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AAW Anti-Air Warfare
ACAT Acquisition Category
ACDS Advanced Combat Direction System
ACMC Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
ACTD Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
ADCX Auxiliary Dry Cargo Ship (New Design)
ADCAP Advanced Capability
ADM Acquisition Decision Memorandum
ADS Advanced Deployable System
AFOE Assault Follow-On Echelon
AGOR Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research [Ship]
AGS Advanced Gun Systems
AIEWS Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System
AIP Anti-surface Warfare Improvement Program
ALFS Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
ALMDS Airborne Laser Mine Detection System
AMCM Airborne Mine Countermeasures
AMRAAM Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
AOA Analysis of Alternatives, also Amphibious Objective Area
ARBS Angle Rate Bombing System
ARG Amphibious Ready Group
ASDS Advanced Swimmer Deliver System
ASCM Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
ASM Anti-Ship Missile
ASTOVL Advanced Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing
ASUW Anti-Surface Warfare
ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATARS Advanced Tactical Air Reconnaissance System
ATWCS Advanced Tomahawk Weapon Control System
AWACS Airborne Warning And Control System
AWS Aegis Weapon System
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BAH Basic Allowance for Housing
BAT Brilliant Anti-Tank
BDA Battle Damage Assessment
BGPHES Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System
Blk Block [Upgrade]
BMDO Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
BRAC Base Closure and Realignment
BUR Bottom-Up Review
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C2W Command and Control Warfare
C4ISR Command, Control, Communication, Computers,
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
CAS Close Air Support
CBR Chemical, Biological, and Radiological
CCS Combat Control System
CDR Critical Design Review
CDS Combat Development System
CEC Cooperative Engagement Capability
CENTCOM Central Command
CG Guided Missile Cruiser
CHBDL Common High Band Data Link
CHINFO Chief of Navy Information
CinC Commander-in-Chief
CIWS Close-in Weapons System
CLA [Aircraft] Carriers, Littoral Warfare, and Auxiliaries
CLF Combat Logistics Force
CMC Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
CMD Cruise Missile Defense
CNET Chief of Naval Education and Training
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
COEA Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
COLDS Cargo Offload and Discharge System
COTS Commercial-Off-The-Shelf, also Cargo Offload and Transfer System
CPAM CNO Program Analysis Memorandum
CSS Combat Service Support
CV Conventionally Powered Aircraft Carrier
CVBG Aircraft Carrier Battle Group
CVN Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
CVW Aircraft Carrier Air Wing
CVNX Next-Generation Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
CY Calendar Year
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DAB Defense Acquisition Board
DCNO Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
DC/S P&R Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Resources
DD Destroyer
DEM/VAL Demonstration/Validation
DF Direction Finding
DDG Guided Missile Destroyer
DII COE Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment
DoD Department of Defense
DoN Department of the Navy
DRPM Direct-Reporting Program Manager
DSMAC Digital Scene-Matching Area Correlation
DSRV Deep-Submergence Rescue Vehicle
DT Developmental Testing
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ECM Electronic Countermeasures
ECP Engineering Change Proposal
EHF Extremely High Frequency
EMD Engineering and Manufacturing Development
EO Electro-Optical
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
ERGM Extended-Range Guided Munition
ESG Executive Steering Group
ESM Electronic Support Measures
ESSM Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile
EW Electronic Warfare
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FISC Fleet Industrial Supply Center
FFG Guided Missile Frigate
FLIR Forward-Looking Infrared
FLSS Forward Logistics Support Sites
FMFLANT Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
FMFPAC Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
FOC Full Operational Capability
FRP Full-Rate Production
FUE First Unit Equipped
FSC Family Service Center
FY Fiscal Year
FYDP Future Years Defense Plan
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GBTS Ground-Based Training System
GCCS Global Command and Control System
