What is Combat Service Support?

Combat Service Support (CSS) is a subset of military logistics that ensures that soldiers have the required equipment and supplies to carry out their tasks. Advertisements Advertisements


What is the NATO Codification System?

The NATO codification system is used by the British Army, Royal Navy and RAF. All Items of supply going through the military supply chain must be NATO codified. A 13-digit NATO stock number (NSN) is allocated to an item which is used to identify it throughout the supply chain. NSNs are catalogued on the ISIS database. Codification… Read More

What is the UK National Codification Bureau (UKNCB)?

The UK National Codification Bureau (UKNCB) logs every item used by the three Services. Codification creates a detailed catalogue of everything our Armed Forces use on a daily basis – not just weapons systems and hardware, but spares, clothing, medical items, food and anything else the Services need to operate effectively. Technical descriptions of every item are stored on a… Read More

Guerrillas Supplies…

“The equipment of guerrillas cannot be used on what they want, or even on what they need, but on what is available for their use … Guerrillas must not depend too much on an armoury; the enemy is their principal source of supply.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist,… Read More