CODIFICATION, THE TOOL FOR INTEROPERABILITY
In order to facilitate:
national Armed Forces (land, air, sea) to work with and support each other;
Armed Forces from any NATO nations to working with and support each other;
NATO Armed Forces working with and supporting Armed Forces of Partner nations;
maximum effectiveness of resources in an operational theatre, whether it is national, NATO wide or international.
The codification system must:
provide accurate data on all items of supply to all participating nations in time of peace or war;
allow prompt access to data;
provide a common language understandable by all.
The system of data exchange based on these principles is called:
NATO Data Exchange "NADEX".
It is the basis of materiel interoperability among all partners
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