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A2C2 Army airspace command and control
AADC Area Air Defense Commander
AAMDC Army Air and Missile Defense Command
AAWC Anti-Air Warfare Commander
ABCCC Airborne Battlefield Command And Control Center
ABMOC Air Battle Management Operations Center
ACA airspace control authority
ACE analysis and control element
active air defense Direct defensive action taken to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action. It includes such measures as the use of aircraft, air defense weapons, weapons not used primarily in an air defense role, and electronic warfare. See also air defense. (Joint Pub 1-02)
active defense Operations that protect selected assets and forces from attack by destroying TM airborne launch platforms and/or TMs in flight. Active defense also includes those actions that mitigate the effectiveness of targeting and delivery systems through EW against remote or onboard guidance systems.
ACUS Army Common User System
ADA air defense artillery
ADE Air Defense Element
ADOCS Automated Deep Operations Coordination System
ADW air defense warnings
aerospace defense

1. All defensive measures designed to destroy or nullify attacking enemy aircraft and missiles and also negate hostile space systems.

2. An inclusive term encompassing air defense, ballistic missile defense, and space defense. See also air defense; space defense. (Joint Pub 1-02)

AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFFOR Air Force Forces
AGCCS Army Global Command and Control System
AGL above ground level
AGM attack guidance matrix
AI area of interest
air defense All defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles in the Earth's envelope of atmosphere, or to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of such attack. See also active air defense; aerospace defense; passive air defense. (Joint Pub 1-02)
ALCM air-launched cruise missile
ALERT attack and launch early reporting to theater
AM amplitude modulation
AMDCOORD Air and Missile Defense Coordinator
AMDPCS Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System
AMDTF Air and Missile Defense Task Force
anti-radiation missile A missile which homes passively on a radiation source. See also guided missile. (Joint Pub 1-02)
AO area of operations
AOC air operations center
AOR area of responsibility
APOD airports of debarkation
ARFOR Army Forces
ARM anti-radiation missile
ARSOF Army Special Operations Force
ARSPACE Army Space Command
ASAS All Source Analysis System
ASCC Army Service Component Commander
ASCM anti-ship cruise missile
ASM air-to-surface missile
ASOC Air Support Operations Center
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATM asynchronous transfer method
ATO air tasking order
attack operations Offensive actions intended to destroy and disrupt enemy TM capabilities before, during, and after launch. The objective of these operations is to prevent the launch of TMs by attacking each element of the overall system, including such actions as destroying launch platforms, RSTA platforms, C2 nodes, and missile stocks and infrastructure.
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
 
BCD Battlefield Coordination Detachment
BCP Battery Command Post
BDA battle damage assessment
BDE brigade
BIDS Biological Integrated Detection System
BLOS beyond line-of-sight
BM ballistic missile
BMC4I The BMC4I system links passive defense, active defense, and attack operations to provide timely assessment of the threat, to include IPB; rapid dissemination of tactical warning; and poststrike assessment to the appropriate TMD element. For each operational element, the BMC4I system must provide rapid communications among intelligence assets, and fusion and decision-making facilities, warning systems, and weapon systems, to include a capability for rapid coordination with supporting combatant commanders.
BN battalion
BTRY battery
 
C2 command and control
C2W command and control warfare
C3 command, control, and communications
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
CAAD combined arms for air defense
CCIR commander's critical information requirements
CDH CTIC Device Hybrid
CEP circular error probable
CGS Common Ground Station
CIC combat intelligence cell
CINC Commander in Chief
CM cruise missile
Cmd Command
CNR combat net radio
COA course of action
COCOM combatant command
COMSEC communications security
CONPLAN contingency plan
CONUS continental United States
COTS commercial off-the-shelf
CP command post
CRC Control and Reporting Center
CRE control and reporting element
CS combat support
CSS combat service support
CTIC COMSEC/TRANSEC Integrated Circuit
CTOC Corps TOC
CTT Commander's Tactical Terminal
CVRT criticality, vulnerability, recuperability, and threat
 
