Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification

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The Defence Products Codification Branchis a division of the Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification responsible for fulfilling the tasks required to participate in the NATO Codification System (NCS).

The Defence Products Codification Branch is comprised of two sections:

  • Management Section,
  • Materiel Codification Section, further divided into:
    • Armed Forces Branches Subsection,
    • Armed of Services Subsection.

In the NCS, the Centre acts as the National Codification Bureau (NCB) of Poland, identified as NCB 43.

The main task of NCB of Poland is the identification of defence products, their classification and the assignment of a NATO Stock Number (NSN). The NSN carries an abundance of information regarding the product; information that is necessary in material management, its use and logistical information. It contains technical and logistic data for the products and also identifies manufacturer and supplier data, which is made available to the military logistics system and helps to provide the appropriate materiel and everyday items necessary to complete a specific task at a specific time, and place.

Other tasks:

  • organizing and coordinating of the national system of defence products codification,
  • assigning NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Codes to Polish manufactures and suppliers of materiel and services,
  • cooperating and exchanging codification data with National Codification Bureaux within NCS, NATO agencies and institutions, and National Defence logistics and industry.
  • wersja w języku polskim
  • BIP


Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification
Nowowiejska 28a
00-909 Warszawa
tel. 261845700
fax. 261845891

  • wersja w języku polskim
  • BIP
Subordinate units