International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference CLC/TR 50538:2010
Title Guide to EMC Directive conformity of equipment designed for military purposes
Project Number 21471
Abstract/Scope This Technical Report is applicable to any non-exempt military equipment. This Technical Report does not affect the requirements to meet military standards. This Technical Report only covers aspects related to EMC as covered by the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and other directives that address EMC. In this respect there is no distinction between civilian and defence equipment. For the purpose of this Technical Report the term “military” is equivalent to the term “defence”. Annex B describes Article 346 and Annex C provides the associated EC Council List of items under Article 346 [12]. The definitions in EMC Directive 2004/108/EC of “apparatus” and “fixed installations” as applied to military equipment are considered and guidance is given on applicability with the use of flow diagrams. For apparatus, the use of military standards to demonstrate compliance with the EMC Directive by using various assessment methods that do not use harmonised standards and a “gap” analysis tool for comparison of military standard results with harmonised standards is presented. This Technical Report also covers fixed installations using military equipment, and their impact on neighbouring environments. The conformity assessment procedures of EMC Directive 2004/108/EC have been reviewed and guidance given on the applicability and contents of detailed technical EMC assessment. Annex J includes some case studies to help clarify the extent and use of this Technical Report.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-10-29
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote 2009-09-12


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.100.01 - Electromagnetic compatibility in general
Keywords EMC;Conformity;Military purpose
Note Supersedes R210-008:2002
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-10-29   export to doc file  EN
5099 2010-09-17 2011-01-17  
5060 2010-09-07 2010-09-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-06-04 2010-09-03 export to doc file  EN
3099 2009-12-03 2010-06-03  
4060 2009-09-07 2009-12-03 export to doc file  EN
4020 2009-05-29 2009-09-04 export to doc file  EN
3099 2008-12-12 2009-06-11  
1099 2007-09-11 2008-03-11  
1000 2007-05-11 2007-09-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-09-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-10-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) -
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.