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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.


SAR radar technology and deception capability examined at armasuisse S+T
The ultra-light aeroplane with the MIRANDA35-SAR sensor under the right wing on the military airfield in Emmen.

As part of the «Reconnaissance and Surveillance» research programme in the Sensory Analysis sector of armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T), various radar sensors for aerial and ground reconnaissance are being examined, including the MIRANDA35-SAR technology demonstrator. A two-week measurement study with this experimental system took place in Switzerland in August 2021.


Cyber-Defence Campus Conference 2021
A target cross can be seen in the foreground. In the background a person is sitting at computers.

This year’s Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus Conference will take place on 28 September 2021 in the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. The core theme of the conference is the security of critical information infrastructures. Participation is possible either on site in Lausanne or online. The CYD Campus is looking forward to welcoming experts and interested parties to this conference.


PhD student at the Cyber-Defence Campus demonstrates new forms of attack against critical infrastructures
Glowing dots connecting mountain peaks in Switzerland

Computer scientists at the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus are researching topics surrounding cyber security in Switzerland as part of their doctoral theses. In his dissertation, Daniel Moser, who recently completed his doctorate at the Cyber-Defence Campus, questioned established attacker models of the cyber community in terms of their feasibility. He demonstrates that attackers are capable of far more than previously thought. To effectively counter the intensified threat situation, he has developed new countermeasures which could increase the cyber security of critical infrastructures in the future.

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