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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

Audit Procurement of the 12cm mortar 16 - armasuisse

Following the rejection of the fund to procure the Gripen fighter aircraft (Federal Act on the Fund to procure the Gripen Fighter Aircraft) in 2014, the Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) decided to use the freed-up funds to remedy the shortfalls in military equipment for the indirect fire support of combat battalions, among other things.

Audit number: 19279

Audit Condition of protected sanitation systems and coordination between federal services - Armed Forces Staff – Federal Office for Civil Protection

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined the condition of protected sanitation systems. These are hospitals and underground sanitary installations integrated into care institutions. These installations are aimed at assisting the population in the event of an armed conflict or a disaster. Apart from Israel, Switzerland is the only country to have such infrastructures. The cantons must ensure space in these sites for 0.6% of the resident population. At the end of 2018, 94 hospitals and 248 protected sanitary installations were registered.

Audit number: 18472