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Follow-up audit Implementation of key recommendations - Armed Forces Staff, Centre for Historic Equipment of the Armed Force

Audit number: 21403

In 2001, the Federal Council decided against the introduction of a legal provision that would have made it possible to establish and operate an Armed Forces museum, or to support private efforts to do so. However, since 2009, the Centre for Historic Equipment of the Armed Forces (CHEAF) has been responsible for the collection of historical Swiss Armed Forces equipment. The aim is to document and present the history and technical development of the Armed Forces. Three employees are responsible for the decommissioning of this equipment. In addition, the CHEAF has concluded service agreements with three foundations (Thun/Burgdorf, Dübendorf and Uster) for a total annual budget of approximately CHF 3.8 million.