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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.


Urs Loher National Armaments Director (NAD), CEO armasuisse
Dr. Bernhard Knechtenhofer Director Command and Control and Reconnaissance Systems
Ivo Bravin 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
Marcus Maurer Director Resources and Support

Description Indices
Number of personnel about 940
Estimate 2021 2,4 billion CHF
Managed credits 3,505
Contracts/orders per year 15,870
Supplier invoices per year 37,938
Civilian orders per year 323
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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