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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 making 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

  • 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 10 Oct 2017, 06:27 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
  • EDTA comments on the Reflection paper on the future of European Defence On 7 June 2017 the European Commission publicised a reflection paper regarding the future of European Defence. The paper describes three scenarios for continued integration of defence planning, capability development ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2017, 12:55 by Jan Wind
  • EDTA comments on the launching of the European Defence Fund On 7 June 2017 the European Commission publicised a Communication launching the European Defence Fund. This Fund aims to provide the necessary incentives for capability development and procurement at each ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2017, 13:39 by Jan Wind
  • 9 nov 2017 | Save the date to Reach out! - Conference on REACH In cooperation with the German MoD our fellow member association DWT organises an important international conference on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The conference will be held ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2017, 08:27 by Jan Wind
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