The Military Symbol Service.

 What is MSS?

MSS (Military Symbol Service) is a very powerful, compact and complete library of military symbols and tactical graphics. The library itself contains today more than 3500 symbols and tactical graphics which are defined in the following national and international regulations:


APP-6(B) and MIL-STD-2525C

Swiss Armed Forces

Regl. 52.002.03/04


Führung im Polizeieinsatz

Traffic Regulations

Regl V+T and TCS: Strassensignale


MSS includes the following Standards


Who is using MSS today?

MSS is implemented in a number of systems by the following suppliers: TADIRAN, EADS, THALES, AMPER, ELTA, ELCA ... . It is nationally used by the Swiss Armed Forces and internationally by NATO (JC3IEDM / MIP) as the symbol and tactical graphic provider.

What is the advantage of MSS?

Symbols or tactical graphics are not exchanged as images; they are handled via their SymbolString. This enables the system independent exchange of graphics within only a few characters. The MSS library which contains all symbols and tactical graphics can be extended with country and/or product specific graphics. This includes as well the display options and settings.
The service can be implemented in any system requiring military symbols and tactical graphics. It provides a wide range of export formats including,*.svg, *.png, *.wmf, *.emf, *.jpg, *.bmp, ...


Where can I get more information?

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any question regarding MSS. More information can also be found on the MssStick page as this application runs with the latest version of MSS.

Symbol fill options

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