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Defense

Hungary has been a member of NATO since 1999. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that HUN stands for Hungary. The defense, which is based on general military duty with an initial service of 6 months, comprises (2008) 32,000 men. It is organized in an army of 23,000 men with 2 brigades and an air force of 7,500 men with 28 fighter aircraft, including 14 JAS 39 C/D Gripen and 12 attack helicopters. The reserves include 44,000 men's army and 8,000 men's air force. The border protection troops comprise 12,000 men and will be reduced. The material is semi-modern and of Soviet origin with an increased element of Western material.

Military of Hungary

Defense costs fell from 7.2% to 1.2% of GDP in 1985-2006. A contractual Russian debt was reduced in 1995. through the delivery of 28 modern fighter aircraft, MiG 29, which has been reduced to 12. Hungary participates in a number of UN peacekeeping efforts. Afghanistan (NATO-ISAF), Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR) and Serbia (KFOR) and with observers/ military police in five countries.

Hungary's defense overview

Hungary has been a member of NATO since 1999. The country has no military service. The total force figures for Hungary's armed forces are 27,800 active personnel, with a reserve of 20,000, and a semi-military border guard with a force of 12,000 personnel (2018, IISS).

The Army and the Air Force are not branches of their own, but components of a common force. Hungary has no navy.

The land component has a strength of 10 450 active personnel. Heavier material includes 44 tanks of a T-72, 120 armored vehicles and 272 armored personnel carriers, as well as two river patrol boats and four river air my warship.

The air component has a strength of 5750 active personnel. Material comprising 14 fighter central Saab, six transport aircraft, four trainers, and 21 helicopters, 11 combat helicopters of the type Mi-24.

Operations abroad

In 2018, Hungary participated in the NATO operations in Afghanistan (Operation Resolute Support) with 111 personnel, and in Serbia (KFOR) with 388 personnel.

Hungary participated in UN operations in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) with two observers, in Cyprus (UNFICYP) with 11 personnel, in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 10 personnel, and in Western Sahara (MINURSO) with two observers.

In addition, Hungary participated in the EU-led operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Operation Althea) with 164 personnel.

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