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    unusual request - query about a label...

    Post by sobota on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:26 pm

    I have this reflective arm band, never saw one before I stumbled across it and when looking at the label the NSN reads 'NIV'. What is this 'NIV' the label speaks of? Any ideas chaps?


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    NIV

    Post by DMC CAS on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:22 pm

    NIV stands for Not In Vocabulary, Vocabulary being VAOS - Vocabulary of Army Ordnance Stores.

    VAOS hasn't been used for decades , but NIV is still used for Non Codified Items (not given a NATO Stock Number)or stores that cannot be identified.

    Look like your arm band wasn,t codified for whatever reason.

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    Re: unusual request - query about a label...

    Post by sobota on Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:31 pm

    Ahh marvellous, thanks for the info.

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