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GMLS Guided Missile Launching System
GOTS Government off-the-shelf
GPS Global Positioning System
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HARM High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile
Hiper-D High Performance Distributed Processing
HOL High Order Language
HQMC Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
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I&W Indications & Warning
IDS Integrated Deepwater System (U.S. Coast Guard)
IFF Identification, Friend or Foe
IMET International Military Education and Training
INS Inertial Navigation System
IOC Initial Operational Capability
IPO International Programs Office
IPPD Integrated Product and Process Development
IPT Integrated Process Team
IR Infrared
IRST Infrared Search and Track
ISD Integrated Ship Defense
ISS Information Superiority/Sensors
IT-21 Information Technology for the 21st Century
IWR Integrated Warfare Architecture
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JAST Joint Advanced Strike Technology
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JDAM Joint Direct Attack Munition
JMCIS Joint Maritime Command Information System
Joint STARS Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System
JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JSF Joint Strike Fighter
JSIPS Joint Service Imagery Processing System
JSOW Joint Standoff Weapon
JPATS Joint Primary Aircraft Training System
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JV2010 Joint Vision 2010
JWCA Joint Warfighting Capability Assessment
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KKV Kinetic Kill Vehicle
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LAMPS Light Airborne Multipurpose System
LAN Local Area Network
LCAC Landing Craft, Air Cushion
LCC Amphibious Command Ship
LEAP Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile
LEIP Link Eleven Improvement Program
LFA Low Frequency Active
LHA Amphibious Assault Ship
LHD Amphibious Assault Ship
LKA Amphibious Cargo Ship
LMSR Large, Medium-Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off [Ship]
LOTS Logistics Over-The-Shore
LPD Amphibious Transport Dock [Ship]
LPH Landing Platform, Helicopter [Ship]
LRIP Low Rate Initial Production
LSD Dock Landing Ship
LST Tank Landing Ship
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MAGTF Marine Air Ground Task Force
MARFOR Marine Force
MAWS Missile Approach Warning System
MCAC Multipurpose Craft Air Cushion (LCAC modification)
MCM Mine Countermeasures
MCS Mine Countermeasures Command, Control, and Support Ship
MCU Mission Computer Upgrade
MEB Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEF Marine Expeditionary Force
MEU Marine Expeditionary Unit
MEU(SOC) Marine Expeditionary Unit-Special Operations Capable
MHC Coastal Mine Hunter
MHIP Missile Homing Improvement Program
MIDS Multi-function Information Distribution System
MIDS-LVT Multi-function Information Distribution System - Low Volume Terminal
MIW Mine Warfare
Mk Mark
MLR Medium Lift Replacement
MNS Mission Need Statement, also Mine Neutralization System
MOB Mobile Offshore Base
MOD Model
MPA Maritime Patrol Aircraft
MPF Maritime Prepositioning Force
MPS Maritime Prepositioning Ships
MRC Major Regional Contingency
MRS Mobility Requirements Study
MSC Military Sealift Command
MTW Major Theater War
MWR Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
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NAS Naval Air Station
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command
NAVFACENGCOM Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSUP Naval Supply Systems Command
NCTR Non-Cooperative Target Recognition
NCW Network-Centric Warfare
NDC Naval Doctrine Command
NDI Non-Developmental Item
NDP National Defense Panel
NEO Non-Combatant Evacuation
NESP Navy Extremely High Frequency (EHF) Satellite Program
NIPO Navy International Programs Office
NMCB Naval Mobile Construction Battalion
NOC Navy Operational Concept
NPS New-Parent Support
NRF Naval Reserve Force
NSFS Naval Surface Fire Support
NSSMS NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System
NSSN New Attack Submarine (Virginia SSN-74 Class)
NSW Naval Special Warfare
NTCSS Naval Tactical Command Support System
NTW Navy Theater-Wide
NWC Naval War College
NWDC Naval Warfare Development Command
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OOTW Operations Other Than War
OPEVAL Operational Evaluation
OPNAV Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
OPTEMPO Operating Tempo
