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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
Peter Hintermann 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 800
Estimate 2018 1,9 billion CHF
Managed credits 3,269
Contracts/orders per year 15,089
Supplier invoices per year 32,394
Civilian orders per year 412
Buildings and facilities 7,500

armasuisse Guisanplatz 1
CH-3003 Bern



Guisanplatz 1
CH-3003 Bern


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