The acronym AGARD stands for Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, 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. In a mission statement in the 1982 History it published, the purpose involved "bringing together the leading personalities of the NATO nations in the fields of science and technology relating to aerospace".