With its services in ICT and electronic operations, the AFCSO ensures that the armed forces can accomplish their missions. It guarantees the command and control of the armed forces under all conditions.
Armed Forces Command Support Organisation - AFCSO
The Armed Forces Command Support Organisation (AFCSO) supports the DDPS with information and communications technology (ICT). The AFCSO is also centre of excellence for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) applications in the DDPS. Furthermore, the AFCSO serves as the centre for electronic operations, i.e. anti-cyber attack operations, electronic warfare and cryptology.
With its communications resources and electronic operations, the AFCSO ensures that the Swiss Armed Forces are operational under all circumstances: in the normal situation, in crises, during disasters and conflicts. For this purpose, the AFCSO operates an independent communications network which provides for the secure exchange of all types of data. These are stored in especially safeguarded computing centres that are structurally protected against external influences.
The command support brigade (CS Bde 41/SCS) serves as the AFCSO’s military arm. With its 14 battalions and 12 000 servicemen and women, it ensures that for operations the services of the AFCSO can be sustained for longer periods. It also operates the command and control installations of the national government and the armed forces.
Head of Armed Forces Command Support Organisation
- Major General Jean-Paul Theler
Stauffacherstrasse 65, Geb. 14
Phone +41 58 464 36 28
Fax +41 58 464 35 60