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INTRODUCTION

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NATO governments continuously buy, store and issue millions of items of equipment, especially military equipment. Constant additions are being made to these government inventories resulting from technical and scientific developments.

While all armed forces must maintain their equipment in a perpetual state of operational readiness to ensure the sovereignty of their nation, the equipment must be supported in an operational state throughout its life cycle, additional costs also need to be taken into account such as acquisition of spare parts. These costs often exceed by far the initial purchase cost of the weapon system.

Armed forces must concurrently realise savings by avoiding duplication and simplifying administration. As a result, NATO nations have developed a common codification system.

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The NATO Codification System (NCS)

Minimizing Duplication of Items of Supply is one of the Aims of the NATO Codification System

 
 

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