View NAF:NSV-2 Systems Communication Description Subview



The NSV-2 System Communication Description Subview is part of the NATO System View and one of the 47 NATO Architecture Framework subviews.

Version & Date

Version 3.0

See NAF Release History.


NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 4, Section 4.7.2

The goal of Systems Communications Description is to provide a comprehensive specification of how systems are connected at a detailed infrastructural level, what interfaces each system exposes (ports), the hardware interfaces used, and the protocols that govern transmission of data across the interface.

NSV-2 enables acquisition specialists and system engineers to quickly plan and visualize how communications between systems are to be implemented. When NSV-2 is used as an analytical tool for existing systems, these subviews provide a detailed way to document the interfaces exposed by those systems.

Covered by NATO release conditions.

The NSV-2 subview is itself split into 4 further subviews:

Key elements of the NSV-2 subview are:


Because the subviews are only described and it isn’t clear when a metamodel stereotype is being used it looks as though ‘node’ in the NSV-2 sense is a communications node rather than NAF::Node defined in the NATO Architecture Framework Metamodel (NMM). Confusing.

Other Frameworks

See also:


  • Section 4.7.2 (page 236 of pdf) of APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX 1 TO AC/322-D(2007)0048. NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.


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