"Peace Requires Strength": French Anti-Aircraft Missiles Coming to Hungary

  • 21 Jun 2023 11:57 AM
  • Hungary Matters
"Peace Requires Strength": French Anti-Aircraft Missiles Coming to Hungary
Hungary has initialled an agreement to buy French Mistral air defence missiles, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said.

The declaration of intent was signed alongside Belgium, Estonia, Cyprus, France at a European defence show in Paris addressed by President Emmanuel Macron, Szalay-Bobrovniczky said in a video uploaded to his Facebook page.

He noted that Macron highlighted the importance of air defence and the European defence industry. “Hungary is doing well in this respect; we’re developing our defence industry. Peace requires strength, we’re working on this,” he said.

Defmin in Paris: Hungary's Security Calls for 'The Most Modern Equipment'

Developing Hungary’s military up to the requirements of the 21st century and ensuring the country’s security requires “the most modern equipment”, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said at the international 54th Le Bourget air show in Paris.

The defence ministry quoted Szalay-Bobrovniczky as saying that the government “is constantly looking for new solutions and the best military technology such as the Airbus H225M multi-purpose helicopter to ensure the security of Hungary and the Hungarian people.” Szalay-Bobrovniczky attended the show at the invitation of Sebastien Lecornu, his French counterpart.

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