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A

Air-to-Air

(N,

)

A & AEE

Aeroplane & Armament


Experimental Establishment

A / DACG

Arrival / Departure Airfield Control


Group

A/S

Anti-Submarine

A/T

Anti-Tank

AA

Air-to-Air

AA

Anti-Aircraft

AA

Assembly Area

()

AA

Auxiliary Ship

(N)

AAA

Anti-Aircraft Artillery

AAAV

Advanced Amphibian Assault


Vehicle


(US)

AAAW

Air-launched Anti-Armour Weapon


(UK)

AAC

Army Air Corps

(UK)

AACALA

Army Armament, Chemical


Acquisition & Logistic Activity

AACMI


Advanced Air Combat Manoeuvring

Instrumentation

AAD

Anti-Aircraft Division

AADC

Area Air Defense Commander

AAF

Army Airfield

(US)

AAG

Army Artillery Group

AAM

Air-to-Air Missile

AAMP

Army Aviation Modernization Plan

AAP

Allied Administrative Publication

AAR

After-Action Review

/ /

AAR

Air-to-Air Refueling

Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided

AARGM

B
BA

Bangor Naval Base

- ,
.

BA

Budget Authority

,

(US)

BAA

Brigade Administration Area

BAAF

Bahraini Amiri Air Force

BAF

Belgian Air Force

BAI

Battlefield Air Interdiction



()

BALTAP

Allied Forces Baltic Approach

BALTBAT

Baltic Battalion

BALTDEFCOL

Baltic Defence College

BALTNET

Baltic Air Surveillance Network

BALTRON

Baltic Minesweeping Squadron

BAOR

British Army on Rhine


( )

BAROPS

Barrier Operations

BARS

Battlefield Augmented Reality System

BARV

Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle

BASE

Battlespace Synthetic Environment

Border Action Team




(Pk)

BAT

BATS

Bathymetric & Topographic Survey

BAUUV

Battlespace Access Underwater


Unmanned Vehicle



(UK)

BB

Battleship

BC2A

Bosnia Command & Control


Augmentation


SFOR

BCAOC

Balkan Combined Operations Centre


(N)

BCR

Battle Casualty Replacement

BCT

Brigade Combat Team

BCTP

Battalion Command Training Program

BCU

Battery Coolant Unit



Stinger

BDA

Battle Damage Assessment

BDA

Bomb Damage Assessment

BDC

Blood Distribution Center

BDF

Bahraini Defence Forces

()

BDI

Battle Damage Intelligence

BDR

Battle Damage Repair

BDU

Battle Dress Uniform

(US)

BDU

Bomb Disposal Unit

BEEF

Base Emergency Engineering Team

BENELUX

Belgium Netherlands - Luxemburg

BF

Battlefield

1. ; 2.

BFA

Blank Firing Attachment

BFSR

Battlefield Surveillance Radar

BFT

Battle Fitness Test

BFV

Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Bradley

BG

Battle Group

BG

Body Guard

BG

Brigade General

BG

Brigade Group

BGPHES - ST


Battle Group Passive Horizon

Extension System Surface Terminal

BGTI

Battle Group Thermal Imaging


( )

BGTT

Battle Group Tactical Training


Continuum

BHAAR

Bosnia-Herzegovina After Action


Report

BHR

Bureau of Humanitarian Response

BICES

Battlefield Information Collection &


Exploitation System

BIFF

Battlefield Identification Friend or


Foe

BISINT

Business Intelligence

BITCON

Battlespace Integrated Tactical


Communication Network

Bosnia and Kosovo Air Component


,
,

BKAC

BLACKSEAFOR Black Sea Naval Force

BLC

Boundary Layer Control

BLDREP

Blood Report

BLIFS

Battalion-Level Indirect Fire System


(Ca)

BLSSS

Base-Level Self-Sufficiency Spares



(USAF)

Battalion Landing Team


(USMC)

BLU

Bomb Launch Unit

(

,
BLU-114B)

BLUH

Battlefield Light Utility Helicopter


(UK)

BMC

Broadcast Management Center

BMC4ISR


Battle Management, Command,
() ,
Control, Communication, Computers,
,
Intelligence, Surveillance,
, ,
Reconnaissance
,

BMD

Ballistic Missile Defence

BMDO

Ballistic Missile Defence


Organization

BMNT

Beginning Morning Nautical Twilight

BMS

Battle Management System

BMW

Bombardment Wing


(
BW)

BMWES

Ballistic Missile Early Warning


System

BOD

Board of Directors

BOFI

Bofors Optronic Fire Control


Instrumen



Bofors

BPD

Blood Product Depot

BPDMS

Base Point Missile Defense System

BPLI

Boost-Phase Launcher Intercept

BPP

Border Patrol Police

BPSE

Brigade Psychological Operations


Support Element


(US)

BRAC

Base Realignment & Closure

BRAG

Brigade Artillery Group

BRAT

Bomb Responsive Anti-Terrorist


(Vehicle)

BLT

BRIT

British Reconstruction
Implementation Team

BROACH

Bomb Royal Ordnance Augment


Charge


- (UK)

BSF

Border Security Force

BSM

Battery Sergeant Major

(UK)

BSU

Blood Support Unit

BTV

Blast Test Vehicle

BTV

Boost Test Vehicle

BTWC

Biological & Toxin Weapons


Convention

BUD / S


Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL
Training
SEAL

BUDFIN

Budget & Finance




SHAPE (

)

BUPERS

Bureau of Personnel

(=
)

BUU

Basic User Unit

,
-

BVR

Beyond Visual Range

BVRAAM

Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air


Missile

BW

Biological Warfare

BW

Biological Weapon

BW

Bomber Wing


(US)

BW

Bremerton Naval Base

-
, .

BWB

Blended Wing Bomber

BWR

Biological Warfare Rat

,
( Beware)

BXP

Border Crossing Point

bbr

Bomber

bde

Brigade

bdr

Bombardier

bn

Battalion

( US BN)

brig

Brigadier General

(US)

bty

Battery

(, )


C2I

Command, Control & Information

, ,

C & EE

Central and Eastern Europe

C/S

Call-Sign

C / Sgt

Colour Sergeant


(UK)

CM

Council Memorandum


(N)

C2

Command & Control

C2IPS

C2 Information Processing System

C2S

Command & Control Support

C2W

Command & Control Warfare

C3

Command, Control &


Communications

, ,

C3

Consultation, Command & Control

,
(N)

C3A

Cooperation, Coordination,
Consensus

C3A

Cooperation, Coordination,
Consensus & Assessment

C3CM

Command, Control, Communications , ,


& Countermeasures

C3I

Command, Control, Communication , ,


& Information

C3I

Command, Control, Communication , ,


& Intelligence

C3I2

Command, Control, Communication, , , ,


Information & Intelligence
,

C3IC

Coalition Coordination,

Communication & Integration Center

C3IS

Command, Control, Communication ,


& Information Systems
,

C4

Command, Control, Communication, , , ,


Computers

C4I

, , ,
Command, Control, Communication,

Computers & Informations

,
,

D
3D

Three Dimensions

3DICE

Three Dimensions Interactive


Command Environment

Day

( ,


, D - 3, D + 1)

DA

Direct Action

;
(US SOF)

DAB

Defence Acquisition Board

DAC

Deployable ACCS Component



(N)

DACOS

Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff

DAG

Division Artillery Group

DAM

Department of Administration and


Management

DAMA

Demand Assigned Multiple Access

DAO

Defense Attaches Office

DAP

Direct Action Penetrator

MH-60L
,

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects


Agency

DARS

Daily Aerial Reconnaissance &


Surveillance

DARS

Deployable ARS

DART

Disaster Assistance Response Team

DASC

Direct Air Support Center

DASC - A


Direct Air Support Center Airborne

DAST

Disaster Assessment Survey Team

E
E

East

E&E

Escape and Evasion

E&T

Equip & Train

EO

Electro-Optic

EA

Emergency Actions

EAACS

Expeditionary Airborne Control


Squadron



( ) (USAF)

EAC

Echelon Above Corps

(=
)

EAC

Equipment Approvals Committee

EAC

Exercise and Activities Conference

EAD

Extended Air Defense

(
)

EADRCC

Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response


Coordination Centre / Cell

- ()


(
)
(N)

EADRU

-

Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Unit (
)
(N)

EADS

European Aeronautic & Defence &


Space Company

EAF

Egyptian Air Force

EAF

Expeditionary Aerospace Force


(US)

EAG

European Air Group


(EU)

EAPC

Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

-
(N)

EARS

Expeditionary Air Refueling


Squadron


(
) (USAF)

F
FA

Field Artillery

FA

Flail Assembly

FAA

Federal Aviation Authority

FAA

Fleet Air Arm

FAA

Foreign Assistance Act


(US)

FAA

FAASV

Future Artillery Ammunition


Support Vehicle

FAAW

Force Anti-Air Warfare


Commander


(N)

FAB

Forward Airbase

FAC

Forward Air Control / Controller

FAC

Fast Attack Craft


( , )

FADEC

Full Authority Digital Engine


Control System

FAE

Fuel-Air Explosion

-
()

FAF

French Air Force

-
(US)

FAIRRECONRON

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

FAISS - E

FORSCOM Automated
Intelligence Support System
Enhanced

FALCON

Forum Applied Logistics


Consultancy NATO



(N)

FALD

Field Administration and Logistic


Division

FAMFUC

Familiarization Facility / Urban


Combat

FAMMO

Full Ammunition

(USN)

FAO

Foreign Area Officer

1.
;
2. (US)

FAPC

Food & Agriculture Planning


Committee

FAR

Fighter Air Regiment


(US)

FARP


Forward Arming & Refueling Point

FAST


Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team

FASTCAL


Field Assistance Support Team for

Calibration

FATF

Financial Affairs Task Force




G-7\-8

FAV

Fast Attack Vehicle

FAWEU

Forces Available to WEU

,


( )

FAX

Faximile

/ /
(= )

FB

Fighter Bomber

-
(
, - FGA)

FBARU


Future Beach Armoured Recovery
-
Vehicle

FBCB2

Force XXI Battle Command,


Brigade & Below


XXI
( )

FBE

Fleet Battle Experiment


(US)

FBI

Federal Investigations Bureau

FBIS

Foreign Broadcast Information

Service

FBS

Forward Based System


(US)

FCBA

Future Carrier-Borne Aircraft

Fire Control Centre

FCLV

Future Command Liaison Vehicle

FCO

Federal Coordinating Officer

,

(US)

FCO

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

FCPB

Fremantle-Class Patrol Boat


Fremantle (Au)

FCR

Fire Control Radar

FCS

Fire Control System

FCS

Future Combat System

FCT

Foreign Comparative Testing



(DOD)

FCTC

Fleet Combat Training Center

FCTCP

Fleet Combat Training Center,


Pacific

FCV

Future Cargo Vehicle

FD

Field

( UK fd)

FDC

Fire Direction Center

FDDI

Fiber Distributed Data Interface

FDF

Finnish Defence Force

FDL

Fast Deployment Logistics

FDL

Forward Defence Line

FCC

FDR / FA

Flight Data Recorder / Fault


Analyzer

FEBA

Forward Edge of the Battle Area

FEL

Free Electron Laser

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management


Agency

FER

Final Exercise Report

FERN

Free Electronics Radio Network

FEST


/
Foreign Emergency Support Team

(US)

FEWS

Follow-on Early Warning System

FEZ

Fighter Engagement Zone

FF

Frigate, General

Folder-Fin Aircraft Rocket

FFC

Field Forces Commander


(
, .. )

FFG

Guided Missile Frigate

FFH

Frigate, Helicopter Carrier

FFL

Frigate, Light

FFMA

Forward Force Maintenance Area

FFT

Frigate, Training

FG

Fighter Group

FG

Force Goal

FGA

Fighter, Ground Attack Aircraft

- /

FH

Field Howitzer

FFAN

Foreign Humanitarian Assistance


Operations



(US)

FHE

Forward Headquarters Element

(

)

FIA

Federal Investigation Agency

FIA

Future Imagery Architecture

FIBUA

Fighting in Built-Up Areas

FICMZ

Falkland Islands Conservation &


Management Zone


(UK)

FICS

Fully Integrated Communication


System

Foreign Internal Defense




(US)

FIE

Fly-In Echelon

,
(USMC)

FINBATT

Finnish Battalion

FINDER

Fast Information, Navigation,


Decision & Reporting System




(US)

FIR

First Impression Report

FIR

()
Friendly Information Requirements

FIREX

Fire Exercise

FISC

Fleet Industrial Supply Center

FISINT

Foreign Instrumentation Signals


Intelligence

FIST

Fleet Imagery Support Terminal

FIST

Future Integrated Soldier


Technology

FISTV

Fire Support Team Vehicle

FHAO

FID


Fully Integrated Tactical System

FITWINGLANT

Fighter Wing, Atlantic

FITWINGPAC

Fighter Wing, Pacific

FIWC

Fleet Information Warfare Center

FLA

Future Large Aircraft

FLEETEX

Fleet Exercise

FITS

FLEETLOGSUPWING Fleet Logistic Support Wing

FLIR

Forward Looking Infra-Red

FLOS

Forward Line of Supply

FLOT

Forward Line of Our Troops

FLR

Forces of Lower Readiness

,
(N)

FLS

Forward Logistic Site

FLTCORGRU

Fleet Coordinating Group

FLTSAT

Fleet Satellite

FLTSATCOM

Fleet Satellite Communication

FM

Field Manual


(
,
FM-100-5)

FM

Field Marshal

(UK)

FM

Frequency Modulation

FMA

Force Maintenance Area

FMA

Foreign Military Assistance

(US)
FMF

Fleet Marine Force


(US)

FMF

Foreign Military Financing



(US)

FMJ

Full Metal Jacketed

FMO

Frequency Management Office

FMRAAM

Future Medium Range Air-to-Air


Missile

FMRV

Future Multi-Role Vehicle

FMS

Flight Management System

FMS

Foreign Military Sales


(US)

FMS

Full Mission Simulator

FMSO

Foreign Military Studies Office

FMT

Full Mission Trainer

FMTV

Family of Medium Tactical


Vehicles

FNS

Foreign Nation Support

FO

Flag Officer


( - )

FO

Flying Officer

(

)

FO

Forward Observer

FOAEW

Future Organic Airborne Early


Warning

FOAS

Future Offensive Air System

FOB

Forward Operating Base

Foreign Object Damage

FOD

FOG

Field Operations Guide

()

FOL

Forward Operating Location

FON

Freedom of Navigation

FOO

Forward Observation Officer


(=
)

FOPEN

Foliage Penetrating (radar)

FORACS

Naval Forces Sensors & Weapons


Accuracy Check Site



(N)

FORCEPREP

Force Preparation Message

FORSCOM

US Army Forces Command

FORTAN

Fortress Andaman & Nicobar

FORTE

Fast On-Board Recording of


Transient Experiments Satellite



(US)

