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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.


Creating words to invent the future
The identivist is a specialist who identifies enemy fighters, using special identification devices.

The creation and the disappearance of words is a part of every language development. Language reacts to current human needs. To create a word thus means being able to predict needs and thus to invent the future. armasuisse S+T’s research program Early Technology Detection is concerned with such future research.


Call for the Cyber Startup Challenge 2020
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The Cyber-Defence Campus, armasuisse Science and Technology, is looking for innovative technologies for the Cyber Startup Challenge 2020.


Baptism of Fire for the Research Demonstrator «ARMANO»
Remote control of «ARMANO» is demonstrated to a machine operator.

The collapsed parts of the former ammunition depot Mitholz and the cone of debris in front of it still contain around 3500 gross tons of ammunition remnants. armasuisse Science and Technology is investigating how robotic tools can support a clearance action.


ARCHE 2020 – Swiss robotics for the disaster relief of the future
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In today’s world, technologies are evolving constantly and rapidly. This also applies for the area of disaster relief, where robotics is to be used more and more to support humans. Within armasuisse S+T, the suitability of robot use can be evaluated and more learned about users’ needs with ARCHE.

Events S+T

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CYD Campus Conferences
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10 November 2020

DEFTECH 2020 – Human-Machine Interface and Interaction
DEFTECH 05.05.2020 - Human-Machine Interface and Interaction

The future of the army is determined by human-machine interaction. Which combination is the most efficient and promising?