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GLOSSARY

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

AA antiaircraft
AADC Area Air Defense Commander
AADCOM Army Air Defense Command(er)
AADCP Army Air Defense Command Post
A2C2 Army airspace command and control
ACA airspace control authority
ACC airspace control center
ACofS Assistant Chief of Staff
AD air defense
ADA air defense artillery
ADC Aerospace Defense Command
admin administration
ADE air defense emergency
ADIZ air defense identification zone
ADOA air defense operations area
ADOC air defense operations center
ADOLT air defense operations liaison team
ADP automatic data processing
ADW air defense warning
AF Air Force
AFCC Air Force component commander
AFP assault fire platoon
AIM armored, infantry, and mechanized
AMC airspace management center
AME airspace management element
AMLS airspace management liaison section
APU auxiliary power unit
ARM antiradiation missile
ARW air raid warning
ASM air-to-surface missile
ASP ammunition supply point
ATC air traffic control
ATGM antitank guided missile
avg average
AWACS airborne warning and control system
 
bde brigade
BCU battery coolant unit
bn battalion
BOC battalion operations center
btry battery
 
CAME corps airspace management element
CAP combat air patrol
CAS close air support
CBU cluster bomb unit
Cdr commander
CFA covering force area
cm centimeter
comd command
comm communications
COMMZ communications zone
CONUS Continental United States
COSCOM corps support command
CP command post
CRC control and reporting center
CRP control and reporting post
C/V Vulcan/Chaparral
CWAR continuous-wave acquisition radar
 
DAME division airspace management element
DEFCON defense readiness condition
DEFREP defense readiness posture
det detachment
div division
DIVARTY division artillery
DS direct support
 
ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures
ECM electronic countermeasures
ECS engagement control station
ESJ escort jammer
est estimate
etc. etceteras
EW electronic warfare
 
FAAR forward area alerting radar
FACP forward air control post
FARP forward area rearming and refueling point
FCC flight control center
FCO fire coordination officer
FDC fire direction center
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
FEZ fighter engagement zone
FLIR forward-looking infrared
FLOT forward line of own troops
FM frequency modulated
FOC flight operations center
ft feet or foot
FU fire unit
 
G3 Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, Operations
gal gallon
GOC group operations center
GS general support
GS-R general support-reinforcing
 
HE high explosive
HHB headquarters and headquarters battery
HIMAD high- to medium-altitude air defense
HIMEZ high-altitude missile engagement zone
HIPIR high-powered illuminator radar
HQ headquarters
hr hour
 
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICC information coordination central
IFF identification, friend or foe
in inch
IPD Institute for Professional Development
IR infrared
 
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
kg kilogram
km kilometer
kmph kilometers per hour
 
LAB low-altitude bombing
lb pound
LLTR low-level transit route
log logistics
LOMAD low- to medium-altitude air defense
LOMEZ low-altitude missile engagement zone
LRA long-range aviation
LS launching station
 
m meter
maint maintenance
MANPAD man-portable air defense
MBA main battle area
METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available
mi mile
mm millimeter
MPC message processing center
MRR minimum risk route
msl missile
 
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVAID navigational aid
NBC nuclear, biological, chemical
No. number
NOE nap-of-the-earth
NORAD North American Air Defense Command
 
op operation
OP observation post
OPCON operational control
OPLAN operation plan
OPORD operation order
org organization
 
PAR pulse acquisition radar
PCP platoon command post
PGM precision-guided munition
PIVADS product improvement Vulcan air defense system
plt platoon
POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants
PTL primary target line
pub publication
PWRMS pre-positioned war reserve materiel stock
 
R reinforcing
RADC region air defense commander
rd round
RFDL radio frequency data link
RIE radar interface equipment
ROA restricted operation area
ROE rules of engagement
ROR range only radar
rpm revolutions per minute
RPV remotely piloted vehicle
RRA refitted, retired aircraft
RS radar set
 
S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)
S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)
SAM surface-to-air missile
sec second
SHORAD short-range air defense
SHORADEZ short-range air defense engagement zone
SLF selective identification feature
sig signal
SL squad leader
SOA state of alert
SOC sector operations center
SOJ standoff jammer
SOR state of readiness
SP self-propelled
STAMO stable master oscillator
SYSCON systems control
 
TAADCOM Theater Army Air Defense Command
tac tactical
TACC tactical air control center
TBM tactical ballistic missile
TCO tactical control officer
TOC tactical operations center
TVM track via missile
 
unk unknown
US United States
 
VHF very high frequency
 
w with
WAD weapon alert designator
WCC weapons control computer
WCS weapon control status
WEZ weapon engagement zone
w/o without

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