Towards the single european EMC defence standard AECTP 250-500, and planned updates

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    The European Commission is supporting one European wide defence (equipment) market, and national standards are preventing such a European-wide approach. Therefore the European Standardisation organisation CEN was asked to create an organisation to rationalize standards for defence procurement. Expert Group 7 was on electromagnetic environmental effects (E3), and especially EMC, while Expert group 15 was on Power Quality. The expert groups delivered databases and reports. In 2009 the European Directive on Defence Procurement was published. This gives a clear preference for international standards: National standards shall not be used in contracts anymore. The preferred standard for defence equipment will be the STANAG 4370, AECTP 500 series. This paper presents the present status and planned updates.
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    Title of host publicationIEEE 2013 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-922107-02-2
    Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2013
    EventIEEE 2013 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2013 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 20 May 201323 May 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    ConferenceIEEE 2013 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2013
    Abbreviated titleAPEMC


    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/205294
    • EWI-23650
    • IR-87161
    • defence standards
    • Military standards
    • METIS-297810
    • Electromagnetic compatibility

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