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The Competence Sectors

armasuisse comprises seven «competence sectors». The competence sectors «Command and Control and Reconnaissance Systems», «Aeronautical Systems», «Land Systems», and «Purchasing and Cooperations» are responsible for procuring systems and materiel for the Swiss Armed Forces. «armasuisse Real Estate» is the competence center for property related matters at the Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), while «Science and Technology» is the DDPS's technological center of expertise.

Command and Control + Reconnaissance Systems

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Investments for the future

The Command and Control and Reconnaissance Systems competence sector is responsible for the pioneering C4ISTAR systems. These services and products are available to third-party customers in addition to the commissioning party, the Swiss Armed Forces.

Land Systems

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Reliability in training and combat

The Competence Sector Land Systems is responsible for heavy and light land systems, ammunition, all types of transport vehicles, engineer, rescue and NBC protection equipment as well as modern simulation and training facilities.

Aeronautical Systems

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Security – Effectiveness – Mobility

The Competence Sector Aeronautical Systems is responsible for the air material of the Swiss Air Force and supports its projects during all phases of the armament procurement process.

Purchasing and Cooperations

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Central procurement of goods and services

As one of three central entities the Competence Sector Purchasing and Cooperations is responsible for the acquisition management within the federal administration.

Science and Technology

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Technology management and consulting

Science and Technology tests and assesses the operational and functional effectiveness plus the safety requirements for current and future systems for the Swiss Armed Forces and other customers.

Science and Technology website

armasuisse Real Estate

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Management of 24 000 hectares and 7000 properties

armasuisse Real Estate acts as the owner's representative for the DDPS's extensive portfolio of property. This portfolio comprises training areas, firing ranges and military airfields plus subterranean facilities and complex simulator buildings as well as high-altitude antenna installations.

armasuisse Real Estate website

Resources and Support

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This competence sector ensures compliance with procurement law, financial budgeting legislation and other directives of the Federal Administration in the areas of quality, environment and safety.

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