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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DDPS tests SCION network for Swiss cyber defence

The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) is testing the use of SCION network technology and is setting up a national SCION test infrastructure for this purpose at the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, armasuisse Science and Technology, together with Swisscom, Sunrise and SWITCH.

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Controlling Autonomous Systems

How to ensure human control, so that increasingly more autonomous systems can reliably be deployed by security forces? This question was addressed in the workshop held on 2 and 3 November 2022 under the management of the University of Zurich in cooperation with the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre of the DDPS, armasuisse Science and Technology.

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NATO provides Switzerland with valuable technical support in the field of munitions

Since joining the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Centre (MSIAC) in 2021 Switzerland has enjoyed numerous technical resources and precious support from international munitions experts.

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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

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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.

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