Visit to the Singapore Defence Technology Summit

Bern, 22.03.2023 - From 22 to 24 March 2023, a delegation from the Federal Office for Defence Procurement armasuisse led by Deputy National Armaments Director Thomas Rothacher will attend the «Singapore Defence Technology Summit». The focus will be on the international exchange of trends and developments in the defence and security sectors.

The «Singapore Defence Technology Summit» (Tech Summit) conference will be held in Singapore from 22 to 24 March 2023. The DDPS will be represented by the Deputy National Armaments Director Thomas Rothacher. The Head of the competence sector Science and Technology (S+T) will be accompanied by defence attaché Alexandre Perren as well as Urs Böniger, Head of Innovation and Processes at armasuisse. The trip to Singapore follows an invitation from the Head of the Defence Science and Technology Agency Singapore, Merwyn Tan.

The programme includes attending the conference, holding talks with the Deputy National Armaments Director of Singapore, the Chief Defence Scientist as well as other bilateral meetings.

The DDPS delegation will attend various expert discussions at the Tech Summit, which is being held this year with the slogan «Digital and dual-use technologies – opportunities and threats through technologies». Recognised experts will hold talks on topics such as «The unbroken wave of digitisation», «Security of the defence supply chain» as well as «Ground zero: What does digitisation mean for our combat troops?»

The goal of this three-day visit is to exchange information on technological trends in the areas of defence and security at an international level and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

Meetings every 18 months

Every 18 months, the «Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)», an agency attached to the Singapore Ministry of Defence, holds the «Singapore Defence Technology Summit (Tech Summit)».
Representatives from industry, science, government and think tanks meet here and exchange views on defence and security capabilities in expert discussions.

Address for enquiries

Kaj-Gunnar Sievert
Head of Communications armasuisse
+41 58 464 62 47



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