Defence

Four jets of the Swiss Air Force aerobatic display team in flight
Flight formation of the Patrouille Suisse, the Swiss Air Force aerobatic display team © VBS/DDPS

The Defence Attaché represents the Swiss Armed Forces in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands. The main tasks are:

  • Enhancing bilateral co-operation between the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces of the respective countries.
  • Organising official visits between Armed Forces Representatives of the accredited countries and Switzerland.
  • Liaising and informing the defence authorities in the accredited countries on Swiss defence matters and policies.
  • Reporting on developments in security policy and military issues in the accredited countries.