Procurement of reconnaissance drone system 15


Key facts

In September 2016, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted a procurement audit at armasuisse (ar). Parliament approved CHF 250 million for the proposed purchase under the 2015 Armament Program 2015 (AP 2015). The intention is to replace the now obsolete ADS 95 reconnaissance drone system, which dates back to the 1980s, with six Hermes® 900 Heavy Fuel Engine (HFE) UAVs supplied by the Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd (Elbit).