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A: designation for US airforce specialized attack aircraft



A-4: Skyhawk (airplane)
A-6: Intruder (airplane)
A-7: Corsair II (airplane)
A-10: Thunderbolt II (airplane)


A22 : Churchill Tank, (British Tank Design WWII)
A27L : Centaur tank, liberty engine (British Tank Design WWII)
A27M : Cromwell tank, meteor engine (British Tank Design WWII)
A30 : Challenger tank (British Tank Design WWII)
A34 : Comet tank (British Tank Design WWII)
A41 : Centurion (British Tank Design WWII)
A42 : Churchill tank Mk VII (British Tank Design WWII)

A2 : anti-armor
A2C2 : Army airspace command and control
A2C2S : Army aviation command and control system / Army Airborne Command and Control System


A-HOUR: alert-hour
A/A or A-A: air-to-air
A/C:  1aircraft 2absolute ceiling
A/DACG [JP 1-02]: arrival/departure airfield control group
A/DCG [JP 1-02]: arrival/departure control group
a/f: airfield
A/G or A-G: 1air-to-ground, 2air/ground
A/J: anti-jam
A/N: as needed
A/R: Air Refueling
A/S: Air to Surface



Aa: achieved availability
AA: avenue of approach / assembly area / analysis of alternatives / Active Army / antiaircraft / air-to-air / access authorization / attack assessment / achieved availability / Acquisition Activity / aircraft availability
AA&E: arms, ammunition, and explosives
AAA: antiaircraft artillery / [Army] assessment of aircraft attrition (USAFE) / Automated Airlift Analysis System (AMC) / automatic anti-aircraft
AAAOB: anti-aircraft artillery order-of-battle
AAAS: amphibious aviation assault ship
AAAV: Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
AAB: Aircraft Accident Board / all-to-all broadcast
AABFS: amphibious assault bulk fuel system
AABL: advanced atmospheric burst locator
AABM: air-to-air battle management
AABNCP: Advanced Airborne National Command Post (USAF)
AABP: Aptitude Assessment Battery Program
AABWS: amphibious assault bulk water system
AAC: Army Acquisition Corps / acquisition advice code / anti-aircraft / Alaskan Air Command / Aviation armament change
AACC: Army airborne command and control
AACE: aircraft alerting communications EMP (electromagnetic pulse)
AACFT: Army aircraft
AACG: arrival airfield control group
AACMO: Army Acguisition Corps Management Office
AACOM: Army area communications
AACOMS: Army Area Communications System [now ATACS]
AACP: advanced airborne command post
AACS: Airborne Astrographic Camera System / Army Command and Control System /[AR 310-50] Airways and Air Communications Service
AAD: Army air defense
AADC: area air defense commander
AADCCS: Army Air Defense Control and Coordination System
AADCOM: Army Air Defense Command(er)
AADCP: Army air defense command post
AADE: Army air defense element
AADGE [NATO]: Allied Command Europe Air Defense Ground Environment
AADR: Alaskan Air Defense Region
AADS: antiaircraft defense system
AAE: Army aviation element
AAED: advanced airborne expendable decoy
AAF: Army airfield / Auxiliary Air Force
AAFA: Army aviation flight activity
AAFARS: advanced aviation forward area refueling system
AAFB: Andrews Air Force Base
AAFCE [NATO]: Allied Air Forces Central Europe
AAFES: Auto Alert Force Exercise Schedule (SAC) / Army and Air Force Exchange Service
AAFIF: automated air facility information file
AAFSF: amphibious assault fuel supply facility
AAFSS: Advanced Aerial Fire Support System [IHAS]
AAFTC: Air Force Flight Test Center (Edwards AFB)
AAFU: augmented assault fire units
AAG: army artillery group (OPFOR)
AAGE: Army Advisory Group on Energy
AAGR: air-to-air gunnery range
AAGS: Army air-ground system / aircraft adapter groups
AAH: advanced attack helicopter, the AH-64
AAHA: awaiting action higher headquarters
AAI: angle of approach indicator / advanced communication technology / automated acquisition information
AAIMS: Army Automated Information Management System
AAIS: Atmospheric Attack Indications System / Automated Acquisition Information System
AALAAW: advanced air-launched anti-armor weapon
AALPS: Automated Aircraft Load Planning System (FORSCOM)
AALS: Active Army Locator System
AAM: air-to-air missile (i.e., Falcon, Sidewinder, Sparrow) [Also used by the USN to label its missiles, before the introduction of the tri-service designation system] / aircraft availability model / application activity model / [AR 310-50] Army aircraft maintenance / [AR 310-50] Army Achievement Medal
AAMA: antiaircraft and missile artillery / area airspace management authority
AAMG: antiaircraft machine gun
AAMMH: annual available maintenance man hours
AAMMP: Active Army Military Manpower Program
AAMP: Army Automation Master Plan / Army Aviation Modernization Plan
AAMS: Advanced AFSATCOM Monitoring System / Army Acquisition Management System / [AR 310-50] Army aircraft maintenance shop
AAN: [DoD/DSMC] Army After Next
AANCP: Advanced Airborne National Command Post
Aangrijpen: Dutch army word for attacking like in attacking an enemy position.
AAO: authorized acquisition objective / Army acquisition objective / antiair output / airborne area of operation / approved acquisition objective
AAOD: Army aviation operating detachment
AAOFA: Army aviation operating facility
AAP: Army Apprenticeship Program / affirmative action plan / allied administrative publication / attack assessment plan / Attack Assessment Program (JCS/USAFE) / applications access point [DEC] / affirmative action program / allied administrative procedure / Army acquisition process / abbreviated acquisition plan / advance acquisition planning / [AR 310-50] Army ammunition plant / [JP 1-02] Allied Administrative Publication / [JP 1-02] assign alternate parent
AAPI: attack assessment predicted impact
AAPM: Army Aviation Planning Manual
AAR: after-action review / Army area representative / air-to-air refueling / aircraft accident report / automatic alternate routing / [JP 1-02] after-action report
AARA: access and amendment refusal authority
AARAD: attack assessment radar
AARADCOM: Army Armament Research and Development Command
AARB: advanced aerial refueling boom
AARDAC: Army air reconnaissance for damage assessment in the continental United States
AARMS: Authorized/Assigned Resource Management System (AFLC)
AARS: Ammunition Asset Reporting System
AART: airborne avionics research testbeds
AAS: aeromedical airlift squadron
AASA: administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Army / advanced airborne surveillance antenna
AASC: Army area signal center
AASE: Army aviation support element
AASF: Army aviation support facility
AASLT: air assault
AASM: advanced air-to-surface missile
AASP: Army Automation Security Program / Army Automation Standardization Program / ASCII asynchronous support package
AASR: Advanced Airborne Surveillance Radar (RADC)
AASTA: United States Army Aviation Systems Test Activity
AAT: Army assault team
AATC: Antiaircraft Training Center / automatic air traffic control [system] / Air Force Reserve Test Center
AATCO: Army air traffic air coordinating office
AATH: automatic approach to hover
AATRI: Army Air Traffic Regulation and Identification System
AATU: automatic antenna tuning unit
AAUB: Associate Army Uniform Board
AAUSN: Assistant Under Secretary of Navy
AAV: amphibious assault vehicles (USMC)
AAVN: Army aviation
AAW: anti-air warfare [USN], 2Army acquisition workforce / advanced analysts' workstation / aeromedical airlift wing (MAC) / active aeroelastic wing
AAWC: anti-air warfare commander [USN]
AAWS: automated attack warning system
AAWSSC: Army Atomic Weapons Systems Safety Committee
AAWWS: Airborne Adverse Weather Weapon System



