Representatives from Hungary and the United States have signed implementation agreements under the two countries’ Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) of 2019 concerning the air bases of Kecskemét and Pápa.
At an event in Kecskemét, Tibor Babos, ministerial commissioner in charge of implementing tasks within the US-Hungary DCA, said the agreement originally signed in Washington, DC, was a bilateral inter-state defense pact offering a framework for strengthening cooperation and carrying out military developments at the three bases. He said that Kecskemét and Pápa would see infrastructure and technology developments for the air force, while developments for the field army would take place in Tata and Várpalota. Babos said that the details of the actual development projects would be negotiated in the near future.
The DCA was signed on April 4, 2019, by US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan and Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.