Federal Supply Groups (FSG)
US Defense Logistics Agency
The structure of the FLIS database is very well defined. Following the anatomy of the NSN it is hierarchical: FSG -> FSC -> NCB -> NIIN. This provides a natural path for navigiation through the millions of NATO stock items currently cataloged (codified).
FSG (Federal Supply Groups) are a two-digit code used by the US Government and other NATO Nations to identify the primary category of items listed in the stock database. FSG are also known as NSG or NATO Supply Groups. FSG are used as part of a Federal Supply Code Lookup and are part of the Federal Supply Classification Groups and Classes. The full updated list of FSG can be found in the latest Federal Supply Classification Handbook. The Federal Supply Group is the first two digits of a NSN ( NATO Stock Number / National Stock Number).
List of Federal Supply Groups (FSG)
Note-This group includes combat weapons as well as weapon-like noncombat items, such as line throwing devices and pyrotechnic pistols. Also included in this group are weapon neutralizing equipment, such as degaussers, and deception equipment, such as camouflage nets. Excluded from this group are fire control and night devices classifiable in groups 12 or 58.
11 Nuclear Ordnance
Note-This group includes, in particular, nuclear ordnance training weapons, practice ballistic units, and all components specially designed therefor, when not specifically classified elsewhere. Also included in the group are specially designed simulators and mockups, which are integral parts of the above. Excluded from this group are general purpose nose cones, case sections, flare sections or center sections designed to carry payloads other than nuclear and/or for use on a missile, rocket, or re-entry vehicle to attain the necessary aerodynamic configuration.
12 Fire Control Equipment
Note-Fire control assemblies, subassemblies, and components are classified: a. In appropriate classes of this group when: (1) Designed for multiple applications to different kinds of fire control equipment. (2) Modified for use with guided missile remote control systems. (3) Designed specifically for shipborne guided missile remote control systems. (4) Radar equipment, designed specifically for fire control systems. (5) Both day and night viewing characteristics are incorporated into an integral unit. b. In Class 1270 or 1280, when designed specifically for aircraft gunnery or aircraft bombing fire control, respectively. c. In Class 1430, when designed specifically for guided missile remote control systems, except shipboard type. d. In appropriate classes of Group 58, when designed for multiple applications to both fire control and communication equipment. e. In appropriate classes of Group 58 when designed for night vision.
13 Ammunition and Explosives
Note-Excluded from this group are items specially designed for nuclear ordnance application.
14 Guided Missiles
Note-This group includes missiles (with or without warheads or explosive components) incorporating mechanisms capable of altering normal flight paths. Radar and infrared assemblies and components designed specifically for use with guided missiles are classified in the appropriate classes of this group. This group also includes guided bombs that have been converted to guided missiles by addition of a means of propulsion. Excluded from this group are case sections, nose cones, flare sections, center sections, warheads, explosive components, rockets, and auxiliary components of missiles and reentry vehicles which are designed or constructed for exclusive use with or for housing of nuclear warheads and/or warhead sections. Also excluded are space vehicle nose cones and space capsules specifically designed to carry loads peculiar to space research and space travel.
15 Aerospace Craft and Structural Components
16 Aerospace Craft Components and Accessories
17 Aerospace Craft Launching, Landing, Ground Handling, and Servicing Equipment
Note-Excluded from this Group are trucks, trailers, and servicing equipment specially designed for guided missile or atomic ordnance use
18 Space Vehicles
Note-This group includes space vehicles, such as space capsules, man-made moons, orbitals, satellites, space platforms, and the like, manned or unmanned. Excluded from this group are guided missiles and rockets.
19 Ships, Small Craft, Pontoons, and Floating Docks
Note-Only complete ships, small craft, floating docks, floating dry docks, and dredges (with or without hull) are classified in this group. End items, assemblies, parts, attachments or accessories for use in or on the above are classified in Group 20-Ship and Marine Equipment, unless other classes (outside of Group 19) are appliable.
20 Ship and Marine Equipment
22 Railway Equipment
23 Ground Effect Vehicles, Motor Vehicles, Trailers, and Cycles
Note-This group includes only complete tractors and tractor chassis. Assemblies, subassemblies, parts, attachments or accessories are excluded from this group.
