Cyber-Defence Campus opened

Bern, 21.02.2019 – The Cyber Defence Campus (CYD) of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) commenced operation in January 2019. The CYD campus is an initiative of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS).

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CEO of European Defence Agency to make a working visit to Chief of Armament

On 10 and 11 April 2018, Jorge Domecq, CEO of the European Defence Agency (EDA) will pay a visit to Chief of Armament Martin Sonderegger in Bern, Switzerland. The focus of this working visit will be on current developments in European defence policy and cooperation between the EDA and Switzerland.

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Requirements defined for the new combat aircraft and new ground-based air defence system

The DDPS has decided on the requirements to be met by the new means of defending the population against threats from the air. Moreover, it has defined the evaluation criteria and other armaments-policy requirements, including those for offset transactions.

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Textile Symposium 2018

The 18th Textile Symposium was held on 14 March 2018 at the Stade de Suisse. Around 310 national and international guests were there, including representatives from the textile industry, science and private industry. The event comprised six presentations on issues such as sustainability and Innovation.


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