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AACG

arrival airfield control group

AAG

army artillery group

AAMDC

Army and Air Defense Missile Command

AAR

after-action review

ABCS

army battle command system

ACE

analysis and control element

ACC

air component commander

ACL

allowable cabin load

ACT

analysis and control team

ADOCS

automated deep operations coordination system

A/EGM

attack/effects guidance matrix

AFATDS

advanced field artillery tactical data system

AGM

attack guidance matrix

AGRA

army group of rocket artillery

AI

air interdiction

ALO

air liaison officer

AMB

air mission brief

AMC

air mission commander

AO

area of operations

AOC

air operations center

AOE

army of excellence

AOR

area of responsibility

APOD

aerial port of debarkation

ASAS

all-source analysis system

ASAS RWS

all-source analysis system remote work station

ASIP

advanced lightweight single channel ground and airborne radio system improvement program

ARFOR

army force

ARM

antiradiation missile

ATACMS

army tactical missile system

ATG

antenna transceiver group

ATI

artillery target intelligence

ATIZ

artillery target intelligence zone

ATO

air tasking order

BCD

battlefield coordination detachment

BCT

brigade combat team

BDA

battle damage assessment

BDE

brigade

BIT

built-in-test

BITE

built-in-test-equipment

BN

battalion

BOMREP

bombing report

BOS

battlefield operating systems

BRT

brigade reconnaissance troop

BTRY

battery

C2

command and control

C3

command, control, and communications

C4I

command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

CA

combat assessment, civil affairs

CAS

close air support

CBR

counterbattery radar

CCIR

commander's critical information requirements

CCSB

corps common sensor boundary

CDT

control display terminal

CEP

circular error probable

CFFZ

call for fire zone

CFL

coordinated fire line

CFO

counterfire officer

CFZ

critical friendly zone

CG

center of gravity

CHS-2

common hardware system-2

CINC

commander in chief

CMP

collection management plan

COA

course of action

COC

combat operations center

COMINT

communications intelligence

CP

command post

CPU

central processing unit

CSB

common sensor boundary

CSS

combat service support

CTAD

corps target acquisition detachment

CTAPS

contingency theater automated planning system

CZ

censor zone

D/AACG

departure/arrival airfield control group

DACG

departure airfield control group

DAG

division artillery group

DECOORD

deputy effects coordinator

DFSCOORD

deputy fire support coordinator

DIVARTY

division artillery

DOCC

deep operations coordination cell

DRU

dynamic reference unit

DS

direct support

DSO

domestic support operations

DST

decision support template

DTG

date, time group

D3A

decide, detect, deliver, assess methodology

EA

engagement area, electronic attack

EAC

echelons above corps

EB

enhanced brigade

EBC

effects battle captain

ECM

electronic countermeasures

ECCM

electronic counter countermeasures

ECMA

electronic countermeasures avoidance

ECOORD

effects coordinator

ELINT

electronic intelligence

ELOS

electronic line of sight

EOB

electronic order of battle

EPLRS

enhanced position locating system

ER-MLRS

extended range multiple launch rocket system

EW

electronic warfare

FA

field artillery

FAIO

field artillery intelligence officer

FARP

fuel and re-supply position

FASP

field artillery support plan

FBCB2

force XXI battle command-brigade and below

FCE

fire control element

FDC

fire direction center

FDS

fire direction system

FECC

fires and effects coordination cell

FEM

field exercise mode

FFPAS

Firefinder position analysis system

FHA

foreign humanitarian assistance

FID

foreign internal defense

FM

frequency modulation

FRAGO

fragmentary order

FSC

fire support center

FSCC

fire support coordination center

FSCL

fire support coordination line

FSCM

fire support coordinating measure

FSCOORD

fire support coordinator

FSE

fire support element

GALE

generic area limitation environment

GPS

global positioning system

GS

general support

GSR

general support reinforcing

HBMPI

high burst mean point of impact

HIMARS

high mobility artillery rocket system

HMMWV

high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle

HPT

high payoff target

HPTL

high payoff target list

HVT

high value target

HVTL

high value target list

HZ

hertz

IBCT

interim brigade combat team

ICP

intelligence collection plan

ICW

in conjunction with

IDIVARTY

interim division artillery

IFSAS

initial fire support automated system

IMINT

imagery intelligence

IO

information operations

