Asociación Civil de Ingenieros de la Defensa ACID
The Civil Association of Spanish Defence Engineers (ACID) was founded in 1987. It is a non-profit Association with the main income are the fees paid by its members Exceptionally can get some economic help from any company or organisation.
AIMS OF ACID
To provide to its members a forum for exchange of information sharing a common interest in military engineering in the wider sense developing a huge knowledge in defence engineering and technology.
Keep to its members updated on the development of defence material and major engineering technologies in the fields connected to.
ACID aims to contribute to the technical and scientific progress in the field of defence technologies and economics, to enhance the friendly and professional relationship among its members, to contribute to the understanding of technical and scientific problems of the defence and Armed Forces by the Spanish society and industries.
To accomplish its aims ACID organises symposia, conferences and meetings and sponsors some publications and publishes a periodic news bulletin.
Asociación Civil de Ingenieros de la Defensa ACID
Av. Betanzos, 79 (estudio C)
Ricardo Torrón Durán
José Manuel Sanjurjo Jul
Enrique Rodriguez Fagundez
Dr. Francisco Gomez Ramos
The Spanish Association of Engineers for the Defense was made up from three professional associations of military engineers associations “Civil Association of Engineers of Armament and Industrial Engineers of the Army”, “Civil Association of Engineers of Construction and Electricity and Engineering Branch” and “Civil Association of Engineers of Naval Weapons and Industrial Engineers of the Navy” in its original titles.
But these three associations do not include every high level engineers belonging to Armed Forces. As it, later joint to ACID the “Aeronautical Engineers” and “Geodesic Cartographic Engineers”.
These conforms the ACID main body. But there are also collective members associated as the Technical Engineers of Armament Association, General Dynamics.-Santa Barbara and Fiat.
MEMBERSHIP AND CAREERS
To be a member of ACID is necessary to be:
An engineer graduated at the Politechnical School of the Army in Army Civil Engineering (Ingenieros de Construcción del Ejército) or in Army Armament Engineering (Ingenieros de Armamento del Ejército) or at the School of Naval Armament Engineers (Ingenieros de Armas Navales)
An Engineer graduated in a civil School as Naval Engineer (Ingeniero Naval) or Electrical or Electronic Engineer (Ingeniero de Electricidad o Electrónico) who is or has been an Officer of the Corps of Navy Engineers (Cuerpo de Ingenieros de la Armada) or graduated in a civil School as Aeronautical Engineer (Ingeniero Aeronaútico) who is or has been an Officer of the Corps of Air Force Engineers (Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Aire).
In short to be a member of ACID it is necessary to be an Engineer that it belongs or has been member of one of the Corps of the three Corps of Engineer of the Army, Navy or Air Force.
Recently the Geographical and Geodesic Engineers have joined to ACID ACID has now around 700 members.
ACID maintains very tight and corporate relations with the Professional Colleges of Army Civil Engineers, Army Armament Engineers and Navy Armament Engineers. The Professional Colleges are those professional bodies that under Spanish laws establish the official relationship among the members of a profession –such as medical doctors, lawyers, engineers etc.- and the Spanish society and corporations. It has to be pointed out that in the case of the three Colleges they can not represent the interests and the relationships between its members and the MOD Administration due to the military condition of the related Engineers Corps.
ACID AS MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE FOR SPANISH ENGINEERING
Since 1988 ACID is a member of the Instituto de la Ingeniería de España (Institute for Spanish Engineering I.I.E.S. (http://www.iies.es). The Institute, founded in 1905, is a federation of all Spanish Engineers Associations (Aeronautical, Agricultural, Civil Works, Electronics, Mechanical and Electrical, Mining, Naval, and Defence). There are in Spain around 70.000 engineers associated to the Instituto. ACID is a very active member of the Instituto and participates in most of its activities and technical committees. The Instituto has created under initiative of ACID a Committee of Defence Technology that is chaired by an ACID representative.
Links to the I.I.E.S. comitees :
Energy and natural resources. Energía y recursos naturales.
Teaching of engineering. Enseñanza de la ingeniería.
Quality management. Gestión de calidad.
Inventiveness creativity and prospective. Inventiva, creatividad y prospectiva.
Engineering and sustainable development. Ingeniería y desarrollo sostenible.
Defence technology. Tecnologías de la defensa
LINKS WITH OTHER RELATED DEFENCE ASSOCIATIONS
ACID has a very close and friendly relations too with the Asociación de Tecnologías de la Defensa (Association for the Technologies of Defence) (an Association of Companies, Asociación de Suministradores de Material de Defensa AESMADE (Association of Suppliers of Material for Defence) (Association of companies that fabricate uniforms non military material and equipment for the Armed Forces).
Three periodic and several ones not periodical are published in Spanish by the different associations of Defence Engineers and ACID itself.
MEMORIAL DE ARMAMENTO
Is a technical publication pointed to the armament and systems technologies with the mainly contribution of Spanish Army Armament Engineers but open to every fellow members of EDTA.
The issues of several past years are available in CD.
REVISTA DE ASINTO
Is a publication pointed to the technologies concerning to the wide requests of the Army in civil constructions and works.
Is a news bulletin for the members, reporting recent events of ACID or EDTA.
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND DEFENCE ( three volumes)
I.- General scope.
II.- Methodology and methods for evaluation of environmental impact.
III.- Environmental management.
DEMILITARIZATION OF EXPLOSIVES, CHEMICAL AGENTS AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL INCIDENCE
PERSPECTIVES FOR THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY ON THE THRESHOLD OF XXI CENTURY