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DTI key project Swiss command network

Armed Forces Staff

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the Swiss command network (Fhr Netz CH) project of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) for the first time as an independent project. The project was launched in 2005 and the total costs are forecast to be around CHF 1 billion by 2028, with most of the funding coming from the Armed Forces and real estate dispatches. The project is being implemented in phases, in which funds are applied for with individual project orders. At the time of the audit, the project was in phase IV. The network must keep up with increasing user requirements and technological developments. As a result, it is subject to constant modifications and updates. It is therefore already expected that there will be further project phases after 2028. The necessary financial resources are to be applied for in future Armed Forces and real estate dispatches.