Because of the Ukraine war and the tense situation in the south of Hungary, the country wants to increase the operational capability of the Hungarian Armed Forces and try to send as many soldiers as possible to the military training areas,” Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces, told the radio program “Katonadolog.” He stressed that the ultimate goal is to have 30,000 active and 20,000 reserve soldiers in the Hungarian Defense Forces.
In the broadcast, the commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces spoke in detail about the way in which the envisaged capabilities of the Armed Forces was accelerated on the instructions of Defense Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky. One of the elements of the multi-member system is the reorganization of readiness services.
Ruszin-Szendi pointed out that the five new rifle battalions will begin their service on Jan. 1, and so the standby services will also be restructured. This means that more soldiers will be deployed and can be available for the task at hand in a shorter period of time.
Lieutenant General, Romulus Ruszin-Szendi, Foto: MTI/Sándor Ujvári
The commander-in-chief also announced that the first of the German Linx infantry fighting vehicles will arrive at the end of the month. “One of the greatest treasures of the defense and force development program is that this equipment is being systematized for the first time in our army, and we have also acquired some of the manufacturing capacity,” the commander concluded.
The accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO was also discussed. According to the commander-in-chief, the North Atlantic Alliance will be strengthened by the accession of the Nordic countries.
(via: hirado.hu, magyarnemzet.hu, Titelbild: Tamás Vasvári/MTI)