AB: adapter booster / afterburner / air blast / anchor bolt / air base / address bus / able seaman / allocated baseline / airborne (forces) / assault breaker / ability to perform
AB: Carne Ship (converted BB, Battleship)
AB/FS: air base/force survivability
ABACUS: Air Battle Analysis Center Utility System
ABAR: advanced battery acquisition radar / alternate battery acquisition radar
ABC: airborne corps / approach by concept
ABCA: American, British, Canadian, and Australian
ABCA: QSTAG American-British-Canadian-Australian Quadripartite Standardization Agreement
ABCANZ: America Britain Canada Australia New Zealand
ABCB: air blast circuit breaker
ABCC: airborne command center
ABCCC: airborne battlefield command and control center
ABCCTC: Advanced Base Combat Communications Training Center
ABCMR: Army Board for Correction of Military Records
ABCS: Army Battle Command System
ABCS: SSM Army Battle Command System Simulation Support Module
ABDAR: aircraft battle damage assessment and repair
ABDR: air battle damage report / aircraft battle damage repair
ABE: assistant brigade engineer
ABEND: abnormal end
ABFC: Advanced Base Functional Component System (USN)
ABFS: amphibious bulk fuel system
ABG: air base group
ABGD: air base ground defense
ABIC: Army battlefield interface concept / automated battlefield interface concept
ABICS: Ada based integrated control system
ABIR: all-band intercept receiver
ABIRD: aircraft-based infrared detector
ABIS: Advanced Battlespace Information System
ABL: airborne laser
ABLE: activity balance line evaluation / adaptive battery life extender
ABM: antiballistic missile / automated batch mixing / advanced battery management / asynchronous balance mode / acquisition and business management / area base maintenance
ABMDA: Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense Agency
ABMOC: air battle management operation center
ABMS: Assault Breach Marking System
ABN: airborne
ABNCP: Airborne National Command Post
ABNG: Altitude Bingo
ABNOC: Airborne Nuclear Operations Center (SHAPE)
ABNSOTBD: Airborne and Special Operation Test Board
ABO: air base operability / airborne order / aviator breathing oxygen
ABORT - ABRT: to terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action. It may occur at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion / to discontinue aircraft takeoff or missile launch
ABRES: advanced ballistic reentry systems
ABRS: Assault Ballistic Rocket System
ABS: air base squadron / air base survivability
ABSD: Advance Base Sectional Dock
ABSLOA: approved basic stock list of ammunition
ABT: abort (see ABORT)
ABTF: airborne task force
ABW: air base wing



