Standardization Agreement

This article is about the list of NATO agreements. For the specific agreement regarding gun magazines, see STANAG magazine.

In NATO a Standardization Agreement (STANAG) defines processes, procedures, terms, and conditions for common military or technical procedures or equipment between the member countries of the alliance. Each NATO state ratifies a STANAG and implements it within their own military. The purpose is to provide common operational and administrative procedures and logistics, so one member nation's military may use the stores and support of another member's military. STANAGs also form the basis for technical interoperability between a wide variety of communication and information systems (CIS) essential for NATO and Allied operations.

STANAGs are published in English and French, the two official languages of NATO, by the NATO Standardization Agency in Brussels.

Among the hundreds of standardization agreements (current total is just short of 1300) are those for calibres of small arms ammunition, map markings, communications procedures, and classification of bridges.

Partial list



  1. 1 2 3 4 "NATO Small Arms Ammunition Interchangeability via Direct Evidence Testing", US Army RDECOM, 25 May 2011
  2. US Army Field Manual 4-02.21. Division and Brigade Surgeon's Handbook. Appendix A, Guide for Geneva Conventions Compliance.
  3. AECMA Working Group C2-GT9, High Speed Data Transmission Under STANAG 3838 or Fibre Optic Equivalent Control, prEN3910-001, Ed P1, ASD-STAN, 1/31/1996.
  4. "external 4406 reference".
  5. CRAIG International Ballistics - NIJ EN STANAG Ballistic Standards
  6. 1 2 "NATO Infantry Weapons Standardization", NDIA Conference 2008

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