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For the contemporary writer, see John Agard.

The acronym AGARD stands for Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development,[1] and was an agency of NATO that existed from 1952 to 1996.

AGARD, originally founded as an Agency of the NATO Military Committee, was set up in May 1952 with headquarters in Neuilly sur Seine, France. As its name implies, AGARD's activities concentrated on information exchange in aerospace research. Recent examples of AGARD studies include such topics as non-lethal weapons, theatre ballistic missile defence, protection of large aircraft in peace support operations, and limiting collateral damage caused by air-delivered weapons. AGARD was also one of the first NATO organizations to cooperate with Russia in a mutual exchange of information dealing with flight safety.

AGARD merged with the NATO Defence Research Group (DRG) in 1996 to become the NATO Research and Technology Organisation (RTO).[2]

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  • Theodore von Kármán with Lee Edson The wind and beyond: Theodore von Kármán Pioneer in Aviation and Pathfinder in Space: Little, Brown and Co. (inc), 1967, Library of Congress Catalog card no. 67-11227.


  1. ^ Jan van der Bliek Editor AGARD The History 1952-1997: RTO,1999, ISBN 92-836-1079-2.
  2. ^ NATO's new Research and Technology Organization by Dr. Keith L. Gardner and Lt. Col Terry A. Franks in NATO Review No. 1 - Jan. 1997 Vol. 45 - pp. 20-21-

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