The situation in Ukraine and the development of the North Atlantic Alliance’s defence capabilities were top of the agenda at the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence on Wednesday, 26 February, it was revealed at a press conference held by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen following the discussions.
“This project proves that the defence industry companies operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence are effective and ready to meet the challenges of our age, not only in the field of services needed for the operation of the Hungarian Defence Forces, but also in the field of civil application”, Dr. István Dankó, the Administrative State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday, February 18 in Kecskemét.
The Defence Policy Directors of the Visegrad states (V4) met in Budapest on 10-11 February 2014 for the second time under the Hungarian V4 presidency.
“The Hungarian defence industry has not been but will be”, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende stated at the opening of the conference “Security Market 2013–2014” on Tuesday, February 11 in Budapest.
“The NCOs and enlisted personnel serving with the Hungarian Defence Forces are going to receive a gross salary supplement of HUF 10,000 per month until the comprehensive introduction of the new public service career path model” – Minister of Defence Csaba Hende announced on Monday, February 10 at the annual assessment and tasking meeting of military leaders.
Hungary's Gripen fighters will join air control operations in Slovenia in line with an agreement signed by Hungarian Defence Minister Csaba Hende and his Slovenian counterpart, Roman Jakic, at the air base of Kecskemét, on Friday.
A large number of people gathered in the military cemetery in Debrecen in the morning of 10th January in order to commemorate the victims of the Soviet breakthrough on the river Don. At the 71st anniversary of the tragic events in the Don bend a wreath-laying ceremony was organized by the 5th Bocskai István Rifle Brigade and the Debrecen branch of the “Honvédség and Society” Support Group.
Hungarian Gripen fighters are to provide the protection of unified NATO airspace not only over Hungary as in accordance with the plans Slovenia, which has no fighter capabilities, has been in our area of responsibility since the beginning of this year – Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reports on Thursday.