D3A decide, detect, deliver, and assess
DA direct action
DAADC Deputy Area Air Defense Commander
DAL defended asset list
DAMA Demand Assigned Multiple Access
DCA defensive counter air
DISE Deployable Intelligence Support Element
Div division
DNVT Digital Nonsecure Voice Terminal
DOCC Deep Operations Coordination Cell
DoD Department of Defense
DP decision point or decontamination pumper
DPG Defense Planning Guidance
DSP Defense Support Program
DST Decision Support Template
DSVT Digital Secure Voice Terminal
DTOC Division TOC
 
EAC echelon above corps
ECCM electronic counter countermeasure
EEFI essential elements of friendly information
EMCON emission control
EO electro-optical
EPLRS Enhanced Position Location Reporting System
ESJ Escort Support Jammer
EW electronic warfare
 
FA field artillary
FAA forward assembly areas
FAADC2 Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control
FAADC3I Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
FBCB2 Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below
FFIR friendly forces information requirements
FM Field Manual or frequency modulation
FROG free rocket over ground
FSCM fire support coordination measures
FSCOORD fire support coordinator
FSE fire support element
FSU former Soviet Union
FU fire unit
 
GAT Guidance Apportionment and Targeting
GBS Global Broadcast System
GCCS Global Command and Control System
GPS Global Positioning System
GSE ground support equipment
 
HCTR High Capacity Trunk Radio
HE high explosive
HF high frequency
HIMAD High-to-Medium Altitude Air Defense
HMMWV High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle
HPT high payoff target
HPTL high payoff target list
HUMINT human intelligence
HVT high value target
 
IBS Integrated Broadcast Service
ICAC2 integrated combat airspace command and control
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
IEW intelligence and electronic warfare
IFF identification, friend or foe
IHFR Improved High Frequency Radio
IMINT imagery intelligence
INF Intermediate Nuclear Force
INS inertial navigation system
Intel intelligence
I-PAWS Interim Pager Alert Warning System
IPB intelligence preparation of the battlespace
IR infrared
IRBM intermediate-range ballistic missiles - 3,000 to 5,500 km range
ISR intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
 
JAOC Joint Air Operations Center
JDN Joint Data Network
JFACC Joint Force Air Component Commander
JFC Joint Force Commander
JFLCC Joint Force Land Component Commander
JFMCC Joint Force Maritime Component Commander
JFSOCC Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander
JIC Joint Intelligence Center
JIPTL Joint Integrated Prioritized Target List
JOA Joint Operations Area
JOC Joint Operations Center
joint theater missile The integration of joint force capabilities to destroy enemy
defense theater missiles in flight or prior to launch or to otherwise disrupt the enemy's theater missile operations through an appropriate mix of mutually supportive passive missile defense; active missile defense; attack operations; and supporting C4I measures. Enemy theater missiles are those that are aimed at targets outside CONUS. Also called JTMD. (Joint Pub 1-02)
JP Joint Publication
JSEAD joint suppression of enemy air defense
JSOTF Joint Special Operations Task Force
JSTARS Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System
JTAGS Joint Tactical Ground Station
JTCB Joint Targeting Coordination Board
JTF Joint Task Force
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JTT Joint Tactical Terminal
 
LACM land attack cruise missiles
LCC Land Component Commander
LCR large-caliber rockets
Ldr leader
LIN line item number
LNO liaison officer
LOC lines of communications
LOS line-of-sight
 
MARFOR Marine Forces
METT-TC mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops, time available, and
civil considerations
MI military intelligence
MIDS Multifunctional Information Distribution System
MINTERM miniaturized terminal
MLR multiple launch rocket
MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
MOPP mission oriented protective posture
MRBM medium-range ballistic missiles - 1,000 to 3,000 km range
MSE mobile subscriber equipment
MSRT mobile subscriber radio terminal
 
NAI named areas of interest
NAVFOR Navy Forces
NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical
NBCRS NBC reconnaissance system
NBCWRS NBC warning and reporting system
NCS-E Net Control Station-EPLRS
NTR Net Time Reference
 
O&I operations and intelligence
OB order of battle
OCOKA observation and field of fire, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and avenues of approach
OPCON operational control
OPFAC operational facility
OPLAN operation plan
OPORD operations order
OPSEC operational security
OPTEMPO operational tempo
 
