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AA Anti-Aircraft
Attack Assessment
Avenue of Approach
A/A Air-to-Air
AAA Anti-Aircraft Artillery
A3I Accelerated Architecture Acquisition Initiative (Imagery)
AAAV Advanced Assault Amphibious Vehicle
AAC Anti-Aircraft Control (Net)
AAFCE Allied Air Forces, Central Europe (NATO)
AACG Arrival Airfield Control Group
AACOMS Army Area Communications System
AADEOS Advanced Air Defense Electro Optical Sensor
AADF Air and Air Defense Force
AADS Advanced Air Delivered Sensor
AAFCS Automated Artillery Fire Control System
AAG Army Artillery Group
AAI Anti-Aircraft Intelligence (Net)
AAIC Active Addressing Integrated Circuits
AALC Amphibious Assault Landing Craft
AAM Air-to-Air Missile
AAMAB Anti-Aircraft Missile and Artillery Battery
AAMPS Automated Aircraft Mission Planning System
AAR Air-to-Air Refueling
AARS Advanced Airborne Radar System
AASSS Advanced Automated Signals Search System
AAV Assault Amphibious Vehicle
AAW Anti-Air Warfare
AAWC Anti-Air Warfare Commander (Navy)
Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator
AAWCS Anti-Air Warfare Combat System
AB Airbase
Address Bus
ABCC Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center
ABCS Army Battle Command System
ABM Asynchronous Balanced Mode
ABN Airborne
ABNCP Airborne Command Post
ABS Advanced Battle Simulations
AC Air Controller
A/C Aircraft
ACA Airspace Control Agency
Airspace Coordination Area
ACACS Army Command and Area Communications System
AC ANT SYS Aircraft Antenna System
ACBA Airborne Communications Bus Architecture C-135 "Speckled Trout"
ACC Air Combat Command
ACCES Advanced Cryptologic Carry- On Exploitation System
ACCESS New Carry on Package (VXI- Plug & Play Capability for CCOP)
ACCHAN Allied Command Channel
ACCS Army Command and Control System
AC/DC Alternating Current/Direct Current
ACDS Advanced Combat Direction System
ACE Aviation Combat Element
Analysis Control Element(XVIII ABN Corps)
Allied Command Europe
ACEOI Automated Communications Electronic Operating Instructions
ACF Air Contingency Force
ACFT Aircraft
ACID Advanced Concept Technology Demo
ACINT Acoustical Intelligence
ACLANT Allied Command Atlantic (NATO)
ACM Air Combat Maneuver
ACO Air Control Officer
Airspace Coordination Order
ACOC Area Communications Operations Center
ACOM U.S. Atlantic Command
ACP Allied Communication Publication
Allied Communications Protocol
ACQ Acquisition
ACR Armored Cavalry Regiment
ACRV Artillery Command Reconnaissance Vehicle
ACS Assistant Chief of Staff
ACSI Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence
ACSP Additional Cryptologic Support Plan
ACTD Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (formerly SEA DRAGON)
ACTS Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (Europe) (was RACE)
Advanced Communications Technology Satellite
ACU Audio Control Unit
Audio call/calling unit
ACUS Area Common User System
ACV Armored Command Vehicle
ACVOP Advanced COMINT Voice Processor
ACW Aircraft Control and Warning
A/D Analog to Digital (Conversion)
AD Air Defense
Armored Division
ADA Air Defense Artillery
Air Defense Advisory or Alert (Net)
ADASIA Allied Data Systems Interoperability Agency
ADAPT Architectures Design, Analysis and Planning Tool
ADC Air Defense Coordinator
Adaptive Data Compression
Asynchronous Data Communications
ADCAP Advanced Capability (EA-6B)
ADCON Administrative Control
ADCP Air Defense Communications Platform
ADDISS Advanced Deployable Digital Imagery Support System
ADDS Army Data Distribution System
Air Deployable Delivery System
AD/EXJAM Artillery Delivered/Expendable Jammer
ADF Automatic Direction Finding/Finder
ADIZ Air Defense Identification Zone
ADJAM Artillery Delivered Jammer
ADL Automatic Data Link
ADMG Air Defense Machine Gun
ADNET Anti-Drug Network
ADNS Advanced PLRS Interface Segment
Automated Digital Network System
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADRG Arc Digitized Raster Graphics
ADS Advanced Display System (Navy)
ADSP Air Dropable Soil Pentameter
ADT Airborne Data Terminal
ADZ Air Defense Zone
AE Aerial Exploitation/Assault Echelon
AED Active Electronic Decoy
AEELS Airborne ELINT Emitter Location System
AEGIS Airborne Early Warning/Ground Environmental Integration Systems
AEN Arbitrary ELINT Notation
AEW Airborne Early Warning
A/F Airfield
AF Airfield
Air Force
AFAC Airborne Forward Air Controller
AFAMPE Air Force Automated Message Processing Exchange
AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFB Air Force Base
AFC All-source Fusion Center
