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Hungarian army signs cooperation agreement with US special forces

Hungarian army signs cooperation agreement with US special forces

Budapest, June 15 (MTI) – The Hungarian Armed Forces signed a cooperation agreement with the US’ Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) in Szolnok, in central Hungary, on Wednesday.

As part of the event, Defence Minister István Simicskó presented two AS350 B helicopters at the local helicopter base and presented the second special operations regiment with new equipment.

The cooperation with SOCEUR will give the Hungarian army a significant boost in carrying out its duties, Simicskó said.

The minister said the US special forces have helped train Hungary’s special operations regiment from the beginning, making them one of the best units within NATO.

Simicskó noted that under a recent constitutional amendment, the army can be mobilised to handle terrorist threats if police or national security service resources are not sufficient. The minister said the special operations forces will have an important role to play in the fight against terrorism.

Photo: Von United States Army – US Army Institute of Heraldry, Gemeinfrei, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16072634

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matter

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