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TASKS | MILITARY STANDARDIZATION COMMITTEE | TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NO. 176 | MILITARY TERMINOLOGY | STANDARDIZATION INFORMATION |

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The Standardization Branch of the Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification participates in the implementation of MOD standardization service tasks in the field of standardization related to state’s D&S.

As a part of national standardization, the Standardization Branch runs the secretariat of Technical Committee No. 176 (KT 176) on Military Technology and Procurement of the Polish Committee for Standardization.

As part of the MOD standardization activities coordination, the Standardization Branch runs the secretariats of the Military Standardization Committee (WKN), the WKN Military Terminology Subcommittee and the WKN Military Medicine Subcommittee.

The structure of the Standardization Branch includes three sections: Linguistic Section, Standards Development Section, Military and Allied Cooperation Section.

The main tasks of the Standardization Branch:

  • drafting legal acts and executive documents in the field of standardization activities related to state’s D&S;
  • programming and planning MOD standardization works;
  • running secretariats of the Military Standardization Committee (WKN) (including the secretariats of the Military Medicine Subcommittee and the Military Terminology Subcommittee) and Technical Committee No. 176 (KT 176)on Military Technology and Procurement of the Polish Committee for Standardization;
  • participation in the works of other MOD collegial bodies and the Polish Committee for Standardization on standardization related to state’s D&S;
  • international cooperation with NATO, EU, and as part of bilateral contacts;
  • organization of publishing of Polish Defence Standards, Polish defence standardization handbooks and other documents related to standardization for the purposes of the MOD;
  • organization and conducting of feedback process in the MOD for draft standardization documents (including foreign documents) related to state’s D&S;
  • supporting MOD representatives participating in NATO working groups, as well as CEN and EDA standardization bodies;
  • coordination of works in the field of military terminology, running the WKN Military Terminology Subcommittee, and participation in the NATO Military Committee Terminology Board (MCTB) works;
  • coordination of development of national replies to NATO concerning ratification and implementation of NATO standardization agreements (STANAGs);
  • cooperation with the Defence and Public Security Sector of the Polish Committee for Standardization in the scope of carrying out standardization tasks in the field of state’s D&S, especially those related to the procedure of development of Polish Defence Standards, Polish defence standardization handbooks and Polish Standards concerning military and defence (PN-V);
  • managing the collection of standardization documents (national, MOD and NATO) and making them available for the purposes of MOD and civilian users.

MILITARY STANDARDIZATION COMMITTEE

The Military Standardization Committee (WKN) is a collegial body participating in MOD standardization activities. It implements tasks in the field of operational and administrative standardization, related mainly to the implementation of NATO standardization documents (operational and administrative) into the Polish Armed Forces (PAF) practice through Polish Defence Standards (NO) and Polish defence standardization handbooks (PDNO), supporting the realization of NATO Force Objectives for Poland.

The Military Standardization Committee priorities

  1. Development of Polish Defence Standards and Polish defence standardization handbooks, implementing the provisions of NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAGs) and Allied Publications (AP) as well as required during the implementation of NATO Force Objectives for Poland.
  2. Development of analytical-research works (AB works) in order to draw up Poland’s replies on ratification and implementation of STANAGs.
  3. Development of national standardization documents as a part of implementation of NATO Force Objectives for Poland.
  4. Development of Polish Defence Standards and Polish defence standardization handbooks resulting directly from conclusions of AB works concerning NATO STANAGs.
  5. Development of military terminology used in the PAF current practice.

WKN thematic subcommittees:

  • Land Forces Subcommittee;
  • Air Force Subcommittee;
  • Navy Subcommittee;
  • Armed Forces Logistics Subcommittee;
  • Joint Operations Subcommittee;
  • Military Terminology Subcommittee;
  • Military Medicine Subcommittee.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE NO. 176

The Technical Committee No. 176 (KT 176) on Military Technology and Procurement is a committee within the Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN), set up by the Head of the Polish Committee for Standardization on request of the Minister of National Defence. It implements standardization tasks related to state’s D&S in the field of development of national standardization documents – Polish Standards concerning military and defence (PN-V) and MOD standardization documents – Polish Defence Standards (NO), Polish defence standardization handbooks (PDNO) and analytical-research works (AB works).

The KT 176 conducts tasks in the area of materiel standardization, related to implementation of European (EN) and international (ISO, IEC) standards and NATO standardization agreements (STANAGs) into national standardization documents, in order to fulfil the requirements resulting from the Polish Committee for Standardization membership in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), and Poland membership in NATO and EU.

