Institute of Military Maintenance
Institute of Military Maintenance
Dr. (Col.) László Ványa, PhD
Head of the Institute
Colonel László Ványa graduated in microwave electrical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology. (1996). He started his academy career as an instructor at János Bolyai Military College of Technology in 1997 and became a staff member of NUPS’s predecessor institution, Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University, in 2003. He successfully completed the Doctoral School of Military Science in 2003 and he habilitated in 2010. He assumed several positions at the university i.e.: Full Professor, Head of Department, and Head of Institute. His special teaching and research field is modern electronic warfare, military robotics and directed energy weapons.
Office: H-1101 Budapest, Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus Building ‘A’, Room 835
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 29224
The Institute of Military Maintenance was established in 2012, when the Institute of Military Maintenance and Logistics was divided in two independent units. The main mission of the Institute is to educate and to train officers to be able to carry out their tasks in a leadership/command position within the fields of signalling, electronic warfare, information technology of the Hungarian Defence Force.
Degree programmes in Hungarian:
Bachelor level (8 semester long programme) – BSc in Military Maintenance for candidate military officers:
o Military aerial technical
o Air traffic management
o Military informatics
o Signal intelligence and electronic warfare.
Masters level (2 semester long programme) – MSc in Military Maintenance for military officers
Masters level (4 semester long programme) – MSc in Defence Infocommunication System Management for civilian and personnel from defence sector
The research areas of Doctoral School of Military Engineering based on master level education of Institute. The main research areas: Military Technology and Robotics, Defence Electronics and ICT.
The Institute consists of three academic departments:
- Department of Electronic Warfare
- Department of Information Technology
- Signal Department
The students’ scientific research activity mainly goes in framework of Council of National Scientific Students’ Associations and focuses on the problems of modern military communication, use and defence military and public information systems, robotics, electronic warfare, defence against RC-IEDs, etc. The Institute takes part in many international efforts mainly through Research and Development works.
The institute hosts three scientific conferences each year:
- Military Information Security-20xx
- Robot Warfare-20xx
Department of Electronic Warfare
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. (Col.) László Ványa, PhD
The Department of Electronic Warfare was established in 2015. Its first great challenge was to redesign the structure and requirements of the specialisations belonging to the unit. Since autumn 2013 students have been admitted in the area: radio-electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare. The ultimate goal of the Department is to train officers to be able to operate the radio-electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare systems of the Hungarian Defence Forces, to direct and operate maintenance processes and to fulfil medium-level executive positions.
The students, teachers and researchers of the Department are active participants – and in many cases the organizers – on/of numerous scientific conferences (for example in Hungary we need to mention the “ROBOT WARFARE” conferences and other events of the Hungarian Association of Military Science). We are focusing on the ERASMUS+ Program and using this framework, we are sending and hosting students and professors from different countries (for example Poland, Slovak Republic, Romania). Beyond of this we have wide international relations to other countries and associations.
Research areas of the Department:
- cyber defence strategy planning;
- network centric warfare;
- information warfare, information operations and cyber terrorism;
- strategic communication;
- protection of critical information infrastructures;
- UAV-s, tactics and techniques;
- military robotics;
- modern electronic warfare systems, software defined radios in radio monitoring and jammer systems;
- protection against radio controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED);
- participation in scientific research & development programs;
- participation in doctrine development MoD workgroups (Electronic Warfare Doctrine of HDF);
- participation in different subprograms of the Social Renewal Operational Program, realised through the assistance of the European Union, with co-financing from the European Social Fund.
Department of Information Technology
Head of Department: Dr. habil. (Lt. Col.) Imre Négyesi, PhD, Associate Professor
The Department of IT was established in 2012. Since the autumn of 2013 students have been admitted in the military informatics. The ultimate goal of the Department is to train officers to be able to operate the electronic information systems of the Hungarian Army, to direct and operate maintenance processes and to fulfil medium-level executive positions. Research areas of the Department:
- determining common Hungarian military informatics terminology;
- the problems, possibilities and tasks of informatics interoperability in the area of defence;
- improvement of IT skills, systems and equipment supporting the international and national defence area;
- examining the effect of structural changes in the Army on IT applications, support and development;
- the basic disciplines of organisation and IT tools towards NATO;
- participation in doctrine development MoD workgroups (IT Doctrine).
Head of Department: Dr. (Lt. Col.) Károly Fekete, PhD, Associate Professor
The Signal Department functions as a unique community, enabling a specific defence communications intellectual workshop to operate in the IT sector. It is not only a centre of military teaching and training on the area of military communications systems, but also a determining research centre and scientific workshop of both national and regional significance – due to its intellectual potential and infrastructure.
The Department places special emphasis on maintaining its foreign relations, which include relations and cooperation with our Hungarian and foreign counterparts (e.g. France, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, USA in 2010 - 2018 respectively) at both formal and informal levels.
The students, teachers and researchers of the Signal Department participate in a number of scientific conferences (Hungary, Turkey, USA: Communications 2001-2017), exercises and trainings (COMMIT 2003-2013 - France) and ERASMUS+ projects in Hungary and abroad (Poland, Slovak and Czech Republic, Romania, Kenya). Colleagues of the Department take part in different NATO and EUFOR events and missions. Participation on trainings and study tours is particularly advised as these occasions enable them to improve their professional skills and provide them with the opportunity to meet partners with different professional backgrounds within signalling.
The main areas of our research and publications are:
- Military communications and information systems at strategic, operational and tactical levels;
- Interconnection and interoperability of defence, government and public CIS;
- Communications in missions;
- Information assurance, Cyber defence