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

intelligence requirement

ISB

intermediate staging base

ISE

intelligence support element

JAOC

joint air operations center

JFAAC

Joint Force Air Component Commander

JFC

Joint Force Commander

JFLCC

Joint Force Land Component Commander

JI

joint inspection

JSTARS

joint surveillance and target attack radar system

JSWS

joint services workstation

JTF

joint task force

KG

kilogram

KM

kilometer

LCU

lightweight computer unit

LMS

lightweight multipurpose shelter

LMTV

light medium tactical vehicle

LNO

liaison officer

LOS

line of sight

LZ

landing zone

LRU

line replaceable unit

MAC

maintenance allocation chart

MAPS

modular azimuth positioning system

MDMP

military decision-making process

MEA

munitions effects analysis

METCM

computer meteorological message

METTA

target acquisition meteorological message

METT-TC

mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time available, and civil considerations

MFR

mission fired report

MHE

material handling equipment

MLRS

multiple launch rocket system

MORTREP

mortar bombing report

MPI

mean point of impact

MPL

mandatory parts list

MRBM

medium range ballistic missile

MSD

minimum safe distance

MTO

message to observer

MTSS

medium track suspension system

MTV

medium tactical vehicle

MTW

major theater war

NAI

named area of interest

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NEO

noncombatant evacuation order

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NSFS

naval surface fire system

OC

operations central

OCA

offensive counterair

OCG

operations control group

OCS

operator control station

OOTW

operations other than war

OPCON

operational control

OPLAN

operations plan

OPORD

operations order

OPSEC

operations security

PADS

position and azimuth positioning system

PAM

power amplifier module

PCI

pre-combat inspections

PDG

power distribution group

PE

probable error

PEO

peace enforcement operations

PIR

priority intelligence requirement

PKO

peace keeping operations

PMCS

preventative maintenance checks and services

PME

peacetime military engagement

PO

peace operations

POS

portable operations suite

PPG

prime power group

PRF

pulse repetition frequency

PSU

power supply unit

PZ

pickup zone

QE

quadrant elevation

QSTAG

quadripartite standardization agreement

R

reinforcing

RCS

radar cross-sectional area

RDO

radar deployment order

RDF

radio direction finding

RH

relative humidity

ROCKREP

rocketing report

ROE

rules of engagement

ROI

rules of interaction

   
RFA

restrictive fire area

   
RS&S

reconnaissance security and surveillance

RSTA

reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

RWS

remote work station

SA

situational awareness

SEAD

suppression of enemy air defense

SHELREP

shelling report

SINCGARS

single channel ground and airborne radio system

SIPRNET

secret internal protocol router network

SOF

special operations forces

SOI

signal operating instructions

SOP

standard operating procedure

SPINS

special instructions

SPOD

sea port of debarkation

SRBM

short range ballistic missile

SSC

small scale contingency

ST

special text

STACCS

standard theater army command and control system

STANAG

standardization agreement

SU

situational understanding

TA

target acquisition, theater air

TAB

target acquisition battery

TACAIR

tactical air

TAC FSE

tactical fire support element

TACON

tactical control

TACSOP

tactical standard operating procedures

TAI

target area of interest

TALCE

tanker airlift control element

TAMD

theater air and missile defense

TAP

target acquisition platoon

TBM

tactical ballistic missile

TBMCS

theater battle management core system

TCIM

tactical communications interface module

T/ESM

targeting/effects synchronization matrix

TF

task force

TFT

tabular firing table

TIO

targeting information officer

TIR

target to interface ratio

TLE

target location error

TM

theater missile

TMD

theater missile defense

TMM

target management matrix

TOC

tactical operations center

TOE

table of organization and equipment

TPC

target processing center

TPDU

trailer power distribution group

TPS

target processing section

TSM

targeting synchronization matrix

TSS

target selection standards

TTP

tactics, techniques and procedures

TVA

target value analysis

UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

VCCU

vehicle cab control console

VCU

versatile computer unit

WLR

weapon locating radar

WMD

weapons of mass destruction

ZOR

zone of responsibility



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