FOTT- SMAW

Follow-on to the ShoulderLaunched Multi-Purpose Assault


Weapon

FOUO

For Official Use Only

FP

Flare Pack


()

FP

Force Proposal

FP

Force Protection

/

(US)

FPB

Force Protection Branch


,
(US)

FPC

Final Planning Conference

FPDA

Five Power Defence Agreement

FPF

Final Protective Fire


,

FPG

Force Planning Goals

FPG

Functional Planning Guide

FPIR

Force Protection Information


Report


,
(US)

Force Protection Team

FRAAM

Future Air-to-Air Missile

FRADU

Fleet Requirements & Directions


Unit

FRAGO

Fragmentary Order

FRAM

Fleet Rehabilitation and


Modernization Program

FRAS

Free Rocket, Anti-Submarine

FRES

Future Rapid Effect System

FRG

Federal Riot Gun


(US)

FROG

Free Rocket, Over Ground

FROP

Fighter Recce Operations


(I)

FRP

Financial Rules & Procedures


(N)

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FRV

Final Rendezvous

FRY

Former Republic of Yugoslavia

FPT

FS

Corvette, General

(=
)

FS

Flexible Support Ship

FSA

Fire Support Area

FSA

Future Strike Aircraft

FSAF

Future Surface-to-Air Family

FSB

Fire Support Battalion

(UK)

FSC

Fire Support Coordinator

FSC

Forum for Security Cooperation

FSC

Future Surface Combatant

FSCC

Fire Support Coordination Centre

FSCL

Fire Support Coordination Line

FSCS

Future Scout & Cavalry System

FSD

Flight Support Detachment

FSE

Forward Security Element

FSG

Corvette, Guided Missile

FSO

Fire Support Officer


(USMC)

FSS

Fast Sealift Ship

FSSG

Force Service Support Group



(USMC)

FST

Field Surgical Team

FSTA

Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

FSU

Former Soviet Union

FTD

Foreign Technology Division


FTE

Field Training Exercise

() (=
FTX)

FTEWA

Force Threat Evaluation and


Weapons Assignment




(US)

FTI

Fast Tactical Imagery

FTO

Foreign Terrorist Organization


(DOS)

FTRG

Fleet Tactical Readiness Group


(USN)

FTS

Fighter Training Squadron

-
(USAF)

FTS

From the Sea

(USMC)

FTW

Fighter Training Wing

-
(USAF)

FTX

Field Training Exercise

() (=
FT)

FUP

Forming-Up Point

FVRDE

Fighting Vehicles Research &


Development Establishment


(US)

FW

Fighter Wing

FW

Fixed Wing Aircraft

(= FW, F/W)

FWF

Former Warring Factions

FY

Fiscal Year

(US)

FY

Former Yugoslavia

FYDP

Future Years Defense Plan (US)


(US)

Flt Lt

Flight Lieutenant

(
)

Flt Off

Flight Officer

Flt Sgt

Flight Sergeant

Ft

Fort

flo flo

Float-On Float-Off


flt

Flight

1. ; 2.

fmn

Formation

fmr

Former

ftr

Fighter

Forward

/
( US FWD,
AB BN (FWD) =
-
)

fwd

G
G

Ground-to-Air

(N,

)

G-7 / 8

Group 7 / 8

GA

Group Army

(US)

GAF

German Air Force

(N)

GAFTAC

German Air Force Tactical Command


(N)

GAFTC

German Air Force Transport


Command

-
(N)

GAO

General Accounting Office

GASU

Guard Air Support Unit

GATM

Global Air Traffic Management

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs &


Trade

GB

Great Britain

GBAD

Ground Based Air Defence


(N)

GBADS

Ground Based Air Defence System


(SA)

GBS

Global Broadcast System


(US)

GBU

Guided (Glider) Bomb Unit


( - GBU-28)

GC

Geneva Convention Relative to the



Protection of Civilian Persons in Time

of War

GC

Groton Naval Base

- ,
.

GCA

Ground Control Approach

GCAS

Ground Controlled Approach System

GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council

GCCS

Global Command & Control System

GCE

Ground Combat Element


-
(USMC)

GCHQ

Government Communications
Headquarters

,
-

GCI

Ground Control Interception

GCSS

Global Command Support System

GD

Guards

(US)

GDP

General Deployment Position

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GDS

Ground Debriefing Station

GEHOC

German HAWK Operations Center


-
HAWK

GENSER

Secret High General Service


(US)

GEODSS

Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep


Space Surveillance System

-

(US)

GEP

Generic Plan

GFAP

General Framework Agreement for


Peace

GFCS

Gun Fire Control System

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

/ ,

(UK)

GHQ

General Headquarters

1. ; 2.
(UK)

GHz

Gega-Hertz

GI

Gaeta Naval Station

GIBMED

Gibraltar Mediterranean Command


(N, )

GICS

Government Information &


Communications Center

GID

General Intelligence Directorate

GID

Georgian Intelligence Department

GIS

General Intelligence Service

GLCM

Ground-Launched Cruise Missile

GLLD

Ground Laser Locator Designator

GLONASS

Global Navigation Satellite System

GM

Guided Missile

GMD

Ground-based Midcourse Defense

GMF

Ground Mobile Force

GMI

General Military Intelligence

(
)

GMLS

Guided Missile Launch System

GMT

Greenwich Mean Time

(= Zulu Time)

GMTI

Ground Moving Target Indication

GNA

Goldwater Nichols Department of


Defense Reorganization Act

GNP

Gross National Product

GNW

Group on Nuclear Weapon

GO

Governmental Organizations

GOC

General Officer Commanding


(UK)

GOP

General Operations Plan

GOP

Guidelines for Operational Planning

()

GOTS

Government-off-the-Shelf

GP

General Purpose

GPMG

General Purpose Machine Gun

/ (
. 7,62 )

GPS

Global Positioning System


()

GPW

Geneva Convention Relative to the


Treatment of Prisoners of War

GPWS

Ground Proximity Warning System

GRAPIOC

Ground Recognized Air Picture Initial


Operating Capability
(UK)

GRCA

Ground Reference Coverage Area

GRCS

Guardrail Common Sensor



Guardrail

GRP

Glass Reinforces Plastics

GRP

Guidance Replacement Program

GS

Government / General Service

(UK)

GSAB

General Support Aviation Battalion

GSM

Ground Station Module

GSR

Ground Surveillance Radar

GSS

General Security Service

GSTF

Global Strike Task Force

Global
Strike (UK)

GSZ

Ground Safety Zone

GTC

Gas Turbine Compressor

GTPA

Graph Theoretic Processing


Algorithms

GTS

Generic Threat Simulator

GTV

Guided Test Vehicle

GW

Guided Weapon

GWS

Geneva Convention Relative to the

Treatment of Wounded & Sick


Prisoners of War

GWS

Guided Weapon System

GZ

Ground Zero

Gd

Ground

, (UK)

Gp Capt

Group Captain

(
)

gds

Guards

1. / ; 2.
/ (UK)

gdsm

Guardsman


(UK)

gen

General

gnr

Gunner

1. ; 2. .
(UK)

govt

Government

gp

Group

( UK)

grp

Group

( US)

Hour

(

, 5, H + 1)

HA

Humanitarian Assistance

HAC

HUMINT Analysis Cell

HACC

Humanitarian Assistance
Coordination Center

HACV

Heavy Armoured Combat Vehicle

HAF

Hellenic Air Force

HAHO

High Altitude - High Opening

HALB

High Altitude Level Bombing

HALO

High Altitude - Low Opening



(= )

HAPPS

High Altitude Parachute Penetration


System

HARM

High-Speed Anti-Radar Missile

HAS

Hardened Aircraft Shelter

HAV

Heavy Assault Bridge Vehicle

HB

Heavy Barrel

HC

Combat Support Helicopter Squadron

HCA

Humanitarian and Civic Assistance

HCG

HUMINT Coordination Group

HCLC

High-Capacity, Light Case

HCNM

High Commission on National


Minorities

HCS


Helicopter Combat Support Squadron
()

HCT

HOT Compact Turret


HOT

HDD

Head Down Display

HDS

Holographic Diffraction Sight

HE

High Explosive

HE - FRAG

High Explosive - Fragmentation

HE - T

High Explosive Tracer

HE FRAG FS


High Explosive Fragmentation, Fin

Stabilized

HEA

Head Equipment Assembly

HEAT

High Explosive Anti-Tank

HEAT - FS

High Explosive Anti-Tank Fin


Stabilized

HEAT T MP


High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer

Multi-Purpose

HEI - T

High Explosive Incendiary Tracer

HELARM

Helicopter Armed Support

HELRESWING

Helicopter Reserve Wing, USN

HELTACWINGLANT

Helicopter Tactical Wing, Atlantic

HELTACWINGPAC

Helicopter Tactical Wing, Pacific

HEM

High-Energy Missile

HEMTT

Heavy Expanded-Mobility Tactical


Truck



(US)

HEP

High Explosive Plastic

HEP - T

High Explosive Practice Tracer

HERA

High Explosive Rocket Assist

HESH

High Explosive Squash Head

HET

Human Exploitation Team

HETS

Heavy Equipment Transport System

(= HET)

HEU

High Enriched Uranium

HF

High Frequency

HFDF

High Frequency Direction Finding

HFWSR

HF Wave Surface Radar



(Ca)

HG

Headline Goals


(EU)

HHB

Heavy Helicopter Battalion

HIDACZ


High Density Airspace Control Zone (
)

HIDAS

Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids


System

HIDS

Headquarters Information Distribution


System

HILEX

High Level Exercise

HIRSS

Hover Infrared Suppressor System

HLG

High Level Group

HLPS

Heavy-Lift Preposition Ship

HLSG

High Level Steering Group


(EU)

HLTF

High Level Task Force


(N)

HLWG

High Level Working Group

HM

Helicopter Mine-Countermeasures
Squadron

HMA

Humanitarian Medical (assistance)

HMD

Helmet-Mounted Display

HMEV

High Mobility Engineering Vehicle

HMG

Heavy Machine Gun

HMH

Marine Helicopter Heavy Squadron

HMIC

Home Ministry Inspectorate of


Constabulary

HMLA

Marine Helicopter Light Attack


Squadron

HMLC

High-Mobility Load Carrier


(US)

HMM

-
Marine Helicopter Medium Squadron

HMMWV

High Mobility Multi-Purpose


Wheeled Vehicle



(US)

HMS

Helmet-Mounted Sight

HMSS

Helmet Mounted Sighting System

HMSU

Headquarters Mobile Support Unit

HMT

Marine Helicopter Training Squadron

Marine Presidential Helicopter


Squadron

HN

Host Nation

,

(N)

HNS

Host Nation Support

,

(N)

HOB

Height of Burst

HOC

Humanitarian Operations Center

HOIS

Hostile Intelligence Services

1.
; 2.

HOPE

H2 Orbiting Plane Experiment

HOT


High-Subsonic Optically Tele-guided -

HOTAS

Hands on Throttle & Stick

HQ

Headquarters

HQDA

HQ, Department of the Army

HQEASTLANT

HQ, Allied Forces, Eastern Atlantic



(
,

)

HQMC

HQ, Marine Corps

HMX

HQNAVNORTH HQ, Allied Naval Forces North


(

,

)

HRF

High Readiness Forces

(N)

HRR

Hercules Rolling Replacement


Hercules

HS

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Warfare


Squadron

HS

Home Service


(UK)

HSB

Helicopter School Battalion

HSB

High Speed Boat

HSC

Health Services Command



(US)

HSEP


Hospital Surgical Expansion Package
(USAF)

HSL

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Warfare


Light Squadron


( )

HSLWING-LANT

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light


Wing, Atlantic

HSLWINGPAC

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light


Wing, Pacific

HSRAM

Higher-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile


()

HSS

Helicopter Support Ship

HSS

Health Service Support

HST

Harry S. Truman

HTD

Hard Target Defeat

(US)

HTF

Helsinki Goals Task Force



,
(EU)

HTS

HARM Targeting System



HARM

HTSF

Hard Target Smart Fuse

HU

Hospital Unit

HUD

Head-Up Display

HUDC

Head-Up Display Camera

HUG

Hornet Upgrade Program


F-18 Hornet

HUMINT

Human Intelligence

HUMS

Health & Usage Monitoring System



(US)

HV

High Velocity

HVAA

High-Value Airborne Assets

HVAP DS T

High-Velocity Armor Piercing


Discarding Sabot - Tracer

HVAP T

High-Velocity Armor Piercing Tracer

HVM

High-Velocity Missile

HVM

Hyper-Velocity Missile

HVU

High-Value Units

/ ,

HWT

Heavy-Weight Torpedo

HYFLEX

Hypersonic Flight Experiment

Hz

Hertz

hel

Helicopter

( US HEL)

helo

Helicopter

how

Howitzer

hy

Heavy

1. ; 2.

Improved

,
(

, I Hawk =
Hawk)

I&R

Bureau of Intelligence & Research

I&W

Indication & Warning

IA

Immediate Action

IA

Interagency

IADS

Integrated Air Defence System

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAF

Indian Air Force

IAF

Iraqi Air Force

IAF

Israeli Air Force

IAF

Italian Air Force

IAFV

Infantry Armoured Fighting Vehicle

()

IAP

International Airport

(US)

IAPMO

Information Assurance Program


Office

IARRCIS

Interim ARRC Information System

IATA

International Air Transport


Association

IATACS

Improved Army Tactical


Communications System



(US)

IAU

Infrastructure Accounting Unit


(N)

IAV

Interim Armored Vehicle

IAVA


Information Assurance Vulnerability

Alert

IAW

In Accordance With

IAWG

Interagency Working Group

IAWS

Infantry Anti-Structures Weapon

(

)

IB

Infantry Battalion

IB

Intelligence Bureau

IBAHRS

Inflatable Body & Head Restraint


System

IBCT

Interim Brigade Combat Team


(US)

IBERLANT

Iberian Atlantic Area

(N,
)

IBS

Inflatable Boat, Small

IBS

Integrated Broadcast System

IC

In Command

( - i/c)

IC

Infrastructure Committee


(N)

ICAO

International Civil Aviation

Organization

ICAOC

Interim Combined Air Operation


Centre


(N)

ICARIS

Integrated C4 Architectures
Requirements



, ,

ICB

International Competitive Bidding

ICBM

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

ICC

IFOR Coordinating Center



IFOR

ICE

Interference Canceling Equipment

ICF

Interim Capability Frigate

ICM

Improved Conventional Munition

ICMMP

Integrated CONUS Medical


Mobilization Plan

ICON

Imagery Communications &


Operations Node

ICR

In-Country Resources

,


(N)

ICRC

International Committee of Red Cross


/ Red Crescent
/

ICS

Joint Intelligence Community Staff

ICTY

International Crime Tribunal on


Yugoslavia

ICV

Infantry Combat Vehicle

()

ID

Identity / Identification Card

1. ; 2.

