Hungarian Ground Forces
The Hungarian Ground Forces are one of the branches of the Hungarian Defence Forces. It is the army which handles Ground activities and troops including artillery, tanks, APC's, IFV's and ground support. Hungary's Ground forces currently pulled out of Iraq and are currently in service in Afghanistan and KFOR.
|Hungarian Ground Forces|
|Magyar Szárazföldi Haderő|
|Allegiance||Hungarian Defence Forces|
|Part of||Hungarian Defence Forces|
|Colors||Red, White and Green|
|Brigadier General Dr Gábor Böröndi|
Hungary was supported by the Soviet Union during the Cold War but since the Soviet Union's fall, Hungary cut tanks, closed garrisons, and minimized troop strength since 1991. The Hungarian Army now deals with national security, peacekeeping and international conflicts. Hungary joined NATO in 1999.
The two main combat units of the Hungarian Ground Forces are:
- 5th Infantry Brigade "István Bocskai", in Debrecen
- Headquarters Company, in Debrecen
- 3rd Infantry Battalion "Miklós Bercsényi", in Hódmezővásárhely, with BTR-80 APCs
- 39th Infantry Battalion in Debrecen, with BTR-80 APCs
- 62nd Infantry Battalion in Hódmezővásárhely, with BTR-80 APCs
- Operations Support Engineer Battalion, in Debrecen
- Logistic Battalion, in Debrecen
- Combat Engineer Company, in Debrecen
- Signal Company, in Debrecen
- 25th Infantry Brigade "György Klapka", in Tata
- Headquarters Company, in Tata
- 1st Infantry Battalion, in Tata, with BTR-80 APCs
- 2nd Infantry Battalion, in Tata, with BTR-80 APCs
- 11th Tank Battalion, in Tata, with T-72M1 tanks
- 36th Anti-tank Missile Battalion, in Tata, with 9K115-2 Metis-M anti-tank missiles
- 101st Artillery Battalion, in Tata, with D-20 152mm towed howitzers
- 57th Garrison Support Battalion
- Logistic Battalion, in Tata
- RS4/4 parachute
- RS4/4 LA parachute
- MANTA parachute
- 93M frag grenade
- 96M frag grenade
- Black Ka'bar bayonet
- AN/PVS-14 Gen3 Monocular Night Vision
- HALEM-2 laser rangefinder
- 15/80 binocular
- PSZNR-5 recce locator
- FMG 68 decontamination vehicle
- SSM-1 chemical marker
- IH-95 radiation level and contamination meter
- CAM radiation level and contamination meter
- VFK chemical recce pack
- DS-10 regiment decontamination pack
- TMF-2 automatic weather station
- 93M protecting suit
- 96M protecting suit
- DECOCOM 3000 decontamination container
- regiment decontamination trailer
- 60 mm mortar
|Leopard 2||Germany||Main battle tank||Leopard 2A7+
|44 Leopard 2A7+ and 12 Leopard 2A4 tanks on order.|
|T-72|| Soviet Union
|Main battle tank||T-72M1||34||130 in storage. Will be replaced by the Leopard 2A7+ in the 2020s.|
|Armoured personnel carriers|
|BTR-80|| Soviet Union
|amphibious armoured personnel carrier||BTR-80A
|555 units received from Russia between 1996-1999. Modernized Hungarian-upgraded BTR-80s for technical rescue, medical rescue and NBC missions.|
|BRDM-2||Soviet Union||Armoured Personnel Carrier||BRDM-2||250||Equipped with 9M113 Konkurs anit-tank missiles, others are modified and upgraded for NBC missions.|
|M-ATV||United States||MRAP||20+||Used by the Hungarian special forces in Afghanistan.|
|Cougar (vehicle)||United States||MRAP||13||Used by the Hungarian special forces in Afghanistan.|
|Maxxpro||United States||MRAP||12||Bought second-hand|
|M1151 HMMWV||United States||Utility vehicle||80+||Most of them used by the Hungarian special forces. |
|Polaris RZR||United States||Light utility vehicle||12||Used by the Hungarian special forces.|
|Military engineering vehicles|
|PTS (amphibious vehicle)||Soviet Union||Amphibious vehicle||PTS-2||50+||Some in reserve. Very large tracked amphibious vehicle used for crossing water bodies and building bridges across rivers|
