HUNGARY

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP
Land area
Capital
Life expectancy
Population growth rate
10 million
Euros 1.3 billion (US$1.58 billion)
Euros 113 billion (US$137 billion)
93,030 sq kms (35,918 sq miles)
Budapest (Population 1.75 million)
72 years
-0.25 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Army
Maritime Wing
Air Force
Joint
Border Guards

10,900  (plus approximately 30,000 reservists)
Approximately 60
5,600  (plus approximately 8,000 reservists)
8,500
11,000

   

Conscription ended in November 2004.

 

 

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE  

Contact Details

 

 

Ministry of Defence
Honvedelmi Miniszterium
Balaton u 7/11
H-1055 Budapest
Hungary

Tel: +36 1 132 25 00
Fax: +36 1 111 02 42


In 2007 a unified command structure was established with a Joint Forces Command responsible for commanding and coordinating all military operations.
 


 

ARMY ORGANISATION


Army Strength:
10,900 (plus approximately 30,000 reservists)

In general terms and available for immediate operations are:

6 x Infantry Battalions
1 x Reconnaissance Battalion (Special Forces)
1 x Armoured Battalion
3 x Engineer Battalions
1 x NBC Battalion
2 x Artillery Battalions
3 x Logistic Battalions
3 x Military Police Battalions

Outline Army Structure

Military Operations are controlled by Land Force Headquarters in Budapest. Lead formations and major units are as follows:


Hungarian Army outline structure
 

Notes:
(1) 34 Reconnaissance Regiment operates in a Special Forces role and is assigned to the NATO Response Force.
(2) The majority of armoured units are in 25 Light Infantry Brigade which is assigned to the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.
(3)  5 Light Infantry Brigade specialised in peace support operations (PSO).
(4) 1 x Infantry Battalion is permanently assigned to the Multinational Land Force (MLF). With contributions from Italy, Slovenia and Hungary the MLF consists of a light infantry brigade at high readiness. MLF HQ is at Udine in Italy.
(5) Training Command has assets such as the Bakony Combat Training Centre.
 


 

MAJOR ARMY EQUIPMENT

 

Main Battle Tanks (MBT) 120 x T-72 (30 in active units)
Reconnaissance (Recce) 48 x BRDM (Wheeled 19 active in NBC defence role)
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle 150 x BTR-80A (Wheeled)
  Some BMP 1 (Tracked 487 in store)
  3 x MRAP Cougar

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

150 x BTR-80 (Wheeled)

Self Propelled Artillery 150 x 122 mm 2S1 (in store)
Towed Artillery 308 x 152 mm D-20 (20 in active units)
Mortars (Mor) 96 x 120 mm (in store)
  50 x 82 mm
Anti-Tank (Atk) 100 x AT-5
  140 x AT-4 (60 in active units)

 


 

MARITIME WING ORGANISATION

 

Maritime Wing Strength: approximately 60

Outline Maritime Wing Structure

3 x Nestin River Minesweepers
4 x Small River Patrol boats

Under command of the Land Forces this extremely small Maritime Service concentrates on patrolling about 420 kms of the River Danube. These units are under the command of 1 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Patrol Vessel Company.

 


 

AIR FORCE ORGANISATION

Air Force Strength: approximately 5,600 (including about 8,000 reservists)

Outline Air Force Structure:

Hungarian Air Force Commands

Hungarian Air Force Commands

Notes:
(1) 59 Air Base operates Mig-29, An-26 and L-39
(2) Papa Air Base hosts the JAS 39 Grippen
(3) Snolnok operates an attack helicopter squadron plus a transport helicopter squadron and a Yak-52 training squadron.
 


 

MAJOR AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

 

Fighter/Interceptor (Ftr) 9 x MiG-29B Fulcrum
  2 x Mig-29UB
Fighter Ground Attack (FGA) 14 x JAS 39 Grippen (2 x D, 12 x C)
Transport (Tpt) 5 x AN-26 Curl (Modernised)
Training (Trg) 6 x L-39 Albatross
  9 x Yak-52
Helicopters (Hel) 15 x Mi-24 Hind D/V (Attack) Being modernised
  15 x Mi-8/17 (Transport) estimate in service (from an inventory total of 37) 
Air launched missiles (ALM) AA-10 Alamo (AAM)
  AA-11 Archer (AAM)
  AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM)
  AMRAAM on order (AAM)
  100 x AT-6 ATGM (with Mi-24)
  AGM-65 Maverick (ASM)
Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) 45 x Mistral SAM launchers
  12 x SA-6 Gainful SAM launchers
  50 x SA-18 Igla SAM (reported and may be in store)

JOINT COMMAND

The 8,500 personnel in units under Joint Command serve in the following:

Hazardous Material Supply Centre
Logistics Supply Centre
Aircraft Repair Plant
Military Transport Centre
Joint Support Brigade
Central Medical Facility
Central Training Base
NCO Training School
Psychological Operations Centre
NBC Information Centre

CURRENT UNIT DEPLOYMENTS
(over platoon strength 30 personnel. These are approximate figures)
 

NATO (ISAF) Afghanistan 370
NATO (KFOR) Kosovo 275
EUFOR Bosnia 150
UNFICYP Cyprus 90