NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE) code
Each manufacturer or supplier who provides equipment or spares to the MOD, together with other organisations who provide design control drawings, standards or specifications, or a service to the MOD, may be allocated a NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE) code.
Each country in the NATO Codification System (NCS) allocates these unique five-character codes to companies located in that country, and within the UK they are allocated by the UK National Codification Bureau (NCB).
NCAGE codes allocated in the UK begin with U or K, suffixed by three alphanumeric and one numeric character, while other nations within the NCS have different formats – for example the USA has three alphanumeric characters prefixed and suffixed by a numeric character.
NCAGE records are used to hold manufacturer/supplier details such as name, address, postcode, telephone number, fax and company email address.
The NCAGE code is used along with the manufacturer/supplier’s part number to form a reference which is held on the NATO Stock Number (NSN) record. This reference enables users of the NCS to determine who manufactures/supplies the Item of Supply.
It is therefore in the interest of MOD suppliers to ensure that the information held in the NCAGE database is complete and up to date.
If you are supplying to the MOD for the first time you will need to contact the UK NCB for allocation of an NCAGE code.
If you are interested in applying for an NCAGE code please CLICK HERE
For more information on NCAGE contact the following, based on company location (UK or overseas):