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A2C2

Army airspace command and control

ACA

airspace coordination area /air control party

ACE

analysis and control element

ACP

assault command post

ADA

air defense artillery

AFATDS

advanced field artillery tactical data system

AGM

attack guidance matrix/air to ground missile

ALO

air liaison officer

AM

amplitude modulated

AO

area of operations

AOC

air operations center

ATACMS

Army tactical missile system

ATIZ

artillery target intelligence zone

ATO

air tasking order

BCT

brigade combat team

BDA

battle damage assessment

BN

battalion

BOS

battlefield operating system

BP

battle position

BRT

brigade reconnaissance team

BSB

base support battalion

C2

command and control

CA

civil affairs

CAS

close air support

CBU

cluster bombs

CFFZ

call-for-fire zone

CFL

coordinated fire line

CFZ

critical friendly zone

CGS

common ground station

CLF

commander landing force

COA

course of action

COLT

combat observation/lasing team

COP

combat outpost

CP

command post

CPHD

Copperhead

CS

combat support

CSS

combat service support

D3A

decide, detect, deliver, and assess

div arty

division artillery

DPICM

dual-purpose improved conventional munitions

DS

direct support

DST

decision support template

EA

engagement area

EFAT

essential field artillery task

EFST

essential fire support tasks

ERGM

extended range guided munitions

FA

field artillery

FARP

forward arming and refueling point

FASCAM

family of scatterable mines

FASP

field artillery support plan

FBCB2

Force XXI Battle Command - Brigade and Below

FDO

fire direction officer

FFA

free fire area

FIST

fire support team

FLOT

forward line of own troops

FM

frequency modulation

FPF

final protective fire

FRAGO

fragmentary order

FS

fire support

FSCM

fire support coordinating measure

FSCOORD

fire support coordinator

FSEM

fire support execution matrix

FSO

fire support officer

GP

general purpose

GS

general support

GSR

general support reinforcing/ground surveillance radar

G/VLLD

ground vehicular laser locating device

HARM

high-speed anti-radiation missile

HC

hexachloroethane

HE

high explosive

HHB

headquarters and headquarters battery

HHC

headquarters and headquarters company

HIMARS

high mobility artillery rocket system

HPT

high-payoff target

HPTL

high-payoff target list

HQ

headquarters

hrs

hours

HUMINT

human intelligence

HVT

high-value target

HVTL

high-value target list

IAW

in accordance with

ICM

improved conventional munitions

IEW

intelligence and electronic warfare

IFSAS

initial fire support automation system

ILLUM

illumination

IO

information operations

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IREMBASS

Improved Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System

JAAT

joint air attack team

JSTARS

joint surveillance target attack radar system

km

kilometer

LANTIRN

low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared

LASM

land attack standard missile

LNO

liaison officer

LRSD

long-range surveillance detachment

LRSU

long-range surveillance unit

LZ

landing zone

m

meter

MBA

main battle area

MDMP

military decision making process

METT-TC

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

MI

military intelligence

mins

minutes

MLRS

multiple launch rocket system

MOUT

military operations on urban terrain

MTC

movement to contact

NAI

named area of interest

NCA

National Command Authority

NCO

noncommissioned officer

NFA

no-fire area

O&I

operations and intelligence

OPCON

operational control

OPORD

operation order

PI

probability of incapacitation

PIR

priority intelligence requirement

PL

phase line

POF

priority of fires

PSYOP

psychological operations

PZ

pickup zone

R

reinforcing

RAG

regimental artillery group

RAP

rocket-assisted projectile

rds

rounds

recon

reconnaissance

RFA

restrictive fire area

RFL

restrictive fire line

ROE

rules of engagement

R&S

reconnaissance and surveillance

SASO

stability and support operations

SATCOM

satellite communications

SCATMINE

scatterable mine

SEAD

suppression of enemy air defense

SITTEMP

situation template

SLAM

supersonic low-altitude missile

SME

subject matter expert

SOI

signal operating instructions

SOP

standing operating procedures

SOSR

suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce

SP

self-propelled

TAC

tactical

TACP

tactical air control party

TAI

target area of interest

TF

task force

tgt

target

TOC

tactical operations center

TSM

targeting synchronization matrix

TSS

target selection standards

TTP

tactics, techniques, and procedures

UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

UHF

ultra-high frequency

USAF

United States Air Force

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USN

United States Navy

VHF

very high frequency

WARNO

warning order

WP

white phosphorus

XO

executive officer



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