Bilateral meeting with the US armaments chief and visits to the authorities and industrial companies

Bern, 17.09.2015 - From September 14–18, 2015, National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger, together with a Swiss delegation, is visiting the American armaments chief and various authorities and industrial companies in Washington and St. Louis. The aim of the meeting is to pay an initial visit to the new armaments chief and also to hold arms-related specialist discussions in the fields of procurement, research and industry.

During various visits to US authorities, research institutions and industrial companies, discussions are being held on international cooperation opportunities for both procurement organizations, as well as mid and long-term investment planning in general, FLORAKO (airspace surveillance) and, in particular, the life extension program for the F/A-18.

Together with National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger, the delegation from armasuisse includes Peter Hintermann, Head of Command and Control & Reconnaissance Systems, Peter Winter, Head of the Aeronautical Systems competence sector and Dr. Thomas Rothacher, Head of the Science and Technology competence sector.

Address for enquiries

Jacqueline Stampfli-Bieri
Deputy Head of Communications, armasuisse
+41 (0)58 464 60 42


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