 starts in Győr

Ministry of Defence, September 18, 2015 1:29 PM

Running until 21st October, the Brave Warrior 2015 military exercise has started. In the morning of Thursday, 17 September, Hungarian and American troops crossed a section of the Moson-Danube at Győr as part of the NATO training series.

Hungarian Defence Forces redeploy additional forces to South-Western Hungary

Ministry of Defence, September 17, 2015 2:35 PM

In the framework of Operation Decisive Action 2015, designated units of the Hungarian Defence Forces are carrying out further redeployments.

Ministerial visit to the Hungarian–Serbian border area

Ministry of Defence, September 14, 2015 11:41 AM

In the afternoon of Saturday, 12 September 2015, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó and Gen. Dr. Tibor Benkő, Chief of Defence paid a visit to the area of the Hungarian–Serbian border to inspect the construction of the temporary border barrier and the command post of Operation Decisive Action 2015.

There is no conscription in Hungary in peacetime

Ministry of Defence, September 14, 2015 11:34 AM

The Ministry of Defence firmly denies a baseless rumor spreading on internet social sites which tries to instill fear of conscription through spreading the copy of a fake draft call.

NATO Military Committee Conference in Istanbul

Ministry of Defence, September 11, 2015 7:26 PM

On Friday 11 September chiefs of defence of NATO member states arrived in Istanbul, where NATO’s highest military authority, the Military Committee is meeting in Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) Session between 11 and 13 September 2015.

There are already 3,800 soldiers at the southern border

Ministry of Defence, September 11, 2015 2:16 PM

On the TV2 programme “Mokka” on the morning of Friday 11 September, Minister of Defence István Simicskó stated that there are already 3,800 soldiers near Hungary’s southern border.

Hungarian Gripens fly their first mission in Baltic Airspace

Ministry of Defence, September 7, 2015 1:24 PM

Two Hungarian fighters carried out a control task in Lithuanian airspace on the morning of Thursday, 3 September. After the quick reaction alert (QRA) evaluation flight, the Hungarian fighters flew over Vilnius as well.