25 Vehicular Equipment Components
Note-The term "vehicular" as delimited for group 25, is applicable to those vehicles and tractors included in groups 23 and 24, construction vehicles included in group 38, and warehouse trucks, tractors, and trailers included in group 39. It does not apply to railway vehicles (group 22), aircraft (group 15), or watercraft (group 19). An item of supply which is a "vehicular" component, within the scope delimited above, is classified in this group regardless of whether it has additional applications on vehicles outside the delimitations for this group.
26 Tires and Tubes
28 Engines, Turbines, and Components
29 Engine Accessories
Note-Unless specifically excluded, engine accessories for all vehicles, such as aircraft, motor vehicles, ships, tractors, and construction vehicles, as well as accessories for stationary engines, are classified in this Group.
30 Mechanical Power Transmission Equipment
Note-All bearings, including specially designed, lubricated, and/or selected, are to be classified in the appropriate classes of this group. Bearings are parts that supports another part which rotates, slides, or oscillates in or on it.
32 Woodworking Machinery and Equipment
34 Metalworking Machinery
35 Service and Trade Equipment
36 Special Industry Machinery
37 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
38 Construction, Mining, Excavating, and Highway Maintenance Equipment
39 Materials Handling Equipment
40 Rope, Cable, Chain, and Fittings
41 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Air Circulating Equipment
42 Firefighting, Rescue, and Safety Equipment; and Environmental Protection Equipment and Materials
43 Pumps and Compressors
Note-This group excludes pumps and compressors designed for use on individual types of equipment, such as engine fuel pumps, aircraft propeller feathering pumps, fork lift operating pumps, compressors for operating gun turrets, and vehicular brake system compressors. Also excluded are items specially designed as or for use on fuel dispensing equipment. The FSC indexes and structure will govern the classification of these items permitted classification in a single class only.
44 Furnace, Steam Plant, and Drying Equipment; and Nuclear Reactors
45 Plumbing, Heating, and Waste Disposal Equipment
46 Water Purification and Sewage Treatment Equipment
47 Pipe, Tubing, Hose, and Fittings
Note-This group may include specially designed valves for use on individual types of equipment or systems. Excluded are such items as tire valves, engine intake and exhaust valves, explosive valves, carburetor valves, water mixing valves, and flush valves.
49 Maintenance and Repair Shop Equipment
Note-Specialized equipment which is designed for automotive maintenance and repair, and which is also used for the maintenance and repair of nonautomotive vehicles or equipment, will be classified in Class 4910. Jigs, fixtures, and templates used in conjunction with maintenance and repair shop specialized equipment are classified in this group. However, jigs, fixtures, and templates used in conjunction with metalworking machinery are classified in Group 34. Infrared assemblies, subassemblies, and components specifically designed as test and maintenance specialized equipment are classified in the appropriate classes of this group. Excluded from this group is infrared equipment designed for testing communications and night vision equipment.
51 Hand Tools
52 Measuring Tools
53 Hardware and Abrasives
54 Prefabricated Structures and Scaffolding
55 Lumber, Millwork, Plywood, and Veneer
56 Construction and Building Materials
58 Communication, Detection, and Coherent Radiation Equipment
Note-Excludes oscillator items which should be classified in FSC 5955 or 5963; fiber optic items which should be classified in Group 60; electronic modules as defined under Class 5963; and electrical cable, cord and wire assemblies, harnesses and sets, related to FSG 58 equipment (see FSC 5995). In Group 58, more than in any other group, it frequently happens that the same name is listed as an index entry in each of several classes. In addition, that name may also appear as an entry in groups other than 58. Each such entry refers to a distinctly different part or assembly, even though the different items have the same name. The listing of the same names in two or more classes indicates that, in one form, the part or assembly covered by the name is applicable to the equipment covered by one class, and in another form is applicable to the equipment covered by another class. For example, the item name CODER, AUDIO FREQUENCY is applicable to two distinctly different assemblies, one of which has an application in cryptologic equipment, covered by Class 5810, and the other in radar equipment covered by Class 5840. Consequently the name CODER, AUDIO FREQUENCY is an entry under each of the two classes. When an item identification bears a name which is indexed under more than one class of Group 58, or in Group 58 and in some other group, the item will be classified in the same class as its next higher assembly in the manner described in the Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Procedures Manual, DoD 4100.39-M. Also excluded from this group are data transmission and communications equipment such as terminals, sensors and other devices designed for use with a configuration of ADPE.