ID

Infantry Division

( )

IDA

Initial Design Activity

IDA

Institute for Defense Analysis

(US)

IDAD

Internal Defense & Development


Strategy

IDEA

Institute for Defence Education &


Analysis


(US)

IDF

Interceptor Day Fighter

IDF

Israeli Defence Force

()

IDIP

Interim Digital Interface


PTARMIGAN



PTARMIGAN

IDL

Interoperable Data Link

IDM

Improved Data Modem

IDNX

Integrated Digital Network Exchange

IDP

Internally Displaced Person

IDRO

International Disaster Relief


Operation

IEBL

Inter-Entity Boundary Line

IED

Improvised Explosive Device

IEDD

Improvised Explosive Device


Disposal

IEPG

Independent European Programme


Group


(N)

IEPR

Initial Exercise Press Release

-
(N)

IER

Information Exchange Requirement

()

IES

Imagery Exploration System

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

IFFCC

Integrated Flight & Fire Control


Computer

IFOR

Implementation Force (in BosniaHerzegovina)

IFR

Instrumented Flight Rules

IFV

Infantry Fighting Vehicle

()

IGBAD

Integrated Ground Based Air Defence


IGC

Inter-Governmental Conference

IGSM

Interim Ground Station Module


JSTARS

IHADSS

Integrated Helmet & Display Sight


System

IHE

Insensitive High Explosive

II

Image Intensifier

IIC

IFOR Information Campaign



IFOR

IIR

Imaging Infra-Red

IIR

Intelligence Information Report

IIS

Iraqi Intelligence Services


(US)

IISS

International Institute of Strategic


Studies

IJLB

Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion



(UK)

ILO

In Lieu Of

ILRRPS

International Long Range


Reconnaissance Patrol School

/

()

ILS

Instrument Landing System

ILS

Integrated Logistic Support

1.
; 2.

IMA

Individual Mobilization Augmentee


,
(US)

IMARSAT

International Maritime Satellite


()

IMATT

International Military Advisory &

Training Team


(UK)

IMET

International Military Education &


Training



(US)

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IMINT

Imagery Delivered Intelligence

- ()

IMMLC

Improved Medium Mobility Load


Class



(US)

IMS

Integrated Medical System

IMS

International Military Staff

IMU

Inertial Measurement Unit

IN

Infantry

(US, , 2/67 IN = 2
67 )

INCE

Interim Non-Communications ESM

()

INEWS

Integrated Electronic Warfare System

INF

Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces


(Treaty on)

INFOCON

Information Operations Condition

INFOSEC

Information Security

ING

Inactive National Guard

INMARSAT

International Maritime Satellite


System


()

INS

Inertial Navigation System

INSCOM

US Army Intelligence & Security


Command

INSS

Institute for National Strategic Studies

INTERFET

International Force for East Timor

INTREP

Intelligence Report

INTREQ

Intelligence Request

INTSUM

Intelligence Summary

INU

Inertial Navigation Unit

IO

Indian Ocean Satellite

IO

Intelligence Officer

IO

International Organization

IO

Interoperability Objective


(N)

IOC

Initial Operational Capabilities

()

IOC

Intercept Operations Center

IOT & E

Initial Operational Tests &


Evaluations

IOTC

Information Operations Technical


Center


(US)

IPB

Intelligence Preparation of the


Battlefield

IPC

Industrial Planning Committee

IPC

Initial Planning Conference


(N)

IPDS


Imagery Processing & Dissemination

System

IPF

Integrated Processing Facility

IPL

Intelligence Priority List

IPP

Individual Partnership Program



(N)

IPTF

International Police Task Force (in


Bosnia)

IPU

Inter-Parliament Union

IQ

Intellect Quality

IR

Infra-Red

IRBM

Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

IRDS

Infrared Detection Set

IRF

Immediate Reaction Forces

(N)

IRF (A)

Immediate Reaction Force (Air)

(N)

IRF (L)

Immediate Reaction Force (Land)

(N)

IRGC

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps


(US)

IRIAF

Iranian Islamic Air Force

IRINT

Infrared Intelligence

IRIS-T

Infra-Red Imaging Seeker System Tail Thrust Vector Controlled


(Germany)

IRISHBATT

Irish Battalion

IRLS

Infra-Red Line Scan

IRM

Intelligence Requirements
Management



()

IRR

Individual Ready Reservist

IRSTS

Infra-Red Search & Track System

IS

Internal Security

IS

International Staff

ISA

Intelligence Support Activity

ISA

Intermediate Supply Activity

()
(USMC)

ISAF

International Security Assistance


Force

ISAR

Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar



(USN)

ISARC

Intelligence, Surveillance &


Reconnaissance

,
(

)

ISB

Intermediate Staging Base

ISC

Intelligence & Security Committee

ISCOMICE

Island Command Iceland


(N)

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

ISE

Intelligence Support Element

ISF

Internal Security Forces


(, )

ISI

Inter-Service Intelligence

ISOC

Internal Security Operations


Command

ISPG

Intelligence Support Planning Guide

ISR

Intelligence, Surveillance &


Reconnaissance

ISTAR

Intelligence, Surveillance, Target


Acquisition, Reconnaissance

, ,

IT

Informational Technologies

IT

Ingleside Naval Station


, .

ITAC

Intelligence & Threat Analysis Center

ITALD

Improved Tactical Air-Launched


Decoy

ITF

Integrated Flight Test

ITF

Intelligence Task Force

ITLS

Interactive Trauma Life Support

ITT

Invitation to Tender

ITV

Improved TOW Vehicle


TOW

ITV

In-Transit Visibility

IV

Intravenous Needle / Drip

IVIS

Inter-Vehicular Information System

IVSN

Initial Voice Switched Network

IW

Individual Weapon

IW

Information Warfare

IWSAS

Individual Warfighter Situational


Awareness System



(US)

imp

Improved

incl

Including / Included

indep

Independent

inf

Infantry

( US INF)

info

Information

1. ; 2.

int

Intelligence

()

int

Interceptor

int

International

()

intel

Intelligence

()

intl

International

()

JAAT

Joint Air Attack Team



, ,


(US)

JAC

Joint Analysis Center

JAF

Jordanian Armed Forces

JAG

Judge Advocate General

JAIC

Joint Air Intelligence Center

JARIC

Joint Air Photo Reconnaissance


Center

JASDF

Japan Air Self-Defence Force

JASSM


Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile
(USAF)

JAT

Joint Analyses Team

JATO

Jet-Assisted Take-Off

JAWS

Joint Analytical Workstation

JBECC

Joint Based Expeditionary


Connectivity / Control Center

JBMOU

Joint Ballistics Memorandum of


Understanding


-
(N)

JBPO

Joint Blood Program Office

JBS

Joint Broadcast Service


(US)

JC

Joint Command

(US)

JCATS

Joint Conflict & Tactics System



(US)

JCC

Joint Civil Commission

JCC

Joint Combined Commission

K
K

Air-to-Ground

(N,

)

KAF

Kuwaiti Air Force

(US)

KB

Kings Bay Naval Base

-
, .

KCC

Contacting Coordination Center

KE

Kinetic Energy

KEDO

Korean Peninsula Energy


Development Organization

KFOR

International Force in Kosovo

KHz

Kilohertz

KIA

Killed in Action

KIFV

Korean Infantry Fighting Vehicle


()

KKMC

King Khalid Military City

.
( )

KKV

Kinetic Kill Vehicle

KMR

Kwajalein Missile Range

KP

Key Point

KTO

Kuwaiti Theatre of Operations

Kt

Kiloton

L
Lance Bombardier

()

L / Cpl

Lance Corporal

()

,

L / Sgt

Lance Sergeant

LA

Low Altitude

1. - 2.

LA & R

Logistics, Armaments & Resources


Division

LABCOM

Laboratory Command

LAC

Leading Aircraftman

()

LAC

Line of Actual Control

LACE

Liquefied Air Cycle Engines

LACIG

Latin America Current Intelligence


Group



( MI-6)

LACV

Light Armoured Combat Vehicle

LAD

Laser Aiming Device

LAD

Light Aid Detachment

LAI

Light Armored Infantry

LAM

Land-Attack Missile

LAM

Laser Aiming Module

LAMPS


Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System

LAMS

Light Armoured Mortar System

LAMS

Local Area Missile System

L / Bdr

M
M

Mach

Mechanized

MAC

Military Airlift Command

MACCS

Marine Air Command & Control


System

MACG

Marine Air Control Group

MACS

Modular Artillery Charge System


( )

MACSAT

Multiple Access Commercial


Satellite

MAD

Magnetic Anomaly Detector

MAD

Mutually Assured Destruction

MAE

Medium-Altitude Endurance
(platform)

MAG

Marine Air Group


(

,
- MAG-29)

MAG

Movement & Transportation


Advisory Group



(N)

MAGTF

Marine Air Ground Task Force

-

(USMC)

MALB

Medium Altitude Level Bombing

MALD

Miniature Air Launched Decoy

MALE

Medium Altitude Long Endurance


(platform)

MANPADS

Man-Portable Air Defence System

MAP

Master Attack Plan

MAP

Membership Action Plan


,
(N)

MAP

Military Action Plan

MAP

Military Assistance Plan

(US)

MAPE

Multinational Advisory Police


Element

MARAD

Maritime Administration

(US)

MARAIRMED


Maritime Air Forces, Mediterranean (
) (N)

MARCENT

Marine Forces, Central Command

MARCORSYSCOM Marine Corps Systems Command

MARCOS

Maritime Commandos


(
) (= MCF)

MARDIV

Marine Division

MAREQ

Military Assistance Requirement

,
(N)

MARFOR

Marine Corps Service Component

MARFORLANT

Marine Forces, Atlantic

MARFORPAC

Marine Forces, Pacific

MARFORRES

Marine Forces, Reserve

MARLANT

Maritime Command, Atlantic

MARPAC

Maritime Command, Pacific

MARREP

Maritime Reporting System

MARS

Medium Altitude Reconnaissance


System

MARS

Military-Affiliate Radio Station

MARV

Manoeuvrable Re-Entry Vehicle


MAS

Military Agency for Standardization


(N)

MASCAL

Mass Casualties

MASH

Mobile Army Surgical Hospital


(US)

MASINT

Measurement and Signature


Intelligence

MAST

Mobile Ashore Support Terminal

MATS

Materiel Support Squadron

(US)

MATT

Multi-mission Advanced Tactical


Terminal

MAV

Micro Air Vehicle

MAW

Marine Air Wing


( 3
MAW)

MAW

Medium Anti-Tank Weapon



(, )

MAWS

Missile-Approach Warning System

MAWTC

Marine Aviation Weapons & Tactics


Squadron
(USMC)

MBA

Main Battle Area

MBC

Military Budget Committee


(N)

MBFR

Mutual & Balanced Force


Reductions

MBMR

Multi-band, Multi-mode Radio

MBS

Mailbox System

MBT

Main Battle Tank

MC

Medical Center

(US)

MC

Military Committee

(N)

MC

Mine Countermeasures


()

MC

Mission Capable

MC & G

Mapping, Charting and Geodesy

MC2A

Multi-Mission Command & Control



Aircraft
(US)

MCA

Military Civic Action

MCA / GCC


Marine Corps Air Ground Combat -
Center

(USMC)

MCAC

Mine Countermeasures Air Cushion


Vessel

MCAF

Marine Corps Air Facility

MCAGCC

Marine Corps Air Ground Training


Center

MCAOC

Mobile Combined Air Operations


Centre



(N)

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCB

Marine Corps Base

MCC

Maritime Component Commander

-

(N)

MCC

Mine Countermeasures, Coastal

MCC

Movement Coordination Center

MCCS

Mine Countermeasures, Command &


Support Ship
-

MCD

Mine Countermeasures Vessel,


Diving Support

MCDA

Military & Civil Defence Assets


,


( MCD)
(N)

MCDV

Maritime Coast Defence Vessel

(Ca)

MCEB

Military Communications -

Electronics Board

MCF

Marine Commando Force


(= MARCOS)

MCG

Mediterranean Cooperation Group


(N)

MCH

Mine-Sweeping & Transport


Helicopter

- ,

MCI

Mine Countermeasures, Inshore

MCIC

Marine Corps Intelligence Center

MCLB

Marine Corps Logistics Base


(USMC)

MCLOS

Manual Command to the Line of


Sight

MCM

Mine Countermeasures


()

MCMFOR-SOUTH

Maritime Countermeasures Force,


South

-
-

MCMFORMED

Maritime Countermeasures Force,


Mediterranean

-

( )

MCMFORNORTH

Maritime Countermeasures Force,


North

-
-

MCMV

Mine Countermeasures Vessel

MCO

Major Contingency Operations


(US)

MCO

Mine Countermeasures, Ocean

(, )

MCP

Mobile Command Post

MCR

Marine Corps Reserve

MCRD

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

MCRL

Master Cross Reference List

MCRS

Military Communications
Requirements


(N)

MCS

Maneuver Control System

MCS

Mine Countermeasures Support Ship

MCSF

Mobile Cryptologic Support Facility

MCSSD

Mobile Combat Service Support


Detachment


(USMC)

MCT

Milan Compact Turret



Milan

MCT

Movement Control Team

MCTC

Mobile Containerized Training


Centre

MCV

Missile Corvette

MCWG

Military Cooperation Working


Group

MCWL

Marine Corps Warfighting


Laboratory

MD

Military District

MDA

Missile Defense Agency

MDAHG

Missile Defence Ad Hoc Group

MDAP

Mutual Defense Assistance Program

MDC

Military District Command


(Ge)

MDCI

Multi-Discipline Counterintelligence

MDE

Measures and Disarmament in


Europe

MDF

Main Defence Forces

()

MDF

Maritime Defence Force

MDL

Military Demarcation Line

MDU

Mission Data Update

MDW

Military District of Washington

ME

Middle East

MEA

Munitions Effectiveness Assessment

MEADS

Medium Extended Air Defence


System


(
)

MEB

Marine Expeditionary Brigade

MEB

Medical Evacuation Battalion


(US)

MEDBDE

Medical Brigade

MEDCC

Medical Coordination Centre


(US) (
- MEDCOC)

MEDCOM

US Army Medical Command

MEDEVAC

Medical Evacuation

MEDGRP

Medical Group

(US,
)

MEDINT

Medical Intelligence

()

MEDREP

Medical Report

()

MEF

Marine Expeditionary Force


(
,
MEF II)

MEF (F)

Marine Expeditionary Force


(Forward)


(
)

MEHTF

Multi-Effect Hard Target Fuze

MEL

Main Events List

MEL

Mobile Erector Launcher

MENA

Mediterranean and North Africa

MEPES

Medical Planning & Execution


System

MEPHISTO

Multi-Effect Penetrator, High


Sophisticated & Target Optimized

MESA

Multi-Role Electronically Scanned


Array

MET

Medium Equipment Transporter

METL

Mission Essential Task List

METSAT

Meteorological Satellite

METT - T

, ,
Mission, Enemy, Terrain and
, ,
Weather, Troops and Support Time ,
Available
(
)

MEU

Marine Expeditionary Unit

MEU (SOC)


Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special
(
Operations Capable)
)

MEWSS

Mobile Electronic Warfare Support


System

MEZ

Missile Engagement Zone

MF

Mayport Naval Base

-
, .

