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January 1, 2018
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Defence Group


The territorial divisions (ter div) are the link with the civilian authorities and ensure the cooperation between the armed forces and the cantons in their area. They provide the contact with the civilian authorities where there is a need for support from the armed forces. They are responsible for conducting the following activities within their area: general support (not police-related), military disaster relief in the interior and across the border, as well as protection tasks. They can be engaged for operations/missions and conduct the units under their command. They provide training and ensure the command readiness of the cantonal territorial liaison staffs.


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January 1, 2018
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January 1, 2018
Militärkartografie / Bundesamt für Landestopografie swisstopo
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