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Position armasuisse within DDPS

armasuisse is the Competence Center for Procurement, Technology and Real Estate within the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). The Chief of Armament is directly responsible to the Head of Department.

Further key tasks of the department are the Defence sector and five federal offices: General Secretariat, Federal Intelligence Service, national topography office (swisstopo), Civil Protection and Sports.


Name Function
Martin Sonderegger National Armaments Director (NAD), CEO armasuisse
Dr. Bernhard Knechtenhofer Director Command and Control and Reconnaissance Systems
Reto Maurer Director Land Systems
Peter Winter Director Aeronautical Systems
Thomas Knecht Director Purchasing and Cooperations
Dr. Thomas Rothacher Director Science and Technology
Martin Stocker  Director armasuisse Real Estate
Dr. Andreas  Müller-Storni Director Resources and Support
Description Indices
Number of personnel about 900
Estimate 2019 2,3 billion CHF
Managed credits 3,224
Contracts/orders per year 16,951
Supplier invoices per year 38,000
Civilian orders per year 480
Buildings and facilities 7,000

armasuisse Guisanplatz 1
CH-3003 Bern
+41 58 464 57 01



Guisanplatz 1
CH-3003 Bern


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