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This is the official website of EDTA, the
Federation
of European Defence Technology Associations

A federation of 11 member Associations in 10 European Nations. Each dedicated to Defence and Security Technology development and innovation.
The membership in our federation adds up to over 6000 individual and 400 corporate members.

EDTA was established in 1992 upon initiative of the
Independent European Programme Group (IEPG), a forum for armaments cooperation established in 1976 by the Defence Ministers of the European NATO nations (except Iceland).

Six associations of engineers throughout Europe were the founding members of the federation: ACID (Spain), CAIA (France), DWT (Germany), KIVI (Netherlands), MTF (Denmark) and STA (Switserland).  

Main goals are to enhance fellowship and cooperation, exchange of information, improve technological knowledge and promotion of public interest in defence related technology.

EDTA has two levels of membership for National Associations:
- Full members, for associations with a membership of individual engineers or officers, and
- Associated members, for associations with the character of a defence industrial interest group

EDTA is a non-profit federation of associations with no independent capital.

Currently Captain RNLNAVY Jan Wind (ret) of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) is president of the federation.

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

EDTA news

  • Eurodefense communiqué on European defence During their Presidents council on 23 May 2019 our partner association Eurodefense has adopted the following communiqué:The representatives of the member associations of Eurodefense, meeting in Madrid today, 23 ...
    Posted by Jan Wind
  • Europe’s security is EU's responsibility On 12 April 2019 the Netherlands branch of our partner organisation Eurodefense published en interesting paper on the advantages and options for Union Cooperation in European defence.This Eurodefense Nederland ...
    Posted 13 Apr 2019, 08:09 by Jan Wind
  • EDTA annual report 2018 Below you can download the 2018 annual report of the Federation including the annual report of our cooperation with the Eurodefense network.In 2018 the most important activities of the ...
    Posted 1 Apr 2019, 14:22 by Jan Wind
  • Energy Transition as an Operational Advantage for the Military Download the full report Fossil fuel production in bad weather © Picture Mike Baird (CC BY 2.0) Energy transition is discussed worldwide on a daily basis, except in most Ministries ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2019, 05:34 by Jan Wind
  • European Parliament conference on defence cooperation NEW:   Conference programme Keynote address - VADM Ben Bekkering (NL Permanent Military Representative to NATO and EU)Financing the Future - Jan Wind (CEO WISER Consultancy and president EDTA) Accelerating Defence innovation ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2019, 06:39 by Jan Wind
  • EDTA receives prestigious CiDAN award Philippe LECLERQ of CAIETA receives the award on behalf of EDTA president Jan WIND.  On 27 November 2018 the Federation of European Defence Technology Associations (EDTA) received a prestigious special ...
    Posted 23 Dec 2018, 06:11 by Jan Wind
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