Automatic Frequency Control
AFC2A Air Force Command and Control Agency (formerly AFCC)
AFC4A Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Agency
AFC2S Air Force Command and Control Systems
AFCEA Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association
AFCENT Allied Forces Central Europe
AFCSC Air Force Cryptologic Support Center
AFDS Amphibious Flagship Data System
AFECO Air Force Electronic Combat Office
AFFOR Air Force Force (Air Component of JTF)
AFID Anti-Fratricide Identification Device
AFIWC Air Force Information Warfare Center (San Antonio)
AFLD Airfield
AFM Air Force Manual
AFMIC Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center
AFMSS Air Force Mission Support System
AFNORTHWEST Allied Forces Northwestern Europe (NATO)
AFOE Assault Follow-on Echelon
AFOSI Air Force Office Of Special Investigations
AFS Adaptive Force Structure
AFSAT Air Force Satellite (UHF)
AFSATCOM Air Force Satellite Communications
AFSCN Air Force Single Channel Network
AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command
AFSOF Air Force Special Operations Forces
AFSOUTH Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO)
AFSPC Air Force Space Command
AFTAC Air Force Technical Application Center
AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
A/G Air-to-Ground
AGCCS Army Global Command and Control System
AGI Auxiliary Intelligence Gatherer (CIS Naval)
AGL Above Ground Level
AGM Air-to-Ground Missile
AGOS Air Ground Operations School - Ft. Walton Beach, FL
AH Attack Helicopter (Cobra)
AHIF Airborne Heavy Intercept Facility
AHQ Ad Hoc Querry
AI Artificial Intelligence
Air Intercept
Air Interdiction
Acquisition Indicator
Air Intelligence (Officer-Navy)
Area of Interest
AIA Air Force Intelligence Agency (Formerly AFIC)
AIB Atlantic Intelligence Board
AIC Air Intercept Controller
Atlantic Intel Center (USACOM)
AICA Alternate Intercept Coverage Activity
AICP Alternate Intercept Coverage Plan
AID Arbitrary Intercept Designator
AIG Address Indicator Group
AIM Air Intercept Missile
AIRES Advanced Imagery Requirement and Exploitation System
AIS Air Intelligence Squadron
AIT Advanced Identification Techniques
AIZ Air Intercept Zone
AJ Anti-Jam
AJFP Adaptive Joint Force Packaging (USACOM)
AKA Also known as
ALCE Airlift Control Element (USAF)
ALCON All Concerned
ALCM Air-launched Cruise Missile
ALE Automatic Link Establishment
ALERT Attack Launch Early Reporting to the Theater
ALFCE Advance Landing Force Command Element
ALIF Airborne Light Intercept Facility
ALO Air Liaison Officer
ALSA Air, Land, Sea Application Center
ALSP Aggregate Level Simulation Protocol
AM Amplitude Modulation
Active Matrix
AMA Airborne Modern Assembly
AMASS Advanced Marine Airborne SIGINT System
AMC Air Mobility Command (USAF Formerly MAC)
Army Material Command
AirMission Commander
AMHS Automated Message Handling Service/System
AMI ASARS Processing Segment Maintenance Improvement
AMP Amplification
AMPE Automated Message Processing Exchange
AMPHI Aerial Mission Photographic Index
AMPS Advanced Mobile Phone System (standard)
AMS Alternate Management System
Automanual System
AMSL Above Mean Sea Level
AMW Amphibious Warfare
A/N Army-Navy
ANCS Alternate Net Control Station
ANDVT Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal
ANGLICO Air- Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
ANI Automatic Number Identification
ANN Artificial Neural Network
ANRI Automatic Net Radio Interface
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AO Area of Operation
Aerial Observer
Air Officer
AOA Amphibious Objective Area
Angle of Arrival
AOB Air Order of Battle
AOC Air Operation Control (Net)
Air Operations Center (was TACC) (USAF)
AOE Fast Combat Support Ship
AOI Area of Interest
AOP Area of Probability
AOR Replenishment Oiler
Area of Responsibility
AP Armored Piercing
Allied Publication
APA Army Pre-positioned Afloat
APASS Amphibious Assault Survey System
APC Armored Personnel Carrier
APELS Airborne Precision Emitter Location System
APF Afloat Pre-positoned Force (NTPF + MPS)
API Application Program Interface
Associated Press International
APMS Advanced Precision Measurement System
APOD Aerial Port Of Debarkation
APOE Aerial Port of Embarkation
APOGEE Point where satellite is furthest from earth. (orbitology)
APPS Analytical Photogrammetric Positioning System
APS Advanced Planning System
APTCAE Army Pacific Technical Control Analysis Element (KRSOC)
AR Army Regulation
Air Refueling
ARCENT US Army Forces Central Command
