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Water and sediment analysis in Lake Neuchâtel
Today, Lake Neuchâtel still contains some 4500 to 5000 tons of ammunition remnants from Air Force firing exercises.

From 29 to 31 March 2021, armasuisse Science and Technology, together with partners, will be taking samples for analyses in Lake Neuchâtel at Forel (FR). Today, the lake contains around 4500 to 5000 tons of ammunition remnants from Air Force firing exercises. In addition to a new measurement of harmful substances and heavy metals in the water, specialised divers will also be collecting sediment samples.


Technologies in the Future
Symbol image FantasIA by Technocast

armasuisse S+T has designed the Technocast project together with its research partners. The project is intended to demonstrate which technological applications are accepted by people and how well. This should help to obtain a better understanding of existing applications and provide insight into which technologies can be developed most quickly.


Meet the finalists of the Cyber Startup Challenge 2020
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CounterCraft, Exeon, and Moabi convinced the jury during the 2020 Cyber Startup Challenge selection process. All three companies gave a pitch at the Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence on November 3. The startup CounterCraft has been selected to implement a Proof of Concept of its technology in the Swiss Armed Forces systems.


Identifying «Fake News» more quickly
A hand is holding a smartphone. On the screen you can see the Twitter log-in page.

Imagine that Federal Councillor Viola Amherd called out on Twitter for a certain product to be bought or for money to be transferred to a particular account. Inconceivable? In the era of hacked social media accounts, unfortunately not impossible. In order to expose fake tweets quickly, armasuisse S+T has initiated a research project.


Innovative board game on conflicts and new technologies
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The VISIONARY DAYs will take place in Tessin from October 3 – 9. This one-week event will enable Swiss and North Italian companies to exchange experiences on the latest trends in the area of digital innovation. As research programme director of «Technology Foresight» armasuisse S+T, Dr. Quentin Ladetto will present the board game «New Techno War» for the first time, together with his partners.


«Lab as a Service» Implemented in Test Environment
Computers connected to servers and networks. In a cloud of thoughts above the server, military components are connected to each other.

Communications and management systems must provide information without delay across all management levels. The military and legal requirements for the systems are ensured with evaluations and testing. Thanks to «Lab as a Service», these evaluations can now be implemented faster, while conserving resources.


Lively exchange at the first DEFTECH event this year
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At the first DEFTECH event of this year, experts from five different countries held presentations with various different focus areas on the topic of «High Altitude Platforms». Almost 120 participants took part, both physically and online.


Drone detection in urban environments
Drone flies over the Armed Forces training village

Low-flying drones are hard to spot with the human eye as well as when using technical equipment. It is even harder to detect them when they are flying in urban areas where visibility is restricted. For this reason, armasuisse S+T investigated new ways of detecting drones in the Armed Forces training village in Bure. As part of these efforts, state-of-the-art detectors were installed around the village on rooftops, vehicles and the ground.


CYD Campus Distingushed Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr. Dimitri Percia David , the first recipient of the Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, in an office

The first Cyber-Defence Campus (CYD) Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship was granted to Dr. Dimitri Percia David, a postdoctoral researcher at the Information Science Institute of the Geneva School of Economics and Management (UNIGE). His research will focus on technology forecasting and market monitoring for cyber-defence.


Cyber Defence Campus Participation at the DEF CON

This August, employees from the Cyber Defence Campus, armasuisse S+T, took part in the international hacker conference DEF CON. Their talks included presentations about their research activities in the area of cyber security in the aerospace sector. In parallel, the CYD Campus held a separate «Capture-the-Flag» task.

Events S+T

09 June 2021

Energy self-sufficiency and sustainability
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