Ministry of Defence

Csaba Hende

Minister of Defence

Leading news

Hungarian Defence Force prepared to begin border fence construction

Government, July 16, 2015 1:08 PM

The Hungarian Defence Force is fully prepared to begin construction of the temporary border control fence, Minister of Interior Csaba Hende said on Thursday in Mórahalom on the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Medina NATO radar to be deployed

Ministry of Defence, July 14, 2015 7:32 PM

The three-dimensional NATO radar will be deployed in Medina on Wednesday, and as a result, Hungarian airspace control will be complete, Defence Minister Csaba Hende announced on Tuesday at the Medina radar station.

Steady migratory pressure necessitates border fence

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 14, 2015 12:56 PM

The illegal migratory pressure on Hungary does not seem to ease, and that is the reason why a temporary security barrier needs to be built on the Hungarian–Serbian border, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó said on Monday, 13 July on M1 news channel of the Hungarian television.

Hungarian Gripens scramble to protect Slovenian airspace

Ministry of Defence, July 8, 2015 8:35 AM

The fighter jets of the Hungarian Defence Forces flew two sorties on the same day in Slovenian airspace, during which the Hungarian Gripen pilots intercepted and identified two aircrafts above Slovenia.

NATO Commander: Hungary is a strong ally

Ministry of Defence, July 7, 2015 10:34 AM

Hungary is a strong ally: it has raised its defence budget, developed its capabilities and is ready to participate in the security assurance measures of the region, the Commander of Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum emphasized at a press briefing held in Budapest on Monday, July 6.

We will be a member of a stronger NATO by next summer

Ministry of Defence, June 30, 2015 4:30 PM

As a result of the reinforcement measures taken in the recent period, Hungary will be a member of a more agile and stronger NATO by next summer, the Minister of Defence stated at the annual conference of defence, military and air attachés in Budapest on Tuesday, 30 June.

Hungary is performing well in NATO

Ministry of Defence, June 26, 2015 12:23 PM

“The performance of Hungary in NATO is notably good”, this is how Minister of Defence Csaba Hende summed up his position in an interview given to Hungarian News Agency MTI after the meetings of NATO Ministers of Defence.

Hungarian troops are ready to fight the Islamic State

Ministry of Defence, May 28, 2015 11:52 AM

“Hungarian troops are ready to fight the Islamic State in coalition forces, and to try to put an end jointly to massacre and killing” – the Chief of Defence said on Wednesday, 28 May at a ceremony held in Pákozd to mark the Peacekeepers’ Day.

Europe’s security situation significantly worsened last year

Ministry of Defence, May 19, 2015 8:37 AM

It is undeniable that the security environment of Europe significantly worsened last year – Minister of Defence Csaba Hende pointed out at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Defence and Security Committee in Budapest on Saturday, 16 May.