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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 8422


  • Section: O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Division: 84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Group: 842 - Provision of services to the community as a whole
  • Class: 8422 - Defence activities

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- administration, supervision and operation of military defence affairs and land, sea, air and space defence forces such as:
· combat forces of army, navy and air force
· engineering, transport, communications, intelligence, material, personnel and other non-combat forces and commands
· reserve and auxiliary forces of the defence establishment
· military logistics (provision of equipment, structures, supplies etc.)
· health activities for military personnel in the field
- administration, operation and support of civil defence forces
- support for the working out of contingency plans and the carrying out of exercises in which civilian institutions and populations are involved
- administration of defence-related R&D policies and related funds

This class excludes:
- research and experimental development activities, see division 72
- provision of military aid to foreign countries, see 8421
- activities of military tribunals, see 8423
- provision of supplies for domestic emergency use in case of peacetime disasters, see 8423
- educational activities of military schools, colleges and academies, see 8530
- activities of military hospitals, see 8610

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