OPTEVFOR Operational Test and Evaluation Force
OMFTS Operational Maneuver From the Sea
ORD Operational Requirements Document
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSS Operations Support System
OSA Open System Architecture
OT Operational Testing
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P3I Pre-Planned Product Improvement
PACE Program for Afloat Education
PEO Program Executive Office (and Officer)
PERSTEMPO Personnel Tempo
PDR Preliminary Design Review
PEG Program Evaluation Group
PGM Precision-Guided Munitions
PLGR Precision Lightweight GPS Receivers
POM Program Objective Memorandum
PPBS Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System
PD&RR Program Definition and Risk Reduction
PRG Program Review Group
PWG POM Working Group
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QDR Quadrennial Defense Review
QOL Quality of Life
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RAIDS Rapid Anti-ship cruise missile Integrated Defense System
RAM Rolling Airframe Missile
RBA Revolution in Business Affairs
RDT&E Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
RF Radio Frequency
RFP Request For Proposals
RIF Reduction in Forces
RMA Revolution in Military Affairs
RO/RO Roll-On/Roll-Off [Ship]
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SAC Supporting Arms Coordination
SADARM Seek And Destroy Armor
SAM Surface-to-Air Missile
SATCOM Satellite Communications
SC Surface Combatants
SEAD Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
Seabee Naval Construction Battalion
SEAL Sea-Air-Land Naval Special Warfare forces
SER Selective Early Retirement
SEW Space and Electronic Warfare
SHF Super High Frequency
SIGINT Signals Intelligence
SINCGARS Single Channel Ground and Air Radio
SLAM Standoff Land-Attack Missile
SLAM-ER Standoff Land-Attack Missile - Expanded Response
SLBM Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
SLEP Service Life Extension Program
SM Standard Missile
SMCM Surface Mine Countermeasures [Ship]
SOAD Standoff Outside Area Defense
SOC Special Operations Capable, also Special Operations Craft
SOF Special Operations Forces
SOPD Standoff Outside Point Defense
SOSUS Sound Surveillance System
SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
SRP Sustained Readiness Program
SSB Selective Separation Bonus
SSBN Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine
SSC Small-Scale Contingency
SSDS Ship Self-Defense System
SSN Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
STOM Ship-To-Objective-Maneuver
STOVL Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing
SURTASS Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System
SWATH Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull [ship]
SWMCM Shallow-Water Mine Countermeasures
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TACAMO Take-Charge-and-Move-Out
T-AGOS Ocean Surveillance Ship (MSC-operated)
T-AGS Oceanographic Survey Ships (MSC/Civilian Agency-operated)
TAMPS Tactical Aircraft Mission Planning System
T-AO Oiler (MSC-operated)
TAD Theater Air Defense
TBIP Tomahawk Baseline Improvement Program
TBM Theater Ballistic Missile
TBMD Theater Ballistic Missile Defense
TDD Target Detection Device
TECHEVAL Technical (Developmental) Evaluation
TERA Temporary Early Retirement Authorization
TERCOM Terrain Contour Mapping
TISS Thermal Imaging Sensor System
TLAM Tomahawk Land-Attack cruise Missile
TOA Total Obligational Authority
TPED Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination
TRAP Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel
TSP Thrift Savings Plan
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UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UFO Ultra High Frequency Follow-On
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UOES User Operational Evaluation System
UNREP Underway Replenishment
USCG United States Coast Guard
USD/A Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition
USW Undersea Warfare
UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
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VCNO Vice Chief of Naval Operations
VERTREP Vertical (underway) Replenishment
VHA Variable Housing Allowance
VLS Vertical Launching System
VSI Voluntary Separation Incentive
V/STOL Vertical/Short Take-Off or Landing
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WCS Weapon Control System
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction (nuclear, biological, chemical)
WPN Navy Weapons Procurement Appropriation
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Y2K Year 2000

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