Defense Spending

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Hungary’s defense forces plan to buy 40 new helicopters

The defense and armed forces development scheme, dubbed Zrínyi 2026, and the increased budget will enable the acquisition of state-of-the-art technologies to ensure that the army maintains 21st century capabilities

Jan 15, 2018

NATO is shifting gears and Hungary has a plan to stay apace

Late last week, leaders of the 28 members of NATO gathered in Brussels to send, in the words of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, a strong message of the unity of the transatlantic alliance and its commitment to collective security. NATO finds itself in an increasingly challenging environment due to the rise of complex security threats that require responsive capabilities. Grappling with terrorism, migration, cybercrime and more, every one of the member states must step up its game.

May 31, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács
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Hungary increases defense budget by nearly 100 billion HUF

A total of 428 billion HUF has been allocated to defense next year. Development programs include upgrading battlefield armaments and the personal gear of soldiers as well as further developing the volunteer reserves

May 17, 2017