View NAF:NATO System View


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 5.2.6 NATO System Views (NSV) in AC/322(SC/1-WG/1)N(2009)0005-ADD2.  NATO Architecture Framework Version 3.1 document from .

See NAF Release History.


The NATO System View is one of the 7 NATO Architecture Framework Views.

NATO Architecture Framework v3, CHAPTER 1:

The NSV is a set of graphical and textual products that describes systems and system interconnections providing for, or supporting, NATO functions. NATO functions include both war-fighting and business functions. The NSV associates systems resources to the NOV. These systems resources support the operational activities and facilitate the exchange of information among operational nodes. Note that systems providing services can be pure technical systems as documented in the systems view only or a combination of technical and operational elements that is documented with a combination of an operational node and one or several associated system nodes. A logical system providing services is documented in the service-oriented view only.

Covered by NATO release conditions.


The NATO System View in NAF has the following 18 (ignoring the parent collections) sub views:

This set is very similar to that in the MODAF System Viewpoint.

There are in 49 subviews* defined in the NATO Architecture Framework.

Configuration History


Note that the NATO AF 3.1 documentation isn’t yet in a consistent state - it appears to be in the process of changing Subview to View but still has view meaning both an individual (view) specification and a collection of (view) specifications. It is also confused between a view as a specification and the product of that specification. See NATO AF v3.1 - Is It Now Time to Merge MODAF and the NATO AF?


Other Frameworks

See also:



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