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Commonly Used Acronyms

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A  Acronyms  [down] 
  ACR Advanced Concepts and Requirements
  ACR/RDA Advanced Concepts And Requirements/ Research, Development
    and Acquisition
  ACTD Advanced Concepts and Technology Demonstration
  ACV OPFOR Armored Command Vehicle
  AD Air Defense
  ADST Advanced Distributed Simulation Technology
  ADST II Advanced Distributed Simulation Technology II
  AGL Automatic Grenade Launcher
  AGM Air-Ground Missile
  AIM Advanced Integrated Management
  AMEL Active Matrix Electro-Luminescence
  AMSO Army Model and Simulation Office
  AP Anti-Personnel
  AP/AT Anti-Personnel/Anti-Tank
  APC Armored Personnel Carrier
  APDS-T Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot - Tracer
  APFSDS-T Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot - Tracer
  API Armor Piercing Incendiary
  API-T Armor Piercing Incendiary - Tracer
  ARI Army Research Institute
  ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
  ARTEP U.S. Army Training and Evaluation Program
  ARTEP-MTP U.S. Army Training and Evaluation Program-Mission Training
  AT Antitank
  ATD Advanced Technology Demonstration
  ATGL Antitank Grenade Launcher
  ATGM Antitank Guided Missile
  AUD Audible
  AUSA Association of the U.S. Army
  AVLB Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge
  AWE Army Warfighting Experiment
B  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 

  BCS Battery Computer System
  BFV Bradley Fighting Vehicle
  BLEP Ballistic Eye Protection
  BLK/WHT Black/White
  BLUFOR Other Friendly Forces
  BMP OPFOR Amphibious Infantry Combat Vehicle
  BOS Battlefield Operating System
  BRDM OPFOR Amphibious Scout/Reconnaissance Vehicle
  BRT Brightness
  BTR OPFOR Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier
  BUCS Back-up Computer System
C  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 