AC: Active Component / assistant commandant / actual cost / analyst console / advisory committee / aerodynamic center / analog computer / automatic checkout / automatic computer / automatic control / air conditioning / aircraft commander / allied command / area coverage / Atlantic Council (NATO) / attack characterization / autocheck / access control / analyst console / armament cooperation / Acquisition Corps
AC&W: air control and warning [USAF site]
AC-130: Hercules aircraft
AC-130A/H: Spectre aircraft
AC/RC: Active Component/Reserve Component
AC/S, C4I : Assistant Chief of Staff, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (USMC)
AC2MP: Army Command and Control Master Plan
ACAB: air cavalry attack brigade
ACAF: advanced counter-air fighter
ACAG: Army Competition Advocate General
ACALA: Armament and Chemical Acquisition and Logistic Activity
ACAMIS: Army CA Management Information System
ACAPS: area communications electronics capabilities
ACAs: air clearance authorities
ACAS: aircraft collision avoidance system / advanced counter-air system / Army Crisis Action System / airborne collision-avoidance system / airlift cycle analysis spreadsheet
ACB: air circuit breaker / amphibious construction battalion / advanced concepts base / allocated configuration baseline
ACBACCIS: Allied Command Baltic Approaches Command Control and Information System (NATO)
ACBMDA: Automated C3CM Battle Management Decision Aid (RADC)
ACBP: advanced concepts base program
ACBT: air combat training
ACC: Army correspondence course / air control center / area control center / artillery control console / accumulator / aft cargo carrier / access control center / [USAF] Air Combat Command (created 1 June 1992 by merging TAC and SAC) / air component commander / airlift coordination center / airspace control center / accumulator / Army command center / Army Communications Command / area control computer / Army component commanders / architecture control committee / accelerated case closure / approval cause code / architecture coordination council / [JP 1-02] area coordination center
ACC/MASS: Airlift Coordination Center/Military Airlift Support Squadron (AMC)
ACCB: air cavalry combat brigade
ACCEL: Acceleration
ACCESS: aircraft communications electronic signaling system / automatic computer controlled electronic signaling system / automated Catalog of Computer Equipment and Software System / Automated Command and Control Evaluation Systems / Army Commissary Computer Entry Store System
ACCHAN: Allied Command Channel (NATO)
ACCIS: Army Command and Control Information System / Automated Command and Control Information System (NATO)
ACCLAIMS: Army COMSEC Commodity, Logistical, and Accounting Information Management System
ACCMB: Aircraft Crewman Badge
ACCMP: Army Command Control Master Plan
ACCMPS: automated C2 message Processing System (NATO)
ACCNET: Army Command and Control Network / Federal Acquisition Computer Network (OMB)
ACCOR: Army COMSEC central office of record
ACCS: Army Command and Control System / [NATO] Air Command and Control System / airborne command and control squadron / allied command and control system / advanced communications control system / Air Combat Camera Service
ACCSA: Allied Communications and Computer Security Agency
ACDA: Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACDO: [JP 1-02] assistant command duty officer
ACDS: Advanced Combat Direction System, 2Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System
ACE [ASAS]: Analysis and Control Element / American Council on Education / assistant chief of engineers / armored combat earth mover / airborne command element / acceptance checkout equipment / advanced control experiment / animated computer education / automatic checkout equipment / [NATO] Allied Command Europe / automatic computer evaluation / automatic computer engine / Army Corps of Engineers / [JP 1-02] aviation combat element (MAGTF) / advanced computing environment [SCO] / automatic calibration and equalization / accelerated capital enrichment / adverse channel enhancements [Microcom] / aircraft configuration equipment / alternate command element / automated cost estimator / [DoD/DSMC] Acquisition Center of Excellence / [FM101-5-1] air combat element (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) / [TTPIO-ABCS] assistant corps engineer / [AR 310-50] assessment of combat effectiveness
ACEB: Army Clothing and Equipment Board
ACEORBAT: ACE order of battle (NATO)
ACEREP: Allied Command Europe Reporting System (NATO)
ACES: Army Continuing Education System / ADP command and control evaluation system / Automated Command and Control Evaluation System (DSSO) / automated cost evaluation system / Advanced Carry-on ELINT/ESM Suite / airborne collection electronic signals / Army Center of Excellence – Subsistence / Acquisition Center Executive System
ACESTRIKE: Allied Command Europe Strike Command (NATO)
ACETEF: Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility
ACEVAL: air combat evaluation (NATO)
ACEWS: automated computer-assisted electronic warfare system / automatic communications electronic warfare system
ACF: air contingency force / area confinement facility
ACFP: advanced computer flight plan
ACFPS: Advanced Computer Flight Planning System (AFGWC)
ACFT: aircraft
ACG: area coordination group
