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This is the official website of EDTA, the
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

  • EDTA annual report released Below you can download the 2016 annual report of the Federation.Most relevant activities of the federation were: Develop and publish comments on major European defence related policy documents from ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 01:29 by Jan Wind
  • EDTA comments on the European Defence Action Plan On 30 November 2016 the European Commission publicised a European Defence Action Plan for the implementation of the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security policy. The ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2017, 10:07 by Jan Wind
  • Letter to European Commission on defence R&D and the EDTIB Our partner network EURODEFENSE recently sent a report and recommendations to Mr. Juncker on several important matters regarding R&D for defence and the European Defence Technology and Industrial Base ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2016, 04:05 by Jan Wind
  • Comments on the EU global strategy for the EU foreign and security policy In June 2016 the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mrs. Federica Mogherini, presented the new Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and ...
    Posted 28 Sep 2016, 12:28 by Jan Wind
  • EURODEFENSE PRESS RELEASE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE 14 EURODEFENSE ASSOCIATIONS LUXEMBOURG - 12-14 NOVEMBER 2015 The EDTA partner network of European Defence policy associations EURODEFENSE held their annual conference in Luxembourg under the ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2016, 08:51 by Jan Wind
  • 26-28 April 2016 | Bristol, UK - INEC2016 The International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition on 26, 27 and 28 April 2016 is the foremost professional event in the naval engineer's calendar and seeks to build on ...
    Posted 3 Mar 2016, 00:05 by Jan Wind
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