Defence Standards

Listed below are the current series of Defence Standards available on this site.

These have been separated in three categories:

Please see "Definitions" for further information on these categories.

Where a Defence Standard is available online an Adobe PDF icon will be displayed next to it. Click on the icon to view the standard in PDF format. Adobe Reader is required to view PDF files and can be downloaded for free here.

For further information on the selection and use of Defence Standards please read the Standardization Guidance documents on this site and also the guidance in Def Stan 00-00 "Standards For Defence".

Series Status
00 - General Data Extant & Interim (89) Obsolescent (33) Withdrawn (669)
00-970 Standards List
00-972 Standards List
01 - Materials Extant & Interim (1) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (17)
02 - Maritime Equipment Standards Extant & Interim (92) Obsolescent (192) Withdrawn (543)
03 - Processes Extant & Interim (9) Obsolescent (5) Withdrawn (163)
05 - Procedures Extant & Interim (49) Obsolescent (20) Withdrawn (176)
07 - Limited Distribution Extant & Interim (12) Obsolescent (44) Withdrawn (199)
08 - Classified Restricted Extant & Interim (28) Obsolescent (56) Withdrawn (149)
10 - Weapons Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (19)
12 - Fire Control Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (2)
13 - Ammunition and Explosives Extant & Interim (18) Obsolescent (39) Withdrawn (130)
15 - Aircraft Structural Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (2)
16 - Aircraft Components Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (27)
17 - Aircraft Handling Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (10)
18 - Space Vehicles Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (1)
19 - Ships and Craft Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (2)
20 - Marine Equipment Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (4)
21 - Maritime Weapons Systems and Equipment Extant & Interim (27) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (51)
22 - Ships Equipment and Material Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (10) Withdrawn (62)
23 - Vehicles Extant & Interim (14) Obsolescent (2) Withdrawn (9)
25 - Vehicle Equipment Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (21)
26 - Vehicle Tyres Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (17)
28 - Engines Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (9)
29 - Engine Accessories Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (6)
30 - Mechanical Transmission Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (4)
31 - Bearings Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (22)
34 - Metalwork Machinery Extant & Interim (1) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (4)
36 - Industrial Machinery Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (1)
38 - Construction Equipment Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (2)
39 - Materials Handling Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (4)
40 - Rope,Cable,Chain and Fittings Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (13)
42 - Firefighting Equipment Extant & Interim (3) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (40)
44 - Plant Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (3) Withdrawn (3)
47 - Pipe,Tube,Hose and Fittings Extant & Interim (1) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (27)
49 - Maintenance Equipment Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (5)
51 - Hand Tools Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (49)
52 - Measuring Tools Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (3)
53 - Hardware and Abrasives Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (97)
54 - Structures and Scaffolding Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (1)
55 - Lumber,Plywood and Veneer Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (1)
56 - Building Materials Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (1)
58 - Communication Equipment Extant & Interim (1) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (39)
59 - Electrical and Electronic Extant & Interim (10) Obsolescent (7) Withdrawn (493)
60 - Fibre Optics Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (4) Withdrawn (7)
61 - Electric Wire and Power Extant & Interim (100) Obsolescent (39) Withdrawn (183)
Def Stan 61-021 Series
62 - Lighting and Lamps Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (17)
65 - Medical Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (16)
66 - Instruments and Laboratory Extant & Interim (7) Obsolescent (3) Withdrawn (63)
67 - Photographic Equipment Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (9)
68 - Chemical Products Extant & Interim (20) Obsolescent (30) Withdrawn (218)
72 - Household and Appliances Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (7)
75 - Office Supplies Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (8)
79 - Cleaning Equipment Extant & Interim (1) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (19)
80 - Paints,Sealers and Adhesives Extant & Interim (24) Obsolescent (27) Withdrawn (169)
81 - Packaging Extant & Interim (32) Obsolescent (19) Withdrawn (175)
83 - Textiles Extant & Interim (1) Obsolescent (1) Withdrawn (86)
84 - Clothing Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (46)
85 - Toiletries Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (2)
89 - Subsistence Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (1)
91 - Fuels and Lubricants Extant & Interim (32) Obsolescent (17) Withdrawn (59)
93 - Non Metallic Materials Extant & Interim (4) Obsolescent (4) Withdrawn (109)
95 - Metals Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (18) Withdrawn (14)
96 - Mineral Products Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (3)
99 - Miscellaneous Extant & Interim (0) Obsolescent (0) Withdrawn (5)