1. THE NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM:

1.3. USE OF THE NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM

The establishment, operation and maintenance of the NATO Codification System provide a uniform identification language for use within national activities (e.g. supply management, standardisation etc.) and among member nations, including non-NATO nations that are sponsored members of the NCS.

Its use is based on the principle that responsibility for codification of an IoS rests with the nation that controls the design of the IoS, even if the IoS is not used within that nation. In these circumstances the purchasing nation has to request codification action from the design control nation.

For codification of IoS produced by manufacturers not located in a NATO nation or Tier 2 Sponsored nation, special rules apply (as detailed in ACodP-1).

[Top]