MF

Medium Frequency

MF

Military Function

()

MFA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MFC

Mortar Fire Controller

MFC

Multinational Force Commander

MFCS

Missile Fire Control System

MFD

Multi-Functional Display


()

MFI

Multi-Functional Fighter

MFN

Most Favored Nation

MFO

Multinational Force and Observers

MFSP

Multi-Function SIGINT Payload

MFTS

Military Flying Training System


(UK)

MG

Machine Gun

MG

Major General

- ( US)

MGB

Motor Gun Boat

( )

MGRS

Military Grid Reference System


( - MEU
26)

)
MGS

Mobile Gun System

MHC

Mine-Hunter, Coastal

MHD

Mine-Hunter, Drone

MHD (C)

Multinational Division (Central)

MHE

Materiel Handling Equipment

MHI

Mine-Hunter, Inshore

MHO

Mine-Hunter, Ocean

MHS

Mine-Hunter & Sweeper, General

MHz

Mega-Hertz

MI

Military Intelligence

MI5

MI6


(= SIS)

MIA

Missed in Action

MIB

Military Intelligence Board

(US)

MIBDE

Military Intelligence Brigade

(US)

MIC

Military Intelligence Corps

MICA

Military Intelligence Corps


Association

MICAD

Multi-purpose Integrated Chemical


Agent Detector

MICAP

Mission Critical Parts


(USAF)

MICFAC

Mobile Integrated Command Facility

MICLIC

Mine Clearing Line Charge


(US)

MICV

Mechanized Infantry Combat


Vehicle

(
UK)

MID

Mentioned in Dispatches


(.
)

MIDL

Modular Interoperable Data Link

MIDS - LVT


Multifunctional Information
Distribution - Low Volume Terminal

MIDS / IDB

Military Integrated Data System /


Intelligence Database

MIF

Maritime Interception Force

MIFS

Medium Indirect Fire System

MIL

Main Incident List


( )

MIL - STD

US Military Standard

MILCRAFT

Military Aircraft

(US)

MILDS

Missile Launch Detection System

MILES

Multiple Integrated Laser


Engagement System

MILOB

Military Observer

MILPER

Military Personnel

(US)

MILREP



Military Representative (to the MC)

(N)

MILSATCOM

Military Satellite Communications

Military Strategic & Tactical Relay

MINDEF

Ministry of Defence


(, ,
. )

MIOPS

Maritime Interdiction Operations


(
MIO)

MIPE

Mobile Intelligence Processing


Element

()

MIR


MNC Interoperability Requirements

MIRA

Milan Infra-Red Attachment

MILSTAR

Milan
MIRV

Multiple Independently Targeted


Re-entry Vehicle

MIS

Management Information System

MIS

Miniature Intrusion Sensor

MIST

Mission Information Support Team

MITT

Mobile Integrated Tactical Terminal

MIUW

Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare


Unit



(US)

MJCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum

MJLC

Multinational Joint Logistic Centre


(N)

ML

Minelayer

MLA

Minelayer, Auxiliary

MLC

Minelayer, Coastal

MLI

Minelayer, Inshore

MLM

Military Liaison Mission

MLRS

Multiple Launch Rocket System


(
MRLS)

MLS

Microwave Landing System

MLS

Multi-Level Security

MLU

Mid Life Upgrade

MM

Military Medal

MM

Mine Warfare Vessel, General

- (N)

MMA

Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft

MMH / FH

Maintenance Man Hours per


Flying Hour

MMLC

Medium Mobility Load Class

(US)
MMOU

Multilateral Memorandum of
Understanding

MMR

Multi-Mission Radar

MMS

Mast-Mounted Sight

MNB (E)

Multinational Brigade East


KFOR

MNB (N)

Multinational Brigade North


KFOR

MNB (S)

Multinational Brigade South


KFOR

MNB (W)

Multinational Brigade West


KFOR

MNB ()

Multinational Brigade Centre


KFOR

MNC

Major NATO Command

()
(ACE,
ACLANT)

MNC

Major NATO Commander


(SACEUR,
SACLANT)

MNC NE

Multinational Corps North East

MND

Ministry of National Defense

MND

Mission Need Document

MND

Multinational Division

MND (N)

Multinational Division North


SFOR

MND (SE)

Multinational Division South-East


- SFOR

MND (SW)

Multinational Division South-West


- SFOR

MNF

Multi-National Force

MNL

Multinational Logistics

MNLC

Multinational Logistic Command /


Centre

MNMF

Multinational Maritime Force

MNS

Mine Neutralization System

MNS

Mission Need Statement

MO

Maximum Permitted Operating


Mach Number


( )

MO

Medical Officer

MOA

Memorandum on Agreement

MOB

Main Operating Base

MOB

Mobile Offshore Base


(USMC)

MOBSTR

Mobile Stretch

MOC

Mobile Operations Center


(USAF)

MOCC

Mobile Operations Control Center


(USAF)

MOD

Minister / Ministry of Defence

1. ; 2.
(
MoD)

MODA

Ministry of Defence & Aviation

MOE

Method of Entry

()

MOLLE

Modular Lightweight Load-Bearing


Equipment

MOOTW

Military Operations Other than War

,
(US)

MOP

Magnetic Orange Pipe

MOPP


,
Mission Oriented Protective Posture

MORE CT

Meals, Ordered Ready-to-Eat,


Contingency Test



(US)

MORFIRE

Mortar Fire

MORS

Military Operations Research


Society


(US)

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MOT

Military Ocean Terminal


(US)

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MOUT

Military Operations in Urban Terrain

MOV-SITREP

Movement Situation Report

MP

Machine Pistol

MP

Member of the Parliament

MP

Military Police

( - MP
Coy = )

MPA

Maritime Patrol Aircraft

MPAD

Mobile Public Affairs Detachment


(US)

MPAT

Multinational Planning
Augmentation Team

MPAT

Multipurpose Anti-Tank

MPC

Main Planning Conference

MPCD

Multi-Purpose Color TV Display

MPES

Medical Planning & Execution


System

MPF

Maritime Pre-Positioning Force

MPF

Mobile Police Force

MPFSEE

Multinational Peacekeeping Force


for South-Eastern Europe

MPLH

Multi-Purpose Light Helicopter

MPM

Medical Planning Module

MPS

Maritime Pre-positioning Squadron

MPT - SD

Multi-Particle Trace



( / )

MPV

Mine-Protected Vehicle

MR

Maritime Reconnaissance

MR

Moon Rise

MR

Motor-Rifle

MRA

Mutual Recognition Agreement

MRAAM

Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

MRAAS

Multi-Role Armament &


Ammunition System

MRAT

Medium Range Anti-Tank (weapon)

MRAV

Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle

MRB

Motor-Rifle Battalion

MRBM

Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

MRC

Major Regional Contingency



(US)

MRC

Military Region Command

MRC

Motor-Rifle Company

MRD

Motor-Rifle Division

Meals Ready-to-Eat

,
(=
)

MRL

Multiple Rocket Launcher

MRLS

Multiple Rocket Launcher System

MRP

Motor-Rifle Platoon

MRR

Motor-Rifle Regiment

MRR

Multi-Role Radio

MRS

Mobility Requirements Study


( ),

(US)

MRS

Motor-Rifle Squad

MRSA


Materiel Readiness Support Agency
(US)

MRT

Media Reporting Team

MRT

Multi-Role Transport

MRTT

Multi-Role Tanker Transport

MRE


MRV

Multiple Re-Entry Vehicle

MS

Moon Set

MSA

Maritime Safety Agency


( )

MSB

Minesweeper, Boat

MSC

Major Subordinate Command


()

MSC

Major Subordinate Commander


()

MSC

Military Sealift Command

MSC

Military Staff Committee

MSC

Minesweeper, Coastal

MSCA

Military Support to Civil Authorities


(US)

MSD

Minesweeper, Drone

MSD

Mobile Security Division

MSE

Mobile Subscriber Equipment

MSE / TRITAC


Mobile Subscriber Equipment Tri /
Service Tactical Communication

MSI

Minesweeper, Inshore

MSI

Multi-Spectral Imagery

MSIP

Multi-Stage Improvement Plan

MSO

Marine Safety Office

MSO

Minesweeper, Ocean

MSR

Main Supply Road / Route

MSR

Minesweeper, River

MSS

Ministry of State Security

MST

Mine Countermeasures Support Ship

MSTF

Mission Support Training Facility

MSU

Multinational Security Unit

MSU

Multinational Specialized Unit

MTA

Military Technical Agreement

MTB

Motor Torpedo Boat

MTBF

Mean Time Between Failures

MTBMD

Maritime Theater Ballistic Missile


Defense

MTC

Maneuver Training Center

(US)

MTCR


Missile Technology Control Regime

MTD

Man Training Days

MTF

Medical Treatment Facility

MTI

MNC Task for Interoperability



(
)

MTI

Moving Target Indicator

MTM / D

Million Tonne-Miles per Day

MTMC

Military Traffic Management


Command



(= )

MTMCTEA

Military Traffic Management


Command Transportation
Engineering Agency

MTO

Mission Type Order

MTOW

Maximum Take-Off Weight

()
Medium Term Resource Plan


(N)

MTT

Mobile Training Team

MTU

Motor Tank Unit

MTV

Medium Tactical Vehicle (US)


(US)

MTVR

Medium Tactical Vehicle


Replacement (US)



(US)

MTW

Major Theatre War


(US)

MUAV

Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

MULE

Modular Universal Laser Equipment

MULTS

Mobile Universal Link Translator


System

MUST

Medical Unit, Self-Contained,


Transportable

MVEE

Military Vehicles & Engineering


Establishment

MW

Megawatt

MWHQ

Mobil War Headquarter

MWIR

Mid-Wave Infra-Red

MWR

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

,
(US)

MX

Marine Cost Exchange

Maj-Gen

Major-General

- ( US MG)

MaxTO

Maximum Take-Off Weight


()

Med

Medium

Mk

Mark

1. ; 2.
( Mk. 48 torpedo =
Mk. 48)

maint

Maintenance

MTRP

mech

Mechanized

(
Mech Bn =
)

med

Medical

( Med
Coy = )

met

Meteorological

mil

Military

mil - pol

Military - Political

misc

Miscellaneous

mix

Mixed

(: Mix Regt =
)

mob

Mobile

mob

Mobilization

mod

Modified / Modification

1. ; 2.

mor

Mortar

1. ; 2.
( US - MOR)

mot

Motorized

msl

Missile

mt

Megaton

mtn

Mountain

( mtn div =
- )

mun

Municipal

N
N

North

N-D

Non Doctrinal

N-2

Navy Component Intelligence


Officer, Staff


(US)

NA

Northern Alliance

NAA

North Atlantic Assembly

NAADC

North American Aerospace Defence


Command

NAAFI

Navy, Army, Air Force Institutes

1.
, ,
; 2. , ,

NAAG

NATO Army Armaments Group

NAB

Naval Amphibious Base

(
) (US)

NABS

NATO Air Base

NAC

North Atlantic Council

NACC

North Atlantic Cooperation Council


(
)

NACCISS

North Atlantic Command & Control


Information System

NACES

Navy Aircrew Common Ejection Seat

NACISA

NATO Communication and


Information Systems Agency

NACISC

NATO Communication and


Information Systems Committee

NACISS

NATO Maritime Command, Control ,


and Information Core System
(N)

NACMA / O

NATO ACCS Management


Organization / Agency

()

NACOSA

NATO CIS Operating and Support


Agency

NADB

NATO Ammunition Data Base

NADC

NATO Air Defence Committee

NADDO

NATO Design & Development


Objective


(N)

NADEFCOL

NATO Defence College

NADEP

Naval Depot / Naval Aircraft Depot

1. ; 2.
(US)

NADGE

NATO Air Defence Ground


Environment

NADI

National Disengagement Intention

NADREP

National Armaments Directors


Representative


(
)

NAEGIS

NATO Airborne Early Warning


Ground Integration Segment

NAES

Naval Air Engineering Station

NAEW

NATO Airborne Early Warning

NAEW & CFC

NATO Airborne Early Warning &


Control Force Command

NAF

Naval Air Facility

NAFAG

NATO Air Force Armament Group

NAFTA

North American Free Trade


Agreement

NAHEMA / O

()
NATO Helicopter Design,
, ,
Development, Production & Logistics Management Agency / Organization
NH90

NAI

NATO Analog Interface

(N)

NAI

Named Area of Interest

NAIC

NATO Air Intelligence Center

NAIC

National Air Intelligence Center

NALF

Naval Auxiliary Landing Field


(US)

NALLADS

Norwegian Army Low-Level Air


Defence System

NALS

National Liaison Staff

NAM

NATO Air Meet Exercise

Air
Meet

NAM

Non-Aligned Movement

NAMEADSMO

NATO Medium Extended Air


Defence System Design &
Development, Production & Logistics
Management Organization


, ,

NAMFI

NATO Missile Firing Installation

NAMILCOM

National Military Command

NAMMA / O

NATO Multi-Role Combat Aircraft () YFNJ


Development & Production Agency /
Organization
Tornado

NAMP

NATO Annual Manpower Plan

NATO Maintenance and Supply


Agency / Organization

()

NAPMA / O

NATO AEW&C Programme


Management Agency / Organization

()


NAPO

NATO Production Objective


(N)

NAROC

NATO Reserve Officers Course

NARP

NATO Armament Periodic Review


(N)

NARS

Naval Air Reserve Station

NAS

Naval Air Station

(US,
)

NASA

National Aeronautics & Space


Administration

NASAMS

Norwegian Advanced SAM System

Hawk

NATAR

NATO Trans-Atlantic Radar


Programme

NATINADS

NATO Integrated Air Defence


System

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAU

NATO Accounting Unit

NAU

Naval Administrative Unit


(USN)

NAV-OCEANO

Naval Oceanographic Office

NAVAIR

Naval Air Command

NAVCENT

-
Naval Component, Central Command -

NAVEUR

Naval Forces Europe

NAVFOR

Naval Forces Component

NAVNORTH

Allied Naval Forces, Northern Europe

NAMSA / O


NATO Naval on Call Force of
NAVOCFORMED
Mediterranean

NAVSEA

Naval Sea Command

- (US)

NAVSOUTH

NATO Naval Forces, Southern


Europe

NAVSPACECOM Naval Space Command

NAVSPASUR

Naval Space Surveillance System


(USN)

NAVSPECWARCOM

Naval Special Warfare Command

NAVSPECWARGRU

Naval Special Warfare Group


(
NAVSPECGRU 1)

NAVSTA

Naval Air Station

(US,
)

