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Packaging and Packing

All NAVSUP WSS packaging codes are designed to a specific item or special program requirements and are formatted in accordance with MIL-STD-2073.

MIL-STD-2073 outlines standard processes for the development and documentation of military packaging, as distinct from commercial packaging. This standard covers methods of preservation to protect materiel against environmentally induced corrosion and deterioration, physical and mechanical damage, and other forms of degradation during storage multiple handling, and shipment of materiel in the defense transportation system.


Local clause is included in all NAVSUP WSS Nuclear contracts and provides additional requirements for items entering the Navy’s distribution system. Packing, marking, palletized material, and additional special requirements are detailed in this clause.

Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

RFID is required for repair parts and components including kits, assemblies and subassemblies, repairable and consumable items required for maintenance support of all equipment that will be shipped to one of the locations listed at

Additional requirements may be required in section 5.0 of the IRPOD.

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