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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

  • 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 22 Aug 2016, 12:01 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
  • Kooy symposium 2016 - Big Data and AI The 2016 Kooy symposium language of the 2016 edition will be Dutch!  Register here Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data (BD) will change the armed forces entirely in the near ...
    Posted 11 Feb 2016, 06:40 by Jan Wind
  • Jan Wind on Defence and Security Funding Innovation in security and defence usually involves new technologies or capabilities, though sometimes it concerns improvements to an organisation or its leadership. However, funding is almost never the subject of ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2015, 02:55 by Jan Wind
  • Chartered Engineer qualifications by KIVI An important goal of the Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) is to promote and foster high quality engineering education in universities and technical colleges. For this purpose the Chartered Engineer ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2015, 08:28 by Jan Wind
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