Study on offset transactions

Companies which have the chance to exercise offset transactions for arms procurement exhibit a higher research intensity, a higher export volume and higher export dynamics than the relevant comparable sectors in each case. This is shown by an independent study from BAK Economics. Between 2018 and 2021, around one billion Francs flowed into Swiss industry thanks to these transactions.

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Recommended actions for the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre of the DDPS

The Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre of the DDPS (SDRC DDPS) of armasuisse Science and Technology deals with robotics in the security environment. It is supported in this by the Strategic Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from the armed forces, research, industry and government.

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Security robotics for Switzerland

ETH Zurich and armasuisse Science and Technology are launching a joint security robotics programme. Over the course of five years, armasuisse will be investing 2.5 million Swiss francs in selected research projects.

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ISTAR research workshop with Germany held in Thun

On 15 and 16 November 2022, armasuisse Science and Technology held a two-day research workshop with its partners from Germany and Switzerland in Thun. The focus was on mutual exchange, including subjects such as cognitive radar techniques, drone detection, and modern camouflage.

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Career

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With us you will have the opportunity to work on unique major projects.

Your dedication will help make Switzerland a more secure and attractive place.

Renting and buying

Renting and buying

You can acquire armed forces equipment at the following address:  

 

Find out what uses military real estate can be put to.

Become a supplier

Become a supplier

Would you like to be an armasuisse supplier?

Here you’ll find the key information on public tenders and the related procedure. 

Offset

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Would you like to receive offset transactions from foreign suppliers? Here we inform you about the directives, ongoing offset obligations and participation opportunities.

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Procurement

Procurement

The competence sectors «Command & Control and Reconnaissance Systems», «Land Systems», «Aeronautical Systems» and «Purchasing and Cooperations» are responsible for procurement on behalf of the Swiss Armed Forces, the Confederation and other customers.

armasuisse Real Estate

armasuisse Real Estate

The competence sector for real estate within the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) is responsible for the overall management of buildings and facilities belonging to the DDPS. - Pages available in german, french and italian.

armasuisse Science and Technology S+T

armasuisse Science and Technology S+T

armasuisse S+T is the technology center of the VBS. The tasks include Technology Management at and independent expertises and tests.

National Armaments Director

National Armaments Director’s page

National Armaments Director’s page

The National Armaments Director is responsible for the development, evaluation, procurement and disposal of systems and equipment of the Armed Forces and other customers.

An additional area of responsibility concerns planning and procurement for the Federal Department for Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS).