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First Lynx Manufactured in Hungary

Dec 23, 2023

The first Hungarian Lynx air defense weapon has been completed at the Zalaegerszeg plant in south-western Hungary, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement sent to MTI. They recalled their information on Thursday that according to their latest agreement with their strategic partner Rheinmetall, they are developing an air defence system for the Hungarian […]

RÁBA Plc. Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Firm

Oct 31, 2023

RÁBA Automotive Holding Plc. has informed the participants of capital markets on the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange that on October 31, 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by RÁBA Plc. and Nurol Makina, “an internationally significant Turkish defense company,” with the purpose of considering the establishment of a joint venture for joint […]

Europe's Most Modern Tank Factory in Zalaegerszeg

Aug 18, 2023

Europe's most modern and sophisticated tank factory was built at a world record speed within the Group, providing Hungary with outstanding defense capabilities, Rheinmetall's President, Armin Papperger said at the inauguration of the company's Zalaegerszeg plant (SW Hungary) on Friday. The President said Hungary is part of the European air defense initiative and has the […]

Head of Hungarian Defense Forces Visits Ukraine

Jul 8, 2022

Heading a delegation, the Commander of the Hungarian Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi visited Ukraine this Friday at the invitation of the Ukrainian Chief of General Staff, Colonel General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Hungarian defense issues website reported this Friday morning. During the visit, the main topics of discussion between the army commanders […]

V4 and Ukraine Chiefs of Staff Meet in Debrecen

Jun 14, 2022

The military leaders participating in the meeting of the chiefs of staff of the Visegrád Group (V4) reviewed the topical issues of cooperation between national armies on Tuesday in Debrecen, the commander of the Hungarian Defense Forces (MH) said after the meeting. Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi told journalists that the Ukrainian Chief of General Staff, […]

Hungarian NATO Plane Helps Arms Shipment to Ukraine

Feb 28, 2022

A Hungarian C-17 aircraft of the NATO Heavy Airlift Regiment stationed in Pápa, W Hungary carried weapons, destined for Ukraine, from the Netherlands to a not specified Eastern European country. In the meantime, the Hungarian government said Hungary does not offer arms to Ukraine and does not allow arms transfers through its territory, but is […]

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace in Budapest

Jan 31, 2022

The British Secretary of State for Defence arrived in the the Hungarian capital for bilateral talks with his counterpart, the Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benkő, focusing on European Security and the ongoing threat of Russian military forces on the border of Ukraine. The Ministers laid wreaths at the Memorial Stone of the Unknown Soldier at […]

Hungarian Lynx-s To Be Equipped with StrikeShield

May 13, 2021

The consignment of Lynx armored infantry fighting vehicles purchased by the Hungarian army will be fitted with German Rheinmetall's StrikeShield active protection system, the state news agency MTI was informed this Thursday. "The so-called active protection system will provide the highest level of security available today for the Hungarian army's new armoured combat vehicles, government […]

Airbus: Joint Venture with the Hungarian State

Jul 17, 2020

The Hungarian state and Airbus Helicopters are establishing the joint venture 'Airbus Helicopters Hungary Ltd.' The deal was announced in Budapest this Friday. The Hungarian state has a 30% ownership stake in the newly established joint venture in Gyula, SE Hungary. From 2022, the factory will produce helicopter parts exclusively for Airbus. "The investment in […]

Hungarian Peacekeepers Leave for Kosovo

Feb 11, 2020

A send-off ceremony was held this Monday at Kossuth Square in Debrecen, eastern Hungary, for the 22nd contingent of the Hungarian Defense Forces' KFOR (Kosovo Force) Corps before they leave for the Balkan country. From March, the Hungarian soldiers will serve for six months as part of the international peacekeeping force under NATO command, with […]

German self-propelled howitzer Panzerhaubitze 2000

Hungary, the Biggest Buyer of German Weapons

Dec 27, 2019

After three years of falling, weapons and military hardware exports by Germany have gone into reverse in 2019, reaching almost EUR 8 billion, and the quarter of these exports deliveries went to Hungary, Deutsche Welle and euronews report. Documents show that Hungary purchased roughly a quarter of all the authorized German arms exports in the […]

Hungarian soldiers return from Baltic mission

Hungarian Soldiers Return from Baltic Mission

Sep 4, 2019

Members of the Hungarian Defense Forces who took part in patrolling the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for four months have returned home. The Hungarian soldiers served in the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) NATO mission, protecting the airspace of the three Baltic states from May. Hungarians fulfilled the mission for the second time since […]

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