NATO from a Defense Logistics Point of View

What is NATO?

North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Alternate References:
NSN Search, NSN Lookup, Assist Quick Search, FEDLOG Online, WebFLIS Public Search, WebFLIS DLA, WebFLIS Navy, WebFLIS Army, WebFLIS USMC and WebFLI.
Further Reading:
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO or OTAN). What Is NATO And Why Was It Formed

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO or OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The OTAN Definition is the French name for NATO, Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord. The organization constitutes a system of collective defense where its members agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium, one of the 28 member states across North America and Europe, the newest of which, Albania and Croatia, joined in April 2009. An additional 22 countries participate in NATO's Partnership for Peace program, with 15 other countries involved in institutionalized dialogue programmes.

It is often said that NATO was founded in response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union (now Russia). This is only partially true. The Alliance’s creation was part of a broader effort to serve three purposes: deterring Soviet growth, preventing the revival of nationalist militarism in Europe through a strong USA presence on the continent and encouraging European political integration.

Each member state of NATO codifies the supplies that it uses with Stock Numbers often referred to as National Stock Numbers or NATO Stock Numbers (NSN). The USA's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and NATO maintain common databases of these NSNs, their characteristics, approved sources of supply and procurement requirements to ensure common compatiblity across the entire organization.

The DLA provides a public search system online called WebFLIS and the NATO Support Agency provides a Public NSN Search system for AC135 by Paid Subscription for the NMCRL.

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NSN Center Provides an Alternate Service to WebFLIS

NSN Center has been working hard to collect the data from the US Department of Defense as well as NATO and other publishing countries to provide a FREE NSN Lookup Service with advanced features which have not been available to the general public. NSN Center extends the WebFLIS data with pictures of the items, pricing, procurement information, commercial characteristics and additional technical characteristics. The system is published globally in multiple languages with official translations of parameters where possible.

NSN Center incorporates much of the public data available from the NATO Master Cross-Reference Library (NMCRL) which is a paid subscription available from NATO. Much of the AC/135 database of NATO is available by Freedom of Information Requests and from the manufacturers of the products themselves allowing NSN Center to present this information augmented with pictures, pricing, sourcing information, commercial characteristics and technical characteristics.

The databases provided by NSN Center are not simply a re-published version of the MCRL and NMCRL. NSN Center has built the database over more than 12 years and the database includes many corrections not implemented by NATO and many many Gigabytes of additional information which NATO do not augment their database with.

NATO Members (OTAN Members) and NATO Military Statistics (2013)

Statistics for 2013 taken from NATO Press Release Dated 24 February, 2014
"Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO Defence"

Country

Population

Deployable
Military Personnel

GDP
(US$ Millions)

Military Expenditure
(US$ Millions)

Defence Expenditure
(% GDP)

Albania
2,773,620 8,000 12,904 182 
1.4 
Belgium
11,162,000 31,000 506,539 5,257 
1.0 
Bulgaria
7,265,115 26,000 53,045 749 
1.4 
Canada
35,105,000 70,000 1,826,769 18,428 
1.0 
Croatia
4,281,000 16,000 57,524 848 
1.5 
Czech Republic
10,516,000 21,000 198,401 2,148 
1.1 
Denmark
5,591,000 19,000 331,008 4,547 
1.4 
Estonia
1,320,000 6,000 24,483 479 
2.0 
France
65,820,916 213,000 2,734,919 52,250 
1.9 
Germany
80,621,788 184,000 3,635,807 48,718 
1.3 
Greece
11,032,328 109,000 241,786 5,669 
2.3 
Hungary
9,897,247 18,000 130,248 1,210 
0.9 
Iceland
322,000 0 14,609
0.0 
Italy
59,831,093 186,000 2,071,868 25,173 
1.2 
Latvia
2,039,000 5,000 31,040 291 
0.9 
Lithuania
2,972,000 9,000 45,953 354 
0.8 
Luxembourg
543,202 900 60,400 248 
0.4 
Netherlands
16,802,000 43,000 853,806 10,313 
1.3 
Norway 5,096,000 21,000 510,983 7,398 
1.4 
Poland
38,533,000 100,000 516,294 9,077 
1.8 
Portugal
10,459,806 35,000 220,270 3,316 
1.5 
Romania
19,963,581 66,000 189,682 2,602 
1.4 
Slovak Republic
5,411,000 15,000 95,801 997 
1.0 
Slovenia
2,059,000 7,000 46,849 518 
1.1 
Spain
46,507,760 122,000 1,358,687 12,746 
0.9 
Turkey
76,484,000 494,000 818,568 14,365 
1.8 
United Kingdom
64,097,085 174,000 2,523,216 60,283 
2.4 
United States
316,128,839 1,370,000 16,803,000 735,154 
4.4 

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NSN Centro ofrece una búsqueda NSN que incluye Números OTAN de valores de la NMCRL en español. Las características avanzadas incluyen decodificación paramétrico, explicación de los campos de datos y notas NMCRL completo.

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