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Hungary Opposes ‘Unrestricted’ Admittance of Afghan Refugees

Aug 20, 2021

Hungary’s government stressed that it will not permit an unrestricted inflow of migrants from Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country. Meanwhile, Hungary is planning an evacuation operation to bring the remaining Hungarians and Afghans, who aided Hungary out of the capital, Kabul. The Hungarian government will not allow Afghan migrants to enter the […]

AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles

Hungary Plans to Buy Missiles from the United States

Aug 29, 2019

The U.S. State Department cleared more than USD 4.2 billion worth of potential weapons sales for Japan, South Korea, Hungary, Lithuania and Denmark, reports. Hungary is seeking to spend an estimated USD 500 million on 180 AIM-120C-7 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles. The prime contractor will be Raytheon. The weapons will be used to support […]

US Ambassador David B. Cornstein greets American soldiers in Hajmáskér

NATO exercise in Hungary

Aug 3, 2018

In the framework of the Operation Atlantic Resolve, the assigned staff of the Hungarian Defense Forces undertake joint training in Bakony. The participating American and Hungarian troops were visited by U.S. Ambassador David B. Cornstein.

Hungarian Air Force Airbus319 at the military airport in Kecskemét | Sándor Újvári /MTI

Hungarian air force receives used planes

Feb 2, 2018

Two second-hand Airbus A319 aircraft acquired by the Hungarian Defence Forces have arrived at the mil,itary airport in Kecskemét. The 8-9-year-old planes were bought from the bankrupt German low-cost carrier Air Berlin and re-painted in Prague.

A Gripen fighter plane returns to the Kecskemét NATO Air Base |

US plans to reinforce Kecskemét NATO air base

Dec 18, 2017

The United States is to spend over USD 55 million “to increase fuel storage capacity, construct a parallel taxiway and upgrade the airfield" at the Kecskemét Air Base in east central Hungary as part of the initiative to deter Russian aggression.

'Clever Ferret' military exercise in the Bakony Hills

Clever Ferret 2017 in Hungary

Nov 10, 2017

The two-week-long multinational military exercise 'Clever Ferret 2017' is drawing to a close. In this phase of the training, the multinational units made up of Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian troops are already carrying out coordinated tactical tasks.

A Hawk jet training aircraft of the British Royal Air Force and a JAS 39 Gripen fighter plane of the Hungarian Air Force at the Carpathian Hawk exercise at the Kecskemét airbase in Hungary | Sándor Újvári /MTI

British-Hungarian joint military exercises

Aug 24, 2017

The British and Hungarian air forces have held joint exercises over western and northeastern Hungary. The exercises that ended this Thursday were directed from the Szentgyörgyi Dezsõ Hungarian Air Force Base in Kecskemét, SE of Budapest.

Hungarian defense minister at the Kiss József Helicopter Base | Károly Árvai /

Hungarian government to reinforce the army

Jul 26, 2017

“It is the Government’s decided goal to reinforce the Hungarian Defence Force, which guarantees Hungary’s security”, the Minister of Defence István Simicskó said at an event to mark the major refurbishment of the army’s fleet of Mi-17 transport helicopters.

Saber Guardian 2017 exercise on the Danube | Csaba Krizsán/MTI

Saber Guardian NATO exercise in Hungary

Jul 5, 2017

Szentes Axe 2017 in Gyõr, NW Hungary conducts tactical bridging and water crossing operations for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment freedom of movement from home station into Hungary and many joint operations area locations.

Hungarian soldiers leaving for Kosovo and Iraq | Boglárka Bodnár / MTI

Hungarian troops to Kosovo and Iraq

Aug 2, 2016

Close to 500 Hungarian troops to be deployed in foreign missions have been bidden farewell in Tata, NW Hungary: 354 to Kosovo to join the Hungarian KFOR contingent while 139 are going for the third rotation of the Iraqi training mission.

NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels in June 2016 |

NATO paves way for Warsaw summit

Jun 15, 2016

The two-day Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, held on 14–15 June in Brussels, has ended. It was aimed at paving the way for the decisions to be taken at the upcoming NATO Summit to be held in Warsaw on 8–9 July.

Gripen aircraft over their home base in Kecskemét

Hungarians at NATO Tiger Meet

May 27, 2016

Gripen fighter planes of the Hungarian military have returned to their home base in Kecskemét from NATO's Tiger Meet international exercise in Spain. The Hungarian contingent included five aircraft and 50 soldiers in personnel.

Hungarian soldiers arrive at the military airport of Mazar-i-Sharif | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarian soldiers in Afghanistan

May 17, 2016

A new shift of Hungarian soldiers have travelled to the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif from a Hungarian military base to replace the Hungarian contingent there. Their main task is to provide protection for Hungarian military advisors in the region.

Reception for returning Hungarian air force personnel from the Baltic region | Sándor Ujvári / MTI

Hungary completes Baltic Air Policing mission

Jan 18, 2016

A reception took place at the 59th Szentgyörgyi Dezsõ Air Base in Kecskemét, east-central Hungary for the Hungarian contingent returning from the Hungarian military's Baltic Air Policing mission. Hungary and Germany handed over the task to Spain and Belgium.

NATO integration force unit |

New NATO command center to be set up in Hungary

Oct 9, 2015

NATO would set up new force integration units (NFIU) in Slovakia and Hungary to complement the six existing units in Eastern Europe. Hungarian Defence Minister István Simicskó says the unit will boost Hungary’s security without endangering anyone.

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