Ministry of Defence

Dr. Tibor Benkő

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Augmented Hungarian KFOR Contingent Can Start Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo

Ministry of Defence, August 25, 2014 11:45 AM

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 to send ammunition to Iraq

Ministry of Defence, August 22, 2014 9:49 AM

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.

Discussion about Hungarian–American Cooperation in the Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence, August 19, 2014 12:27 PM

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.

One Hundred and Nineteen Military Officer Graduates Receive their Diplomas

Ministry of Defence, August 18, 2014 3:04 PM

“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.

Commissioning Ceremony, Fireworks, Hungarian Flavors on the Day of King Saint Stephen

Ministry of Defence, August 11, 2014 4:45 PM

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.

NATO as the Central Topic of this Year’s Summer University

Ministry of Defence, July 30, 2014 2:38 PM

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.

It Is Only Talent and Acts That Counts

Ministry of Defence, July 16, 2014 10:31 AM

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.

Commanding General of NATO Allied Land Command Visits Hungary

Ministry of Defence, July 10, 2014 3:27 PM

Lt.-Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges, Commanding General, NATO Allied Land Command has paid a visit to Hungary.

Russian Mi-8T helicopters cost HUF 3bn, says Hende

Ministry of Defence, July 9, 2014 10:58 AM

Hungary's defence ministry approved the purchase of three upgraded Russian Mi-8T helicopters at a cost of 3 billion forints (EUR 9.7m), the defence minister said in a statement published on parliament's website.

The Holocaust Is One of Our Greatest Historical Tragedies

Ministry of Defence, July 5, 2014 9:40 AM

“The Shoah has occupied its deserved place in our history, among our greatest historical tragedies. It belongs to us, being inseparable from us, and its shame, loss and grief are ours”, Minister of Defence Csaba Hende said during a wreath-laying ceremony held by Posthumous General Ferenc Koszorús’ memorial plaque in Dohány Street, Budapest on Friday, July 4.