Camcode Global is the WORLD LEADER OF full
service Unique Identification (UID) solutions.

Camcode Global is the
service Unique
Identification (UID)
defence solutions.



Camcode Global is the most experienced UID service provider in the defence industry. We understand compliance marking technologies and standards reporting. We also know the best way to plan your program, manage your data, mark your items, integrate your equipment and install identification labels. Camcode Global is your complete source for military standards compliance and asset traceability solutions.

Camcode Global will work with you to design a custom UID solution around your compliance needs. Our full suite of UID solutions includes consulting, engineering, data management, installation, and other services that deliver reliable information throughout the entire life of an item.
We can help you use UID to comply with your International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) reporting, meet DEF STAN 05-132 requirements, fulfill STANAG 2290 marking specs, and comply with other defence requirements. With Camcode Global, you’ll also enhance operational processes and gain value from UID beyond compliance.

Camcode Global is the complete source for military
standards compliance and asset traceability solutions.


Our experience enables us to support the defence industry worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Item Unique Identification (IUID) requirements, and NATO’s UID policies. In addition, Camcode Global is the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) enabling contract holder, supporting both the UK MoD and their industrial suppliers to implement UID.



Defence Unique Identification (UID) programs like MIL-STD-130, STANAG 2290, DEF STAN 05-132, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Defense Trade Co-operation Treaty (DTCT) were created to accurately identify assets down to the individual item level. Camcode Global not only understands the complexities of these programs and helps you get in compliance faster and easier, but we also help you gain added value from implementing UID into your current operating processes.

History and Overview

Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130) is used to communicate the standard practices for Unique Identification (UID) marking of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) property. This includes delivered property, government furnished property in possession of contractors (PIPC) and legacy property. These items must contain a Unique Item Identifier (UII), which consists of data matrix machine-readable information (MRI).

Stanag 2290
History and Overview

Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2290 is NATO’s standard for the Unique Identification of items (UID) using a Unique Item Identifier (UII) for NATO and participating nations. Similar to the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130), STANAG 2290 details the uniform structure for the UII and offers guidance on identification marking and data matrix machine-readable information (MRI) content. To put it simply, STANAG 2290 provides details on both the construction of the UII and the marking of items with a UII.

Def Stan 05-132
History and Overview

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) established Defence Standardization (Def Stan) 05-132 based on the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Standard 130 (MIL-STD-130) requirement for Unique Identification (UID). Simply put, Def Stan 05-132 establishes the standard for UID of the UK MoD’s entire defence inventory. Def Stan 05-132 includes specific information on the Unique Item Identifier’s (UII) data matrix construction, as well as standards regarding what items to mark, the location and structure of the UID mark, and how to properly register the item in the UID registry database.

History and Overview

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are mandated by the U.S. State Department as a means to control the manufacture, import and export of military products and services. These regulations center on a list of products called the U.S. Munitions List (USML), which includes a wide variety of products, as well as software, technical data and services ranging from aircraft and body armor to computers and navigation systems. An organization is subject to ITAR requirements if its products, software, technical data or services are found on the USML.

History and Overview

The Defense Trade Co-operation Treaty (DTCT) permits the export of certain defence items and services between the United States and the United Kingdom, and the United States and Australia without the requirement of export licenses or other International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) approvals. By simplifying the export process and removing requirements or other ITAR authorizations, this treaty enhances defence trade between the allied countries.

History and Overview

In April 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which is the first international Treaty aimed at regulating the international trade of conventional arms. This regulation impacts the trade of items such as small arms and light weapons, tanks, helicopters, combat aircraft, large-caliber artillery systems, warships, missiles and missile launchers, and more. The ATT also identifies and utilizes accountability and reporting as a method of control.





more than just compliant

Beyond simply tracking assets, we offer our clients an extensive suite of tailored services from data
management to the installation and application of a fully customized solution.


Through automatic data capture and item identification, we can help you not only comply with military standards,
but account for property, schedule preventive maintenance, cut operational costs, manage warranty information,
provide logistics support, perform reliability analyses, and more.


Project Management

Camcode Global will manage your entire project from start to finish. We begin by understanding your goals for unique identification. Whether you’re complying with standards or improving operational processes, Camcode Global will work with you every step of the way. Our project management services include on-site consultations and assessments, custom engineered solutions, data management, label installation and item registration.

Data Management

Through our proven data management services, we handle thousands of part numbers, ensuring your marks, labels and tags are sequential, do not contain duplicates, and comply with military standards. In addition, our data management systems monitor serial numbers, part numbers, NSN and CAGE codes from project to project, providing you with accurate labels or marks on every item. Camcode Global can also review your data file to ensure it is configured properly, and make any corrections if necessary.

Custom Engineering

Camcode Global develops customized solutions to make your unique identification projects easy. From small arms and accessories to vehicles, tents and generators, we identify all of your assets to be marked. We then determine the proper marking principles, including where the mark will be placed, how it will be attached, and the environment the item will be exposed to during its operational and maintenance lifecycle. Answering these questions allows us to create custom unique identification solutions that will last the life of the asset, as specified in standards such as MIL-STD -130 and STANAG 2290.

Installation & Application

Camcode Global has installed UID marks on hundreds of thousands of assets, such as dismounted close combat and communication assets for the UK M0D, as well as on shipboard equipment for the U.S. Navy and optics equipment for the U.S. Army. Camcode Global also performs asset labeling in theatre for military applications. We have advanced processes for assessing equipment items and attaching labels to all types of surfaces and under difficult conditions to ensure your labels last the life of the asset.