Navigation System Using Timing &


Ranging


(

)

NAWC

Naval Air Warfare Center

NAWC - D

Naval Air Warfare Center (Aircraft


Division)

NAWC- WD


Naval Air Warfare Center (Weapons
Division)

NAWS

Naval Air Weapons Station


(USN)

NB

Naval Base

- (USN)

NBC

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical


(weapons)

, ,

NBD

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical


Detection


,
,

NBDS

Narrow-Band Direct Sequence Spread -


Spectrum

NC3A /

NATO Consultation, Command and

NAVSTAR

()

Control Agency

NATO Consultation, Command and


Control Board

NC3REPS

National Consultation, Command &


Control Representatives


()
,

NCA

National Command Authority

NCARC

NATO Conventional Armaments


Review Committee

NCBC

Naval Construction Battalion Center

-
(USN)

NCCAP


,
NATO CIS Contingency Assets Pool

NCCIS

NATO Command, Control &


Information System

NCCP

Nuclear Command and Control


Procedures

NCE

Non-Combat Evacuation

/
,

NCF

NATO Composite Force

(N)

NCF

Naval Construction Force

NCIS

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

NCISS

NATO Communications &


Information System School

NCMB

NATO CALS Management Board





(N)

NCMC

National Collection Management Cell


(US)

NCO

NATO CALS Office

NC3B

(N)
NCO

Non-Commissioned Officer

( -
)

NCP

Non-US Coalition Partner


-
(US)

NCS

NATO Codification System

NCS

NATO Committee for


Standardization

NCS

National Communication System

NCS

National Crime Squad

NCS

Naval Communications Station

(USN)

NCS

Naval Control of Shipping

NCTR

Non-Cooperative Target Resolution

NCTS

Naval Computer &


Telecommunications Station



(USN)

NCW

Network Centric Warfare

NCWA

NATO Civil Wartime Agency

ND

Negligent Discharge

NDC

NATO Defence College

(
)

NDC

National Defence Council

NDF

Named Defense Forces

NDF

Namibian Defence Forces

()

NDMC

NATO Defence Manpower


Committee

NDMP

NATO Defence Manpower Plan


(N)

NDMS

National Disaster Medical System


(N)

NDP

NATO Defence Panel

NDU

National Defense University


NE

North East

NEFMA / O

()
NATO European Fighter Aircraft
,
Development, Production & Logistics -
Management Agency / Organization

NELC

National Employers Liaison


Committee


(
)

NEO

Non-combat Evacuation Operation


/
,

NEPS

North European Pipeline System

NES

Network Encryption System

NETF

NATO Expanded Task Force

NETMA / O

()
NATO Eurofighter 2000 & Tornado ,
Development, Production & Logistics -
Management Agency / Organization
Eurofighter 2000 Tornado

NETT

New Equipment Training Team

NF & LWG

NATO Fuels & Lubricants Working


Group

NFH

NATO Frigate Helicopter


(NH90)

NFR

NATO Financial Regulations

NFTC

NATO Flying Training Center in


Canada

NG

National Guard

NGB

National Guard Base

(US)

NGFS

Naval Gunfire Support


(Au)

NGO

Non Governmental Organization

NGS

Naval Gunfire Support

NGTS

National Guard Training Site

(US)
NH90

NATO Helicopter for the 90s

NH90

NHMO

NATO Hawk Management Office


-
Hawk

NHPLO


NATO Hawk Production & Logistics Organization

- Hawk

NHQC3S

NATO Headquarters Consultation,


Command & Control Staff

-
,

NIA

National Intelligence Agency

NIAG

NATO Industrial Advisory Group

NIC

National Intelligence Cell


/ (US)

NIC

National Intelligence Council

NICOC

National Intelligence Coordinating


Committee

NICP

Naval Inventory Control Point


(USN)

NICS

NATO Integrated Communications


System

NICS - COA

NICS Central Operating Authority

NIDS

NATO Integrated Data System

NIE

National Intelligence Estimate


(US)

NILE

NATO Improved Link 11 & 22


- 11 22 (N)

NIMA


National Imagery & Mapping Agency

NIMIC

NATO Insensitive Munitions


Information Centre

NIO

National Intelligence Office

NIPC

National Infrastructure Protection


Center

NIPRNET

Non-Classified Internet Protocol


Router Network

()

NIPS

NTCS Intelligence Proceeding


System

NIR

Near-Infrared

NIS

NATO Identification System

NIS

National Intelligence Service


(, , ,
,
)

NIS

Naval Investigative Service


Command

NIS

Newly Independent States

NISEG

NATO In-Service Goal


(N)

NISGP

NATO Inter-Staff Group on


Petroleum

NIST

National Intelligence Support Team


(US)

NITF

National Imagery Transmitting


Format


(US)

NKAF

North Korea Air Force

(US)

NKPA

North Korea Peoples Army

(US)

NLAW

Next Generation Anti-Armor Weapon


(UK)

NLC

NATO Logistic Course

NLCP

NATO Logistic Course for Partners

NLO

National Liaison Officer

NLOS

Non-Line-of-Sight Target

NLR

National Logistic Representative

NLSF

Navy Logistics Support Force

NLT

NATO Liaison Team

NMA

NATO Military Authority


(Authorities)


()

NMC

Naval Medical Center

(N)

NMCC

National Movement Coordination


Centre

NMCCIS


National Military Command, Control
,
and Information System

NMCS

National Military Command System

NMD

National Missile Defence


(US)

NMIC


National Military Intelligence Center

NMIPC

National Military Intelligence


Production Center

NMIST


National Military Intelligence Support

Team

NMJIC

National Military Joint Intelligence


Center

NMOS

NATO Maritime Optic Intelligence


System

NMPA

NATO Maritime Patrol Aircraft

NMR

National Military Representative to


SHAPE

NNAG

NATO Naval Armaments Group

NNTCN

Non-NATO Troops Contributing


Nation

,
,


NOAA

National Oceanic & Atmospheric


Administration (US)

NOC

Non-Official Cover

(
)

NOE

Nap-of-the-Earth

NOIC

Naval Operational Intelligence Center

NORAD

North American Air Defence


Command

NORDPOL

Nordic-Polish Brigade

-
SFOR

NPC

NATO Pipeline Committee

NPG

NATO Nuclear Planning Group

NPIC


National Photographic Interpretation

Center

NPLO

NATO Production and Logistics


Organization

NPM

Nuclear Planning Manual

NPS

NATO Pipeline System

NPSC

NATO Project Steering Committee

NPT

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of


Nuclear Weapons

NPU

Nuke Packed Unit

()

NPWIC

National Prisoner of War Information


Center

NR

National Responsibility

NRF

NATO Reaction Force

NRF

Naval Reserve Force

NRFC

National Reserve Forces Committee

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NRO

National Reconnaissance Office

NROA

National Reserve Officers


Association

NRT

Near-Real Time


NS

Naval Station

(US)

NSA

National Security Act

()

NSA

National Security Advisor

NSA

National Security Agency

NSA

Naval Support Activity

(USN)

NSAWC

Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center

NSB

National Security Bureau

NSB

Naval Submarine Base

NSC

NATO Supply Center

NSC

National Security Council


(, ,
)

NSC

National Security Council System

NSCS

Naval Supply Corps School


(USN)

NSCT

Naval Security Coordination Cell


(
)

NSD

National Security Directive

NSE

National Support Element

()
(N)

NSE

New Security Environment

NSF

Naval Support Facility

(USN)

NSG

NATO Standardization Group

NSGA

Naval Security Group Activity


(USN)

NSHP


Nordic Standard Helicopter Program

NSI

Nuclear Safety (or Security)


Inspection

NSIP

NATO Security Investment


Programme

NSLB

NATO Standardization Liaison Board

NSMTT

Naval Security Training Team


(USN)

NSN

NATO Stock Number

(N)

NSO

NATO Standardization Organization

NSOC

National Signals Intelligence


Operations Center

NSOC

Navy Satellite Operations Center

NSP

NATO Standardization Programme

NSPA

National Security Planning Agency



()

NSR

NATO Staff Requirement

NSS

National Security Service

NSS

National Security Strategy

NSS

Navigation Sub-System

NST

NATO Staff Target

NSTISSC

National Security
Telecommunications & Information
Systems Security Committee

NSV

NATO Secure Voice Network

NSW

Naval Special Warfare


() (USN)

NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center

NSWTG

Naval Special Warfare Task Group


(USN)

Naval Special Warfare Task Group,


NSWTG CENT
Central Command


(

)

NSYD

Naval Shipyard

- (USN)

NTC

National Training Center

NTC

Naval Training Center

(USN)

NTDR

Near-Term Data Radio

NTDS

Naval Tactical Direction System

NTF

Naval Task Force

NTG

NATO Task Group


(N)

NTG

NATO Training Group

NTIC

Navy Tactical Intelligence Center


(USN)

NTM

Notice to Move

Near-Term Prepositioning Force


,


(USN USMC)

NTPS

Near-Term Prepositioning Ships


,
,
(USN USMC)

NTS

Night Targeting System

NTTC

Naval Technical Training Center

NTTS

NATO Terrestrial Transmission


System

NTU

Naval Task Unit

NTU

New Threat Upgrade

(USN)

NTW

Navy Theatre-Wide

NUC

NATO Ukraine Charter /


Commission

NUCINT

Nuclear Intelligence

NUWC

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

NV

Norfolk Naval Base

-
, .

NVA

Night Viewing Aid

()

NTPF

NVE

Night Vision Equipment

()

NVG

Night Vision (Viewing) Goggles

()

NVIS

Night Vision Illumination System

NW

North West

NWC

Naval Weapons Center

(USN)

NWDC

Naval Warfare Development


Command


()

NWOO

NATO Wartime Oil Organization

NWRA

NATO Wartime Refugees Agency

NWSF

Naval Weapons Support Facility


(USN)

NX

Naval Post Exchange

NYPD

New York Police Department

. -

NZDF

New Zealand Defence Force

()

NZSAS

New Zealand Special Air Service

NZSIS

New Zealand Security Intelligence


Service

Nav

Naval

n. k.

Not known

nuc

Nuclear

O&M

Operations & Maintenance

OAB

Operational Analysis Board

OAF

Operation Allied Force

Allied Force

OAG

Offshore Installation Assault Group



(USMC)

OAS

Offensive Air Support

OAS

Organization of American States

OASD SO / LIC Office of the Assistant Secretary of

()

Defense for Special Operations &


Low Intensity Conflicts

OAU

Organization of African Unity

OAV

Organic Air Vehicle

OBL

Osama bin Laden

(
UBL)

OBM

Orbital Ballistic Missile

OBOGS

On-Board Oxygen Generating System


( )

OC

Officer Commanding

(
) (UK)

OCA

Offensive Counter Air

OCAC

Operations, Control & Analysis


Center


( )

OCE

Officer Conducting the Exercise

OCO

Operational Control Organization

OCOKA

Observation & Fields of Fire, Cover


& Concealment, Key Terrain &
Avenues of Approach

OCS

Officers Candidate School

(=
) (US)

OCSW

Objective Crew Served Weapon


(US)

OCU

Operational Conversion Unit

-
(UK)

ODF

Operational Deployment Force

ODIHR

Office for Democratic Institutions &


Human Rights

OECD

Organization for Economic


Cooperation & Development

OEF

Operation Enduring Freedom

"
"

OES

Office of Emergency Services

OEU

Operational Evaluation Unit

OFDA

Office of Foreign Disaster Relief





(US)

OFP

Operational Flight Program

OFW

Objective Force Warrior

OG

Operational Group

OGD

Other Government Departments

,

(Ca)

OHR

Office of the High Representative for


Bosnia

OHV

Over Head Valve

OIC

Officer in Charge

,
/

OIC

Organization of Islamic Conference

OICC

()
Operational Intelligence Coordination
(Crisis) Center

OICW

Objective Individual Combat Weapon


(US)

OIF

Operation Iraqi Freedom

"
"

OIP

Optical Improvement Program

OJT

On-the-Job-Training

()

OLF

Outlying Landing Field

OMA

Office of Military Affairs

OMB

Office of Management & Budget

OMFTS

Operational Maneuver from the Sea


(USMC)

OMG

Operational Maneuver Group

ONE

Office of National Estimates


(US)

ONI

Office of Naval Intelligence

ONR

Office of Naval Research

ONS

Office for NATO Standardization

()

Outline NATO Staff Target

-


(N)

ONW

Operation Northern Watch

Northern Watch

,

OOA

Out of Area

OOB

Out of Bounds

OOD

Officer of the Deck

OODA

:
Observation Orientation Decision
(
Action
/ colonel Boyds
loop)

OOM

Order of March

Operations Other Than War

,
(=
, ) (US)

OOV

Object of Verification

OP

Observation Post

OP

Officers Category


( OP-06-04, OP09N)

OP3

Overt Peacetime Psychological


Operations Program

OPC

Offshore Patrol Ship


()

OPC

Operation Planning Conference

OPCOM

Operational Command

OPCON

Operational Control

()

OPCW

Organization for the Prohibition of


Chemical Weapon

ONST

OOTH


/
(
)

OPDEC

Operational Deception

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting


Countries

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPFOR

Opposition Force

OPLAN

Operational Plan

OPORD

Operational Order

OPP

Operational Planning Process

OPR

Office of Primary Responsibility

OPSEC

Operational Security

OPSKED

Operational Schedule

()

OPTEC

Operational Test & Evaluation


Command

OPTEMPO

Operational Tempo

OPTINT

Optical Intelligence

OPV

Offshore Patrol Vessel


()

OR

Operational Readiness

OR

Other Rank

,

(UK, US = enlisted
men)

ORBAT

Order of Battle

ORD

Operational Requirements Document

ORP

Operational Readiness Platform


(I)

ORTP

Operational Readiness Test


Programme

OSB

Operational Support Base

OSC

Objective Supply Capability

OSCC

Open Skies Consultative Committee

OSCE

Organization for Security and


Cooperation in Europe

OSD

Office of the Secretary of Defense

OSE

Officer Scheduling the Exercise

OSI

On-Site Inspection

(
)

OSIA

US On-Site Inspection Agency

OSINT

Open Source Intelligence

OSIS

Ocean Surveillance Information


System

OSO

Operations (Operational) Support


Office

OSW

Operation Southern Watch

Southern Watch

,

OTA

Over-Flight Top-Attack Profile

OTC

Officer in Tactical Command


(
)

OTG

Operational Task Group

()

OTH

Over the Horizon

OTHR / B


Over the Horizon Radar / Backscatter

OTHR / T

Over the Horizon Radar / Targeting

OTPI

On-Top Position Indicator

()
Office of the Undersecretary of

OUSD (A, T & L) Defense for Acquisition, Technology
, ,
& Logistics

obs

Observation

( obs pt
= )

off

Official

offr

Officer

op

Operation / Operational

1. ; 2.

ops

Operations

org

Organization / Organized

1. ; 2.

