A NATO Stock Number, or National Stock Number as it is known in the US, is a unique item identifying series of numbers issued by the Defense Logistics Agency for the purpose of categorization and classification of goods that are or have been procured and used on a regular basis by federal entities. The Defense Logistics Agency is responsible for all logistical support to US military agencies, including the weapons acquisition, repair parts, and other materials. This agency issues and regulates these standardized codes, which are recognized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Department of Defense. The National Stock Number is a unique 13-digit number consisting of a 4-digit Federal Supply Classification Group (FSCG) and a 9-digit National Item Identification Number (NIIN). The FSCG is further subcategorized into a 2-digit Federal Supply Group (FSG) and a 2-digit Federal Supply Code (FSC). The 9-digit NIIN is further divided into a 2-digit National Codification Bureau (NCB), which usually signifies country of origin, and a unique 7-digit item number.
At ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP-Aerospace, we pride ourselves in being a world-class distributor of National Stock Number parts for all types of applications: commercial, civil, and military. Furthermore, we recognize the importance of FSCs and their role in distinguishing each and every product. We carry a comprehensive inventory of both current and obsolete product lines from the largest manufacturers in the aerospace industry. These parts, which encompass over thirty FSGs and hundreds of FSCS, are all recognized by the Defense Logistics Agency. In particular, Federal Supply Group 20, Ship and Marine Equipment, includes the following subcategories:
Any parts that assist in the drive system of a boat
Any parts used to suspend objects safely on a boat
Any parts used on the deck of a boat
Any parts used for flotation as markers and identifiers
At ASAP-Aerospace, we stock the FSG 20 parts that you need to meet your requirements. Our knowledgeable sales staff can provide you the information necessary pertaining to ships and marine equipment for you to make a decision. Browse our inventory and see how we can assist you today.