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.
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.
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