PAH platoon area hazard
passive air defense All measures, other than active air defense, taken to minimize the effectiveness of hostile air action. These measures include deception, dispersion, and the use of protective construction. See also air defense. (Joint Pub 1-02)
passive defense Operations that provide essential individual and collective protection for friendly forces, population centers, and critical assets. The principal measures used to accomplish passive defense are tactical warning, reducing targeting effectiveness, reducing vulnerability, and recovery and reconstitution.
PAWS Pager Alert Warning System
PGIP/T predicted ground impact point/time
PIR priority intelligence requirements
Plt platoon
POE port of entry
PSYOPS psychological operations
 
R&D research and development
RADC Regional Air Defense Commander
RCS radar cross section
RF radio frequency
ROE rules of engagement
ROZ restricted operations zone
RPV remotely piloted vehicle
RSTA reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition
 
SAAWC Sector Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator
SADC Sector Air Defense Commander
SAM surface-to-air missile
SASO stability and support operations
SATCOM satellite communications
SBIRS Space-Based Infrared System
SCTACSAT Single Channel Tactical Satellite
SEAD suppression of enemy air defense
Sec section
SHORAD Short-Range Air Defense
SIDS Secondary Imagery Dissemination System
SIGINT signals intelligence
SIGO signal officer
SINCGARS Single Channel Ground And Airborne Radio System
SLAM Standoff Land Attack Missile
SLBM submarine launched ballistic missiles
SM submunition
SOA special operations aviation
SOC Special Operations Command
SOCCE Special Operations Command and Control Element
SOCOORD Special Operations Coordinator
SOE states of emission
SOF special operations forces
SOMPF special operations mission-planning folder
SOP standard operating procedure
SOR states of readiness
space defense All defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy vehicles (including missiles) while in space, or to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of such attack. See also aerospace defense. (Joint Pub 1-02)
SPOD seaports of debarkation
SR special reconnaissance
SRBM short-range ballistic missiles - 30 to 1,000 km range
SRF Strategic Rocket Force
SSJ Self-Screening Jammer
SUCCESS Synthesized UHF Computer-Controlled Equipment Subsystem
 
TAAMDCOORD Theater Army Air and Missile Defense Coordinator
TACC Tactical Air Command Center
TACDAR tactical data and reporting
TACSAT tactical satellite
TADIL Tactical Digital Information-Link
TADIXS-B Tactical Data Information Exchange Broadcast System
TAH target area hazard
TAI target areas of interest
TAMD theater air and missile defense
TAOC Tactical Air Operations Center
TAOM Tactical Air Operation Module
TASR Tactical Automated Situational Receiver
TBM theater ballistic missile
TDDS Tactical Data Distribution System or TRAP Data Distribution System
TDMA Time Division Multiple Access
TEL transporter erector launcher
TERCOM terrain contour matching
TES Theater Event System
TGO terminal guidance operations
THAAD Theater High Altitude Area Defense
theater missile A missile, which may be a BM, a CM, or an ASM (not including short-range, nonnuclear, direct fire missiles, bombs, or rockets such as Maverick or wire-guided missiles), whose target is within a given theater of operation. See also joint theater missile defense. (Joint Pub 1-02)
TIBS Tactical Information Broadcast Service
TLE target location errors
TM tactical missile or theater missile
TMD theater missile defense
TOC tactical operations center
TPFDD time-phased force deployment data
TPFDL time-phased force deployment list
TPL time phase lines
TRANSEC Transmission Security
TRAP tactical receive equipment and related applications
TRITAC tri-service tactical communications
TRIXS Tactical Reconnaissance Intelligence Exchange Service
TST time-sensitive targets
TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures
 
UAV unmanned aerial vehicles
UHF ultra high frequency
UI Unified Instruction
UN United Nations
USAF United States Air Force
USMC United States Marine Corps
USSPACECOM United States Space Command
UW unconventional warfare
 
VHF very high frequency
VTC video teleconference
 
WIN-T Warfighter Information Network-Terrestial
WMD weapons of mass destruction
WME weapons of mass effect
WOC Wing Operations Center



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