Standardization Agreement (Stanag)

The capacity for cooperation is more important than ever for the alliance. States must have common standards, including among the armed forces, for the conduct of multinational operations. By contributing to interoperability between NATO`s forces and those of its partners, standardisation enables a more efficient use of resources and thus increases the operational efficiency of the alliance. Among the hundreds of standardization agreements (the total number in April 2007 [updated] was nearly 1300) are those of small arms calibers, maps, communication procedures and bridge classification. The NATO Standardization Staff Group (NSSG) supports the Director of the NSO. It is a staff-level forum that facilitates the coherence of NATO`s standardisation activities and procedures among NATO bodies, in particular standardisation bodiesĀ¹. NATO standardization is the development and implementation of concepts, doctrines and procedures to achieve and maintain the level of compatibility, interchangeability or community necessary to achieve interoperability. The NATO Standardization Office (NSO) facilitates the integration of standardisation planning areas into the NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP) in order to achieve interoperability. The objective of the NDPP is to coordinate the national and multinational development of armed forces and capabilities for all Allied missions. Contributions to standardization to the NDPP improve the interoperability of these forces and capabilities. The products of NATO`s standards bodies ensure that the Alliance`s armed forces and their military partners can cooperate effectively and effectively. Within NATO, a standardisation agreement (STANAG, redundant: STANAG agreement) defines processes, procedures, conditions and conditions for common military or technical procedures or equipment between Alliance member countries.

Each NATO state ratifies a STANAG and implements it within its own army. The aim is to establish common operational and administrative procedures and logistics enabling the army of one Member State to use the camps and support of another Member`s army. STANAGs are also the basis for technical interoperability between a large number of communication and information systems (CIS) essential to NATO and Allied operations. Allied Data Publication 34 (ADatP-34) Nato Interoperability Standards and Profiles, which is covered by STANAG 5524, presents a catalogue of relevant information and communication technology standards. The NATO Standardization Documents Database (NSDD) provides a consolidated storage of all NATO standardization documents and related information, including national ratification dates. A standardisation agreement (STANAG) is a NATO standardisation document that defines the agreement of member states to implement, in whole or in part, a standard, with or without reservation, in order to meet an interoperability requirement. The Committee for Standardization (CS) is NATO`s high-level committee for the normalization of alliances, composed mainly of representatives from all NATO countries. Under the supervision of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), it sets guidelines and guidelines for all NATO standardisation activities.