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RUAG Group
Industry Aviation, Space, Technology and Defence
Predecessor Eidgenössische Konstruktionswerkstätte
Eidgenössische Flugzeugwerke Emmen
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Headquarters Bern, Bern-Mittelland, Bern, Switzerland
Area served
Key people
Hans-Peter Schwald (Chairman)[1]
Urs Breitmeier (CEO)[2]
Products All kind of technical products from ammunition to satellite equipment
Revenue Increase CH₣ 1,858 million[3] (2016)
Increase CH₣ 1,882 million[3] (2016)
Decrease CH₣ 116 million[3] (2016)
Owner Swiss Confederation
Number of employees
8,734[3] (2016)
Divisions RUAG Space
RUAG Aviation
RUAG Aerostructures
RUAG Defence
RUAG Ammotec
RUAG factory in Emmen, Switzerland
RUAG factory in Emmen, Switzerland

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, Eger), 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 Do 228 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, Norma and Gyttorp.
  • 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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