Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi, who was nominated last week as Commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces, said at his hearing before Parliament’s Defense and Law Enforcement Committee that his main goal would be the “mental renewal” of the armed forces, as well as the creation of a capable, committed force that is “also operational within NATO.
Hungary and Ukraine’s other neighbors are in a “pre-war state,” which should influence the training of their armed forces, he said, according to MTI. Hungary’s national army is a well-prepared, well-trained, and well-equipped member of NATO, and the next step is to create a force that can make a significant impact at the operational and strategic levels, Böröndi said.
Defense Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi (Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor)
Volunteer reservists will play an important role in protecting regional strategic points and cutting the enemy’s logistical lines, he said. The task requires a flexible approach with “a flexible unit of local patriots protecting their own localities,” he said. Combat training and strategic intelligence are key areas, Böröndi said. At the same time, nuclear deterrence must be reintroduced into military education, he said.
Logistics must be developed to support combat units, he said. Böröndi said he sees missions as a key area for assessing progress in training troops.
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