AQAP – NATO Quality Assurance Requirements
Quality management for Bundeswehr contracts is based on the NATO requirements for quality assurance, the Allied Quality Assurance Publications (AQAP). They are available here for download.
What is governed by AQAPs?
During contract negotiations, BAAINBw uses the requirements laid down in AQAPs as contract elements to be agreed.
Depending on the quality risk identified and the complexity of the contract item, different AQAPs are used which govern different subject matters. Find a brief overview below:
- AQAP 2110 contains the requirements specified in ISO 9001, supplemented by additional NATO requirements.
- AQAP 2131 defines the procedures applicable to final inspections and tests.
- AQAP 2105 usually forms part of a separate contract. It contains the requirements for a contract-related deliverable quality plan to be supplied by the contractor.
- AQAP 2210 supplements AQAPs 2110 and 2310 by software-specific quality assurance requirements.
- AQAP 2310 is specifically addressed to service providers (such as manufacturers, suppliers, and others) involved in particularly complex projects in the aviation, space and defense sectors. This standard contains the requirements specified in EN 9100, also supplemented by additional NATO requirements.
Quality management of Bundeswehr contracts is based on the following AQAPs currently in place:
NATO Quality Assurance Requirements For Design, Development And Production, Edition D, Version 1, June 2016
AQAP-2110 EDD V1 E (PDF, 184.7 KB)
AQAP 2110:2016 (Edition D, Version 1) is based on ISO 9001:2015 and supersedes AQAPs 2110:2009, 2120:2009 and 2130:2009 (each in its third version).
AQAPs for Finalization of Work on Current Contracts
The AQAPs mentioned below have lost their validity and only concern the finalization of work on current contracts. AQAPs 2110:2009, 2120:2009 and 2130:2009 were superseded by AQAP 2110:2016 (Edition D, Version 1) which is based on the new ISO 9001:2015.