«Digital Transformation: the fascination with the potential of possibilities and doing what was hitherto unthinkable.»

Thomas Rothacher, Head of competence sector Science and Technology and Deputy National Armaments Director at armasuisse, talks in an interview about armasuisse’s «Digital Journey» and the digitalisation technologies of the future. He explains why augmented reality/virtual reality, artificial intelligence and data science have great potential.

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«Striving for efficiency should preferably be replaced by achieving resilience»

Fabian Brechbühl, Head of IT, talks in an interview about the «Digital Journey» of armasuisse as well as about the opportunities and risks of the digital transformation process. He explains why employees should act not just as multipliers as regards digitalisation but also promoters.

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Contracts in place for F-35A and Patriot

armasuisse has agreed contract terms with the US government for the purchase of the F-35A fighter aircraft and the Patriot longer-range ground-based air defence system. Assuming an exchange rate of CHF 0.95 to the US dollar, this results in guarantee credits of CHF 6.035 billion for the aircraft and CHF 1.987 billion for the air defence system. This is less than the anticipated financial cost.

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«Digitalisation aims to increase efficiency and in particular to provide relief in administrative activities»

JUD Andreas Müller-Storni, Strategic Head of GEVER and Head of competence sector Resources and Support, and Stefan Marti, Digitalisation Officer at armasuisse and Head of Enterprise Development – two key people answer questions on the «internal» digitalisation of armasuisse.

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