Mazar-e Sharif

  • Base: Mazar-e Sharif, Kabul
  • Strength: 39 personnel
  • The expanding role of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Afghanistan necessitated the deployment of a new contingent – the HDF ISAF National Support Element – to the area of operations. The mission of the National Support Element is to provide logistic support for the Hungarian contingents stationed in Afghanistan and the Hungarian soldiers serving there in individual positions.
  • For the most part, the duties of the NTE consist of the logistic tasks related to the PRT and the KAIA FP CON.
  • The National Support Element is the first Hungarian contingent of this kind in the theatre of war in Afghanistan, so in addition to the compulsory mission-specific training, its personnel have received customs administrator, Combat Life Saver, convoy escort and signaler training as well.