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New Cyber Avionics Lab
Front view of a computer with many buttons and a display with information about cyber

armasuisse Science and Technology is adding a laboratory to the Cyber-Defence Campus to carry out realistic investigations into cyber risks of digital aviation communications systems. This unique laboratory will be presented to the international cyber community on 8 August at the 15th Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET) Workshop.


DACH experts’ meeting on energy research
Group photo. Experts stand next to each other in three rows on a staircase in front of an entrance.

The first experts’ meeting on the topic of energy research in defence as part of the DACH cooperation took place on 12 and 13 July 2022 at armasuisse S+T in Thun. The participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland were able to present the research projects of their organisations over 1½ days and to discuss the challenges of the energy transition.


ARCHE 2022 - Swiss robotics for the disaster relief of the future
Anymal is inspected by members of the army

ARCHE is the largest Swiss event for studying robots intended for use in disaster relief. The event took place for the fifth time at the training village in Wangen an der Aare from 4 to 8 July 2022. Around 150 persons from the Armed Forces, science, industry and armasuisse were on the ground to test the latest technology in a realistic environment and for the purposes of disaster relief.


First Startup Jam Session at the Cyber-Defence Campus
The participants of the Cyber Jam listen to a speaker.

On 31 May 2022, the Cyber-Defence Campus organized its first Cybersecurity Startup Jam Session at its new location in Zurich. The event connected experts from armasuisse Science and Technology with representatives from industry, young entrepreneurs and students to provide a forum for a creative exchange on innovative technology solutions and entrepreneurial ideas.


Call for the Cyber Startup Challenge 2022
Bright dots on a purple background forming two hands clasping.

The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, armasisse Science and Technology, is looking for innovative technologies. For this purpose, it is launching a Cyber Startup Challenge for the third time. The topic: network discovery security of IoT devices. Applications are possible until August 31, 2022.


Handover of diving robot to the Swiss Armed Forces
The core team of the project (Captain Kim Rindlisbacher (EOD diver), Jonas Wüst (Tethys Robotics), Kai Holtmann (SDRC DDPS), Lieutenant Colonel Reto Schaffner (EOD Command)) at handover.

The Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre of armasuisse Science + Technology is carrying out research on a diving robot together with Tethys Robotics from ETH Zurich and the Command Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Demining (EOD). After about two years of cooperation with EOD, the first prototype was handed over to the divers of the EOD Command on 30/5/2022.


SDRC Video Podcast
Illustration debris field with excavator, anymal, robot, drones and people

A video podcast of the Digital Society Initiative (DSI)and the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre (SDRC DDPS) of armasuisse Science and Technology 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.


Annual Report Cyber-Defence Campus 2021
A target cross can be seen in the foreground. In the background, a person is sitting at a computer..

For the first time, the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus is publishing an Annual Report which offers the cyber community and other interested parties detailed insights into its activities in 2021. The report highlights various CYD Campus activities, such as its research and innovation projects, the demonstrators developed and the expansion of laboratory infrastructures.


Ethics in the use of autonomous robot systems
Pascal Vörös, on the left in the picture, and Daniel Trusilo, on the right in the picture, sit opposite each other on a staircase in the army village of Wangen an der Aare.

Who bears the responsibility for what autonomous systems do and decide? Daniel Trusilo explores the use of autonomous robotic systems in the conflict environment. In a video interview, he talks about why we need to think about ethics in the use of autonomous robot systems in security applications.


Handover of robotised construction machine to army
Seven persons, both in civilian as well as orange protective clothing, stand in a debris basin of the SBB in front of the automated Armeno caterpillar excavator.

On 16 December 2021, armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T) handed over a robotised construction machine to the training unit Engineer/Rescue/ABC of the Swiss Armed Forces. The handover took place as part of an experiment between the SBB, ETH Zurich, armasuisse S+T and other partners. In the process, the remote-controlled and computer-aided deployment of this construction machine for excavating material from a debris basin was demonstrated.

Events S+T


26 October 2022

Cyber-Defence Campus Conference 2022
Bright dots forming two shaking hands.

This year’s Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus Conference will take place in the Kursaal in Bern on 26 October 2022. The key issue of the Conference will be ensuring future digital infrastructures. The CYD ...

armasuisse S+T research brochure

The research brochure from armasuisse Science and Technologies provides you with an insight into our unusual daily research routine.

We present the knowledge we have obtained from our research activities and highlight the benefits that have resulted from our research and the cooperation with our research partners.

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