Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation of November 25, 2020 № 1927 has approved amendments to the Regulation on standardization of defense products (goods, works, services) under the state defense order, as well as processes and other objects of standardization associated with such products.
The Regulation is supplemented by a description of the development stages, revision and amendment of state military standards (including fundamental state military standards), rules and recommendations for standardization of defense products.
According to the Resolution, Rosstandart is entrusted with:
- participation in the development of fundamental state military standards and standardization rules establishing the procedure for planning work on standardization, development, revision, amendment, approval (adoption) and cancellation, implementation and application of documents on standardization of defense products;
- publishing editing, preparation for approval (adoption), approval (adoption) and cancellation of draft documents on standardization of defense products and changes made to them;
- maintaining a register of experts with assignment of defense product groups and classes in accordance with the classifier of standards for defense products and approval (in coordination with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation) of the registry maintenance procedure and the procedure for engaging experts, as well as the procedure for providing the information contained in the register of experts.
A new paragraph was added to the Regulation on standardization in relation to defense products as follows: "The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology in changing, revising or canceling documents for standardization of defense products (except for industry standards) shall take measures in accordance with the basic state military standards and rules for standardization of defense products".
The changes affected the procedure for approving the annual plan for standardization of defense products, the wording of one of its basic principles, namely the mandatory application and execution of documents on defense product standardization in relation to the objects of standardization. A number of definitions were clarified, including "system of defence product standardization", "object of standardization", "fundamental state military standard", "rules of defence product standardization", "military addition to the standard".
The Resolution prescribes the federal executive authorities, which provide work in relation to defense products, including Rosstandart, as well as state corporations Roscosmos and Rosatom, to update their normative legal acts in accordance with the above document within six months. It is noted that these organizations form and maintain funds of documents on standardization of defense products, including industry standards (for the period prior to their cancellation) and ensure the performance of work on the formation and maintenance of the fund of documents on standardization of defense products, as well as on its actualization.
The amended Regulations state: work on the standardization of defense products is organized and carried out in accordance with the priority areas of its development, taking into account the goals and objectives of the defense product standardization.