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:
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.