The Marine Military Technologies Centre is part of the Gdansk University of Technology, established in 2004. The Centre is separated from the faculties and runs its own military technology business.
Because of the special nature of its operations, the Centre is required to observe the usual Gdansk University of Technology regulations (such as the Higher Education Act, Gdansk University of Technology Statutes, Public Procurement Act, etc.) and other laws, including:
1. Act concerning businesses which involve the production and sale of explosives, weapons, ammunition, devices and technology for military or policing purposes of 22 June 2001 (Journal of Laws no 67 heading 679 as amended);
2. Classified Information Act of 5 August 2010 (Journal of Laws no. 182 heading 1228 as amended).
Licensed by Ministry of the Interior and Administration for the production and sale of products and technology for military and police, the Centre holds the relevant certificates of conformity with technical and organisational standards. In addition, the Centre has implemented quality management systems, i.e. ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 ensuring conformity with NATO quality management requirements. It holds additional credentials and certificates such as the NATO Commercial and Government Entity Code and Credibility Certificate issued by the Armament Policy Department of the Ministry of National Defence. The Centre boasts a collection of more than 100 standardisation documents (including NATO) concerning national security and defence (Defence Standards, STANAG, etc.) and quality management systems (ISO, AQAP).
The staff who are directly involved in licensed operations have all the necessary checks and
permits. These include:
1. Permission to manage operations as licensed (for managers) (Military Institute of
2. Psychological and psychiatric checks (issued by authorised specialists);
3. Full legal capacity and no criminal record (the Centre’s managers are required to provide a National Criminal Records certificate; the employees must submit a statement);
4. A certificate issued by the municipal or district chief of police, as applicable.
In addition, those with access to classified information are subject to an Internal Security
Agency check. Successful applicants are granted a security clearance and a training certificate.
The Centre undergoes regular external checks, including:
1. Police checks,
2. ISO and AQAP audits,
3. Internal Security Agency checks.
The checks are required for extending the validity of the Centre’s certificates and licenses.