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We ensure the availability and performance of air systems.

Extensive Support for Air Systems

Modern air forces need their systems to provide outstanding availability and performance – it is the only way to ensure missions are completed successfully. In its role as a technology partner, RUAG maintains and repairs planes and helicopters, while also guaranteeing comprehensive support throughout the entire life cycle.

The deployment capability of planes and helicopters is the key to any successful mission. There is simply no room for compromise. To meet their security obligations, armed forces rely on high-performance air defense systems that provide outstanding availability at all times. As a technology partner and the materials, technology, and logistics center of the Swiss Air Force, RUAG guarantees the maximum availability of plane and helicopter fleets throughout their entire life cycle.

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Life-cycle Management

Our comprehensive service portfolio ranges from evaluation and final assembly to the resale of systems at the end of their life cycle. Fleet management, engineering, MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), upgrades, and modernization are the core of our system of life-cycle management. By focusing on selected platforms, we are able to achieve economies of scale and, as a result, invest in innovative technologies and processes. Our customers benefit from our broad expertise and a unique service portfolio at favorable conditions.

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Life-cycle Management im Bereich Air

Our Life-Cycle Management Divisions

Our Competencies in the Air Systems Division

Our core competencies include repair and maintenance, modernization and upgrades, as well as system development and integration. At the heart of our first-class service portfolio are our highly specialized engineers, technicians, mechanics, and test pilots, all of whom bring valuable expertise and experience to the table. And it is our customers who reap the rewards, in the form of fast turnaround times and air systems that provide optimum availability and a longer than average service life.


Repair and Maintenance

We perform regular repairs and maintenance to guarantee the maximum availability of plane and helicopter fleets throughout their entire life cycle.

Modernization and Upgrades

When it comes to modernization and upgrades, our customers benefit from the experience we have built up over many years as the materials, technology, and logistics center of the Swiss Air Force.

System Development and Integration

We continually invest in innovative technologies and processes for developing customized systems – and our customers reap the rewards.

Self-protection Systems and Test Equipment

During military operations or humanitarian missions in conflict areas, helicopters and flight systems as well as their crews are confronted with complex threats. Mission and flight safety is always the top priority, and self-protection systems are often vital for survival.
Aerodynamik ist ein entscheidender Faktor


Aerodynamic properties such as drag and lift are important factors for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft and ground vehicles. In our wind tunnels, we perform comprehensive aerodynamic analysis and investigations for customers in aerospace and other industries.
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RUAG Inc. ensures access to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the USA. The company provides spare parts as well as repair, maintenance and logistics services for aircraft from American manufacturers. The focus is on the F-5 Tiger and F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets operated by the Swiss Air Force.
MCF Cockpit

Maintenance Check Flights

Maintenance Check Flights (MCF) are of central importance for the safety of all aircraft and helicopters. They are used to test functions that can only be checked during actual flight. MCFs are time-consuming, demanding and subject to strict processes.
UAS Landing Air OPATS

OPATS – the Landing Aid for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Effective, strategic missions with unmanned aerial vehicles require both outstanding technologies and forward-looking developments. To improve operational flexibility, RUAG developed the automatic landing system OPATS (Object Position and Tracking System) for UAVs.


With our efficient engineering services and expertise we guarantee that your systems preserve their value. We ensure secure and efficient operation over the longest possible service life.

Your Swiss calibration specialist

Your test equipment is our core competence. We calibrate, adjust and repair your testing and measuring equipment. Trust our expertise in monitoring and managing your equipment and make room for your core business. We offer years of experience as a certified and accredited Swiss calibration center.
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Training in reliability for complex systems

Discover our training courses which focus on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) of your technical systems with high safety standards and long life-cycles.