The National Ballistics Intelligence Service
, or NABIS, is the U.K.
's intelligence service
dedicated to managing and providing detailed information regarding firearm-related criminality. The service aims to use its database to store ballistics information about police cases involving firearms, and consequently maintain it for future use and reference. Three new facilities are being created to test and analyse firearms evidence to help link it with other cases.
The service will officially launch on April 1 2008 and can be roughly compared to the Integrated Ballistics Identification System operating in America.