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

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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