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AA

avenue of approach

ACE

armored combat earthmover

AD

armored division

ADA

air-defense artillery

ADAM

area-denial artillery munition

AHD

antihandling device

ammo

ammunition

AO

area of operations

AP

antipersonnel

APC

armored personnel carrier

APOBS

Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System

ASLT

assault

AT

antitank

atk

attack

ATTN

attention

AVLB

armored vehicle-launched bridge

AVLM

armored vehicle-launched MICLIC

BFV

Bradley fighting vehicle

BHL

battle handover line

BOS

battlefield operating system

C 2

command and control

CA

civil affairs

CAS

close air support

CCIR

commander's critical-information requirements

cdr

commander

CFZ

critical friendly zone

CHS

combat health support

CLAMS

Cleared-Lane Marking System

cm

centimeter(s)

cmd

command

COA

course of action

COB

civilians in the battle space

COLT

combat observation lasing team

CP

checkpoint

CS

combat support

CSS

combat service support

Czech

Czechoslovakia

DA

Department of the Army

det

detonated

dia

diameter

DPICM

dual-purpose improved conventional munition

DS

direct support

DST

decision-support template

ea

each

EA

engagement area

EBA

engineer battlefield assessment

EOD

explosive ordnance disposal

EOM

end of mission

FD

firing device

FECS

Field-Expedient Countermine System

FFIR

friendly forces information requirements

FIST

fire-support team

FM

field manual

FM

frequency-modulated

FO

foward observer

FRAGO

fragmentary order

FSE

fire-support element

FSO

fire-support officer

FWF

former warring faction

GPS

Global Positioning System

HE

high explosive

HEMMS

Hand-Emplaced Minefield Marking System

HEMTT

heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

how

howitzer

HQ

headquarters

IBASIC

Improved Body Armor System, Individual Countermine

ICP

intelligence-collection plan

ID

infantry division

IDA

improved dog-bone assembly

IED

improvised explosive device

IFV

infantry fighting vehicle

IP

improved plow

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

information requirements

ISR

intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

IVMMD

interim vehicle-mounted mine detector

km

kilometer(s)

kph

kilometers per hour

lb

pound(s)

LD

line of departure

ldr

leader

LO

liaison officer

LOC

lines of communication

LOS

line of sight

m

meter(s)

MCAP

mine-clearing/armor-protection

MCB

mine-clearing blade

MCR

mine-clearing roller

MCRP

Marine Corps reference publication

MDMP

military decision-making process

MDV

mine detection vehicle

METT-TC

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

MIBN

motorized infantry battalion

MIC

motorized infantry company

MICLIC

mine-clearing line charge

MIP

motorized infantry platoon

MLC

military load class

mm

millimeter(s)

MOUT

military operations in urbanized terrain

MP

military police

MSR

main supply route

NA

not applicable

NAI

named area of interest

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC

nuclear, biological, chemical

NGO

nongovernment organization

NSN

national stock number

OBJ

objective

OBSTINTEL

obstacle intelligence

OP

observation post

OPFOR

opposing force

OPORD

operation order

oz

ounce(s)

PCI

precombat inspection

PIR

priority intelligence requirements

PL

phase line

psi

pounds per square inch

PSN

position

PSYOP

psychological operations

PVO

private volunteer organization

R&S

reconnaissance and surveillance

RAAM

remote antiarmor mine

RCU

remote control unit

RL

release line

RP

reference point

S2

Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3

Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

SBF

support by fire

SCATMINE

scatterable mine

SITEMP

situation template

SOF

special-operations forces

SOP

standing operating procedures

SOSRA

suppress, obscure, secure, reduce, and assault

SP

start point

SPECS

Special Protective Eyewear Cylindrical System

SPOTREP

spot report

STANAG

Standardization Agreement

T/MDV

towing/mine-detection vehicle

TAI

targeted area of interest

TC

tank commander

TCP

traffic-control post

TF

task force

TM

technical manual

TOC

tactical operations center

TRADOC

United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRP

target reference point

TTP

tactics, techniques, and procedures

UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

UK

United Kingdom

UMCP

unit maintenance collection point

US

United States

USAF

United States Air Force

UXO

unexploded ordnance

WLGH

weapon-launched grapnel hook

WO

warning order

wt

weight

Yug

Yugoslavia



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