|WISENT 2||Germany||Armoured Support Vehicle||0||5 on order.|
|Leguan||Germany||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||0||3 on order. The new Leguans are going to replace the BLG-60M armoured bridgelayers which will be transferred to the 37th Engineer Regiment.|
|MT-55||East Germany||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||BLG-60M||2|||
|VT-55||Soviet Union||Armoured recovery vehicle||VT-55||2|
|VT-72B||Czechoslovakia||Armoured recovery vehicle||2|||
|BAT-2||||Soviet Union||Armoured tracklayer||BAT-2||Unknown|
Artillery, Air Defence, ATGMEdit
|Self-propelled artillery and howitzers|
|PzH 2000||Germany||Self-propelled artillery||0||24 on order.|
|D-20||Soviet Union||Howitzer||31||283 in reserve |
|2K12 Kub|| Soviet Union
|Self-propelled SAM system||16||Modernized in collaboration with Poland.|
|Mistral (missile)||France||Surface-to-air missile||360||Mistral 3 + Safran Matis|
|Carl Gustaf M4||Sweden||Recoilless rifle||Unknown||deliveries will take place in 2019-2024|
|9К115-2 Metis-M||Russia||Anti-tank missile||Unknown number delivered by Russia between 1996-1997.|
|9M113 Konkurs||Soviet Union||Anti-tank missile|||
|9K111 Fagot||Soviet Union||Anti-tank missile|||
|RPG-7||Soviet Union||Rocket-propelled grenade||Unknown|
|The new H-14 series, can be armoured within 48 hours. The armour defends soldiers from bullets, splinters and IEDs|
Production of Rába H-14, H-18, and H-25 trucks commenced in 2004, these initially locally designed chassis fitted with MAN engines, associated components including cooling system and the MAN modular military cab. Current production is CKD using some locally sourced components such as axles. About 300 examples were built using components supplied between 2004-2006, with a further 150 assembled from CKD kits delivered from 2007.
|100 Currus-Volvo Aries on order to replace Ikarus 250, 256, 280|
|Mercedes-Benz G-Class||Germany||Utility vehicle||G-270
|RMMV HX range of tactical trucks||Germany||Truck||HX77||63||Will also receive up to 150 RMMV HX77 8x8 trucks, with 63 delivered since 2007.|
|Toyota Hilux||Japan||Pickup||16||Used by Military Police|
Air Force (Airplanes,Helicopters)Edit
|Saab JAS 39 Gripen EBS HU||Sweden||Fighter aircraft||JAS 39 Gripen||14|
|Mi-24||Russia||Attack helicopter||Mi-24 P/V||11||Modernized|
|Airbus Helicopters H145M||France||Utility helicopter||Hforce||0||20 on order.|
|Airbus Helicopters H225M||France||Transport helicopter||Hforce||0||16 on order. To be deployed beginning in 2023. Replacing the Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters.|
|Mi–8||Soviet Union||transport helicopter||3||10 in storage|
|C–17||United States||Cargo/Transport Aircraft||C–17 Globemaster III||3|
|Airbus A319-100||France||Cargo/Transport Aircraft||Airbus A319-100||2|
|Dassault Falcon 7X||France||Cargo/Transport Aircraft||Dassault Falcon 7X||2|
|Antonov An-26||Soviet Union||Cargo/Transport Aircraft||An–26||1 of 5|
|Zlín Z–242L||Czech Republic||Trainer aircraft||2|
|Zlín Z–143LSi||Czech Republic||Trainer aircraft||2|
|Eurocopter AS 350 Écureuil||France||2|
|Neštin-class||Yugoslavia||minesweeper||3||6 minesweepers were received from Yugoslavia in 1981. As of 2014, 3 of them are in active service.|
|AN 2||Hungary||minesweeper||3||40 minesweepers were built between 1953 and 1956. As of 2019, 3 of them are in active service, another 3 are in reserve and the rest were sold. 2 of the reserve are under overhaul by Milipol Zrt. and going to be in active service.|
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