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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

  • EDTA annual report 2017 released Below you can download the 2017 annual report of the Federation.Most relevant activities of the federation were: Publish comments on major European defence related policiy documents in 2017 we ...
    Posted 3 May 2018, 03:39 by Jan Wind
  • EC needs experts for the Preparatory Action Defence Research (PADR) programme The first European defence technology research programme of the European Commission (EC) is being started. In the next three years 90 million euro is available for applied research. The first ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2018, 14:04 by Jan Wind
  • Call for participation in EU study on cross border SME participation in R&D For some years, the issue of cross-border activities of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defense sector is on the agenda of the European Commission (EC). Compared to ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 02:52 by Jan Wind
  • Netherlands government adopts EDTA/ED cooperative education and training concept Today the new Netherlands Government revealed their intentions for the next four years. In their overall strategy document the EDTA/EuroDefense concept on cooperative education and training has been adopted ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2017, 11:53 by Jan Wind
  • EDTA and EURODEFENSE report on cooperative military education, training and simulation View or Download report.European defence cooperation on education, training and simulation has many important advantages to enhance skills, share European military culture for our military men and women, and ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2017, 07:51 by Jan Wind
  • PESCO, industry and technology It seems that the plans revolving around PESCO stimulate intentions for requirements harmonisation and synchronisation as well as a stronger urge to stimulate European technological independence by a buy European ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2017, 15:31 by Jan Wind
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