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Switzerland. 2009 ‘Annex 1: Markings of SALW Held by the Swiss Armed Forces - Introductory Remarks.’ National Report of Switzerland on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Annex 1, p. 22. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations. 31 December

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Annex 1: Markings of SALW Held by the Swiss Armed Forces

i. Introductory Remarks
a) As a rule, "Personal Firearms" are defined as small arms given to the members of the Swiss Armed Forces as part of personal equipment such as the 9 mm model 49 pistol, the 9 mm model 75 pistol, the 7.5 mm model 57 assault rifle or the 5.6 mm model 90 assault rifle.

b) The Swiss Armed Forces lend also small arms to Armed Forces personnel for private use in shooting clubs, for approved shooting clubs for instruction (e.g. adolescent marksmen) and participants in sports shooting events in accordance with the "Ordinance of the DDPS on Target Practice" dated 11 December 2003 (SR 514.101). This is notably the case with the 7.5 mm model 57 and the 5.6 mm model 90 assault rifles, as well as the 9 mm model 75 pistol.

c) "Collective Firearms" are small arms or light weapons handed over for temporary use to military training schools, military units and formations for engagement in training or missions (e.g. sub-machine guns, machine guns, portable missile launchers, MANPADS etc.).

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q1637

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