The KT 176 priorities

  1. Development of Polish Standards (PN-V) implementing international (ISO) and European (EN) standards, referred to in ratified NATO STANAGs.
  2. Development of Polish Defence Standards (NO) and Polish defence standardization handbooks (PDNO) implementing ratified STANAGs and Allied Publications (AP).
  3. Development of AB works.
  4. Development of NO and PDNO resulting from AB works concerning STANAGs and APs.
  5. Development of NO and PDNO implementing standardization documents of NATO and EDA member states Recommended by EDA within European Defence Standards Reference System (EDSTAR).

KT 176 subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee No. 1 for Missile & Artillery Armament, Close Range Weapons & Ammo, and Metrological Protection of Armament and Military Equipment;
  • Subcommittee No. 2 for Tank Equipment and Military Automotive Equipment and for the Protection of Technical Equipment from Rust and Aging;
  • Subcommittee No. 3 for Engineering Armament and Equipment;
  • Subcommittee No. 4 for Chemical Protection Equipment and Means;
  • Subcommittee No. 5 for Radio Equipment, Means of Communication, Special Electro-technical Devices, Optical Technology and IT Systems and Means;
  • Subcommittee No. 6 for the Armament and Equipment of Military Aviation;
  • Subcommittee No. 7 for the Procurement of Uniforms, Food and Oils and Lubricants;
  • Subcommittee No. 8 for the Exploitation of Naval Armament and Equipment.

MILITARY TERMINOLOGY

The main goal of MOD terminology-related activities is to increase the ability of the Polish Armed Forces to act in an international environment during multinational joint operations, as well as to systematize a collection of terms related to state’s D&S in operational, materiel and administrative areas.

This task is carried out by updating and publishing the Polish edition of ‘AAP-6 NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions’. Moreover, as a part of terminology-related activities the following tasks are carried out: feedback for terminological Polish Defence Standards in the scope of ‘military-defence’, feedback for terminological Polish Defence Standards (NO) and Polish defence standardization handbooks (PDNO), as well as specialist glossaries in the areas of the PAF branches of service and types of military activity based on NATO Standards, as well as updating the terminology database and making it available to institutions and organizational units of the PAF.

AAP-6 NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions

The AAP-6 glossary is a NATO Allied Administrative Publication. Its original (English – French) version was developed by the Military Committee and approved by the North Atlantic Council. The glossary is published byNATO Standardization Office (NSO) within NATOTerm database which is the source of NATO terminology.

AAP-6 (2019) EN

STANDARDIZATION INFORMATION

 

Standards Accessibility

The Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification carries out tasks of collecting national and foreign standardization documents related to state’s D&S, as well as making them available.

As a part of these activities, WCNJiK:

  1. provides information on:
    1. approved Polish Defence Standards (NO) and Polish defence standardization handbooks (PDNO);
    2. changes to NO and PDNO documents;
    3. withdrawal, or withdrawal with supersession, of NO and PDNO documents;
    4. NO and PDNO drafts and programme of standardization works.
  2. grants access to single copies of national and foreign standardization documents related to state’s D&S.
Contact:
Phone no.: +48 261-845-708
Fax: +48 261-845-891
e-mail: wcnjk@ron.mil.pl

Orders for sets of current Polish Defence Standards and Polish defence standardization handbooks can be placed with the Coordination Bureau of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces:

Biuro Koordynacyjne Sztabu Generalnego WP
ul. Rakowiecka 4a
00-904 Warszawa
Phone no.: +48 261-871-480
Fax: +48 261-870-803

Lists of standards

List of current Polish Defence Standards and Polish defence standardization handbooks Abstracts of current Polish Defence Standards and Polish defence standardization handbooks


 

European Defence Standardization Information System (EDSIS)

The EDSIS (European Defence Standardization Information System) is an online (unclassified) list of standardization works from MODs of EU member nations, subject to development and modifications, filled by national representatives (national EDSIS points of contact) and maintained by employees of the European Defence Agency (EDA). The System has been approved by the Steering Board and introduced in September 2007. It will be further developed to the point when it offers a complete portal related to defence standardization management.

As a part of EDSIS, Poland development five Defence Standards in the area of military water supply and tratment that are included in the EDSTAR database.

https://www.eda.europa.eu/


 

European Defence Standardization Reference System (EDSTAR)

The EDSTAR (European Defence Standardization Reference System) database holds European defence standardization documents from 219 thematic fields according to the Best Practice Model. It is a supporting tool for defence procurement, but also for defence industry representatives. The database contains only unclassified documents.

The EDSTAR database is a continuation (since 01July2011) of the European Handbook for Defence Procurement (EHDP). Its content is updated twice a year (in March and September).

EDSTAR database: www.eda.europa.eu/EDSTAR/home.aspx
    
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Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification
Nowowiejska 28a
00-909 Warszawa
tel. 261845700
fax. 261845891
wcnjk@ron.mil.pl

    
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