ACGP: Army career group
ACI: air combat intelligence / air combat intercept
ACIB: Air Characteristics Improvement Board (Navy)
ACIC: Army CI Center
ACINT: acoustic intelligence
ACIPS: Acoustic Intelligence Processing System / Army Casualty Information Processing System
ack acknowledge / acknowledged / acknowledgment
ACLANT [NATO]: Allied Command, Atlantic
ACLDB: Army Central Logistics Data Bank
ACLICS: Airborne Communications Location Identification and Collection System
ACLIS: Airborne Communications Location Identification and Collection System
ACLS: 1air cushion landing system, 2automatic carrier landing system
ACLV: accrued leave
ACM: additional crew member / Advanced Cruise Missile / air combat maneuver / air combat maneuvering / auxiliary crew member
ACMC: Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
ACNIC: Auxiliary Communication Navigation Control panel
ACNO: Assistant Chief of Naval Operations
ACNOCOMM: Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Communications and Cryptology
ACO: administrative contracting officer / airspace control order / airspace coordination order / associate contracting officer
ACOC: air command operations center, 2airborne combat operations center / allied combat operations center (NATO) / alternate command operations center (NATO) / area communications operations centers (DISA) / area control operations center / AUTODIN communication operations center
ACofS: assistant chief of staff
ACOM: Atlantic Command
ACOUSTINT: acoustical intelligence
ACP: airborne command post / airlift command post / alternate command post / Armament Control Panel
ACPA: adaptive controlled phase array
ACPT: Accept
ACQ STRAT: acquisition strategy
ACQN: acquisition
ACR: Armored Cruiser (pre-1920) / armored cavalry regiment / aircraft control room / airfield control radar / antenna coupling regulator / automatic compression regulator / air control radar / attenuation to crosstalk loss ratio / advanced concepts and requirements / ammunition consumption rate / authorization change request / [JP 1-02] assign channel reassignment / [AR 310-50] ammunition condition report
ACRES: airborne communications relay station
ACR: Altitude Cruise
ACRF: African Crisis Response Force (PKO)
ACRV: armored command and reconnaissance vehicle
ACS: accumulator switch / alternating current synchronous / attitude control system / automatic checkout system / automated communications set / auxillary cooling system / auxilliary core storage, 8[USN] auxiliary crane ship / air commando squadron / Ada compilation system / afloat correlation system / air control system / airborne control system / asset control system / Assistant Chief of Staff / access control system / advanced communications services / asynchronous communications server / access control set / acquisition and command support / automated cartography system / Army Community Service / automated conversion system / [JP 1-02] airspace control system / [JP 3-04.1] air-capable ship / [AR 310-50] asset control subsystem
ACS/I: Assistance Chief of Staff for Intelligence (USAF)
ACS3: Allied Cooperative Support Sharing System (JCS)
ACSA: Allied Communications Security Agency
ACSCE: Army Chief of Staff for Communications and Electronics
ACSI: Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence
ACSIM: Assistant Chief of Staff for Information Management / Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management / [TP71-9] Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and Environment
ACSIM-C4: Assistant Chief of Staff for Information Management - Command, Control, Communication, and Computers
ACIGS: Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff (British Army)
ACSM: advanced conventional stand-off missile
ACSQ: airborne communications squadron
ACSS: Air Combat and Surveillance System
ACST: access time
ACSTE: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Test and Evaluation
ACT: advanced communications terminal / analysis and control team / armored cavalry trainer / air control team / algebraic compiler and translator / automatic code translation / armored cavalry troop / active control technology / Automated Circuit Test System / area capability training / acoustic charge / advanced communications technology satellite (NASA) / transport (DARPA) / aerial combat tactics / air cargo terminal / air combat tactics / automated control of trainees / acquisition coordination team / [TTPIO-ABCS] analysis control team / [JP 1-02] activity / [AR 310-50] American College Test
ACTA: Advanced Combat Training Academy
ACTS: Acoustic Control and Telemetry System / automatic computer TELEX services / advanced communications technology satellite (NASA) / automated circuit test system / automated computer time service / Automated Centralized Ticketing System / Automated Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) and Tracking System
ACTV: activity
ACU: assault craft unit (USN) / avionics control unit
ACV: armored command vehicle / air cushion vehicle / auxiliary aircraft carriers [later renamed CVE] / Armored cavalry vehicle ACV
ACVC: Army commercial vehicle code
ACW: 1/air control wing, 2/aircraft control and warning, 3/alternating continuous waves, 4/anti-carrier warfare (USN)
ACWS: aircraft control and warning squadron
ACX: advanced combat experimental



