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Weiterentwicklung der RUAG


RUAG MRO Holding Ltd (RUAG MRO) and RUAG International Holding Ltd (RUAG International) are two independently operating groups. RUAG International is mainly active in the aerospace markets, while RUAG MRO provides all security-related services for the DDPS. This primarily involves maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as the upkeep of mission-relevant systems such as the fighter jets.

The Confederation is the sole or main shareholder of various companies (SBB, Swiss Post, etc.). These federally-owned companies perform tasks that are in the public interest. This includes ensuring that the armed forces are equipped. The Swiss Confederation is therefore the sole shareholder of RUAG MRO and RUAG International. RUAG International will be privatised in the medium term. The two groups are directly managed by the owner, the Confederation. RUAG MRO is managed by the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and RUAG International is managed by the Federal Department of Finance (FDF).

Federal Act on Federal Armaments Companies (FArmCA)

The adoption of the Federal Act on Federal Armaments Companies (FArmCA) in 1997 laid the basis for RUAG's foundation, and authorised the Swiss Confederation to establish, buy or invest in companies in order to guarantee the provision of equipment to the Swiss Armed Forces.




As of May 2021
Issue Date
Implementation of RUAG unbundling as of 1 January 2020
Founding ceremony of the new RUAG holding companies 15 November 2019
Federal Council nominates board of new RUAG holding company 23 October 2019
Federal Council decides on RUAG's future 27 June 2018 and 15 March 2019
Federal Council responds to the CC-N's report 28 September 2018
CC-N report on the cyberattack on RUAG    8 May 2018
Federal Council issues unbundling mandate 21 March 2018
Cyberattack on RUAG 2016

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