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GLOSSARY

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

A2C2 - Army airspace command and control

A - attack

AADS - airspeed and direction sensor

AAR - after action review

ABCS - airfield battlefield countermeasures and survivability

AC - alternating current

acft - aircraft

ACP - air control point

ACQ - acquire

ADA - air defense artillery

ADI - attitude direction indicator

ADS - air data subsystem

ADSS - air data sensor subsystem

ADV - advance

AF - adjust fire

AGES - air-ground engagement system

AGL - above ground level

AGM - antitank guided missile

AH - attack helicopter

AH1FWS - AH-1 flight weapons simulator

AHGR - attack helicopter gunnery range

AL - Alabama

ALCA - aircraft loader control assembly

ALFGL - automatic low frequency gain limiting

ALSE - aviation life support equipment

ALT - airborne laser tracker

AMC - air mission commander

AMCCOM - US Army Armament, Munitions, and Chemical Command

AMC ORD - at my command ordnance

AMC TGT - at my command target

ammo - ammunition

AND - alphanumeric display

AP - armor piercing

APC - armored personnel carrier

API - armor-piercing incendiary

API-T - armor-piercing incendiary--tracer

APU - auxiliary power unit

AQC - aviator qualification course

AR - Army regulation

ARCP - aerial rocket control panel

ARCS - aerial rocket control system

ARI - Army restructuring initiative

ARM - antiradiation missile

ARMD - armed

ARNG - Army National Guard

ARTEP - Army Training and Evaluation Program

ASE - aircraft survivability equipment

ASET - aircraft survivability equipment trainer

ASO - aviation safety officer

assy - assembly

ATAC - air-to-air combat

ATAS - air-to-air Stinger

ATGM - antitank guided missile

ATHS - automatic target handover system

atk - attack

ATM - aircrew training manual

ATS - acquire-track-stow

attk - attack

attn - attention

ATWESS - antitank weapons effects signature simulator

AUTO - automatic

AVIM - aviation intermediate maintenance

AVTR - airborne video tape recorder

AVUM - aviation unit maintenance

AWS - area weapon system

AWSS - area weapons scoring system

az - azimuth

 

BBC - backup bus controller

BDA - battle damage assessment

BIT - built-in test

BMD - Russian combat vehicle, airborne

BMP - Soviet personnel carrier

BOT - burst on target

BP - battle position

BPC - battle position card

BRDM - Russian combat reconnaissance patrol vehicle

BRSIT - boresight

BRT - bright

BSS - ballistics scoring subsystem

BTM - battalion training model

BTR - Soviet personnel carrier

btry - battery

B/W - black on white

 

C2 - command and control

C - centigrade

CALFEX - combined arms live-fire exercise

CAS - close air support

CB - circuit breaker

CBHK - captive boresight harmonization kit

CDS - control display subsystem

CDU - computer display unit

CCIP - continuously computed impact point

CCM - counter-countermeasure

C-COFT - crew conduct of fire training

CCP - communication check point

CFT - captive flight trainer

CG - center of gravity

CGUN - copilot gun

CH - cargo helicopter

CHAN - channel

CHANLS - channels

CL - checklist

CMS - combat mission simulator

CMSL - copilot missile

COMP - compensation

COMSEC - communications security

CONT - control

CONVERG - convergence

CONUS - continental United States

coop - cooperative

CPG - copilot/gunner

CPO - copilot/observer

CRT - Cathode ray tube

CSS - computer scoring system

CTC - combined training center

CTT - combined training center

CVI - combat vehicle identification

C/W - caution warning

CWEPT - cockpit weapon and emergency procedures trainer

 

DA - Department of the Army

DASE - digital automatic stabilization equipment

DC - direct current

deg - degree

DEK - data entry keyboard

DELVRY - delivery

DGST - door gunnery skills test

DIG - digital generation imagery

dir - direct

DODAC - Department of Defense Ammunition Codes

DODIC - Department of Defense Identification Code

DP - dual purpose

DS - direct support

DSS - detonation scoring subsystem

DTTP - doctrine and tactics training plan

DTV - day television

DVO - direct view optics

 

EA - engagement area

ECAS - enhanced Cobra armament system

ECM - electronic counter measure

EL - elevation

ELEC - electrical

EMR - electromagnetic radiation

ENG - engagement

EOD - explosive ordnance disposal

EPS - electronic power supply

EPU - electronics processor unit

ETL - effective translational lift

 

