On Monday, August 25 in the morning hours, Excalibur Defense Ltd commenced transporting 58 T–72 tanks into the area of the Czech Republic. The tanks are withdrawn from service and have been purchased from the Hungarian Defence Forces. The customer is managing the transportation and has all the required licenses for the shipment of military equipment. Press release.
The 11th rotation of the augmented Hungarian KFOR (Kosovo Force) Contingent has reached full operational capability (FOC). On August 23, the Hungarian peacekeepers demonstrated, on a validation exercise, their readiness for executing peacekeeping tasks to an international committee.
Hungary, as a member of the European Union and NATO, will send ammunition to Iraq to assist that country's armed forces in their fight against terrorism.
Several elements of Hungarian–American defence and military cooperation were on the agenda of the meeting between the delegations of the Ministry of Defence and the US Congress.
“We must be ready to give appropriate responses to all challenges”, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said at the Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training of the National University of Public Service, where 119 graduates received their diplomas on Monday.
This year too, visitors can participate in a number of colorful state programs on August 20, Hungary’s national holiday. In 2014 for the first time, the MoD National Event Management Office is responsible for organizing the series of events.
This year the Tisza Euro-Atlantic Summer University opened the 15th time on Monday, 28th July. After the successful last year it is Szolnok again – or to be more exact the HDF Peace Support Training Centre – which is tasked with hosting the series of lectures and seminars lasting until 1st August.
The "Chance Camp" at the HDF NCO Academy, Szentendre has started for the second time. The four-day training for Romani or disadvantaged young people was opened by Maj.-Gen. István Kun Szabó, Deputy State Secretary for Public Relations, Ministry of Defence.
Lt.-Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges, Commanding General, NATO Allied Land Command has paid a visit to Hungary.