Standardization Agreement Nato
NATO authorities` standardization products enable the Alliance`s armed forces and their new partners to cooperate effectively and effectively. A Standardization Agreement (STANAG) is a NATO standardization document that establishes the agreement of member states to implement a standard in whole or in part, with or without reservation, to meet an interoperability requirement. The NATO Standardization Documents Database (NSDD) provides consolidated storage of all NATO standardization documents and related information, including national ratification data. The Standards Committee (SC) is NATO`s highest-ranking committee for the unification of the Alliance, composed mainly of representatives from all NATO countries. It works under the control of the North Atlantic Council and publishes policies and guidelines for all NATO standardization activities. Its role is to implement domain governance within the Alliance for Policy and Management of Standardization, in order to contribute to the development of the Allied`s interoperable and low-cost armed forces and military capabilities. The NATO Standardization Staff Group (NSSG) assists the NSO Director. It is a personnel-level forum that facilitates the coherence of NATO`s standardization activities and procedures in all NATO bodies, particularly standards bodies1. The NATO Standards Office (NSO) launches, coordinates, supports and manages NATO`s standardization activities, conducted under the control of the Standards Committee (STC). It also supports the NATO Military Committee in the development of military operational standardization.
Its role is to promote the standardization of NATO in order to increase the operational effectiveness of the Alliance`s armed forces. The capacity for cooperation is more important than ever for the Alliance. States must share common standards, particularly among the armed forces, to conduct multinational operations. By supporting interoperability between NATO forces and those of their partners, standardization allows for more efficient use of resources and thus increases the Alliance`s operational effectiveness. The NATO Standards Office (NSO) facilitates the participation of standardization planning areas in the NATO Defence Planning (NDPP) process to achieve interoperability. The NDPP aims to coordinate the national and multinational development of the armed forces and capabilities for all allied missions.