FA - Field Artillery

FAA - forward assembly area

FAB - forward avionics bay

FAIL - failure

FARM - fuel, ammunition, cannon, rockets, missiles

FARP - forward arming and refueling point

FCC - fire control computer

FCP - fire control panel

FCR - fire control reticle

FDC - fire direction center

FD/LS - fault detection/location system

FFAR - folding fin aerial rocket

FFE - fire for effect

FHT - field handling trainer

flex - flexible

FLIR - forward looking infrared radar

FLOT - forward line of own troops

FLTR - filter

FM - field manual or frequency modulated

FOC - focus

FORSCOM - Forces Command

FOV - field of view

FP - firing point

fps - feet per second

ft - feet

FTX - field training exercise

FXD - fixed

FWS - flight weapon simulator

FY - fiscal year

 

GEN - generator

GHSS - gunner's helmet sight subsystem

GND - ground

GPU - ground power unit

G/VLLD - ground or vehicular laser locator designator

GZN - grid zone

 

HA - holding area

HAD - high action display

HARS - heading and altitude reference system

HDD - heads-down display

HDM - Hellfire dummy missile

HDU - helmet display unit

HE - high explosive

HEAT - high-explosive antitank

HEDP - high-explosive dual-purpose

HEI - high-explosive incendiary

HEI-T - high-explosive incendiary-tracer

HEI-T-SD - high-explosive incendiary with tracer and self-destruct feature

Hellfire - Hellfire laser air defense suppression and fire-and-forget guided missile

HE-PD - high-explosive point detonating

HERO - hazard of electronic radiation to ordnance

HF - Hellfire

HFOV - horizontal field of view

HGST - Helicopter gunnery skills test

HI - high

HIMAG - high magnification

HMMWV - high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HOD - heads-out display

HMD - helmet-mounted display

HQ - headquarters

HSI - horizontal situation indicator

HSS - helmet sight subsystem

HTM - Hellfire training missile

HUD - heads-up display

 

IAT - image autotracking

IATF - individual aircrew training folder

IAW - in accordance with

ID - identification

IEA - IMUX electronic assembly

IERW - initial entry rotary wing

IFF - identification friend and foe

IGE - in-ground effect

IHADSS - integrated helmet and display sight system

IL - illumination

ill - illumination

ILS - instrument landing system

IMUX - interface multiplexer

in - inch

INBD - inboard

ind - indicator

inf - infantry

IO - instructor operator

IP - instructor pilot or initial point

IR - infrared

IRCCM - infrared counter-countermeasures

IRIS - infrared imaging seeker

ISP - integrated systems processor

 

JAAT - joint air attack team

JATO - jet-assisted takeoff

 

KIAS - knots indicated airspeed

km - kilometer

kt - knot

KVA - kilovolt ampere

KW - Kiowa Warrior

 

LAI - low airspeed indicator

LAT - latitude

LAW - light antitank weapon

lb - pound

LD - line of departure

LEU - laser electronics unit

LFX - live-fire exercises

LH - left hand

LHG - left hand grip

LMC - linear motion compensator

LNCH - launch

LNDS - Lightweight Doppler Navigation Set

LO - low

LOAL - lock-on after launch

LOBL - lock-on before launch

LO MAG - low magnification

LOS - line of sight

LP - listening post

LRF - laser range finder

LRF/D - laser range finder/designator

LRSNCO - laser range safety noncommissioned officer

LRSO - laser range safety officer

LRU - line replaceable unit

LST - laser spot tracker

LSR - laser

LTL - laser target line

LTU - laser transceiver unit

LWR - lower

LZ - landing zone

 

m - meter

M - missile or mil

MACOM - major Army command

MAG - magnification

MALF LT - malfunction light

MAN - manual

MANL - manual

MANPADS - man-portable air defense system

MAN TRK - manual tracker

max - maximum

MED - medium

MEDEVAC - medical evacuation

MEM LT - memory light

METL - mission essential task list

METT-T - mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

MFD - multifunction display

MILES - multiple integrated laser engagement system

min - minute or minimum

MK - mark

mm - millimeter

MMS - mast-mounted sight

MOI - methods of instruction

MOPP - mission-oriented protective posture

MOS - military occupational specialty

MP - multipurpose

mps - meters per second

MPRC - multipurpose range complex

MPSM - multipurpose submunition

MPT-SD - multipurpose tracer-self destruct

MRE - meal, ready-to-eat

MRT - minimum resolvable temperature

MRTU - multiplex remote terminal unit

MSL - missile or mean sea level

MSP - mast sight processor

MTOE - modified table(s) of organization and equipment

MTP - mission training plan

MUX - multiplex

MV - magnetic variation

MWO - modification work order

 

N - narrow

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAV - navigation

NBC - nuclear, biological, chemical

NCO - noncommissioned officer

NCOIC - noncommissioned officer in charge

NFOV - narrow field of view

NG - National Guard

NGB - National Guard Bureau

no - number

NOE - nap-of-the-earth

NORM - normal

NSN - national stock number

NVD - night vision devices

NVG - night vision goggles

NVS - night vision system

 

