The ability to work together is more important than ever for military forces. Nations need to share a common set of standards, especially among military forces, to carry out multinational operations. Standardization allows for more efficient use of resources and thus enhances the operational effectiveness of military forces. Standardization is the process of developing and implementing standards based on the consensus of different parties. Standardization helps to maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. Cooperating with Allies and Coalition Partner greatly increases the effectiveness of a nation’s defence capabilities when conducting operations. Nations need to also cooperated in the development of their military forces to achieve interoperability - the ability of diverse systems and organisations to operate together - and to prevent duplication and promote better use of economic resources.