59 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components
Note-Mounting hardware, included in classes of this group, includes such specially designed items as brackets, holders, retainers, etc. Excluded from classes in this group are such hardware items as screws (Class 5305), bolts (Class 5306), studs (Class 5307), washers (Class 5310), rivets (Class 5320), and other common items indexed to specific classes, other than in Group 59. The FSC indexes and structure will govern the classification of items used on or with mounting hardware cited above.
60 Fiber Optics Materials, Components, Assemblies, and Accessories
Note- Fiber Optics is a general term used to describe the function where optical energy (i.e., light/laser driven rays) is guided to another location through fiber(s). This group includes Fiber Optic items such as parts, materials and devices used for communications, data transmission, or illumination, Excludes Imaging devices under FSG 65 (medical); hand tools under FSG 51; and electrical, electronic and optical instruments under FSG 66 (instruments).
61 Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment
62 Lighting Fixtures and Lamps
63 Alarm, Signal and Security Detection Systems
65 Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
66 Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Note-Infrared assemblies (including sub-assemblies and components) designed specifically for use as or with instruments and laboratory equipment are included in the classes of this group. Also included are computers (including computer assemblies, computer systems and components) designed specifically for use with instruments and laboratory equipment.
67 Photographic Equipment
Note-Included are computers (including computer assemblies, computer systems and components) designed specifically for use with photographic equipment.
68 Chemicals and Chemical Products
Note-In general, individual nonmedicinal chemical elements and compounds are classified in Class 6810. Combinations (or mixtures) of chemical compounds, or chemicals prepared in a particular vehicle (other than water) are generally classified according to use, in classes other than 6810. For example, the chemical compound DDT, is classified in 6810, whereas DDT liquid spray, the insecticide, is classified in 6840-Pest Control Agents and Disinfectants. Similarly items of supply bearing nonchemical names such as BLEACH; INSECTICIDE, ROACH; and ANTIFREEZE are generally classified according to use, in classes other than 6810, whereas corresponding chemical compounds, such as sodium hypochlorite solution, chlordane, and ethylene glycol are classified in 6810. Medicinal chemicals are generally classified in 6505-Drugs and Biologicals; in vitro diagnostic substances and reagents are classified in 6550-In Vitro Diagnostic Substances, Reagents, Test Kits and Sets. Excluded from this group are liquid chemicals designed exclusively for use as propellant fuels and oxidizers.
69 Training Aids and Devices
Note-Included are computers (including computer assemblies, computer systems and components) designed specifically for use as, or with training aids and devices.
70 Information Technology Equipment (Including Firmware), Software, Supplies and Support Equipment
72 Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances
73 Food Preparation and Serving Equipment
74 Office Machines, Text Processing Systems and Visible Record Equipment
75 Office Supplies and Devices
76 Books, Maps, and Other Publications
77 Musical Instruments, Phonographs, and Home-Type Radios
78 Recreational and Athletic Equipment
79 Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
80 Brushes, Paints, Sealers, and Adhesives
81 Containers, Packaging, and Packing Supplies
Note-A chest, case, box, roll, bag, or other container, when specifically designed for housing of a set, kit, outfit, or individual item (with or without attachments or spares), for its protection when not in use, or for the convenience of the user, is classified in the same class as the item or items for which designed, or in such other class as is appropriate. However, when the chest, case, box, roll, bag, or other container is primarily a shipping container, it is classified in Group 81.
83 Textiles, Leather, Furs, Apparel and Shoe Findings, Tents and Flags
84 Clothing, Individual Equipment, Insignia, and Jewelry
Note-Where applicable, clothing items which are intended for use by both men and women are classified in the appropriate "men's" class.
Note-Excluded from this group are medicated cosmetics and toiletries that have been determined to be drugs in accordance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. For medicated cosmetics and toiletries, see Class 6508.
87 Agricultural Supplies
88 Live Animals
Note-Subsistance items which are specifically prepared for dietetic use are classified in Class 8940. Nondietetic foods, even though they bear the same approved item names as corresponding dietetic foods, are classified in Classes other than 8940.
91 Fuels, Lubricants, Oils, and Waxes
93 Nonmetallic Fabricated Materials
94 Nonmetallic Crude Materials
95 Metal Bars, Sheets, and Shapes
96 Ores, Minerals, and Their Primary Products