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armasuisse S+T is the center of technology of the Swiss Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS). Customers need to be able to make informed decisions. S+T provides the bases: risk-minimized, forward-looking, current. Customers also require system safety. S+T offers solutions: reliable, proven, operational.

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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.


Influence of wind energy on electromagnetic waves: armasuisse S+T presents results of research at scientific conference
Setup of various radar sensors (in the foreground) in order to measure the wind power plants in Le Charrat.

The online conference «Specialist Meeting on Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2021» (EMWT®21) took place on 1 and 2 December 2021. armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T) was able to present current research results to the interested specialists from all over Europe.


Successful cooperation between the Cyber-Defence Campus and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
A Computer-Cursor on the written word "Security"

The armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T) Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus is working together with the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) to provide open-source tools for creating and managing machine-processable security advisories. The goal thereby is to make the exchange of information on security vulnerabilities easier.


Professorship at the University of Lausanne
A head consisting of many individual luminous dots wearing VR glasses looks at a laptop screen. A person sits in front of this screen and also points towards the screen with a pen.

From November 2021 Dr. Mathias Humbert, research associate at the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, will take on a new challenge as Professor at the University of Lausanne. His research work and the supervision of student projects at the CYD Campus have, on the one hand, awakened his passion for teaching and, on the other hand, enhanced his abilities and qualifications with regard to obtaining the professorship.


The simulation environment of the future
Printscreen of a simulation application: the Patriot mobile surface-to-air defence system on Gurnigel fires a missile.

The specialist area Research Management and Operations Research of armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T) has set up a test laboratory over the last few months in cooperation with Training and Education Command, in order to thoroughly examine the possible simulation environments of the future. Key findings from this are now being integrated in the Armed Forces’ simulation concept and are thus helping to develop the simulation landscape of the future.


Meet the finalists of the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021
Bright dots in front of a purple background forming two shaking hands.

Decentriq, Constella Intelligence and Pandora Intelligence convinced the jury in the selection process of the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021. All three companies gave a pitch at the Cyber Defence (CYD) Campus Conference on the 28th of September.


Insights into current technologies on drone defence
A black interceptor drone catches another smaller drone with a net

Which dangers do we face from small drones today? Which dangers can we expect in future? How can drone attacks be successfully averted? And where does today’s technology stand in the battle against drone attacks? These and other questions were addressed and discussed on 9 September 2021 in Bure (JU). The event «Defence Against Micro- and Minidrones» was organised by armasuisse Science and Technology together with the Combat Training Centre West of the Swiss Armed Forces.

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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.

Enjoy reading.

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