P
1P

Aircraft Commander / First Pilot

2P

Second Pilot / Co-pilot

P&L

Production & Logistic


-
,

P-5

Permanent members of UN SC

Political Affairs Division

PAA

Primary Aircraft Authorized

,

(..
, ,
..)

PAAMS

Principal Anti-Air Missile System

-
( )

PAC

Patriot Advanced Capability

Patriot

PACAF

US Pacific Air Forces

PACFLT

Pacific Fleet

PACOM

US Pacific Command

PADP

Panel on Air Defence Philosophy

PADW

Panel on Air Defence Weapons

PAF

Pakistani Air Force

PAF

Philippine Air Force

PAIS

Prototype ACE Intelligence


System

PAN

Personal Area Network

PANLIBHOCO

Panama Liberia Honduras


Costa Rica

PA


(
-)
PAO

Public Affairs Officer

PAP

People's Armed Police

PAPS

Periodic Armaments Planning


System



(N)

PAPS

Phased Armaments Programming


System



(N)

PARCS

Perimeter Acquisition Radar


Attack Characterization System




(
) (US)

PARP


PFP Planning and Review Process
(N)

PASSEX

Passing Exercise

PAT

Permanent Analysis Team

Patrol & Reconnaissance Force,


PATRECONFORLANT
Atlantic

PATRECONFORPAC

Patrol & Reconnaissance Force,


Pacific

PATRECONWING

Patrol & Reconnaissance Wing


(USN)

PAX

Passenger Aircraft

(US)

PB & Cs

Planning Boards & Committees

/
(N)

PBEIST

Planning Board for European


Inland Surface Transport





(N)

PBF

Patrol Boat, Fast


()

PBI

Patrol Boat, Inshore


( 50 )

PBL

Patrol Escort, Small


(Ca)

PBOS

Planning Board for Ocean


Shipping



(N)

PBR

Patrol Boat, River

PBW

Bomber Wing (Provisional)



(USAF)

PBX

Private Branch Exchange

()
(N)

PC

Patrol Craft, General

(N)

PC

Personal Computer

PC

Photographic Camera

PC

Political Committee

(N)

PC LITE

Processor, Laptop-Imagery
Transmission Equipment

PCC

Partnership Coordination Cell


(NATO/PFP)

()
(

) (N)

PCC

Patrol Craft, Coastal


( 100
) (N)

PCC

Pre-Combat Checks

()

PCF

Patrol Craft, Fast


(N)

PCFG

Guided Missile Fast Attack Craft


(No)

PCG

Patrol Craft, Guided Missile

()

PCG

Policy Coordination Group


(N)

PCI

Patrol Craft, Inshore


( 100
) (N)

PCM

Patrol Craft, Missile

(N)

PCO

Patrol Craft, Offshore

(N)

PCR

Patrol Craft, River

(N)

PCT

Patrol Craft, Torpedo

(N)

PD

Presentation Document

PD

Presidential Decision Directive


(US) ()

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant


()

PDA

Probability of Detection

PDD

Presidential Decision Directive


(US) ()

PDF

Permanent Defense Forces


( )

PDL

Point Defence Laser



(US)

PDMS

Point Missile Defense System


(US)

PDSS

Person with Designated Special


Status

PE

Peacetime Establishment

PE

Plastic Explosive

PE

Precision Engagement

PEDP

PFP Exercise Directive & Program

PEN

Personal Evaluation Note

PEO

Peace Enforcement Operation

PEO

Project Executive Officer

PEP

Propulsion & Energetics Panel

Permanent Representative

PERSCOM

US Army Personnel Command


(=
)

PERSREP

Personnel Report

PF

Pocket Filter

PERMREP

PFC

Fast Patrol Craft, Coastal


()

PFC

Private First Class

(US)

PFHE

Proximity Fuze High Explosive

PFI

Fast Patrol Craft, Inshore


()

PFI

Private Financial Initiative


(N)

PFM

Fast Patrol Craft, Missile

()

PFO

Fast Patrol Craft, Ocean

()

PFP

Partnership for Peace

PFP

Proximity Fuze Programmer

PFPPX

Proximity Fuze Prefragmented


Programmable

PFT

Fast Patrol Craft, Torpedo

()

PG

Patrol Gunboat, General

()
()

PG

Precision Guided


()

PG

Presidential Guard

PG

Proving Ground

, (US)

PG (F)

Patrol Gunboat, Fast


()

PG (G)

Patrol Gunboat, Guided Missile

()

PG

Patrol Gunboat, River


()

PGB

Precision Guided Bomb

PGGA

Patrol Air Cushion Vessel, Guided


Missile

PGGM

Precision Guided Mortar Munition

PGM

Precision Guided Missile

PH

Pearl Harbor Naval Base

- , .

PHALCON


-
Phased Array, L-Band, Conformal

PHEWG

Petroleum Handling Equipment


Working Group



(N)

PHIB

Amphibian

(
) (USN)

PHIBRON

Amphibious Squadron


(USN)

PHM

Patrol Hydrofoil, Guided Missile

PHOTINT

Photographic Intelligence


()

PHQ

Peace Headquarters

PHT

Patrol Hydrofoil, Torpedo

PI

Photographic Intelligence


()

PI

Photographic Interpreter

PI

Public Information

PIA

Planned Incremental Availability

PIC

Public Information Center

PID

Passive Identification Device

PIM

Position and Intended Movement

PIMPF

Programmable Intelligent MultiPurpose Fuze

PIO

Public Information Office

PIP

Partial Information Ploy

PIP

Product Improvement Program


(N)

PIR

Priority Intelligence Requirements

PJC

Permanent Joint Council NATO

Russia

PK

Probability of Kill

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

PKO

Peacekeeping Operation

PLA

Peoples Liberation Army

PLAAF

Peoples Liberation Armys Air


Force

PLAN

Peoples Liberation Armys Navy

PLGR



Precise Lightweight GPS Receiver

PLRS

Position Location Reporting


System

PLS

Palletized Load System

PLT

Partners Liaison Team


(N)

PM

Pascagoula Naval Base

-
, .

PM

Prime Minister

PMCS

Preventive Maintenance Checks &


Services

PME

Professional Military Education

PMF

Political Military Framework

PMO

Project Management Officer

PMR

Principal Military Requirements

PMRF

Pacific Missile Range Facility

PMSC/ AHG

Political Military Steering


Committee / Ad Hoc Group on
Cooperation in Peacekeeping

PMU

Police Mobile Unit


PN

Portsmouth Naval Base

-
, . -

PNA

Palestinian National
Administration

PNET

Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty

PNG

Passive Night Goggles

PNG

Personae Non Grata

Personae Non Grata

PNGDF

Papua New Guinea Defence Force

PNVS

Pilot Night-Vision System

PO

Peace Operations


()

PO

Petty Officer

- (
)

PO

Pilot Officer


(
)

PO

Private Office

POB

Psychological Operations Battalion


(US)

POC

Point of Contact

1. ; 2.
(, , email,)

POD

Point of Departure

POD

Port of Debarkation

POE

Point of Entry

POF

Priority of Fire

POG

Psychological Operations Group


(US)

POGUS

Property of the United States

(US)

POL

Petroleum Oil Lubricants

-
(
)

POL / MIL

Political Military

POLAD

Political (or Policy) Adviser

POM

Programme Objective
Memorandum

(US)

POMCUS

,
Prepositioned Outside Military

Custody of the US / Prepositioning
of Materiel Configured to Unit Sets

POP

Point of Presence

POP

Public Opinion Paralysis

PORTS

Portable Remote
Telecommunications System

Psychological Operations Task


Force


(US)
( POTF POTG


)

POTG

Psychological Operations Task


Group


(US)
( POTF POTG


)

POTUS

President of the United States

POW

Prisoner of War

POW

Programme of Work

(N)

PP

Personal Pistol

PP


Philadelphia Naval Reserve Station
, .

PPBS

Planning, Programming and


Budgeting System

,
(N)

PPC

Permanent Peacetime Commander

/
(UK)

PPC

Petroleum Planning Committee

PPCG

Provisional Policy Coordination


Group


(N)

PPCLI

Princess Patricias Canadian Light


Infantry

PPMU

Police Paramilitary Mobile Unit

Patriot Precision Strike

-
Patriot,

POTF

PPS

PR

Photographic Reconnaissance

PR

Public Relations

PRC

Populace & Resources Control

PREPO

Prepositioned

/

(US)

PRF

Pulse Repetition Frequency

PRM

(
Presidential Review Memorandum
) (US)

PRO

Public Relations Officer

PRO RAM

Projectile Radar Absorbent


Material



(SA)

PS

Patrol Ship

(Dk)

PSC

Principle Subordinate Command


(=
)

PSC


Principle Subordinate Commander

PSD

Political Security Department


( )

PSE

Partnership for Peace Staff


Element

PSE

Psychological Operations Support


Element
(US)

PSHD

Port Security Harbor Defense

PSO

Peace Support Operations

PSOF

Peace Support Operations Force

PSP

Police Service of Pakistan

PSPA

Peace Support Psychological


Activities




(US)

PSRC

Presidential Selective Reserve


Call-up



(US)

PSTAR

Portable Search & Target Radar



PSYOP

Psychological Operations

(US)

PSYWAR

Psychological Warfare

(US)

PT

Physical Training

PT

Torpedo Craft, General

()

PT (H)

Torpedo Craft, Hydrofoil


()

PTBT

Partial Test Ban Treaty



,
,

PTI

Physical Training Instructor

PTN

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTT

Post, Telephone, Telegraph

, ,

PTT

Public Telephone & Telegraph

PUFFS

Passive Underwater Fire Control


System

PUP

Pick-Up Point

(
)

PV


Portsmouth Naval Reserve Station ,
.

PVNTMED

Preventive Medicine

PVO

Private Volunteer Organization

PWC

Principal Warfare Commander

PWG

Permanent Working Group

PWHQ

Primary War Headquarters

PWIC

Prisoner of War Information


Center


(US)

PWIS

Prisoner of War Information


System


(US)

PWO (A)

Principle Warfare Officer (Air)

PWP

Partnership Work Programme /


Plan

/
(

)

PWP

Personal Water Purifier

PWR

Pressured Water Reactor

PWUMC

People Warfare Under Modern


Conditions


(Ch)

PX

Post Exchange

(=
)

para

Paratroop / Parachute

pdr

Pounder

pkg

Package

pl

Platoon

( UK)

plt

Platoon

()

pltn

Platoon

( US)

pt

Post

publ

Public

Q
QDR

Quadrennial Defense Review


, 4
(US)

QEAF

Qatari Emiri Air Force

(US)

QFI

Qualified Fighting Instructor

QM

Quartermaster

(=
)

QMG

Quartermaster General

(=


)

QOL

Quality of Life

QRA

Quick Reaction Alert



(UK)

QRF

Quick Reaction Force

QSP

Quiet Supersonic Platform


(=


)
R
R

Reserve

R&D

Research & Development

(=
-
- )

R&M

Reliability & Maintainability

R&R

Rest & Recuperation

R&S

Reconnaissance & Surveillance

()

R&T

Research & Technology

R/L

Receive Location

RA

Royal Artillery

RAAF

Royal Australian Air Force

RAAMS

Remote Anti-Armor Mine System

RAC

Riverine Assault Craft

RAC

Royal Armoured Corps

RADEOS

Rapid Deployable Electro-Optical


System

RADINT

Radar Intelligence

RADOC

Regional Air Defence Operational


Centre


(
)

RAF

Royal Air Force

RAFVR

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

RAG

Regimental Artillery Group

RAG

Replacement Air Group

RALCC

Regional Airlift Control Center

RAM

Radar Absorbent Material

RAM

Rolling Airframe Missile

RAM

Runway Attack Munition

RAMCC

Regional Air Movement Control


Center

RAMICS

Rapid Airborne Mine Cleaning


System

RAMID

Reorganized Army Mountain Infantry -


Division

RAMOS

Russian American Observation


Satellite System

RAMP

Reconnaissance Avionics
Maintainability Program

RAN

Royal Australian Navy

RAOC

Regional Allied Contracting Office

RAP

Recognized Air Picture

RAP

Regimental Aid Post

RAPID

Reorganized Army Plains Infantry


Division

RAR

Royal Australian Regiment


( ,

,
1/5 RAR = 1 5
)

RARO

Regular Army Reserve of Officers

RAS

Radar Absorbent Structural (material)

RAS

Replenishment at Sea

RASC

Royal Army Service Corps

RASCC

Regional Air Surveillance


Coordination Centre



(N)

RAT

Rapid Action Team

RAW

Research & Analysis Wing

RAuxAF

Royal Auxiliary Air Force

-
(
)
RBU

Rocket Bomb Launcher

RC

Regional Commander

1.

; 2.

RC

Reserve Component

RC

Response Cell

RCC

Regional Control Center

()

RCCM

Regional Contingency Construction


Management

RCEM

Regional Contingency Engineering


Management

RCHB

Reserve Cargo-Handling Battalion

RCL

Recoilless Launcher

RCM

Rules for Court Martial

RCOH

Refueling & Complex Overhaul

RCS

Radar Cross Section

RCT

Radio Control Terminal

RCT

Regimental Combat Team

RDAF

Royal Danish Air Force

(N)

RDD

Required Delivery Date

RDF

Radio Direction Finding

RDF

Rapid Deployment Force

(US)

RDF

Reserve Defense Forces

RDJTF

Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force

RDM

Remotely Delivered Mines System

RDO

Rapid Decisive Operation

RDV

Rapid Deployment Vehicle

RDX

RE

Royal Engineers

REACT


Rapid Execution & Combat Targeting

RECA

Remote Controlled Ammunition

RECON

Reconnaissance

( US)

RECONBN

Reconnaissance Battalion

(US)

RED HORSE

Rapid Engineer Deployable, Heavy


Operational Repair Squadron,
Engineer



(USAF)

REDCOM

Naval Reserve Readiness Command

REFORGER

Return Forces to Germany



( )

REL

Releasable to

(
) (US, N)

REMBASS

Remotely Monitored Battlefield


Sensor System


(
)

REME

Royal Electrical & Mechanical


Engineers

REPDIR

Reporting Directive

RESM

Radar-Band Electronic Support


Measures

RESPATRECONWING

Reserve Patrol & Reconnaissance


Wing

RF

Radio Frequency

1. ; 2.

