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Military

Glossary

AA - antiaircraft

abn - airborne

acq - acquisition

ACRV - artillery command and reconnaissance vehicle

ACV - armored command vehicle

AD - air defense

ADC - Air Defense Command

admin - administration

aer surv - aerial surveillance

AGL - automatic grenade launcher

ammo - ammunition

APC - armored personnel carrier

arty - artillery

ASC - armored scout car

asst - assistant

AT - antitank

ATGL - antitank grenade launcher

ATGM - antitank guided missile

ATRL - antitank rocket launcher

AU - Austria

auto - automatic

avn - aviation
 

bde - brigade

BE - Belgium

bn - battalion

BR - Brazil

BrAG - brigade artillery group

btry - battery

BU - Bulgaria
 

CA - Canada

CDF - Capital Defense Forces

cdr - commander

chem - chemical

CH - China

CM/CB - countermortar/counterbattery

co - company

const - construction

COP - command observation post

CZ - Czechoslovakia
 

DAG - division artillery group

decon - decontamination

DF - direction-finding

div - division or divisional

DMI - Directorate of Military Intelligence
 

EC - electronic combat

EG - Egypt

engr - engineer
 

FDC - fire direction center

FR - France

FROG - free rocket over ground

FSU - former Soviet Union
 

GM - Germany

GP - general-purpose

gun-how - gun-howitzer
 

HF - high-frequency

HMG - heavy machinegun

HQ - headquarters

HU - Hungary

hvy - heavy
 

IFV - infantry fighting vehicle

IN - India

inf - infantry

intcp - intercept

IOC - initial operational capability

IS - Israel

IT - Italy

IZ - Iraq
 

JA - Japan
 

kg - kilogram

KN - North Korea

km - kilometer
 

l - liter

lchr - launcher

LMG - light machinegun
 

maint - maintenance

mat spt - maintenance support

MD - military district

MDAG - military district artillery group

mech inf - mechanized infantry

med - medical or medium

met - meteorological

MG - machinegun

MHZ - megahertz

MININT - Ministry of the Interior

mm - millimeter

MRAG - military region artillery group

MRL - multiple rocket launcher

msl - missile

mt - metric ton

mtzd inf - motorized infantry
 

NBC - nuclear, biological, and chemical

NCO - noncommissioned officer

NL - Netherlands
 

OPFOR - Opposing Force

ord - ordnance
 

photo-recon - photographic reconnaissance

PL - Poland

plt - platoon

POL - petroleum, oil, and lubricants

prep - preparation
 

recon - reconnaissance

recon & EC - reconnaissance and electronic combat

regt - regiment

RO - Romania

RPV - remotely-piloted vehicle

RS - Russia

R/T - radio telephone
 

SAM - surface-to-air missile

sect - section

sep - separate

SF - South Africa

SOC - Special Operations Command

SP - self-propelled or Spain

SPF - special-purpose forces

spt - support

sqd - squad

sqdn - squadron

SR - Serbia

SSM - surface-to-surface missile

svc - service

SW - Sweden

SZ - Switzerland
 

tech - technical

TEL - transporter-erector-launcher

TELAR - transporter-erector-launcher and radar

tgt acq - target acquisition

topo - topographical

torp - torpedo

TU - Turkey
 

UHF - ultrahigh-frequency

UK - United Kingdom

US - United States
 

veh - vehicle

VHF - very-high-frequency
 

W - watt

warn - warning

WO - warrant officer

wpn - weapon
 

ZI - Zimbabwe



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