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A2C2 Army airspace command and control

AA avenue of approach

AADC area air defense commander

AAOA air avenue of approach

AAR after action review

ABT air-breathing threat

ac alternating current

ACL allowable cabin load

ACO airspace control order

acq acquisition

AD air defense

A/D analog-to-digital

ADA air defense artillery

ADCOORD air defense coordinator

ADC air defense control; area damage control

ADCP air defense command post

adj adjacent

ADM air defense mission

admin/log administrative/logistic

ADP automatic data processing

adv advance

ADW air defense warning

AEE automatic emplacement enhancement

AFCC Air Force Component Commander

AFP assault fire platoon

AI area of interest

AM amplitude modulation

AMC United States Army Materiel Command

AMG antenna mast group

AMS antenna mast set

AMTS active maintenance training simulator

AO area of operations

AOC air operations center

AOR area of responsibility

AP antipersonnel

APO Army Post Office

APOD aerial port of debarkation

AR Army regulation

ARM antiradiation missile

ARNG Army National Guard

ARTEP Army Training and Evaluation Program

AS antispoofing

ASG area support group

ASL authorized stockage list

ASM air-to-surface missile

ASP ammunition supply point

asst assistance

ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System

ATBM antitactical ballistic missile

ATC air traffic control

ATDL Army tactical data link

ATGM antitank guided missile

ATM antitactical missile

ATMCT air terminal movement control team

ATO air tasking order

ATP Allied Tactical Publication; ammunition transfer point

attk attack

attn attention

aux auxiliary

AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System

az azimuth


BAI battlefield air interdiction

BCU battery coolant unit

BDA battle damage assessment

BDAR battle damage assessment and repair

bde brigade

BDHI bearing-distance-heading indicator

BIT built-in test

BITE built-in test equipment

BME battalion maintenance equipment

BMG battery maintenance group

BMNT before morning nautical time

BMO battalion maintenance officer

bn battalion

BOS battlefield operating system

BRU battery replaceable unit

BSA brigade support area

BSE battalion supply and equipment

BTOC battalion/brigade tactical operations center

btry battery


(C) confidential

C2 command and control

C2I command, control, and intelligence

C3 command, control, and communications

C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence

C/A coarse acquisition

canc cancelled

CAS close air support; control actuator section

cav cavalry

CBR chemical, biological, radiological

cbt combat

ccw counterclockwise

CE Communications-Electronics

CEB clothing exchange and bath

CEP circular error probable

CESO Communications-Electronics Signal Officer

CFE contractor furnished equipment

CG center of gravity

CIS Commonwealth of Independent States

CKW cryptokey weekly

CM cruise missile

CMCC corps movement control center

CMCT corps movement control team

cmd command

CMMC corps materiel management center

CMP computer maintenance panel

co company

COA course of action

comm communications

COMMZ communications zone

COMSEC communications security

CONUS continental United States

COSCOM corps support command

CP command post; check point

CPP communications patching panel

CPU central processing unit

CRC control and reporting center

CRG communications relay group

CSA corps storage area

CSB corps support battalion

CSC combat support company

CSG corps support group

CSIU computer simulator interface unit

CSR controlled supply rate

CSS combat service support

CUG control unit group

CVRT criticality, vulnerability, recuperability, and threat

cw clockwise


DA Department of the Army

DAM display-aided maintenance

dc direct current

DCA defensive counterair

DCCS display and control console simulator

DD Department of Defense (forms)

DDL digital data link

DEFCON defense readiness condition

dep deployed

dev development

DISCOM division support command

div division

DLT data link terminal

DLU data link unit

DNLP deployed net loading percentage

DNVT digital nonsecure voice terminal

DP decision point

DS direct support

DSA division support area

DSM decision support matrix

DSS direct supply support; direct support system

DST decision support template

DSU direct support unit

DX direct exchange

DZ drop zone


EA engagement area

EAC echelons above corps

ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures

ECM electronic countermeasures

ECP entry control point

ECS engagement control station

ECU environmental control unit

EDWA engagement decision and weapon assignment

EEI essential elements of information

EENT early evening nautical time

EMCON emission control

EMI electromagnetic interference

EMMO electronic missile maintenance officer

EMP electromagnetic pulse

emp emplace; employed

EPP electric power plant

EPU electric power unit

EPW enemy prisoner of war

EW electronic warfare; early warning

EWBN early warning broadcast network


F Fahrenheit

FARP forward arming and refueling point

FDC fire direction center

FH frequency hopping

FLIR forward-looking infrared

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM field manual; frequency modulation

