View NAF:NCV-1 Capability Vision Subview



The NCV-1 Capability Vision subview is part of the NATO Capability View and one of the 49 NATO Architecture Framework subviews*.

Version & Date

Version 3.1

* =  changed at 3.1

+ =  new at 3.1

The change history is derived from the definition of each NATO Architecture view within section 5.2.3 NATO Capability View (NCV) in AC/322(SC/1-WG/1)N(2009)0005-ADD2.  NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.1 document from .

See NAF Release History.


From the NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.4.1:

The purpose of an NCV-1 is to provide a strategic context for the capabilities described in the architecture. It also provides a high-level scope for the architecture which is more general than the scenario-based scope defined in an NOV-1.

Covered by NATO release conditions.


An NCV-1 Capability Vision will begin by describing the high-level concept. This concept will then be further augmented by describing the high-level operational goals and strategy in military capability terms. As a general rule, the NCV-1 subview is not intended to specify the system requirements, or even the user requirements. Rather, it has the role of setting the scope for the architecture in terms of future or current military capability vision. The NCV-1 subview is high-level in nature and does not specify the success criteria for an architecture. NCV-2 provides metrics against each capability which may be used to measure successfully fielded capabilities.

Covered by NATO release conditions.

Data Objects

From the NATO Architecture Framework v3.1, CHAPTER 5, Section

The data in an NCV-1 can include:

From The MODAF Strategic Viewpoint 26th April 2010 p2:


Full size:File:MODAF StV-1 EnterpriseVision simplifiedMM.gif

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This diagram is taken from MODAF 1.2.004 MODAF::StV-1 Enterprise Vision View as it is identical to that in NAF 3.1 with the following substitutions for view/subview number:


Configuration History



Looks to be missing Whole Life Enterprise from the data objects.

Other Frameworks

See also:



Category:Framework -> View
Category:NAF -> Subview



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