TL A-0023 – technical specification for bonding in the military technology sector

The Technical Supply Specification TL A-0023 “Bonding and associated
Quality requirements on manufacturing and maintenance companies for military products” was published by the BAAINBw (German Federal Office for Armaments, Information Technology and Armed Forces Use) 15th of September, 2017.

This Technical Supply Specification describes the requirements for the manufacture of load-bearing bonds during the manufacture and maintenance of components and products for the armed forces. TL A-0023 is based on DIN 2304-1 supplemented by further defense-specific classifications and requirements:

Component Classes

The requirements for the necessary degree of personnel qualification are measured according to classes. Depending on the component class, the user must have suitable bonding personnel and comply with the degree of quality assurance. These component classes are defined by the manufacturer (responsible for design) on the basis of the stress, safety significance and usability of the component.

Classification as Manufacturer (H) and Repairer (I)

Manufacturers within the meaning of TL A-0023 are the user companies responsible for the design and process. Companies that manufacture according to external drawings and their own process planning are considered manufacturers within the meaning of TL A-0023. The restriction (without design) is noted in the certificate. Repairers are the user companies that repair defence technology products according to repair instructions.

Classification according to application

The above H- or I- classes are further divided depending on the application:

  • H1 / I1: General products
  • H2 / I2: Safety function
  • H3 / I3: Aviation suitability

Operational qualification

Company qualification is required. This must be proven to an authority accredited and recognized by the WIWeB (Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Werk- und Betriebsstoffe). Our certification authority has been recognized by the WIWeB for certification in this sector since 10th of July 2018 as a recognized authority.

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