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Swiss Air Force

Swiss Air Force’s Air Component Command (ACC)

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The Swiss Air Force ACC reached operational status on January 1st 2006. Its Commander–in-Chief, Major General Bernhard Müller External website. Content opens in new window welcome you on our website and thank you for your interest in our tasks and products.


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The main missions of the Swiss Air Force encompass:
  • Maintaining Air sovereignty
  • Air Defence
  • Air Transport and
  • Acquiring and disseminating information for political and military leaders


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In this context, the ACC guides all live- (i.e. non training) missions such as Search-and-Rescue with FLIR equipped Puma helicopters, protection of international summits, such as the World Economic Forum or the G8, interceptions on diplomatic flights and more. In January and February 2005, our Super Puma helicopters flew in Sumatra on behalf of the UNHCR in support of civilians affected by the seaquake (Tsunami). Since June 2005, the Swiss Armed Forces have been supporting EUFOR, the EU’s peace mission, in Bosnia-Herzegovina with Cougar helicopters.


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The vast range of products is continuously adapted to the needs of our partners, the Armed Forces, the civil population, the police and others.

Long term planning and the administration cell are located in Berne whereas the operational control units (such as the AOC, A3, 4 and 6) are working in Dubendorf (Zurich).


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    Last updated: 19.10.2015
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