Through an exclusive system and proven processes, our team can locate and mark thousands of assets on-site at military bases, depots or in theatre. The installation team can quickly and accurately locate the proper item and correct mark for efficient installation. Each label or mark is scanned and validated during this process. The Unique Item Identifier (UII) data is then transmitted to a UID specialist for item registration.


In addition to marking at military locations, Camcode Global also performs in theatre marking in active warzones. We are the only company in the world that currently provides this service. Our team members have security clearance in both the United States and the United Kingdom. To date, Camcode Global has marked thousands of legacy items in multiple sites across Afghanistan for the UK MoD with a goal to mark approximately 300,000 items in theatre. Following our unique installation and application procedures, our experienced staff evaluates and identifies assets, produces marks on-site, and applies marks for unique identification down to the individual item.

On-Site Manufacturing Capabilities (Mobile Marking Carts and Trailers)

Camcode Global has extensive experience managing on-site manufacturing. This solution may be suited for demanding applications with very short lead times, which require on the spot manufacturing of labels. In addition to durable laser marked materials, Camcode Global’s on-site manufacturing capabilities also allow for direct part marking applications. The mobility of the marking equipment provides for multiple solutions to meet every need.


Camcode Global understands there are many difficulties associated with asset management, asset tracking and legacy data. Camcode Global has assisted numerous nation states, military organizations, defence contractors and others to uniquely identify assets for defence standards compliance and reporting, as well as improving basic stocktaking and distribution methods. Our proven methodology is based on experience and best practices that involve automatic identification technologies, consultancy services and custom-engineered solutions.

Automatic Identification Technology
(AIT) Policy

The information contained in an item’s mark allows for unique identification of individual items and assets, and global tracking of items. Using automatic data capture, Camcode Global takes information such as ITAR status and serial number and applies it to your regulations reporting or inventory tracking system. We’ll help you write your own AIT policy for future asset management projects. Once written, we can help with flow down requirements to branches of the military, tier one suppliers and other defence contractors.



We take the time to understand your current logistics systems, requirements and goals. Camcode Global will visit you on-site to learn your current processes and recognize areas for improvement. We work with you every step of the way to develop AIT policies that will work for your needs. Our consultants aided in the creation of UID policy to meet STANAG 2290. Our project management teams can help you implement UID in individual bases, depots and in theatre. Camcode Global’s data specialists will reconcile your data, assist with ITAR reporting and integrate this with your current legacy systems.



Camcode Global develops custom-engineered solutions to fit your AIT requirements. We realize you have a variety of assets that must be managed. We have a dedicated Engineering Team who uses industry best practices to choose the right AIT solution for your needs. They will produce assessments, technical drawings and marking specifications. With Camcode Global’s proven techniques and past experience, we can create AIT solutions that meet your needs and will last the lifetime of your assets.


serving the defence industry at large

We work with organizations across the globe, from private firms to government entities, to help them
to successfully understand and implement UID policy.

successfully implemented

Camcode Global has helped many governments, including the Netherlands, Australia and the United Kingdom, establish their country’s Unique Identification (UID) Policy. Camcode Global was chosen to help the Netherlands Ministry of Defence craft and publish the first Unique Identification Policy in Europe. Today, Camcode Global is the UK Ministry of Defence’s enabling contract holder for UID of Items. Our involvement with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), NATO Maintenance & Supply Agency (NAMSA), and the codification council provide us with an in-depth understanding of UID policies world-wide.

Camcode Global Develops Method to Uniquely Identify UK MoD’s Glock G17 Pistol Inventory
For the first time in more than 40 years, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) granted a new standard issue handgun for British forces. The Glock G17 9mm pistol replaced the Browning 9mm pistol, which was in service since 1967. The Glock was found to be lighter, faster, more accurate and had a larger magazine capacity than the Browning. For these reasons, it was important to get the pistols into the field quickly and efficiently. However, prior to distribution, each Glock must be uniquely identified.
Camcode Global Helps UK MoD Identify and Track Equipment for Military Drawdown in Afghanistan
During combat missions in Afghanistan, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s (UK MoD) main focus was providing warfighters and soldiers with weapons and equipment as quickly as possible. Now that the war in Afghanistan is ending and the drawdown begins, the UK MoD’s focus has shifted to more efficient logistics and equipment management.
Camcode Global Helps UK MoD Identify and Track Bowman C4I Tactical Communications Systems
The Bowman C4I tactical communications system is a critical element to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s (UK MoD) Armed Forces success in combat operations. However, the management and visibility of military assets throughout the Armed Forces supply chain was difficult.
Netherlands Opens Doors to Unique Identification (UID)
When the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) committed to a $235 million implementation of a new SAP enterprise resource system in 2003, the pressure was on to take maximum advantage of the system’s efficiency-boosting benefits. Bearing the responsibility for successful SAP implementation was the 6,000-employee Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), which manages such assets as small arms, controlled cryptographic items and medical equipment for the Netherlands’ air force, army, navy and military police.


Number of Glock G17 Pistols Camcode Global Must Mark


Number of Glocks Camcode Global Can Mark at One Time

Less Than 2

Minutes it Takes Camcode Global to Mark 10 Glocks



Number of Items Camcode Global Must Mark

2 Years

Amount of Time for Camcode Global to Mark Items


Data Accuracy Achieved

$5.8 Million

Amount of Equipment Camcode Global Helped to Uncover



Number of Bowman Assets to be Marked by Camcode Global


Number of Bowman NSNs Assessed by Camcode Global


Number of Locations Across the UK MoD's Scope of Operation



New UID Program
SAP Investment


Assets Marked During Initial Implementation


NATO Country to Adopt UID and STANAG 2290


Assets Labeled at Completion



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