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Industry Aviation, Space, Technology and Defence
Genre Aerospace defense
Founded 1998; 18 years ago (1998)
Headquarters Bern, Switzerland
Products All kind of technical products from ammunition to satellite equipment
Owner Swiss Confederation
Number of employees
ca. 7,500 (2009)
Website RUAG Homepage

RUAG (originally Rüstungs Unternehmen Aktiengesellschaft; Joint Stock Defense Company) is a Swiss technology company, with its headquarters in Bern. It has production sites in Switzerland (Nyon, Aigle, Thun, Bern, Emmen, Altdorf, and Interlaken), Germany (Oberpfaffenhofen, Hamburg and Fürth), Sweden (Gothenburg, Linköping and Åmotfors), Hungary (Sirok) and Austria (Vienna, Berndorf) and United States (Tampa), and sales companies in Australia, UK, France, Belgium, Brazil and Malaysia.


The RUAG has following producing divisions:


  • RUAG Aerostructures (component manufacturing, aerostructures and recycling with products mainly for the civil market)
  • RUAG Space (in Switzerland, Sweden and Austria)
  • RUAG Aviation (MRO for civil and military use, producer of the Do228 NG, system solutions)


  • RUAG Ammotec (small arms ammunition up to 12.7 mm for defence, law enforcement, hunting and sport). RUAG is also the original producer of the HG 85. Producing subsidiaries are located in Germany, Hungary, USA and Sweden. The products for the civil market are branded under the names RWS, Geco, Rottweil.
  • RUAG Defence (simulation and training, telematics, maintenance, network enabled operations, combat and support vehicles, protection solutions etc.) Production in Switzerland and Germany


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