The defence equipment industry operates in strict compliance with international, European and national laws and regulations.

The industry is also regulated by several standards, such as the ISO standards related to the quality of operations and the AQAP and STANAG standards covering the defence equipment industry. In addition, civil aviation is subject to the EASA regulations and the corresponding US FAR regulations, which are law-like, binding regulations.

The Finnish military aviation authority handed over the Military Designs Organisation Approval (MDOA) based on the European Defence Agency’s European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR) to Patria in May 2017. Patria is the first organization to receive the approval in Finland. Corresponding civilian approval DOA is granted by European Aviation Safety Agency, EASA. This civilian approval Patria has had since 2012.