EDA launches the European Defence Standards Reference system (EDSTAR) portal which is accessible here.
EDSTAR is the successor of the European Handbook for Defence Procurement (EHDP) which has been developed during the last years in a workshop at the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).
The EDA Steering Board in National Armaments Directors’ formation tasked the EDA, through the Materiel Standardization Group (MSG), to manage the update and maintenance of the EHDP following the completion of the third phase of EHDP development in 2011. The MSG decided to rename the EHDP to EDSTAR after the handover of EHDP from the European Commission.
EDSTAR is addressing both project teams in national governmental procurement authorities and members of project teams in industry. EDSTAR supports this user group in identifying standards for defence projects by recommending best practice standards.