AD: 1advanced development, 2air defense, 3armored division, 4advanced design, 5ampere demand meter, 6[USN] destroyer tender, 7active duty, 8airdrop, 9[USAF] air division, 10airworthiness directive, 11accidental damage, 12advanced deployability posture, 13air directive, 14analog/digital, 15armament division (AFSC), 16application development, 17absolute deviation, 18[AR 310-50] Army depot
AD: Destroyer Tender

AD/EXJAM: artillery-delivered expendable jammer

ADAFV: Assistant Director of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (British Army)
Ada: DoD computer programming language (ISO/ANSI/MILSTD1815A)
ADA: 1air defense artillery, 2airborne data automation, 3automatic data acquisition, 4aerial delivery adapter, 5air defense aircraft, 6air defense area, 7action data automation, 8advanced delivery alert, 9[AR 310-50] advisory area
ADA FDC: air defense artillery fire control direction center
Ada JUG: Ada Joint Users Group
ADAC: 1automatic direct analog computer, 2[Army] Acoustic Data Analysis Center
ADACP: air defense artillery command post
ADACS: airborne digital automatic collection system
ADAD: [AR 310-50] air defense artillery director
ADADO: assistant division air defense officer
ADAF: air defense alert facility
ADAM: 1Armywide device automated management, 2automatic distance and angle measurement, 3advanced data management, 4Associometrics Data Management System, 5Administrative, Documentation, and Management System, 6Aerial Port Documentation and Management System (MAC) – detailed in ADAM I (OVERSEAS) ADAM II (CONUS) ADAM III (CAPS), 7Automated Design and Maintenance System, 8[AR 310-50] area denial artillery munitions
ADAM/RAAM: Aerial Denial Artillery Munitions/Remote Antiarmor Minefield
ADANS: Airlift Deployment Analysis System ( AMC)
ADAOD: [AR 310-50] air defense artillery operations detachment
ADAOO: [AR 310-50] air defense artillery operations office
ADAP: 1Army Research and Development Plan, 2Ammunition Demand Automated Process
ADAPT: 1adoption of automatically programmed tools, 2ARPA Database Access and Presentation Terminal, 3adaptive diagnostic approach to performance testing
ADAR: 1advanced design array radar, 2[AR 310-50] air defense area
ADARS: Army Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement
ADAS: 1automatic data acquisition system, 2Airborne Data Acquisition System, 3Airfield Damage Assessment System
ADASCC ADA: support and control capability (NATO)
ADATP: allied data publication (NATO)
ADATS: 1air defense antitank system, 2Airborne Digital Avionics Test System (USAF), 3Adjustable Diversity Acoustic Telemetry System