FO fiber optics

FOV field of view

FP firing platoon

FRG Federal Republic of Germany

FROG free rocket over ground

FSB forward support battalion

FU fire unit

FW fixed wing


G2 Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence)

G3 Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations and Plans)

G4 Assistant Chief of Staff (Logistics)

GCI ground-controlled interception

GEHOC German Hawk Operations Center

GFE government furnished equipment

GIP ground impact point

GM guided missile

GMT guided missile transporter

GPFU gas particulate filter unit

GPS global positioning system

GS general support

GS-R general support-reinforcing

GUK group unique key


H Hawk

HCU hard copy unit

HE high explosive

hel helicopter

HEMTT heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

HEU higher echelon unit

HHB headquarters and headquarters battery

HIMAD high- to medium-altitude air defense

HPI high-powered illuminator

HQ headquarters

hr hour

HSS health service support

HVT high-value target


ICC information and coordination central

ID identification

IF intermediate frequency

IFF identification, friend or foe

IHFR improved high-frequency radio

inf infantry

info information

intel intelligence

IOCU input/output control unit

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IRR intelligence and radar reporting


JFACC joint force air component commander

JTAGS joint tactical ground station

JTF joint task force


kbps kilobits per second

KDP known data point

kg kilogram

KIA killed in action

km kilometer

KRP known reference point

kw kilowatt


LAM launcher action message

LASH lighter aboard ship

LAT live air trainer

LD line of departure

LEM launcher electronics module

LIG launcher interconnection group

LMA launcher mechanics assembly

LMRD launcher missile-round distributor

LOGPAC logistics package

LOS line of sight

LOTS logistics over-the-shore

LP listening post

LRM launcher response message

LRP logistical release point

LRPT large repair parts transporter

LRS launch recovery site

LRU line replaceable unit

LS launching station

LSTS launching station test set

LZ landing zone


MANPADS man-portable air defense system

MAPS million ads per second

MASINT measurement and signature intelligence

MATO materiel officer

MBU master bus unit

MC maintenance center; movement completion

MCP maintenance collection point

MCPE modular collective protective equipment (entrance)

MCR movement completion report

MCT movement control team

MDAGS modular digital airborne guidance system

MEDLOG medical logistics

MEO movement execution order

MET meteorological

METL mission-essential task list

METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

MILVAN military van

MMC Materiel Management Center

MMP modular midcourse package

MMU monolithic memory unit

MOPP mission-oriented protective posture

MOS military occupational specialty

MRBM medium-range ballistic missile

MRCTS missile-round cable test set

MRE meal, ready to eat

MRL multiple rocket launcher

MRT missile-round transporter; movement regulating team; missile-round trainer

MS manstation

MSB main support battalion

MSE mobile subscriber equipment

msl missile

MSR main supply route

MSRT mobile subscriber radio terminal

MST maintenance support team

MSU mass storage unit

MTM mask terrain map

MTMC Military Traffic Management Command

MTOE modified table of organization and equipment

MTP mission training plan

MTTR mean time to repair

MWO movement warning order


N north

NA not applicable

NAI named area of interest

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NBS National Bureau of Standards

NCO noncommissioned officer

NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge

NCS net control station

NFS north finding system

NPFC Naval Publications and Forms Center

NSL nonstocked logistics

NSN national stock number


obj objective

OIC officer in charge

OP observation post

OPLAN operation plan

opnl operational

OPORD operation order

ops operations

OPSEC operations security

ORF operational readiness FLOAT

OSLB operational search lower bound

OTM on-line training mode

OTT operator tactics trainer

OVM operator vehicle maintenance


P Patriot; precise

PAC Patriot advanced capability

PADIL Patriot digital information link

PCU peripheral control unit

PDB post deployment build

PDU power disribution unit

PIR priority intelligence requirement

Pk probability of kill

PLGR precision lightweight GPS receiver

PL phase line

PLL prescribed load list

PMCS preventive maintenance checks and services

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POMT Patriot organizational maintenance trainer

positive control:
A method of airspace control which relies on real-time data from radars, data links, and intelligence sources. These facilities are vulnerable to electronic interference, attack and sabotage. As a general rule, positive control works best when friendly forces have air superiority. When air superiority gives way to air parity or worse, the stress on the C2 structure makes positive control more difficult to execute.

