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Audit Information security - RUAG MRO Holding AG

On 21 March 2018, the Federal Council decided to reconfigure those business units of RUAG (as it was then known) that work almost exclusively for the Swiss Armed Forces into a new group company, RUAG MRO Holding AG (MRO CH), and a subsidiary, RUAG AG. These units were to be split from the rest of RUAG (RUAG International), which conducts international civil and military business. The Federal Council's decision was aimed at increasing information security and ensuring robust, transparent service provision for the Armed Forces at optimal cost. It was planned that MRO CH would continue performing its statutory mandate – ensuring the provision of equipment to the Armed Forces – while having the opportunity to expand its business in other areas.

Audit number: 20431

Audit Risk and compliance management - BGRB Holding SA, RUAG MRO Holding SA, RUAG International Holding SA

At the beginning of 2020, RUAG was split into two entities which are owned by the Confederation through a holding company (BGRB Holding AG). RUAG MRO Holding AG (estimated turnover: CHF 660 million) is primarily intended to provide services to the Swiss Armed Forces. RUAG International Holding AG (estimated turnover: CHF 1.23 billion) has taken over the aerospace business and should eventually be privatised in the long term.

Audit number: 20432

Audit Implementation of the 2013 deployment concept - Defence Group

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted an audit at the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) that focused on the implementation of the 2013 deployment concept. The deployment concept provides a nationwide overview of the locations that the Armed Forces intend to continue using and which will be abandoned in the short or medium term.

Audit number: 20418