Armed Forces: Hungarian People's Army in 1989
ground forces (77,000 with 58 percent conscripts); air
(22,000 with 36 percent conscripts); Danube Flotilla
Border Guards (11,000 with 70 percent conscripts). All
organized under Ministry of Defense. Soviet Southern Group
Forces stationed in Hungary numbered 65,000 troops.
Ground Forces: Three corps, with combined total
tank brigades and ten motorized rifle brigades;
artillery and surface-to-surface missile brigades; one
battalion; one antitank regiment; one antiaircraft
surface-to-air missile regiments. Danube Flotilla had
vessels in 1988.
Air Force: One air division and one air defense
division. Air division had three fighter or fighter-bomber
regiments, one helicopter regiment, and one reconnaissance
squadron. Air defense division had three surface-to-air
in late 1980s.
Equipment: Primarily Soviet.
Paramilitary: Included Security Police apparatus
(15,000) and Workers' Guard (60,000) in 1988. Both forces
received some military training.
Data as of September 1989