RUAG Defence

RUAG Defence is a leading independent provider of integration, upgrade and maintenance services for land-based defence and security systems. Its in-house product portfolio comprises one-of-a-kind subsystems and components for national and international customers. ...

Core Business

RUAG Defence is a byword for technological expertise at the very highest level. Its core business includes products and services for tracked and wheeled vehicles, realistic training for soldiers and reliable information and communication infrastructures, as well as protection solutions to counter ballistic and electromagnetic threats. The division supports operators of critical ICT infrastructures with state-of-the-art cyber-security solutions. Its comprehensive portfolio also covers maintenance, operation and integration of relevant systems and innovative upgrades for these systems. The division’s activities are grouped into five business areas:

  • Integrated Solutions & Services
  • Vehicles & Vehicle Systems
  • C4ISTAR & Homeland ICT (communications, command and control, reconnaissance and radar systems)
  • Simulation & Training
  • Cyber Security

RUAG Defence’s customers come from all around the world and include the Swiss Armed Forces and international forces, rescue and security organizations, public authorities and civilian organizations. Its global expansion strategy is based on consolidating and expanding its market position in Switzerland, Germany and France. Alongside its 14 sites in Switzerland, the division has branch offices and sales offices in Germany, France, Singapore, Brazil and the Middle East, as well as partnerships around the globe.

Defence Products & Services


Swiss Armed Forces, armed forces worldwide, rescue and protection agencies and organizations, operators of critical ICT infrastructure, industry

RUAG Defence in numbers (2016)

  • Net sales: CHF 388 million
  • EBITDA: CHF 35 million
  • EBIT: CHF 24 million
  • Employees: 1,612
  • Based in: Switzerland, Germany, France, UK, United Arab Emirates