Institute of Military Maintenance

 Institute of Military Maintenance


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Dr. (Col.) László Ványa, PhD, Associate Professor
Head of the Institute

Colonel László Ványa graduated in microwave electrical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economy. (1996). He started his 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 has participated several times on Hungarian media outlets (TV, radio) as a military expert.




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 officer’s to be able to carry out their tasks in a leadership/command position within the fields of signalling, electronic warfare, information technology and within the air force’s technical subunits of the Hungarian Defence Force.

The Institute consists of three academic departments:

  • Department of IT and Electronic Warfare
  • Department of Signalling
  • Department of Military Aviation

The institute hosts three scientific conferences each year:

  • Communication-20xx
  • Robot Warfare-20xx in Budapest
  • Aerial Scientific Conference in Szolnok

The greatest result achieved by the scientific research programme was the “Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Programme” in different fields of UAV adaptation. This programme was won by the Department of Military Aviation and realised through the assistance of the European Union, with the co-financing from the European Social Fund.

The students’ scientific research activity is mainly conducted in the framework of the Council of National Scientific Students’ Associations and focuses on the problems of modern military communication, the use and defence of military and public information systems, UAVs and military aviation, electronic warfare, defence against RC-IEDs etc.

The Institute takes part in many international efforts mainly through Research and Development works. One example of such activities was the EU UAVNET project, where the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles was in the focus of many European universities, research institutes and companies.


Department of Signalling

Head of Department: Dr. (Lt. Col.) Károly Fekete, PhD, Associate Professor

   The Department of Signalling 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, 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively) at both formal and informal levels.
   The students, teachers and researchers of the Signalling Department participate in a number of scientific conferences (Hungary, Turkey, USA and Communications 2001-2013), exercises and trainings (COMMIT 2003-2013 - France) and ERASMUS projects in Hungary and abroad (Poland, Slovak Republic). 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


Department of IT and Electronic Warfare

Head of Department: Dr. (Lt. Col.) Imre Négyesi, PhD, Associate Professor

   The Department of IT and Electronic warfare was established in 2012. Its first great challenge was to redesign
the structure and requirements of the specialisations belonging to the unit. Since the autumn of 2013 students have been admitted in the following areas: military informatics and radio-electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare.
   The ultimate goal of the Department is to train officers to be able to operate the electronic 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;
  • cyber defence strategy planning;
  • network centric warfare;
  • 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;
  • information warfare, information operations and cyber terrorism;
  • 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;
  • participation in scientific research & development programs;
  • participation in the EU 5. Framework in the field of UAV systems: development, security and application in civilian and defence sectors;
  • participation in doctrine development MoD workgroups (IT Doctrine, Electronic Warfare Doctrine of HDF);
  • participation in R&D programs - Jedlik Ányos: HT28SAJ Integrated Intercept & Jamming System “INTERJAM”;
  • development of expert studies for preparation of purchase of different electronic systems MOL;
  • 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 Military Aviation

Head of Department: Dr. (Lt. Col.) Mátyás Palik, PhD, Associate Professor

   The Department of Military Aviation and its predecessors have maintained high quality military officer training
and have been providing aviation specialists for Hungarian Defence Forces for more than 5 decades. Aviation technical and air traffic controller officers are trained in Szolnok.
   The different courses, conducted by Specialist Groups of Aircraft and Engine, Aircraft Onboard Systems and Air
Traffic Controllers, are supported by modern classrooms, labs and a library with nearly 100,000 professional books.
   The teachers’ and the students’ scientific research activities mainly focus on the missions of military aviation,
systems and on the structure of military aircraft and the human factors in aviation. By the results in training and research our Department is a well-reputed establishment within Hungarian higher education. We achieved great
results in different fields of the UAVs’ adaptation of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Program. This programme was realised through the assistance of the European Union, with co-financing from the European
Social Fund.
   We pay high attention to managing our students’ talent and to deepening their environmentally conscious way
of thinking. Our teachers and researchers convey the students’ with positive, professional and human values and try to strengthen the commitment for their profession and for military traditions.