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:
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
WKN thematic subcommittees:
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
KT 176 subcommittees:
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.
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:
Phone no.: +48 261-845-708
Fax: +48 261-845-891
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
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.
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