ARDF Airborne Radio Direction Finding
AREC Air Element Coordinator
ARF Antenna Radio Frequency
ARFCOS Armed Forces Courier Service (Now Called DEFCOS)
ARFOR Army Force (Army Component of JTF)
ARIES Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronics System
ARG Amphibious Ready Group
ARL Airborne Reconnaissance (Recce) Low
ARM Anti-Radiation Missile
ARMS Automated Resource Management System
Automated Record Message Simulator
ARNG Army National Guard
ARNIP Airborne Reconnaissance National Intergration Plan
ARNRP Airborne Reconnaissance National Reconnaissance Program
ARO Airborne-Range Only (Radar)
Airborne Reconnaissance Office
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency (formerly DARPA)
ARPANet Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ARRS Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Service
ARTAS-K Army Training and Support - Kuwait
ARTY Artillery
AS Air to Surface
Analysis Sub-station (TPCS)
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASARS Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System
ASARS 2 Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-two
ASAS All Source Analysis System (U.S. Army)
ASAT Anti-satellite
ASC AUTODIN Switching Center
Assault Support Coordination
Air Support Coordinator
Automatic Switching Center
Army Space Command
ASCAM Air-to-Surface Cruise Missile
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange (Computer Format)
ASCM Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
ASD C3I Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications,and Intelligence
ASFC All Source Fusion Center (I MEF)
ASIC All Source Intelligence Center
ASIP All Source Imagery Processor
ASIS Amphibious Support Information System
Airborne SIGINT Intelligence System
ASK Amplitude Shift Keying
ASLT Air Support Liaison Team
ASM Air-to-Surface Missile
ASMD Anti-Ship Missile Defense
ASOC Army Special Operations Command
ASP Ammunition Supply Point
All Source Product
ASPJ Automatic Self-Protective Jamming
Airborne SPJ
ASPO Army Space Program Office
ASR Assault Support Request
ASROC Anti-Submarine Rocket
ASRP Airborne SIGINT Reconnaissance Program
ASRT Air Support Radar Team
ASSET All-Source Satellite Evaluation Tool
ASSO Assistant Special Security Officer
ASTOR Airborne Stand-Off Radar (UK)
ASTP Advanced Space Technology Program (DARPA)
ASUSWA Administrative Support Unit Southwest Asia
ASUW Anti-Surface Warfare
ASUWC Anti-Surface Warfare Commander (Navy)
ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare
ASWCCS ASW Command and Control System
AT Anti-Tank
ATA Actual Time of Arrival
ATACC Advanced Tactical Air Command Center
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATACS Army Tactical Communications System
Advanced Tactical Cryptologic Support (CNSG)
ATADS Advanced Tactical Air Defense System
ATAF Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO)
ATARS Advanced Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance System
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATCA Allied Tactical Communications Agency (NATO)
ATCCS Army Tactical Command and Control System
ATCS Advanced Tactical Cryptologic Support (JDISS)
ATDM Asynchronous Time-Division Multiplexing
ATDS Airborne Tactical Data System (E-2)
ATG Automated Target Graphic
ATGM Anti-Tank Guided Missile
ATE Automatic Test Equipment
ATF Amphibious Task Force
ATFIC Amphibious Task Force Intelligence Center (Replacement of JIC)
ATID Automated Tactical Information Display
ATLASS Asset Tracking Logistics & Supply System
ATM Anti-Tank Missile
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ATMHS Automatic Text Message Handling System
ATO Air Tasking Order
ATP Allied (Maritime) Tactical (Instructions) and Procedures
Advanced Tracking Prototype (TRE Related)
ATR Automatic Target Recognition
ATRJ Advanced Threat Radar Jammer
ATTCS Army Tactical Command and Control System
ATU Amphibian Task Unit
AUS Australia
AUSCANUKUS Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
AUTODIN Automatic Digital Network
AUTOID Automatic Identification
AUTOSEVOCOM Automatic Secure Voice Communications
AUTOVON Automatic Voice Network (Now DSN)
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AWE Advanced Warfighting Experiment
AWIS Army WWMCCS Information System
AWRPS Army War Reserve Pre-positioned Sets
AWS Advisory Warning System
AWSIM Air Warfare Simulation System
AWT Amphibious Warfare Technology Directorate
AWX All Weather
AXP Allied Exercise Publication
AZ Azimuth

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