ADC: 1air data computer, 2airborne digital computer, 3analog-to-digital converter, 4add with carry, 5Aerospace Defense Command, 6[FM101-5-1] area damage control, 7[FM101-5-1] assistant division commander, 8[AR 310-50] active duty commitment, 9[AR 310-50] aide-de-camp
ADC (M): [FM101-5-1] assistant division commander (maneuver)
ADC (S): [FM101-5-1] assistant division commander (support)
ADCAP: advanced capabilities
ADCATT: 1Army Defense Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, 2[tr 350-70] Aid Defense Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
ADCC: 1air defense control center, 2Air Defense Coordination Center, 3air defense command and control
ADCCP: advanced data communications control procedure(s)
ADCCS: Air Defense Command and Control System (Missile Command)
ADCCCS: [AR 310-50] Air Defense Command, Control, and Coordination System
ADCEO: [AR 310-50] assistant division communications-electronics officer
ADCM: [TTPIO-ABCS] assistant division commander (maneuver)
ADCO: 1[AR 310-50] air defense communications office, 2[AR 310-50] alcohol and drug control officer
ADCOC: [AR 310-50] area damage control center
ADCOM: 1administrative command, 2Aerospace Defense Command
ADCON: 1administrative control code, 2advise all concerned, 3[JP 1-02] administrative control
ADCOORD: air defense coordinator
ADCOP: 1[AR 310-50] area damage control party, 2[AR 310-50] area defense command post
ADCOS: air defense combat operations staff (ACC)
ADCS: Air Deployment and Control Squadron
ADCSCD: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Combat Development
ADCSLOG (SA): Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Logistics (Security Assistance)
ADCSOPS: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans
ADCSOPS (FD): Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans Force Development
ADCSP: Advanced Defense Communications Satellite Program [DCSP]
ADCSPER: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
ADCSSA: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Simulations and Analysis
ADCST: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Training

ADD: 1airstream direction detector [measures the AoA]
ADDAR: automatic digital acquisition and recording
ADDC: [AR 310-50] air defense direction center
ADDISS: Advanced Deployable Digital Imagery Support System (PACAF)
ADDO: assistant deputy director for operations

ADE: 1assistant division engineer, 2air defense emergency
ADEA: Army Development and Employment Agency
ADEN: armament development enfield
ADEPREP: [AR 310-50] Army Deployment Report - System
ADEW: airborne directed energy weapons
ADEWS: Air Defense Electronic Warfare System

ADEX: air defense exercise

ADF: 1automatic direction finder, 2airborne direction finder,
ADG: aircraft delivery group
ADG: Degaussing Ship
ADGE: air defense ground environment

ADI: 1attitude direction indicator, 2air defense initiative (USAF)
ADIC: 1ADCOM Intelligence Center, 2Aerospace Defense Command Intelligence Center
ADIRS: Aid Data and Inertial Reference System
ADIS: air defense integrated system
ADIZ: air defense identification zone

ADLAT: adaptive lattice filter
ADLER: (FRG) French/German Fire Support Command and Control System
ADLER: (GER) German Fire Support Command and Control System
ADLO: air defense liaison officer
ADLS: Aeronautical Data Link System

