Hungarian Ground Forces

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The Hungarian Ground Forces are one of the branches of the Hungarian armed 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.

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, and has spent millions of dollars to advance their army with technological equipment and weapons.

A listing of current land force units is here [1].

Military Equipment[edit]

  • RS4/4 parachute
  • RS4/4 LA parachute
  • MANTA parachute
  • 40 mm grenade launcher
  • 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
  • VSBRDM 2 ABC recce 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
  • 82 mm mortar
  • 60 mm mortar


Small Arms[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
P9RC P9M Hun 1.jpg  Hungary Handgun Service Handgun, replacing PA-63.
Glock 17 Glock17.jpg  Austria Semi-automatic pistol Special Forces Service Handgun.
SKS SKS - Ryssland - AM.045810.jpg  Soviet Union semi-automatic carbine Ceremonial rifle.
Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 1626 - Salzburg - Festung Hohensalzburg - Repetier.JPG  Austria-Hungary Rifle Ceremonial rifle.
KGP-9 KGP-9 1.jpg  Hungary Submachine gun
Heckler & Koch MP5 A3 MP5.jpg  Germany Submachine gun
AK-63 Akm rifle fullstock.jpg  Hungary Assault Rifle Main service rifle of the Hungarian Ground Forces and is the modernized variant of the AKM rifle. 7700 rifles have been modernized, more to follow. Versions: AK-63D/E/MF
M4A1 SOPMOD SOPMOD 2-2005.jpg  United States Assault rifle Special Force Service Rifle.
Remington 870 Marine Flickr - ~Steve Z~ - 870.jpg  United States Pump action shotgun
M2 Browning Machine gun M2 1.jpg  United States Heavy machine gun
Szép mesterlövész Szep sniper rifle.jpg  Hungary Sniper Rifle [1]
M24 SWS PEO M24 SWS.jpg  United States Sniper Rifle
Dragunov SVD Svd 1 russian.jpg  Soviet Union Sniper Rifle Will be replaced by Szép mesterlövészpuska.
Gepárd GepardM3.png  Hungary Anti-material rifle
M249 SAW PEO M249 Para ACOG.jpg  United States Light Machine gun
PKM 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG  Soviet Union General-purpose machine gun
H&K M320 PEO M320 Grenade Launcher.jpg  Germany Grenade Launcher

Armour and other vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
T-72 Hungarian T-72 tanks.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
Main battle tank T-72M
T-72M1
32 Only 32 pieces are in active service. 123 pieces T-72 in reserve, the rest are being used as targets for firing).
BTR-80 BTR-80A (3).jpg  Soviet Union
 Russia
amphibious armoured personnel carrier BTR-80
BTR-80A
BTR-80K
600 Hungary is the 2nd largest operator of BTR-80 in the World with approximately 600 units (598 pieces, most of them modernized, in use, few others stored in working condition). There is also an unknown number of modernized Hungarian-upgraded BTR-80s for technical rescue, medical rescue and NBC missions (these vehicles are entering service starting with 2009).
BRDM-2 BRDM 2 TBiU 24.jpg  Soviet Union Armoured Personnel Carrier BRDM-2 250
PTS (amphibious vehicle) PTS-2.JPG  Soviet Union Amphibious vehicle PTS-2 100+ Some in reserve. Very large tracked amphibious vehicle used for crossing water bodies and building bridges across rivers
Cougar H 070225-M-4393H-041.jpg  United States MRAP Cougar H 13 Use by Hungarian forces in Afghanistan
MaxxPro International MaxxPro.jpg  United States MRAP 40+ Use by Hungarian forces in Afghanistan
M-ATV M153 CROWS mounted on a U.S. Army M-ATV.jpg  United States MRAP 20+ Use by Hungarian forces in Afghanistan
M1151 HMMWV M1151.jpg  United States Utility vehicle 100+ Most of them used in Afghanistan and the Special Forces [2]

Artillery: ATGMs, RPGs, Mortars, Howitzers etc.[edit]

Transport Vehicles[edit]

Air Defense[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
Mistral 54RA-IMG 9142.jpg  France Surface-to-Air Missile 185 Approx. 185. Originally 45 bought in 1998, +140 ordered in 2009, with deliveries undergoing.
SA-6 Gainful SA-6 'KUB' missile system exercise!.jpg  Soviet Union Surface-to-Air Missile 12 4 batteries, each consisting of multiple launch units. 32 in storage.
SA-9 Gaskin SA-9 Gaskin.JPG  Soviet Union Surface-to-Air Missile 28

River fleet[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
Neštin-class AM 21 Százhalombatta.jpg  Yugoslavia minesweeper 3 6 minesweepers were received from Yugoslavia in 1981. As of 2014, 3 of them are in active service.

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