  C4I Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence
  CAS Close Air Support
  CATT Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
  CB Chemical and Biological
  CCO Close Combat Optic
  CCOS Close Combat Optic Sight
  CCTT Close Combat Tactical Trainer
  CCW Counter-Clockwise
  CDRL Contract Data Requirements List
  CFE Contractor Furnished Equipment
  CGF Computer Generated Forces
  CIS Combat Instruction Sets
  CITV Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer
  CLR Clear
  CLU Command Launch Unit
  CO Company
  COEA Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
  COMSEC Communications Security
  CPX Command Post Exercise
  CRS Computer/Radio Subsystem
  CTA Clothing Table of Allowance
  C/VAM Compass/Vertical Angle Measurement
  CW Clockwise
D  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  DBBL Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab
  DCIM Display Control Interface Module
  DDC Day Display Component
  DI Dismounted Infantry
  DIS Distributed Interactive Simulation
  DoD Department of Defense
  DP Developmental Priority
  DPICM Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions
  DSSU Dismounted Soldier System Unit
  DTO Digital Terminal Operator
  DWN Dismounted Infantry Warrior Network
E  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  EMA External Mount Assembly
  EOE Early Operational Experimentation
  EPW Enemy Prisoners of War
F  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  FA Field Artillery
  FAV Fast Attack Vehicle
  FBCB2 Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below
  FD Fire Direction
  FDP Functional Definition Process
  FLIR Forward Looking Infrared
  FM Field Manuals
  FO Forward Observer
  FOV Field of View
  FPC Functional Process Code
  FROG OPFOR Free Rocket Over Ground
  FSO Fire Support Officer
  FSRC Foreign Systems Research Center
  FTX Field Training Exercise
  FWA Fixed Wing Aircraft
  FY Fiscal Year
G  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  GCP Ground Commander's Pointer
  GEN II Generation II
  GFE Government Furnished Equipment
  GFI Government Furnished Information
  GPS Global Positioning System
  GRAYFOR Gray Forces
H  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  HE High Explosive
  HEAT High Explosive Antitank
  HEAT-FS High-Explosive Antitank - Fin Stabilized
  HEAT-MP-T High-Explosive Antitank - Multipurpose - Tracer
  HEI High-Explosive Incendiary
  HEMTT Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck
  HESH High-Explosive Squash Head
  HHC Headquarters and Headquarters Company
  HHD Handheld Display
  HMD Head-Mounted Monocular Display
  HMG Heavy Machine Gun
  HMMWV High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
  HQ Headquarters
  HVAPFSDS Hyper-Velocity Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot
I  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  I2 Image Intensification
  IC Individual Combatant
  ICM Improved Conventional Munitions
  ID Identification
  IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  IEDK Individual Equipment Decontamination Kit
  IHAS Integrated Helmet Assembly Subsystem
  IR Infrared
  ISU Integrated Sight Unit
  ITS(s) Individual Training Standards
  IUSS Integrated Unit Simulation System
J  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
K  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
L  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  LANTIRN Low Altitude Navigation Targeting Infrared Night
  LAW Light Antitank Weapon
  LCE Load Carrying Equipment
  LCMS Laser Countermeasures System
  LED Light-Emitting Diode
  LIF Laser Interference Filter
  LMG Light Machine Gun
  LMTV Light Medium Tactical Vehicle
  LOS Line of Sight
  LRF/DC Laser Range Finder/Digital Compass
  LTA Launch Tube Assembly
  LW Land Warrior
  LWTB Land Warrior Test Bed
M  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  M&S Modeling And Simulation
  MBST Marine Battle Skills Training
  MC&G Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy
  MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  MCCRES USMC Combat Readiness Evaluation
  MEDEVAC Medical Evacuation
  MELIOS Mini-Eyesafe Laser Infrared Observation Set
  METT-T Mission, Enemy, Terrain, Troops, And Time Available
  MG Machine Gun
  MLRF MELIOS Laser Rangefinder
  mm millimeter
  MNS Mission Need Statement
  MOBA Military Operations In Built-Up Area
  ModSAF Modular Semi-Automated Forces
  MOPP Mission-Oriented Protective Posture
  MOS Military Occupational Specialty
  MOUT Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain
  MTP Mission Training Plans
  MTV Medium Tactical Vehicle
  MW Modular Weapon
  MWS Modular Weapon System
N  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  NA Not Applicable
  NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  NAV Navigation
  NBC Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  NCO Noncommissioned Officer
  NDC Night Display Component
  NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency's
  N-LOS Non-Line of Sight
  NODL Night Observation Device, Long Range
  NSDC Night Sensor/Display Component
  NUM Numeric
  NVD Night Vision Device
  NVG Night Vision Goggles
O  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  OCCFLD Occupational Field
  OICW Objective Integrated Individual Combat Weapon
  OLG Objective Lens Group
  OOTW Operations Other Than War
  OP Observation Post
  OPFOR Opposing Forces
  ORD Operational Requirements Document
  OT Operator Tasks
P  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  PC Personal Computer
  PCIES Protective Clothing and Individual Equipment Subsystem
  PEWS Platoon Early Warning System
  PL Platoon Leader
  PLGR Precision Lightweight Global Positioning System Receiver
  PLT Platoon
  PM-CATT Project Manager for Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
  PNVS Pilot's Night Vision Sensor
  POI Program of Instruction
  POL Petroleum, Oils, Lubricants
  POS Position
  PPS Pulse-Per-Second
  PSG Platoon Sergeant
  PSM Personnel System Monitor
  PTL Primary Task List
  PTT Push-To-Talk
  PUA Primary Using Audience
Q  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
R  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  R&D Research and Development
  RAP Rocket-Assisted Projectile
  RCI Resource Consultants Incorporated
  RDA Research, Development And Acquisition
  RDF Rapid Disruption Force
  RDFD Requirement Decomposition Functional Definition
  RF Radio Frequency
  RFL Restricted Fire Line
  RIPD Remote Input/Pointing Device
  RIS Rail Interface System
  RL Rocket Launcher
  RPG Rocket Propelled Grenade
  RT Radio Transmitter
  RTO Radio Telephone Operator
  RWA Rotary Wing Aircraft
S  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  SAF Semi-Automated Forces
  SAIC Science Application International Corporation
  SAM Surface-to-Air Missile
  SASO Stability and Security Operations
  SAW Squad Automatic Weapon
  SI Situational Interrupt
  SIMNET Simulation Network
  SINCGARS Sinble Channel Ground and Airbourne Radio System
  SITREP Situation Report
  SLP Semiactive Laser-Guided Projectile
  SMCT Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks
  SME Subject Matter Experts
  SMMP System Manprint Master Plan
  SNS Sniper Night Scope
  SOP Standard Operating Procedure
  SPF Special Purpose Force
  SPKR/MIC Speaker/Microphone
  SQD Squad
  SSM Surface-to-Surface Missile
  ST Special Text
  STs Special Texts
  STOW Synthetic Theater of War
  STP Soldier Training Publication
  STRADIS Simulation and Training Aid for the Dismounted Soldier
  STRICOM Simulation, Training And Instrumentation Command
T  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  T&E Test And Evaluation
  T/E Tables of Equipment
  T/O Table of Organization
  TACFIRE Tactical Fire Direction System
  TADS Target Acquisition and Designation System
  TAS Target Acquisition System
  TBESC Technology Base Executive Steering Committee
  TDR Training Device Requirement
  TEISS-D The Enhanced Integrated Soldier System-Dismounted
  TEMO Training Exercise and Military Operations
  TEWG Technical Executive Working Group
  TIC Technology Insertion Candidate
  TM Technical Manaul
  TOE Table of Equipment
  TO&E Tables of Organization and Equipment
  TOW Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided
  TRP Target Reference Points
  TPSC Task Performance Support Code
  TRADOC U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  TRAC-WSMR TRADOC Analysis Center, White Sands Missile Range
  TWS Thermal Weapon Sight
U  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  USAF U.S. Air Force
  USAICS U.S. Army Infantry Center and School
  USAIS U.S. Army Infantry School
  USMC United States Marine Corps
  UXO Unexploded Ordnance
V  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  VAM Vertical Angle Measurement
  VDC Volts Direct Current
  VIS Visual
  VV&A Verification, Validation and Accreditation
W  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  WP Waypoint
  WP White Phosphorus
  WS Weapon Subsystem
  WSS Weapon Subsystem
X  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
  XO Executive Officer
Y  Acronyms  [up]  [down] 
Z  Acronyms  [up] 
  ZU OPFOR Antiaircraft Gun
  ZPU OPFOR Antiaircraft Gun
  ZSU OPFOR Self Propelled Antiaircraft Vehicle