ADM: 1acquisition decision memorandum, 2atomic demolition munitions, 3advanced development model, 4activity data method, 5admiral, 6air-launched decoy missile, 7advanced demonstration model, 8administrative surcharge, 9aggregate data manager
ADBMT: air defense battle management technology (ADI)
ADM-20: Quail
ADMC: [AR 310-50] Air Defense Missile Command
ADMCEN: [AR 310-50] administration center
ADMINIO: [AR 310-50] administrative orders
ADMIRAL: automatic and dynamic monitor with immediate relocation, allocation, and loading
ADMIRE: automatic diagnostic maintenance information retrieval
ADMIS: Administrator Management Information System
ADMN: administrative data
ADMP: adjusted month program
ADMS: area denial munitions system
ADMSG: [AR 310-50] advise by message
ADMSLBN: [AR 310-50] air defense missile battalion

ADNAC: [AR 310-50] Air Defense of North American Continent

ADOA: air defense operations area
ADOC: Air Defense Operations Center (SPACECMD)

ADP: air defense position

ADR: 1airborne data relay [UAV payload], 2aircraft direction room, 3address, 4accident data recorder, 5airbase damage repair, 6aircraft damage repair
ADRB: [AR 310-50] Army Disability Review Board
ADRL: Automatic Distribution Requirements List
ADRP: [AR 310-50] airdrop
ADRRB: [AR 310-50] Army Disability Rating Review Board

ADSAM: air-directed surface-to-air missile
AdSAMS: advanced surface-to-air missile system
ADSAS: air-derived separation assurance system
ADSEC: [AR 310-50] advance section
ADSIA: Allied Data Systems Interoperability Agency (NATO)
ADSID: [AR 310-50] Air Defense Systems, Integration Division
ADSM: air-defense suppression missile
ADSR: attack, decay, sustain, release
ADSU: air data sensor unit
ADSUP: automated data systems uniform practices
ADSW: anti diesel submarine warfare, 2active duty for special work

ADT: Atlantic Daylight Time
ADT3: air defense tactical training theater
ADTAC: air defense tactical air command
ADTC: Armament Development and Test Center (USAF)
ADTDL: Army Doctrinal Training Digital Library
ADTECH: advanced decoy technology
ADTF: [AR 310-50] artillery direct fire trainer
ADTL: Armywide doctrinal and training literature
ADTLP Army-wide Doctrine and Training Literature Program
ADTS: Automated Data and Telecommunications Service (GSA)
ADTU: auxiliary data transfer unit

ADU: air data unit
ADUM: [AR 310-50] automated data unit movement
ADUS: Avionic Data Utilization System
ADUSD(L)TP: Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics (Transportation Policy)

ADVANCE: Army Data Validation and Netting Capability Establishment
ADVANCENET: Hewlett Packard's network supporting OSI and SNA
ADVCAP: advanced capability
ADVDISC: [AR 310-50] advance discontinuance of allotment
ADVMOS: [AR 310-50] advanced military occupational specialty
ADVON: 1advanced cadre, 2advanced echelon
ADVPMT: [AR 310-50] advance payment

ADW: 1air defense warning, 2area denial weapon
ADWC: air division warning center
ADWS: automated digital weather switch

ADX: 1[AR 310-50] advanced development experimental, 2[AR 310-50] air defense exercise



AE: Ammunition Ship



AFV: Armored Fighting Vehicle
AF: Store Ship (Refrigerated)
AFC: Airframe change / Automatic Flight Control
AFDB: Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock, Large
AFDL: Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock, Small
AFDM: Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock, Medium
AFNSL: Auto Flap fixed Nozzle Slow Landing
AFS: Combat Store Ship
AFSDS: Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot. This is an APDS round with fins added to the penetrator. Normally the penetrator is a substance like tungsten.



AG:Miscellaneous Auxiliary
AGB: Icebreaker
AGC: Amphibious Force Flagship
AGDE: Escort Research Ship
AGDS: Deep Submergence Support Ship
AGF: Miscellaneous Command Ship
AGFF: Frigate Research Ship
AGL: Above Ground Level
AGM: Missile Range Instrumentation Ship
AGMR: Major Communication Relay Ship
AGOR: Oceanographic Research Ship
AGP: Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
AGR: Radar Picket Ship
AGS: Survey Ship
AGSc: Coastal Survey Ship
AGSS: Auxiliary Submarine
AGTR: Technical research Ship



