KOLAS and Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) conclude Business Partnership MoU
This MoU includes the development of testing requirements for performance and safety verification related to a single type, parts, and weapon system, and reliable management of testing laboratories.
Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) intends to designate KOLAS-accredited laboratories as testing laboratories in the defense industry-related field to secure credibility and safety of the test system by introducing international weapons test system from now on.
The two parties agreed to strengthen the performance and safety of relevant products and weapons system at the international level through the continuous development of assessment standards by jointly establishing and operating a Council for Developing Works of Testing & Assessment in the Defense Industry.
KOLAS and DAPA will jointly establish the systematic management system of laboratories by quickly introducing the KOLAS accreditation scheme according to the international standard (ISO/IEC 17025). This will ensure international recognition and reliability in relation to the Korean defense industry through this business partnership.