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Hungarians Rescued from Afghanistan

Aug 18, 2021

Hungary's military allies have evacuated 26 Hungarian citizens from Kabul to the Uzbekh capital, Tashkent, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) informed the state news agency MTI in a statement on Wednesday afternoon. "In coordination with the Hungarian side, our military allies have evacuated by air 26 Hungarian citizens stranded in Kabul," 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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hungarian Defense Minister Csaba Hende (on the left) and the General Manager of the NATO Communications and Information Agency

NATO radar starts operation in Hungary

Jul 14, 2015

A three-dimensional NATO radar deployed in Medina, south-central Hungary, begins operation this Wednesday, and as a result, Hungarian airspace control is complete, Defence Minister Csaba Hende announced on Tuesday at the Medina radar station.

NATO conference in Budapest | Lajos Soós / MTI

NATO conference in Budapest

Nov 28, 2014

The decisions made at NATO's Wales Summit this September are critical to Europe’s security - that was the conclusion drawn by participants at the at the conference entitled NATO 2014: The Alliance after the Wales Summit in Budapest.

NATO Lieutenant-General Frederick Ben Hodges during his visit to Hungary | Mária Krasznai-Nehrebeczky / Ministry of Defense

NATO commanding general visits Hungary

Jul 10, 2014

Lieutenant-General Frederick Ben Hodges, Commanding General, NATO Allied Land Command has paid a visit to Hungary where he met with several commanders of the Hungarian defence forces, discussing Hungarian contributions to NATO operations.

| Tamás Sóki/MTI

NATO radar inaugurated in Hungary

Mar 18, 2014

A NATO radar station has been inaugurated in Medina, southern Hungary, completing the control of Hungarian airspace with the two similar 3D radar towers in the country. The total cost of the project is HUF 1.05 billion (EUR 3.4 million).

Hungarian Presdient János Áder at the Pápa Air Base on the 15th anniversary of Hungary's membership in NATO | MTI / Szilárd Koszticsák

Hungary's NATO membership: 15th anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

Peace and freedom are not gifts provided by nature, we have to fight for these values day by day, Hungarian President János Áder pointed out at the the Hungarian and NATO Air Base in Pápa, NW Hungary on the 15th anniversary of Hungary's NATO membership.

NATO General Secretary and the Hungarian Defense Minister at the Pápa air base | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

NATO air base to be extended in Pápa

Jul 2, 2013

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Hungarian Defense Minister Csaba Hende have laid the cornerstone for a new Heavy Airlift Wing hangar complex at the NATO air base near the town of Pápa in north-west Hungary.

Hungarian President János Áder in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Tamás Kovács/MTI

Hungary ready to stay in Afghanistan after 2014

Jan 18, 2013

If there is such a request, Hungary stands ready to continue its presence in Afghanistan after 2014, the end of the mandate, Hungarian President János Áder said after his discussions at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

Pápa Air Base

Pápa airbase to be upgraded to logistics hub

Oct 25, 2012

The Hungarian government has decided - following coordination with NATO - that the Pápa air base in northwestern Hungary will be upgraded into an intermodal logistics hub that will be suitable for receiving both military and civilian aircraft.

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