AH: Hospital Ship
AHRS: Attitude Heading and Reference System



AK: Cargo Ship
AKA: Attack Cargo Ship
AKD: Cargo Ship Dock
AKN: Net Cargo Ship
AKS: General Stores Issue Ship
AKV: Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry



AM: Minesweeper
AMc: Coastal Minesweeper
AMF-YOYO: Adios Mother Fucker, You're On Your Own
AMRAAM: Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile



AN: Net Laying Ship (until 1968)
ANL: Net Laying Ship (from 1968)
ANG: Army National Guard



AO: Oiler (fuel oil)
AOE: Fast Combat Support Ship
AOG: Gasoline Tanker
AOR: Replenishment Oiler
AOSS: Submarine Oiler



AP: Armour Piercing
AP: Transport (troops)
APA: Attack Transport
APB: Self-propelled Barracks Ship
APC: Armored personell carrier / Armour Piercing Capped
APCBC: Armour Piercing, Capped, Ballistic Cap
APCR: Armour Piercing, Composite, Rigid
APD: High Speed Transport
APDS: Armour Piercing, Discarding Sabot
APDS: Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot, This shell has a sabot formed around the penetrator that drops off when fired from the gun. The smaller penetrator itself then adds the Kinetic Energy from the sabot to it's own speed and increases the speed at which the penetrator flies and strikes the target. The higher speed coupled with a small dense penetrator results in increased penetration.
APFSDS: Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot; a type of anti-tank rounds that defeat an armored target by means of kinetic energy of a subcaliber projectile placed inside of a sheath, or 'sabot', that is discarded in flight. Russian APFSDS rounds have a designation 3BM[number]
APFSDS-T: armor piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot-tracer

APH: Transport (wounded)
APL: Barracks Ship
APM: Mechanized Artillery Transport
APS: Transport Submarine (WWII)
APS: Active Protection System; a system that automatically intercepts threats that attack the protected object in the immediate vicinity of the object. Essentially the APS is a super-close-in system of "anti-missile defense" that creates an "active" zone of protection at a safe distance around the objects.
APSS: Transport Submarine
APV: Transport and Aircraft Ferry



AR: Repair Ship
ARB: Battle Damage Repair Ship
ARBS: Aerial Refuelling Boom System
ARC: Cable Repairing or Laying Ship
ARD: Auxiliary Repair Drydock
ARDC: Repair Drydock, Concrete
ARDM: Medium Auxiliary Repari Dry Dock
ARG: Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship
ARH: Heavy Hull Repair Ship
ARL: Landing Craft Repair Ship
ARS: Salvage Ship
ARS(T): Salvage Craft Tender
ARV: Aircraft Repair Ship
ARV(A): Aircraft Repair Ship (airframe)
ARV(E): Aircraft Repair Ship (engine)
ARVH: Aircraft Repair Ship (helicopter)
ARVN: Army of the Republic of Viet Nam



AS: Submarine Tender
ASR: Submarine Rescue Ship
ASSA: Cargo Submarine
ASSP: Transport Submarine



AT: anti-tank / Tug (ocean going)
AT-4: Swedish made 84mm antitankrocket, fired from a discardable launcher
ATA: Auxiliary Ocean Tug
ATACMS: Army Tactical Missile System (surface-to-surface missile)
ATF: Fleet Ocean Tug
ATGM: Anti-tank Guided Missile. The missile is being directed to the target instead of being fired and the projectile flies undirected. Means of directing the missile can vary. The missile can be directed by signals from the firing by an attached wire or by wireless means, some are optically guided.
ATO: Ocean Tug
AT: Anti-Tank Rifle (when used regarding an Infantry weapon, esp. WWII-era) / Rescue Ocean Tug (when used regarding a ship)



AV: Seaplane Tender
AVB: Advance Aviation Base Ship
AVD: Seaplane Tender (destroyer)
AVG: Aircraft Escort Vessel
AVM: Guided Missile Ship
AVP: Small Seaplane Tender
AVRE: Armoured Vehicle, Royal Engieers , this is a engineer support tank (UK forces)
AVS: Aviation Suplly Ship
AVT: Auxiliary Aircraft Transport; Training Carrier (1978)



AWOL: Absent without leave[/color]
AW: Distilling Ship (sea water, not moonshine!)



AZ: airship Tender


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