National Armaments Director

Portrait of Martin Sonderegger, National Armaments Director
Portrait of Martin Sonderegger, National Armaments Director

Career

Martin Sonderegger (1958), a Swiss national from Rehetobel (Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden) and Ostermundigen (Canton Bern), completed his higher technical education in 1984 as a mechanical engineer.

Following three years in the mechanical engineering sector, he joined the service of the federal government in 1987. From 1987 to 1998, Martin Sonderegger was project manager for armored vehicles, mortars and anti-tank guns. From 1998 to 1999, he was Head of the Infantry, Aircraft and Anti-Aircraft Weapons Section. In the same year, he became Head of the Infantry Weapons and Munitions Department as well as internal project manager for the GR XXI reorganization project, a subproject within the DDPS XXI project. From 2004 to the end of 2008, he headed up the Land Systems and Munitions Business Unit. From 1 March 2008 to 31 December 2008 he was also Acting Director of the Federal Office for Weapon Systems, Vehicles and Equipment. On 1 January 2009, Mr. Sonderegger became Deputy Chief of Armament and Head of the Competence Sector Land Systems. In the armed forces, Col GS Martin Sonderegger is assigned to an Army Staff section.

At its meeting on 11 February 2015, the Swiss Federal Council appointed the current Deputy Chief of Armament, Mr. Martin Sonderegger, as the new Chief of Armament as of 1 March 2015.

Duties

The Chief of Armament is responsible for the development, evaluation, procurement and disposal of systems and equipment for the Swiss Armed Forces and other customers, as well as for planning and procuring real estate for the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS).


Office National Armaments Director Kasernenstrasse 19
CH-3003 Bern
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+41 58 464 58 86


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