RF

Reaction Force


( )

RF

Reconnaissance Fighter

RF(A)S

Reaction Forces (Air) Staff


(N)

RFA

Royal Fleet Auxiliary



( )

RFCT

Ready First Combat Team

RFE / RL

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

RFI

Request for Information

RFINT

Radio-Frequency Intelligence

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFT

Request for Tender

RFTA

Reserve Forces Training Area

RFW

Radio Frequency Weapon

RG

Republican Guard


(US)

RGFG

Republican Guards Forces Command


(US)

RGJ

Royal Green Jackets

RGR

Royal Gurkha Regiment

RHA

Rolled Homogenous Armour

RHAW

Radar Homing and Warning

RHIB

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

RHQ

Rear Headquarters

RHQ

Regimental Headquarters

RHQ

Regional Headquarters


(N)

RIB

Rigid Inflatable Boat

RIB

Rubberized Inflatable Boat

RIBS

Readiness in Base Services


(USAF)

RIC

Reportable Item Code


, (N)

RINT

Radiation Intelligence

RIP

Ranger Indoctrination Program

RISTA

Reconnaissance, Intelligence,
Surveillance and Target Acquisition

, , ,

RIT

Remote Imagery Transceiver

RL

Rocket Launcher

1.
;
2.

RLC

Royal Logistic Corps


RLG

Ring Laser Gyro

RLT

Regimental Landing Team

(USMC)

RM

Royal Marines

RM & S

Reliability, Maintainability &


Sustainability

,
(
)

RMA

Revolution in Military Affairs

RMAS

Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service


(UK)

RMG

Ranging Machine Gun

RMN

Royal Malaysian Navy

RMO

Regimental Medical Officer

RMP

Recognized Maritime Picture

RMP

Redeployment Movement Planning

RMR

Royal Marine Reserve

RMS

Remote Mine-Hunting System

RMV

Remote Mine-Hunting Vehicle

RN

Royal Navy

RNA

Royal Nepalese Army

RNAS

Royal Navy Air Station

RNLA

Royal Netherlands Army

RNLAF

Royal Netherlands Air Force

RNLN

Royal Netherlands Navy

RNR

Royal Navy Reserve

RNS

Royal Navy Ship

(=
HMS)

RNZAAF

Royal New Zealand Air Force

RNZN

Royal New Zealand Navy

RNoAF

Royal Norwegian Air Force

Royal Ordnance



(= )

RO

RO / RO

Roll - On / Roll . Off

- (=
)

ROA

Radius of Action

ROBAT

Robotic Counter-Obstacle Vehicle

ROCAF

Republic of China Air Force

ROCC



Regional Operational Control Centre

NORAD

ROCN

Republic of China Navy

ROCSAT

Republic of China Satellite System

ROE

Rules of Engagement

()

ROEX

Rules of Engagement Exercise


()

ROKIT

Republic of Korea Indigenous Tank

RORSAT

Radar Intelligence Ocean


Reconnaissance Satellite

ROTA

Release Other Than Attack

ROTC

Reserve Officers Training Course

ROTHR

Raytheon Over the Horizon Radar


Raytheon

ROV

Remote Operated Vehicle

ROWPU

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification


Unit

RP

Relay Platform

(,
, )

RP

Repeating Pistol

RP

Retained Personnel

RP

Rocket Propelled

RPA

Rwanda Peoples Army

RPB

Replacement Patrol Boat

RPC

Recognized Air Picture Production


Centre

(N)
RPC

Rugged Portable Computer

RPG

Rocket-Propelled Grenade

RPOD

Railway Port of Debarkation

RPV

Remotely Piloted Vehicle

RQMS

Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant

-
(UK)

RQS

Rescue Air Squadron


(USAF)

RQW

Rescue Air Wing


(USAF)

RRAMNS

Rapid Route & Area Mine


Neutralization System


(Au)

RRC

Rapid Reaction Corps

RRE

Risk Redaction Effort


()

RRF

Rapid Reaction Force

(N)

RRF

Ready Reserve Fleet

(USN)

RRF (A)

Rapid Reaction Force (Air)


(N)

RRF (L)

NATO Rapid Reaction Force (Land)


(N)

RRFWG

Ready Reserve Force Working Group

RRP

Rapid Reinforcement Plan

RS

Radiation Sensor

RS

Relative Superiority

RSADF

Royal Saudi Air Defence Force

RSAF

Royal Saudi Air Force

RSC4I


Reconnaissance, Surveillance,

Command, Control, Communications,

Computers & Intelligence

RSCG

Royal Saudi Coast Guard

RSLF

Royal Saudi Land Force

Regimental Sergeant Major

/
( )
(UK)

RSN

Role Specialized Nation

RSN

Royal Saudi Navy

RSO

Regimental Signals Officer

RSO

Regional Security Officer

(,
)

RSOM

Reception, Staging & Onward


Movement

,

(US)

RSP

Readiness Spare Package

RSSC


Regional Space (Signals Intelligence)
Support Center

RSTA

Reconnaissance, Surveillance and


Target Acquisition

, ,
(= )

RSTV

Real-Time Synthetic Video

RSTV

Reconnaissance, Surveillance &


Targeting Vehicle

RSwN

Royal Swedish Navy

RT

Real Time

RTA

Royal Thai Army

RTAF

Royal Thai Air Force

RTB

Returned to Base

RTB (A)

Research & Technology Board


(Agency)

()

RTD

Return to Duty


(
, )

RTIP

Radar Technology Insertion


Programme


(N)

RTN

Royal Thai Navy

RTO

Radio-Telephone Operator

RTO

Research & Technology Organization

RSM

RTR

Royal Tank Regiment


( ,


)

RTTC

Redstone Technical Test Center


, .
()

RTU

Return to Unit

RUC

Royal Ulster Constabulary

RUMINT

Rumor Intelligence

RV

Re-Entry Vehicle

1.
; 2.

RV

Rendezvous

RVT

Remote Vehicles Terminal

RW

Reconnaissance Air Wing


(USAF)

RW

Rotary Wing Aircraft

( R/W)

RWR

Radar Warning Receiver

RnoN

Royal Norwegian Navy

RswAF

Royal Swedish Air Force

rct

Recruit

rebro

Rebroadcast

recce

Reconnaissance

( UK)

ref

Reference

reg

Regional

regt

Regiment

( US - REGT)

rein

Reinforced

reorg

Reorganized

replen

Replenishment

rev

Revolver

1. ; 2.

rgr

Ranger

rkt

Rocket

rly

Railway

rpm

Rounds per Minute


( )

S
S

School

South

Surface-to-Surface

(N,

)

S&T

Scientific & Technical

S / Sgt

Saudi Marines

S / Sgt

Staff Sergeant

()

SA

Selective Availability

SA

Surface-to-Air

SA-N

Surface-to-Air, Naval Based

SAA

Skill at Arms

SAAF

Saudi Arabian Armed Forces

SAAF

South African Air Force

SAAM

Special Assignment Airlift Mission


SAAM

Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile

SAARC

South Asian Association for


Regional Cooperation

SABR

Support Amphibious Battlefield


Rotorcraft

SABRE

Surface-to-Air Rescue Beacon

SAC

Strategic Air Command

SACC

Small Area Camouflage Cover

(US)

SACEUR

Supreme Allied Commander,


Europe

SACEURREP

SACEUR Representative

SACLANT

Supreme Allied Commander,


Atlantic

SACLANT Representative in

SACLANT-REPEUR

T
T&E

Test & Evaluation

T-O

Take-Off

TA

Tactical Air

(

, )

TA

Target Acquisition

TA

Tasking Authority

1. ,
; 2.

TA

Technical Arrangement

TA

Territorial Army


( )

TA

Towed Array

TAA

Tactical Assembly Area

TAACOM

Theatre Area Army Command

TAB

Transport Army Aviation Battalion


(US)

TAC

Tactical Air Command

TAC

Tactical Headquarters

TACAIR

Tactical Air

()

TACAN

Tactical Aid to Navigation System

TACBE

Tactical Beacon

TACC

Tactical Air Control Center


()

TACCO

Tactical Coordinator

TACEVAL

Tactical Evaluation

TACINT

Tactical Intelligence

TACINTEL

Tactical Intelligence

TACIX

Tactical Intelligence Information


Exchange System

TACMS

Tactical Missile System

TACOM

Tactical Command

(US)

TACOM

Tank Automotive & Armament


Command

TACON

Tactical Control

TACP

Tactical Air Control Party

(

)
TACSAT

Tactical Satellite

TACTASS

Tactical Towed Acoustic Sensor


System

TACTTRAGRU

Tactical Training Group


(USN)

TAD

Temporary Additional Duty



(US)

TADA

Terrorism & Disruption Activity

Court India

TADDS

Target Alert Display Data Set

TADIL

Tactical Data Information Link

TADS / PNVS

Target Acquisition & Designation


Sight / Pilot Night Vision Sensor

TADSIX

Tactical Data Information Exchange


System

TAF

Tactical Air Force

(US,
)

TAG

Tailored Air Group


(UK)

TAH

MSC Hospital Ship

TAI

Target of Interest

TAL

Tactical Air Lift

TALD

Tactical Air-Launched Decoy

TAMMIS

Theater Army Medical Management


& Information System

TAMP

Theatre Aviation Maintenance


Program


,
(USAF)

TAOC

Tactical Air Operations Center


(USMC)

TAOO

Theatre Area of Operations

TAOR

Tactical Area of Responsibility

TAR

Tactical Air Reconnaissance

TAR

Training & Administration into


Reserve



(USN)

TARE

Telegraph Automatic Relay


Equipment

TARPS

Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod


System



(USN)

TARS

Tethered Aerostat Radar System

TAS

Target Acquisition System

TASM

Tactical Air-to-Surface Missile

TASM

Tomahawk Anti-Ship Missile

Tomahawk

TASMO

Tactical Air Support of Maritime


Operations

TASOSC

Theatre Army Special Operations


Support Command



(US)

TASS

Towed Array Surveillance System

TAV

Total Asset Visibility


,

, ,

TAVB

MSC Aviation Logistics Ship

TAVR

Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer


Reserve

TAVRAS

Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer


Reserve Army Service

TAW

Tactical Airlift Wing


(US,
)

TAW

Training Air Wing

TAWS

Terrain Avoidance & Warning


System

TB

Thermobaric

TBA

To be Announced

(
)

TBC

To be Confirmed


( )

TBD

To be Determined / Decided

/
( )

TBM

Tactical Ballistic Missile

TBM

Theatre Ballistic Missile

(US)

TBMCS

Theatre Battle Management Core


System


(USAF)

TBMD

Theatre Ballistic Missile Defense


(US)

TBTC

Transportable Blood Transshipment


Center

TC

Training Camp

(US)

TC

Training Center

(US)

TC

Transnational Crime

()

TCAE

Technical Control & Analysis


Element

()

TCAS

Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance


System

TCCCS

Tactical Command, Control &


Communications System

,
(Ca)

TCDL

Tactical Common Datalink

TCEM

Theatre Contingency Engineering


Management



(US)

TCG

Tactical Control Group


(UK)

TCG

Tasking & Coordination Group

TCIM

Tactical Communications Integrated


Module


(US)

TCN

Troop Contributing Nation

,

/
(N)

TCP

Traffic Control Point

()

TCS

Tactical Commander Station


TCS

Temporary Change of Station

TD

Tank Destroyer

TD

Tank Division

(
, )

TDA

Tactical Decision Aid

TDDS

Tactical Data Dissemination System

TDF

Tactical Digital Facsimile

TDOA

Time Difference of Arrival

TDRSS

Tracking & Data Relay Satellite


System

TDS

Torpedo Defense System

TDY

Temporary Duty

TE

Task Element

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TECHINT

Technical Intelligence

TEL

Transporter, Erector, Launcher

TELAR

Transporter, Erector, Launcher &


Radar


(
)

TELINT

Telemetry Intelligence

TEMP

Test & Evaluation Master-plan


(US)

TENCAP

Tactical Exploration of National


Capabilities Program



(US)

TERCOM

Terrain Contour Matching System

TEREC

Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance

TERM

Tank Extended Range Munition


TERM


Torpedo for the Explosive Removal of

Mines

TERPES

Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance


Processing & Evaluation System

TERPROM

Terrain Proximity Reference System

TERS

Tactical Event Reporting System

TES

Test Evaluation Squadron


(US)

TESTG

Test Group

TEWT

Tactical Exercise Without Troops

TEXCOM

Test & Experimentation Command

TEZ

Total Exclusion Zone


( )

TF

Task Force

1. ; 2.

TFCICA

Task Force Counterintelligence


Coordinating Authority

TFDC

Test Flight & Development Centre

TFE

Task Force Eagle

Eagle (
)

TFG

Tactical Fighter Group


(US)

TFH

Task Force Harvest

Harvest (
)

TFHE

Tactical Fuel Handling Equipment


(US)

TFM

Theater Frequency Management

TFMC

Theater Frequency Management Cell

TFMG

Task Force Movement Staff

(
)

TFR

Terrain-Following Radar

TFS

Tactical Fighter Squadron


(USAF)

TFU

Tactical Forecast Unit



(USAF)

TFW

Tactical Fighter Wing


(USAF)

TG

Task Group

TGM

Training Guided Missile

TGSM

Terminally Guided Sub-Munition

TGW

Terminally Guided Warhead

THAADS

Theatre High-Altitude Air Defence


System

Trafficking in Human Beings

THREATCON

Threat Condition

/

,
(US)

TI

Thermal Image

TI

Thermal Imager


(= )

TI

Total Inventory

TIA

Total Information Awareness



(US)

TIALD

Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser


Designator

TIB

Toxic Industrial Biological

TIBS

Tactical Information Broadcast


System


(USAF)

TIC

Toxic Industrial Chemical

TIDE

Tactical Information Distribution


Enhancement

TIH

Toxic Industrial Hazards

THB


TIM

Toxic Industrial Material

TIPH


Temporarily International Presence in
( )
Hebron
.