PPI Passť-Partout International

PPO Patriot Project Office

PPS precise positioning service

PRC People's Republic of China

procedural control:
Management which relies on preplanned techniques such as enagement zones, rules of engagement and weapon control status. This method is less vulnerable to electronic and physical attacks, but is more restrictive in that fratricide is more likely. However, procedural methods significantly enhance continuity of operations under adverse battle conditions.

PSI pounds per square inch

PTL primary target line

PTT part task trainer


QA quality assurance

QRP quick response program


RACO rear area combat operations

RAP rear area protection

RARP rear arming and refueling point

reg regiment

RF radio frequency

RFI radio frequency interference

RISTA reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition

RL remote launch

RLRIU routing logic radio interface unit

RMCT regional movement control team

ROE roles of engagement

RO/RO roll on/roll off

ROW rest of world

RP release point

RPV remotely piloted vehicle

rqr required

RRG radar receiver group

RRT radio relay terminal

RS radar set

RSOP reconnaissance, selection, and occupation of position

RSR required supply rate

RSU recovery storage unit

RTO radiotelephone operator

RW rotary wing

RWCIU radar weapons control interface unit

RX repairable exchange


S south

(S) secret

S1 Personnel Officer

S2 Intelligence Officer

S3 Operations and Training Officer

S4 Supply Officer

SA selective availability

SAM surface-to-air missile

SBU slave bus unit

SC single channel

Seabee a type of sea barge

SEAD suppression of enemy air defense

SEN small extension node

SHORAD short-range air defense

SIF selective identification feature

SIGINT signal intelligence

SIGSEC signal security

SINCGARS single-channel ground and airborne radio system

SOE state of emissions

SOFA Status of Forces Agreement

SOI signal operating instructions

SOJ standoff jammer

SOJC standoff jammer capability

SOP standing operating procedure

SP start point

SPG signal processor group

SPOD seaport of debarkation

SPS standard positioning service

SRBM short-range ballistic missile

SRPT small repair parts transporter

SSM surface-to-surface missile

STANAG Standardization Agreement (NATO)

ST&HE special tools and handling equipment

STL secondary target line

surv survival


TAACOM Theater Army Area Command

TAADCOM Theater Army Area Defense Command

tac tactical

TACAIR tactical air

TACC tactical air control center

TACI tactical initialization

TACS tactical air control system

TADIL tactical digital information link

TADS tactical air defense system

TAI target area of interest

TAMCA Theater Army Movement Control Agency

TBM tactical ballistic missile

TBP to be published

TCA tactical control assistant

TCO tactical control officer

TD tactical director

TDA tactical director assistant

T&E traverse and elevation

tech technical

TF task force

tgt target

TM technical manual

TMO transportation movement officer

TMT terrain mapping trainer

TMU transmitter maintenance upgrade

TNT troop netted trainer

TOC tactical operations center

TOE table(s) of organization and equipment

TPT troop proficiency trainer

TRANSCOM United States Transportation Command

trig trigonometry

TSA theater storage area

TSOP tactical standing operating procedure

TTFL time-to-first-launch

TTLL time-to-last-launch

TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures

TV television

TVM track-via-missile

TVMCP track-via-missile correlation processor


(U) unclassified

UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

UHF ultrahigh frequency

ULLS unit-level logistics system

USAF United States Air Force

USAREUR United States Army, Europe

UTM universal transverse mercator


VHF very high frequency

vic vicinity


WCC weapons control computer

WCS weapon control status

WSMR White Sands Missile Range


XO executive officer