AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications – NATO Quality Assurance Requirements

Quality management for Bundeswehr contracts is based on the NATO requirements for quality assurance, the Allied Quality Assurance Publications (AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications). 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:

  • AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2110 contains the requirements specified in ISO 9001, supplemented by additional NATO requirements.
  • AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2131 defines the procedures applicable to final inspections and tests. 
  • AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 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. 
  • AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2210 supplements AQAPs 2110 and 2310 by software-specific quality assurance requirements. 
  • AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 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.

Current AQAPs

Quality management of Bundeswehr contracts is based on the following AQAPs currently in place:

NATO Policy On An Integrated Systems Approach To Quality Through The Life Cycle, Edition 3, November 2009 

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2000 (PDF, 174.2 KB)

Standard Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2105-SRD.1, Guidance on the use of AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2105, Edition A Version 1, November 2018

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2105-SRD.1 (PDF, 707.1 KB)

NATO Quality Assurance Requirements For Design, Development And Production, Edition D, Version 1, June 2016 

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110 (PDF, 184.7 KB)

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 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).

Standards Related Document AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.1, Guidance on the Use of AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110 Edition D, Edition B Version 1, January 2020

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.1 (PDF, 653.1 KB)

Standard Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.2, Guidance on the Application of AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2110, Edition D within an AS9100 Quality Management System, Edition A, Version 1

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.2 (PDF, 389.5 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.3, Training Material to Support AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2110  Edition D, Edition A Version 1, November 2020

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2110-SRD.3 (PDF, 587.8 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.3.1, Training Material to Support AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110  Edition D - Presentation, Edition A Version 1, November 2020

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110-SRD.3.1 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

NATO Quality Assurance Requirements For Final Inspection and Test, Edition C, Version 1 December 2017 

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131 (PDF, 283.1 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131-SRD.1, Guidance on the Use of AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2131  Edition C, Edition A Version 1, January 2020 

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131-SRD.1 (PDF, 694.7 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131-SRD.2, Training Material to Support AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2131  Edition C, Edition A Version 1, November 2020

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131-SRD.2 (PDF, 255.1 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131-SRD.2.1, Training Material to Support AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 2131  Edition C, Presentation, Edition A Version 1, November 2020

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2131-SRD.2.1 (PDF, 1.3 MB)


NATO Supplementary Software Quality Assurance Requirements To AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110 Or AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2310, Edition A, Version 2, september 2015 

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2210 (PDF, 263.9 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2210-SRD.1, NATO Guidance on the Use of AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-221 NATO Supplementary Software Quality Assurance Requirements to AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2110 or AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2310, Edition A Version 1, November 2018

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-2210-SRD.1 (PDF, 327.6 KB)

Mutual Acceptance of Government Quality Assurance and usage of the Allied Quality Assurance Publications (AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications), Edition A Version 2, November 2018

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-4107 (PDF, 470.4 KB)

Standards Related Document - AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-4107-SRD.1 - Appropriate National Authorities and Focal Points for Delegation of Government Quality Assurance, Editio A, Version 6, August 2020

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications 4107-SRD 1 (PDF, 306.5 KB)

Standards Related Document, AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-4107-SRD.2AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications Selection Guidance, Edition A Version 1, November 2018

AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publications-4107-SRD.2 (PDF, 546.6 KB)

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