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The HDF SAM WING 12 ’Arrabona’ is the only SAM unit in the HDF. Similarly its predecessors, the WING is tasked with garrison-related duties as well, being the single largest military organization stationed at the garrison city of Győr.




The predecessor units

The predecessor unit of the 7th SAM Regiment (Keszthely, 1997) was founded on 15 April 1950 in Miskolc under the designation of 86th Air Defence Artillery Regiment (No 9351) and completed its mission stationing in different garrisons at Abony (1950), Bánhida (1950), Székesfehérvár (1951), Börgönd (1956), Veszprém (1959) and Keszthely (1961). The weaponry of the regiment comprised AA guns and cannons, then such SAM systems like SA-6 Gainful from 1975 and SA-4 Ganef from 1981.



International commitments

Beside the commitments deriving from the role the WING is playing in the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System (NATINAMDS), SAM WING 12 ’Arrabona’ has been significantly contributing to the European Union and the HDF peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2011. Additionally, officers and NCOs are serving all over the world’s crisis regions fulfilling individual – mostly staff – positions in different NATO-, EU-, UN-, OSCE-led missions.