1. THE NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM:

1.4. BENEFITS OF THE NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM:

1.4.3. BENEFITS TO INDUSTRY
  • Improved government-industry understanding and relations, through the use of a single identification system and common language.

  • Descriptions of Items of Supply by characteristics enable design engineers to accurately search for and select components or equipment meeting technical or functional characteristics more efficiently than with any commercial catalogue.

  • The accurate descriptions recorded in the NATO Codification System including form, fit and functional dimensions, material and surface treatment for Items of Supply facilitates the work of military and civilian standardisation agencies responsible for developing guidelines.

  • The in-depth knowledge of the composition of Items of Supply, through detailed recording of hazardous and precious materials, promotes recycling activities which will assist in the recovery of precious materials and assist in the protection of the environment whilst contributing to the avoidance of prohibitive reclamation costs of returning polluted sites to civilian use.

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