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Tasks of the Armed Forces

Three tasks – one goal: Security for our country. The Swiss Armed Forces defends our country and people against a military attack. It supports the civilian authorities in dealing with natural disasters and in countering serious threats to internal security. And it assists within the context of international peace support and humanitarian aid.

Swiss Armed Forces Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern

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Swiss Armed Forces

Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern

Contact event jointly hosted by Switzerland and Austria

Contact event jointly hosted by Switzerland and Austria

From 16 to 21 September 2019, Switzerland and Austria will be hosting a contact event for military representatives from 27 OSCE member states. In Switzerland, the representatives will visit the Wichlen (Glarus) and Hinterrhein (Graubünden) tank firing ranges, take part in a demonstration of the new armoured vehicle-launched bridge system in Thun (Bern), and visit the Payerne air base (Vaud). By hosting a contact event every five years, the Swiss Armed Forces are fulfilling their obligations under the Vienna Document 2011, and are contributing to confidence and security-building in Europe.

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SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2019/3

Achievements and new challenges in mine action

SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2019/2

SWISSCOY: 20 years of constant change

SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2019/1

UN peacekeeping: 30 years of Swiss military engagement

SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2018/4

Monitoring situations: the basis of peacebuilding