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Switzerlands FSK 17

Peter Haclerode reports on Switzerland’s rarely seen, but highly efficient, airborne Special Forces – FSK 17.

DESPITE IT’S LONG-MAINTAINED policy of neutrality, Switzerland has always considered defence to be a high priority. The Swiss armed forces maintain a high degree of professionalism and are extremely well armed and equipped — and yet national servicemen have only 17 weeks basic training to their credit, topped up by a 19-day refresher course every two years.

However, the Swiss armed forces also include a small, but highly trained, special forces element, the Fernspah Kompanie 17.

In 1968, the Swiss decided that its army

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SOAR mini-shuttle

An ambitious Swiss company has come up with a novel and incredibly economic concept to launch satellites into orbit by 2017.

Written by Ben Biggs

S3 (otherwise known as Swiss Space Systems) is based in the western part of Switzerland and was founded in 2012 by military pilot and mechanical engineer Pascal Jaussi. Its motto is ‘Space for all’ and one of its ambitious goals is to open a space port by the year 2015 then start test-launching by 2017. S3 is aiming to put small satellites of up to 250 kilograms (551 pounds) into a standard satellite orbit in

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Operation ALBA. Swiss over Albania

Kaj-Gunnar Sievert looks at the Swiss Air Force’s first humanitarian mission abroad.

THE SWISS HAVE a long tradition of undertaking humanitarian missions and of offering their services in times of conflict. However, owing to the strict neutrality of the country, their air force has been unable to participate in any humanitarian or other aid missions, with the exception of a very few specific assignments. Increasingly over the past few years, the Swiss have A been practising supersonic, night and low-altitude flights over the North Sea, in Sweden, Norway or Sardinia with their Mirage IIIS/IIIBS, Northrop F-5E/F and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C/D

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Swiss machine tools in Russian

In Russia opens first joint Russian-Swiss manufacture of machine tools. Now, EDM machines, machining centers and thermal furnaces will be produced at the plant United Industrial Corporation "Oboronprom" with a group of companies Georg Fischer Group, firms Galika AG and Codere SA 

Today, the market EDM machines in Russia for more than 90% is represented by imports. This is due to the low level of quality of Russian machines: they were developed in the last century and most of the technologies used in them, celebrated more than 20 years.

In the past year, the

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Smoked dog and cat — traditional Swiss appetizers

How well do we know the Europeans and their secret passion? It turns out that Swiss farmers appreciate cats and dogs. For example, in the form of smoked. So in some cantons "the most civilized country in Europe" in the plates of local residents can see a piece of sobachatiny or koshatiny. Unlike Germany and Austria, in Switzerland it is not forbidden by law, is prohibited only to produce meat in quantities greater than their own needs.

While outraged animal welfare advocates say "shame culture", the Swiss edition Tagesanzeiger pragmatic study points to the American psychologist Melanie Joy, according

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Switzerland will reduce its pilots aces

In order to save the Swiss Air Force in 2016 decided to abolish its aerobatic team "Patrouille Suisse". The public is dissatisfied with the Alpine republic and believes that this will cause irreparable damage to the image of the country

Swiss President Uli Maerer, who is also head of the Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland, at a meeting of the parliamentary committee February 12, 2013, which discussed the issue of procurement of new combat aircraft from the Swedish Saab JAS 39 "Gripen", announced that the country will cut pilots aces of the aerobatic team "Patrouille

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Bauman Moscow State Technical University and the Swiss Space Systems agreed to develop a space shuttle

"Moscow State Technical University im.N.E. Bauman" and the Swiss aerospace company Swiss Space Systems (S3) signed an agreement on strategic cooperation.

Bauman Moscow State Technical University will act as a technical advisor Swiss Space Systems, along with the Swiss Space Center, EPFL, the European Space Agency and the Laboratory in aerospace engineering from Stanford University.

The cooperation will be carried out joint research in the field of propulsion systems, which are key elements of the space mini-shuttle, explained in the academic university.

In 2013, the Swiss Space Systems Company started work on

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Swiss Krono Group intends to build a wood processing plant near Perm for $ 8.5 bln

Leaders of Swiss Krono Group (Switzerland) intends to build in the area of the Perm region Krasnokamsky plant modern building materials, giving it about 8.5 billion rubles, said in his blog on the "Live Journal" Region Governor Viktor Basargin.

"In September of this agreement (on the construction of the plant — ed.) Will be fixed in the agreement, but an agreement in principle has already been obtained. Consider it a major breakthrough in our investment policy — we got a new world-class player," — wrote Basargin.

"Investors are planning to build in the area Krasnokamsky

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Swiss machine tools in Russian

In Russia opens first joint Russian-Swiss manufacture of machine tools. Now, EDM machines, machining centers and thermal furnaces will be produced at the plant United Industrial Corporation "Oboronprom" with a group of companies Georg Fischer Group, firms Galika AG and Codere SA 

Today, the market EDM machines in Russia for more than 90% is represented by imports. This is due to the low level of quality of Russian machines: they were developed in the last century and most of the technologies used in them, celebrated more than 20 years.

In the past year, the

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And if the Russians are poor? Or as we say lies ratings

If we believe the data of any foreign indices and ratings, which are almost the daily publish our media, the hapless Russians already have a mass start envying Zimbabweans Bangladeshis burkinafasostsam especially gvadeluptsam! So all of us, judging by these writings, catastrophically bad! And the investment attractiveness, then Russia is lower than that of Africa, and of freedom and democracy, then we have hardly any less than in North Korea, and in general they say, very soon we will catch up on all parameters and may even surpass the Papua New Guinea! .. It is true that people are more

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