Press Release: The U.S. Embassy in Bern’s Statement in Response to the Federal Council’s Air2030 Decision

June 30, 2021 

The U.S. Embassy in Bern welcomes the Federal Council’s Air2030 decision.  The United States is proud to have provided Switzerland with world-class air defense products over the past five decades, respecting Swiss sovereignty, supporting Swiss national security, and partnering with Switzerland on economic and technological advancements.  We look forward to building on that proven success and deepening that partnership to mutual benefit, following today’s announcement.  We appreciate the opportunity we were given to participate in this competition and stand ready for our governments to work together in the decades to come.  Congratulations to both Lockheed Martin and Raytheon on their selection to furnish Switzerland with state-of-the-art defense equipment.