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A sign on the barracks of the Kazakh 35th Guards Air Assault Brigade, indicating its military unit number

A Military Unit Number is a numeric alternate designation for military units in the armed forces and internal troops of post-Soviet states, originally used by those of the Soviet Union.

For Ground Forces the Military Unit Number is assigned for a military unit (corps, division, brigade, etc); for Navy the Military Unit Number is assigned for a single ship.

The number is also used for the unit's Military mail.

Military Unit Number standards for post-Soviet statesEdit

Country Forces type Code rules Example
  RUS Armed Forces 5 digits 28376
National Guard 4 digits 2837
  UKR Armed Forces 1 cyrillic letter and 4 digits А0104
National Guard 4 digits 2837
  BLR Armed Forces 5 digits 37615
Internal Troops 4 digits 2837
  KAZ Armed Forces 5 digits 32363
National Guard 4 digits 6506
  TJK Armed Forces 5 digits 08050
Internal Troops 4 digits 6506

ReferencesEdit

  • Ogarkov, Nikolai (1979). Советская военная энциклопедия [Soviet Military Encyclopedia]. «ВАВИЛОН — ГРАЖДАНСКАЯ»[Babylon–Civilian] (in Russian). 2. Moscow: Voenizdat. p. 304.