CE Marking of military equipment: it is the law! how to do it?

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    Abstract

    Several European Union Members States exempted the implementation of the EMC Directive for defence contracts. According the lawyers, and validated in a court case, this is illegal, and thus the EMC Directive is applicable for military equipment too, except when an exemption for a clearly defined case has been granted. The European Commission confirmed this conclusion in an interpretative communication. The EMC Directive only gives essential requirements. The default route, giving presumption of conformity, is making use of harmonized standards. The alternative route is the use of standards which have not been harmonised. Military standards are not harmonised, and are already in use as the reference in contracts between supplier and customer/user. Using the (test) evidence based on the military standards can therefore be used to prove compliance with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive, making additional testing superfluous. This paper describes the routes to compliance for military equipment.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication9th International Symposium on EMC and 20th International Wroclaw Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    Place of PublicationWroclaw, Poland
    PublisherOficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wroclawskiej
    Pages13-16
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-83-7493-426-8
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2010
    Event9th Symposium on EMC and 20th International Wroclaw Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Wroclaw, Poland
    Duration: 13 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

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    PublisherOficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wroclawskiej

    Conference

    Conference9th Symposium on EMC and 20th International Wroclaw Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    CountryPoland
    CityWroclaw
    Period13/09/1017/09/10

    Keywords

    • IR-73240
    • METIS-271038
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/205294
    • EWI-18483

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