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Switzerland boosts European Defence Agency cooperation for standardised small calibre ammunition

Switzerland is further expanding its international cooperation with the European Defence Agency (EDA). The Federal Office for Defence Procurement armasuisse is taking part in a project in which the requirements for the effectiveness of small calibre ammunition are to be standardised and the technologies for these bullets thus optimised. The Head of the DDPS, Federal President Viola Amherd, has authorised the corresponding agreement on participation in the project “Small Arms Ammunition Technologies”.

2024-06-06 11:45:20
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

Switzerland is expanding its international cooperation with the European Defence Agency through the project "Small Arms Ammunition Technologies", which aims to standardise small calibre ammunition and optimize bullet technologies. Federal President Viola Amherd has authorized Switzerland's participation in this project.

The project will define joint requirements for the effectiveness, logistics, and sustainability of small calibre ammunition at the European level. The goal is to develop an optimised prototype or model of a small calibre bullet and improve ammunition components technologies.

This project will lay important foundations for future procurements for the Swiss Armed Forces in small calibre weapons and ammunition. armasuisse will involve representatives from the armed forces, the Swiss Shooting Sport Federation, and other experts in this work.

Swiss industry may also be involved to directly apply the project findings to small calibre ammunition production. Switzerland is collaborating with Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Italy in this project based on the agreement signed in 2012.

Switzerland participates in eight Capability Technology Groups of the EDA and several research projects, contributing expertise and research efforts in accordance with the EDA member states' requirements..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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