Peru Joins NATO Codification System

22 November 2012

From left to right: Major General Juan Carlos Castro MALARIN, Director General of Material Resources, Peruvian Ministry of Defence and George Bond,  AC/135 Chairman, signing the AC/135 sponsorship agreement with Peru in Marrakech (Morocco).

On November 15, Peru became the 65th official user of the NATO Codification System (NCS) when it signed an agreement with NATO Allied Committee 135, which manages the NCS. The signing took place during a meeting of AC/135 in Marrakech, Morocco, that was held from 13-15 November.

For Peru, the agreement was signed by Major General Juan Carlos Castro Malarín. Mr George Bond, Chairman of AC/135, signed on behalf of AC/135. This Allied Committee has more member nations than any other Allied Committees in NATO. It includes 28 NATO nations and now 37 non-NATO nations, which evidences the significant benefits the NCS delivers and its recognition as the worldwide standard for item identification.

The meeting was also significant because it was only the 2nd time that the AC/135 Main Group met in a non-NATO nation. It was hosted by the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces and the National Codification Bureau of Morocco.