The Commander of the HDF 34TH ‘László Bercsényi’ Special Operations Battalion of Szolnok Colonel Tamás Sándor, took over command of the Special Operations Task Force, operating in several provinces of Afghanistan, from the Americans - the Defence Ministry told MTI on Tuesday, December 3.
Hungary, as the presidency nation of the Visegrád Group (V4) hosted the next regular meeting of the National Armaments Directors of the Visegrád Group. The Czech, Polish and Slovakian participants of the meeting – the National Armaments Directors of the partner countries – arrived upon the invitation of Deputy State Secretary for Defence Economy and National Armaments Director Mr Zoltán Borbíró, PhD.
Labour-based economy is the key to the revival of Hungary, emphasised Minister of Defence Mr Csaba Hende, the Member of Parliament of the region at the opening of the training workshop of EPCOS Electronics Ltd. in Szombathely on Thursday.
According to Minister of Defence Mr Csaba Hende the training system of Szombathely should be transformed and modernised so that it was able to fulfil the needs of industry in the region for experts trained at higher and middle levels.
The Hungarian Defence Forces were lent 12 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armoured fighting vehicles for training purposes by the US Forces European Command. The vehicles were taken over by the Minister of Defence of Hungary from the Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy in Budapest on Tuesday, 26th November.