Air Defence

The center is responsible for maintenance, repair and overhaul services on all air defence systems deployed in Switzerland. ...


Center Air Defence
Thunstrasse 29
3770 Zweisimmen

Center activities:

Responsible for Product- Lifecycle- Management (PLM) for all Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) systems in Switzerland. This includes the following PLM activities:

Product Life Cycle Management

  • System Management
    • System Management
    • Configuration Management
    • Change Management
    • Item Management
    • Project Management 
    • Fault data analysis
    • Obsolescence management
    • Material engineering
    • System engineering
    • Documentation services (S1000D)
    • Contracts & license management with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of GBAD systems
  • Field Support / Customer Support
    • O- Level maintenance (in the field)
    • Train the trainer (maintainers)
    • Logistic support for campaigns in country and abroad
  • I- /D-Level maintenance & repairs
    • Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
    • Deep level system maintenance
    • Special to type test equipment (STTE) calibration, maintenance and repair 
  • Supply Chain Management
    • Material sourcing
    • Material purchasing 
    • Warehousing
    • Packaging, handling, storage and transportation (PHS&T)

Program and Project Management (in-house)

  • System upgrade programs 
  • System lice cycle enhancement programs
  • Final assembly, integration & testing (FAIT) of  systems, subsystems and test equipment

Ammunition surveillance

  • Missile handling & ammunition control 
Center competences: Skill clusters:
  • Project Management
    • IPMA B/C/D certified project managers
    • HERMES foundation certified project managers
  • System Engineering
    • Integrated logistic support (ILS) engineers
    • Certified configuration managers
    • Certified item managers
  • Development
    • Electronics engineers (M.Sc. & B.Sc.)
    • Mechanical engineers (M.Sc. & B.Sc.)
    • Innovation engineers (M.Sc.)
    • Optical & laser engineers
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
    • Electronics engineers
    • Mechanical engineers
    • Hydraulic engineers
Technology clusters: 
  • State of the art electronics 
  • Legacy electronics
  • Mechanics 
  • RF Technology
  • Lasers 
  • Optics
  • Hydraulics
System clusters:
  • GBAD Radars
  • GBAD Launchers
  • GBAD Missiles
  • Test benches
  • Generators
We are interested in a cooperation with partners active in the following fields: 

Manufacturers and designers of aircraft

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