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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 welcomes you on this website and thanks you for your interest in the tasks and products of the ACC.

 

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Tasks

The main missions of the Swiss Air Force encompass:

  • Protect Switzerland’s airspace
    • guaranteeing air defence
    • guaranteeing air sovereignty (including air policing tasks)
  • Carry out air transport operations
  • Gathering and disseminate intelligence for our political and military leadership

 

 

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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.

 

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

 

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    Last updated: 23.02.2016
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