TIR

Thermal Infrared

TIR

Toxic Industrial Radiological

TIS

Terminal Information System

TIS

Thermal Imaging Sight

TLAM

Tomahawk Land Attack Missile

Tomahawk

TLAM-C

Tomahawk Land Attack Missile /


Conventional

Tomahawk

(
)

TLAM-D

Tomahawk Land Attack Missile /


Submunitions

Tomahawk

(
)

TLE

Treaty Limited Equipment

TLFC

Turkish Land Forces Command

TLP

Tactical Leadership Program

TLS

Tank Laser Sight

TMA

Target Motion Analysis

TMCC

Theatre Movements Control Centre

TMD

Theatre Missile Defence


/ (US)

TMIS

Theatre Medical Information System

TNF

Theatre Nuclear Force

TNFC

Turkish Naval Forces Command

TNG

Transitional National Government

TNOC

Theater Network Operations Center

TNT

Trinitrotoluene

TO & E

Table of Organization & Equipment

TOA

Transfer of Authority

TOC

Tactical Operations Center


( )

TOE

Table of Organization and Equipment

TOGS

Thermal & Optical Gun-sight

TOGS

Thermal Observation & Gunnery


System

TOO

Theatre of Operation

TOR

Terms of Reference

(),

TOT

Time over (on) Target

TOW

Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked,


Wire Guided



/
(
)

TPFDD

Time Phased Force & Deployment


Data

TPFDL

Time Phased Force & Deployment


List

-
/

TPT

Tactical Psychological Operations


Team


( )

TPU

Troop Program Unit



(US)

TQM

Technical Quartermaster

(=
) (UK)

TQMS

Technical Quartermaster Sergeant


(UK)

TRAC

Tactical Radar Correlator


(US)

TRACER

Tactical Reconnaissance Armoured


Combat Equipment Requirement

TRADOC

US Army Training and Doctrine


Command

TRAM

Tractor, Rubber-Tired, Articulated,


Multipurpose

TRANSCOM

Transportation Command

TRAP

Tactical Recovery of Aircraft &


Personnel

TRAWING

Training Air Wing

(USN,
)

TRD

Towed Radar Decoy

TRI - TAC


Tri-Service Tactical Communications (= Joint Tactical
Communications Program)

TRIGAT

Third Generation Anti-Tank Missile

TRIX

Tactical Reconnaissance Intelligence


Exchange System

TRRIP

Theater Rapid Response Intelligence


Package

TRS

Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron


(USAF)

TRU

Theatre Reserve Unit

TRV

Torpedo Recovery Vehicle

TRW

Training Wing


()

Top Secret

(

)

TSC

Tactical Support Center

(
,
)

TSCM

Technical Surveillance
Countermeasures

TSGT

Transportable Satellite Ground


Terminal

TSO

Telecommunications Service Order

TSS

Tactical Shelter System

TSS

Thermal Sight System

TSS

Thermal Surveillance System

TS


(
)


TSSR

Tropo-Satellite Support Radio

TSZ

Temporary Security Zone

TT

Target Towing

TT

Torpedo Tube

TTAD

Temporary Tour of Active Duty


(US)

TTBT

Threshold Test Ban Treaty


(=

)

TTH

Tactical Transport Helicopter

TTP

Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

TTR

Teeth-to-Tail Ratio


/

(.
)

TTU

Transportation Terminal Unit


(USN)

TTW

Transition to War

TTWCS

Tomahawk Weapon Control System


Tomahawk

TU

Task Unit

TUAF

Turkish Air Force

TUAV

Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

TUT

Target Under Trees

TV

Television

TW

Thermobaric Weapon

TWI

Threat Warning Indicator

()

TWV

Tactical Wheeled Vehicle

tac

Tactical

tact

Tactical

tempy

Temporary

tk

Tank

1. ; 2.

tkr

Tanker

torp

Torpedo

tp

Troop

( , ,

,
)

tpr

Trooper

tpt

Transport Aircraft

trg

Training

( - AVN BN
(TRG) =
)

trng

Training

()

Troop

( /

)

U/I

Unidentified

,
( UI)

U/S

Unserviceable


(
)

UAEAF

United Arab Emirates Air Force

UAEN

United Arab Emirates Navy

UAJ

Unattended Jammer

UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UBGL

Under Barrel Grenade Launcher

UBL

Usama Bin Laden

(
OBL)

UCAR

Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft

UCAV

Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles

UCAV N

Naval Unmanned Combat Air


Vehicles

UCINCPAC

Commander in Chief, US Pacific


Command

Commander in Chief, US European


Command

trp
U

UCINCEUR


UCIRF

USAREUR Combat Intelligence


Readiness Facility

UCMJ

Uniformed Code of Military Justice

(US)

UCP

Unified Command Plan


(US)

UDP

Unit Deployment Program

UDT

Underwater Demolition Team

-

(US)

UFCP

Up Front Control Panel

UFO

Unidentified Flying Object

UGS

Unattended (Unmanned) Ground


Sensor

UGV / S

Unmanned Ground Vehicle / System Unmanned Ground Vehicle / System

UHF

Ultra-High Frequency

UIC

Unit Identification Code

UK / NL AF

United Kingdom / Netherlands


Amphibious Force





MI-6

UKA
UKADGE

United Kingdom Air Defence Ground


Environment

UKADR

United Kingdom Air Defence Region (N)

UKB



MI-6

UKC


MI-6

UKD



MI-6

UKJ


MI-6

UKLF
UKO

UK Land Forces

()

MI-6

MI-6

UKP
UKRPOLBAT

Ukraine-Poland Peacekeeping
Battalion





MI-6

UKZ
ULCS

Unit-Level Circuit Switch

ULF

Ultra-Low Frequency

UMF

Unconventional Military Force

UMMPIS


Uniform Material Movement & Issue
Priority System

UN

United Nations

UNAAF

Unified Action Armed Forces

UNAMSIL

UN Mission in Sierra Leone

UNAVEM

UN Angola Verification Mission


(= MONUA)

UNC

United Nation Command

UNCRO

UN Confidence Restoration
Organization

UNCTAD

UN Conference on Trade &


Development

UNDHA

UN Department of Humanitarian
Affairs

UNDOF

UN Disengagement Observer Force

UNDP

UN Development Program

UNDPKO

UN Department of Peace-Keeping
Operations

UNESCO

UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural ,


Organization

UNFICYP

UN Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus

UNGA

UN General Assembly

UNHCHR

UN High Commissioners Office for


Human Rights

UNHCR

UN High Commissioners Office for


Refugees

UNHQ

UN Headquarters

UNICEF

UN Childrens Fund

UNIFIL

UN Force in Lebanon

UNIKOM

UN Iraq - Kuwait Observation


Mission

UNITAF

Unified Task Force

UNMAS

UN Mine Action Service

UNMEE

UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

UNMIBH

UN Mission in Bosnia and


Herzegovina

UNMIK

UN Mission in Kosovo

UNMOGIP

UN Military Observers Group in India


and Pakistan

UNMOP

UN Observer Mission in Prevlaka

UNMOT

UN Observer Mission in Tadjikistan

UNOCHA

UN Office for the Coordination of


Humanitarian Affairs

UNODIR

Unless Otherwise Directed

UNOMIG

UN Observer Mission in Georgia

UNOMIL

UN Observer Mission in Liberia

UNOMIR

UN Observer Mission in Rwanda

UNOSOM

UN Operation in Somalia


( )

UNPREDEP

UN Preventive Deployment Force


( )

UNPROFOR

UN Protection Force

(
)

UNPSG

UN Police Support Group

UNREP

Underway Replenishment

UNSC

UN Security Council

UNSCR

UN Security Council Resolution

UNTAES

UN Transitional Authority in Eastern

Slavonia

UNTAET

UN Transitional Authority in Eastern


Timor

UNTSO

UN Truce Supervision Organization

UNWFP

UN World Food Program

UO

Urban Operations

UOR

Urgent Operational Requirement

UPDF

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces

()

URG

Underway Replenishment Group

URMTT

Universal Radar Moving Target


Transponder

USA

US Army

USAAMC

US Army Aeromedical Center

USAAMCOM

US Army Aviation & Missile


Command

USAAVNC

US Army Aviation Center

USACAPOC

US Army Civil Affairs &


Psychological Operations Command

USACECOM

US Army Communications
Electronics Command

USACOM

US Army Command

USAENGCS

US Army Engineer Center & School

USAEUR

US Army in Europe

USAF

US Air Force

USAFA

US Air Force Academy

USAFE

US Air Force, Europe

USAFRES

US Air Force Reserve

USAICS

US Army Intelligence Center &


School

USAID

US Agency for International


Development

USAINFCS

US Army Infantry Center & School


USAIOC

US Army Industrial Operations


Command

USAKA

US Army Kwajalein Atoll

USAMMCE

US Army Medical Materiel Center


Europe

USAMMCSA

US Army Medical Materiel Center


Saudi Arabia

USAR

US Army Reserve

USARC

US Army Reserve Command

USAREC

US Army Recruiting Command

USAREUR

US Army, Europe


( USAEUR)

USARPAC

US Army, Pacific

USARSO

US Army, South

USASBCCOM

US Army Soldier & Biological


Chemical Command

USASG

US Army Support Group

USASOC

US Army, Special Operations


Command

USATACOM

US Army Tank-Automotive &


Armaments Command

USBP

US Border Patrol

USC

US Code

USCENTAF

US Central Command Air Force

USCENTCOM

US Central Command

USCG

US Coast Guard

USCINCCENT

Commander in Chief, US Central


Command

USCINCSOC

Commander in Chief, US Special


Operations Command

USCINCSOUTH

Commander in Chief, US Southern


Command

USCINCSPACE

Commander in Chief, US Space


Command

USCINCSTRAT

Commander in Chief, US Strategic


Command

Commander in Chief, US
USCINCTRANS
Transportation Command

USD

US Dollars

USD (A & T)

Under-Secretary of Defense for


Acquisition & Technology

USDA

US Department of Agriculture

USDAO

US Defense Attach? Office

USEUCOM

US European Command


()

USG

United States Government

USGET

US Support Group, East Timor

USGW

Underwater-to-Surface Guided
Weapon

USIA

United States Information Agency

USIS

United States Information Service

USJFCOM

US Joint Forces Command


()

USMA

US Military Academy

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USMCMG

US Mine Countermeasures Group

USMCR

US Marine Corps Reserve

USMTM

US Military Training Mission


(
)

USN

United States Navy

USNAVEUR

US Navy, Europe

USNR

US Naval Reserve

USO

United Service Organizations


(US)

USP

Universal Self-Load Pistol

USPACOM

US Pacific Command

USS

United States Ship

USSOCOM

US Special Operations Command

USSOUTHCOM US Southern Command

USSPACEOM

US Space Command

USSS

US SIGINT System

/-

USSTRATCOM

US Strategic Command

USTRANSCOM

US Transportation Command

USYG

Under-Secretary General

UUV

Underwater Unmanned Vehicle

UV

Ultra-Violet

UW

Unconventional Warfare


(
, )

UWB

Ultra-Wide Band

UWF

Unified Weather Forecast

UXO

Unexploded Ordnance

utl

Utility

V
V LAP

Velocity-Enhanced Long-Range
Artillery Projectile

VA

Carrier Air Attack Squadron


(USN)

VA

Department of Veteran Affairs


(US)

VAATE

Versatile Affordable Advanced


Turbine Engine

VAB

Vickers Armoured Bridgelayer


Vickers (UK)

VADM

Vice-Admiral

VAQ

Carrier Electronic Warfare Squadron


(USN)

VAQWINGPAC Electronic Attack Wing, Pacific



(USN)

VARRV

Vickers Armoured Repair &


Recovery Vehicle


Vickers

VAW

Carrier Airborne Early Warning


Squadron



(USN)

VC

Combat Support Squadron


(USN)

VC

Victoria Cross

(UK)

VC

Voluntary Contribution

VCC

Verification Coordinating Committee

VCHOD

Vice-Chief of Defence


/
(
)

VCJCS

Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

VCOO

Volunteer Conscripts for Overseas


Operations


(Ca)

VCP

Vehicle Checkpoint

VD

Venereal Disease

VDS

Variable Depth Sonar

VDU

Visual Display Unit

VERTREP

Vertical Replenishment

VF

Carrier Fighter Squadron

VFA

Carrier Fighter-Attack Squadron


(USN)

VFA

Visiting Forces Agreement

VFC

Naval Air Aggressor Squadron


(USN)

VHF

Very High Frequency

VINACCS

Vehicle Integrated Navigation


Command & Communications
System

VIP

Very Important Person

VLAP

Velocity-Enhanced Long-Range
Artillery Projectile

VLF

Very Low Frequency

VLS

Vertical Launch System

VMA

Marine Attack Squadron


(USMC)

VMC

Visual Meteorological Conditions

VMCS

Viking Mine Clearing System


Viking

VMF

Variable Message Format

VMFA

Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron

-
(USMC)

VMGR

Marine Transport - Air Refueling


Squadron

-
(USMC)

VMM

Marine Air Mobility Squadron


(USMC)

VOB

Visitor & Observer Bureau


(
)

VOCODER

Voice Encoder

VOD

Vertical on Board Delivery

VP

Navy Air Patrol Squadron


(USN)

VPU

Patrol Squadron, Utility



(USN)

VQ

Electronic Warfare Squadron

Electronic Warfare Squadron

VR

US Naval Reserve Support Air


Squadron



(USN)

VR

Visual Reconnaissance

VRC

Logistic Support Squadron


(USN)

VS

Carrier Sea Control Squadron

(USN)

VSHORAD

Very Short Range Air Defense

VSS

VSTOL Support Ship



Harrier (UK)

VSTOL

Vertical / Short Take-Off and


Landing

VT

Training Air Squadron


(USN)

VT

Variable Time (fuse)

VTC

Video-TV Conference

VTOL

Vertical Take-Off and Landing

VXN

Oceanographic Development Air


Squadron

veh

Vehicle

W
W

West

WAN

Wide Area Network

WAPC

Wheeled APC

WAR

War Establishment Reserve


(UK)

WAR

Within Arms Reach

1.
; 2.

WARS

Wearable Augmented Reality System

WARSIM

War-fighters Simulation

WASAR


Wide-Area Search Synthetic Aperture

Radar

WATCHCON

Watch Condition

WBT

Web-Based Training


Internet

WCMD


Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser
( wicmid)

WEAG (O)

()
Western European Armament Group

(Organization)

WELG

Western European Logistics Group

WES

Weapons Effect Simulation

WESTLANT

NATO Western Atlantic Regional


Command

WESTLANT

Western Atlantic Area

WETREP

Weather Report

WEU

Western European Union

WEZ

Weapons Engagement Zone

WFP

World Food Program

WFSV

Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle

WFX

War-fighter Command Post Exercise

-
War-fighter (US)

WG

Working Group

(N)

WHNS

Wartime Host-Nation Support

,
/
/

WHO

World Health Organization

WHQ

War Headquarters

WIA

Wounded in Action

WIMS

Westinghouse Intelligence Minehunting System


Westinghouse

WMD

Weapons of Mass Destruction

WMIK

Weapon Mount Installation Kit

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WMP

War & Mobilization Plan

-
(USAF)

WMRV

Wheeled Maintenance Recovery


Vehicle

WO

Warrant Officer

WO

Watch Officer

WO1

Warrant Officer First Class

- 1 (UK)

WO2

Warrant Officer Second Class

- 2 (UK)

WOC

Wing Operations Centre

WP

Warsaw Pact

WP

White Phosphorus

(
)

WP

Working Party

(N)

WPT

Waypoint

WRM

War Reserve Materiel

WRSK

War Readiness Spares Kit


(USAF)

WSEP

Weapons System Evaluation Program

WSIP

Weapons System Improvement


Program

WSMR

White Sand Missile Range


WSO

Weapons System Officer

WTO

Warsaw Treaty Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

WW I

World War One

WW II

World War Two

WWIMS

Worldwide Indicators & Monitoring


System
(US)

WWMCCS

World-Wide Military Command


Control System


(US)

w / cdr

Wing Commander

,
(UK)

wg

Wing

( US
WG)

wpn

Weapon

1. ; 2.

Experimental

XO

Executive Officer

,
(US)

XR

Extended Range

YJ

Yokosuka Naval Base

-
,

YPG

Yuma Proving Ground

ZD

Zero Defect

(US)

ZNDF

Zimbabwe National Defence Forces

ZOS

Zone of Separation