NATO (OTAN) Standards

The AQAP (Allied Quality Assurance Publications) are standards for quality assurance systems that have been developed by NATO (OTAN).

The aim of the AQAP agreement is to define standards for Quality Assurance of defence products. These standards are an integral part of contracts awarded in the military field involving NATO member countries. AQAP documents are therefore important to contractors and companies wanting to bid for such contracts.

TEC provide both training courses and QMS implementation services for organization who need to demonstrate compliance with any of the AQAP are standards –

  • AQAP 2110 NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design, Development and Production
  • AQAP 2120 NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Production
  • AQAP 2130 NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Inspection and Test
  • AQAP 2131 NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Final Inspection
  • AQAP 2310 NATO Quality Management System Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Suppliers

The AQAP 21XX are the management system standards for suppliers to the military industry designed for use in contracts.

These standards are based on ISO 9001 an include additional requirements.


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