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Defence Ministry: Adaptive Hussars 23 exercise successfully completed

The Adaptive Hussars 2023 international military exercise has concluded successfully, the defence ministry of said on Thursday.

Some 6,000 military personnel, including some 500 reservists, and 47 military organisations participated in the exercise of a scale and complexity not seen in Hungary for thirty years, Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the defence minister, said in a statement.

The purpose of the exercise was to test how the Hungarian armed forces reacted to unpredictable situations, he said. As part of the international exercise, fighter jets were deployed to Sarmellek air base from Kecskemet in a simulated action, the minister said.

“Here, the soldiers tested how they could ensure fuel supply as the most important logistics task in the event of a possible terror threat,” he added.

Szalay-Bobrovniczky said they had successfully integrated NATO forces stationed in Hungary into their defence operations and received the NATO forces assigned to Hungary’s defence, organising defence manoeuvres with their cooperation.

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