OC - observer controller

OE2 - ordnance expenditure exercise

OFS - offset

OGE - out-of-ground effect

OH - observation helicopter

OIC - officer in charge

OP - observation post

OPFOR - opposing forces

OPORD - operation order

OPTEMPO - operational tempo

ORIDE - override

ORT - optical relay tube

OSET - offset

OUTBD - outboard

OVRD - override

 

PC - pilot in command

PD - point detonating

PDU - pilot display unit

PEN - penetrate

PEN-M - penetration in meters

PFR - pulse radar frequency

PH - probability of hit

PHS - pilot helmet sight

PHSS - pilot helmet sighting system

PL - precautionary landing or phase line

plt - platoon

PLT/GNR - pilot to gunner

PMI - premarksmanship instruction

PMSL - pilot missile

P/N - part number

PNVS - pilot night vision system

POI - program of instruction

POL - petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POST - passive optical seeker tracking

PPC - performance planning card

PRI - primary

PRKT - pilot rocket

prs - pairs

PSI - pilot's steering indicator

PTWS - point target weapon system

PWR ON - power on

 

qad - quadruple

QE - quadrant elevation

QTY - quantity

 

R - ready or range

RAD - ram air decelerator

RAI - remote attitude indicator

RC - remote control

RCD - recorder

RCO - range control officer

RCPU - rocket control panel unit

RDY - ready

recon - reconnaissance

REM - remaining

reqd - required

RETS - remote target system

RF - radio frequency

RFD - range finding designator

RH - right hand

RHE - remote Hellfire electronics

RHA - rolled homogenous armor

RIPL - ripple

rkt - rocket

RL - readiness level

RMI - radio magnetic indicator

RMP - radio magnetic pulse

RMP (Stinger) - reprogamable microprocessor

RMS - rocket management system

RND REM - rounds remaining

rnds - rounds

RNG - range

RNG-KM - range-kilometers

ROE - rules of engagement

RP - release point

rpl - ripple

rps - revolutions per second

RRU - rocket remote unit

RSO - range safety officer

 

S3 - Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

S4 - Supply Officer (US Army)

SAM - send a message or surface-to-air missile

sec - second, also section

SEL - select

SERE - survival, evasion, resistance, and escape

SEU - sight electronics unit

SIGHT SEL - sight selection switch

SIM - simulated

SITREP - situation report

SK - smoke screen

SKR - seeker

SM - submunition

sng - single

SOI - signal operation instructions

SOP - standing operating procedure

SP - standardization instructor pilot or start point

SPH - spheroid

squad - squadron

SSN - social security number

SSU - sight survey units

ST - store

STAB - stabilator

stad - stadiametric

STANAG - Standardization Agreement

STBY - standby

std - standard

STRAC - Standards in Training Commission

STX - situational training exercise

SYM - symbology

sys - system

 

TAA - tactical assembly area

TADS - target acquisition and designation system

TAS - true airspeed

TASC - training aids support center

TC - training circular

TCB - turret control box

TCP - TOW control panel

TEA - target effect area

temp - temperature

TEU - TADS electronic unit

tgt - target

TGT/NAV - target/navigation

TIS - thermal imaging system

TKR - tracker

TM - technical manual

TOC - tactical operations center

TOE - table(s) of organization and equipment

TOF - time of flight

TOW - tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile

TP - target practice

TPT - target practice- racer

TRADOC - US Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRC - training readiness condition

TRK - track

TRTG - tactical radar threat generator

trans - transition

TRC - training readiness condition

TSEM - TOW system evaluation missile

TSGMS - test set guided missile system

TSR - TOW sight reticle

TSTT - TADS selected task trainer

TSU - telescopic sight unit

TTP - tactics, techniques and procedures

TV - television

TVS - television sensor

 

UH - utility helicopter

UHF - ultra high frequency

UPDT/ST - update/store

UPR - upper

US - United States (of America)

USA - United States Army

USAAVNC - United States Army Aviation Center

USAR - United States Army Reserve

USAREUR - United States Army Europe

USARPAC - United States Army Pacific

USR - unit status report

UT - unit trainer

UTS - universal turret subsystem

 

VAC - volts, alternating current

VDC - volts, direct current

VDU - video display unit

VHF - very high frequency

VID - video

vis - visibility

VRS - video recorder subsystem

VSD - vertical situation display

 

w - with

W - width

WAS - weapons action switch

W/B - white on black

W/E - with equipment

WESTCOM - United States Army Western Command

WFOV - wide field of view

WP - white phosphorous

wpn - weapon

WR - when ready

WR ORD - when ready ordnance

WRM - width, range, mil

WR TGT - when ready target

WSS - weapons select switch

 

XMSN - transmission

 

ZFOV - zoom field of view

ZSU - Soviet self-propelled antiaircraft gun

 



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