NATO has issued a number of standards for the purpose of Quality Management Systems. These are specially developed for organizations that supply the military/defense industry with goods and services. They are considered the ‘pinnacle standard’ of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Consequently, AQAP 2120 has additional requirements pertaining to the production of resources.
AQAP 2120 is intended to be applicable to organizations that would supply to the defense industry directly or through a contractor. This standard is often an integral part of contracts between two parties in the military field. At QualityMasters the AQAP 2120 can easily be combined with the standard ISO 9001 audit. After an ISO 9001 audit is expanded by AQAP 2120 requirements, a separate AQAP record will be shown on the certificate.