Should robots rescue people?

A video podcast of the Digital Society Initiative (DSI)and the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre (SDRC DDPS) addresses the question of why the Swiss Armed Forces could one day also deploy rescue robots. Here, the technical, ethical and legal issues involved are also explained.

Video podcast

«The diversity of the tasks on offer during the internship and the multiligualism armasuisse encourages caught my attention and immediately attracted me.»

After completing her Master's degree in multilingual communication technologies, in summer 2021 Lea Alves started a graduate internship at armasuisse. In an interview, she talks about her placement and future challenges.

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Airfield ground weather at the military airfields

Meteorological information plays a crucial role in aviation. Wind, clouds and visibility are particularly important criteria when planning flights as well as when operating an airfield. The following article presents various tools for measuring meteorological information.

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Signing of contract for the replacement of vehicles for the tank sappers

On 2 May 2020, National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger and project manager Benjamin Mazenauer signed the contract for the replacement of vehicles for the tank sappers. The contract was signed in Bern together with Giuseppe Chillari, CEO GDELS-Mowag.


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