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Glossary

AA - antiaircraft

AAG - army artillery group

abn - airborne

AC - army corps

ACE - aviation control element

ACRV - artillery command and reconnaissance vehicle

AD - air defense

AG - artillery group

ARAG - army rocket artillery group

ARM - antiradiation missile

ALCM - air-launched cruise missile

alt - alternate

AM - amplitude modulation

amphib - amphibious

AP - antipersonnel

APC - armored personnel carrier

arty- artillery

ASM - air-to-surface missile

AT - antitank

ATGM - antitank guided missile

aux - auxiliary

 

bde - brigade

BLUFOR - Blue Force

bn - battalion

BRAG - brigade artillery group

btry - battery

 

C2 - command and control

C4I - command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

CA - combined arms

CAG - corps artillery group

CINC - commander in chief

CMTA - commander of missile troops and artillery

COF - correlation of forces

COMMZ - communications zone

COMSEC - communications security

COR - chief of reconnaissance

CP - command post

CPV - combat potential value

CRAG - corps rocket artillery group

CS - combat support

CSS - combat service support

 

DAG - division artillery group

det - detachment

DF - direction-finding

div - division

DZ - drop zone

 

EC - electronic combat

ECCM - electronic counter-countermeasures

ech - echelon

ECM - electronic countermeasures

engr - engineer

EPM - electronic protection measures

ESJ - escort jamming

EW - electronic warfare

ESO - electromagnetic spectrum operations

 

FAC - forward air controller

FAE - fuel-air explosive(s)

FD - forward detachment

FM - frequency modulation or field manual

fwd - forward

 

GCI - ground-controlled intercept

 

HE - high-explosive

HET - heavy equipment transporter

helo - helicopter

HF - high-frequency

hr - hour

HUMINT - human intelligence

HQ - headquarters

 

ICBM - intercontinental ballistic missile

IFV - infantry fighting vehicle

IR - infrared

IW - information warfare

 

kg - kilogram(s)

km - kilometer(s )

 

LC - line of contact

LD - line of departure

LGP - laser-guided projectile

LOC - line of communications

log - logistics

LOS - line-of-sight

LZ - landing zone

 

m - meter(s)

MA - mechanized army

MC - mechanized corps

mech - mechanized

MIBN - mechanized infantry battalion

MIBR - mechanized infantry brigade

MID - mechanized infantry division

mm - millimeter

MOD - mobile obstacle detachment or Ministry of Defense

MRL - multiple rocket launcher

MSD - movement support detachment

 

NBC - nuclear, biological, and chemical

NOE - nap-of-the-earth

 

OMG - operational maneuver group

OPFOR - Opposing Force

 

POL - petroleum, oils, and lubricants

PWP - plasticized white phosphorus

 

recon - reconnaissance

regt - regiment

RFC - reconnaissance-fire complex

RPV - remotely-piloted vehicle

RSC - reconnaissance-strike complex

 

SAR - synthetic-aperture radar

SAM - surface-to-air missile

SATCOM - satellite communications

sep - separate

SLAR - side-looking airborne radar

SLCM - submarine-launched cruise missile

SOJ - standoff jammer/jamming

SP - self-propelled

SPF - special-purpose forces

SSJ - self-screening jamming

SSM - surface-to-surface missile

STANAG - standardization agreement

 

TA - tank army

TBN - tank battalion

TBR - tank brigade

TC - tank corps

TD - tank division

TELAR - transporter-erector-launcher and radar

tk - tank

TRADOC - (U.S. Army) Training and Doctrine Command

 

UAV - unmanned aerial vehicle

 

U.S. - United States

 

VEESS - vehicle engine exhaust smoke system

VHF - very-high-frequency

 

WMD - weapons of mass destruction

WP - white phosphorus



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