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Security and Defense Technologies Center is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research and development center, the purpose of which is to coordinate and supervise research, production, service and commercial activities in the field of security and defense technologies as well as to manufacture and trade products and technologies for military or police in terms of compliance with the provisions of the concession.

Because of the special nature of its operations, the Centre is required to observe the usual Gdansk University of Technology regulations (such as the Higher Education Act, Gdansk University of Technology Statutes, Public Procurement Act, etc.) and other laws, including:

  1. Act concerning businesses which involve the production and sale of explosives, weapons, ammunition, devices and technology for military or policing purposes of 22 June 2001 (Journal of Laws no 67 heading 679 as amended);
  2. Classified Information Act of 5 August 2010 (Journal of Laws no. 182 heading 1228 as amended).
  3. AQAP Publication 2110 NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design, Development and Manufacturing;
  4. Publications PN-EN ISO 9001 Quality management systems. Requirements;
  5. The Act of November 29, 2000 on foreign trade in goods, technologies and services of strategic importance for the security of the state, as well as for the maintenance of international peace and security.

Licensed by Ministry of the Interior and Administration for the production and sale of products and technology for military and police, the Centre holds the relevant certificates of conformity with technical and organisational standards. In addition, the Centre has implemented quality management systems, i.e. ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 ensuring conformity with NATO quality management requirements. It holds additional credentials and certificates such as the NATO Commercial and Government Entity Code and Credibility Certificate issued by the Armament Policy Department of the Ministry of National Defence. The Centre boasts a collection of more than 100 standardisation documents (including NATO) concerning national security and defence (Defence Standards, STANAG, etc.) and quality management systems (ISO, AQAP).