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Commonly Used Acronyms

Created by: Team Quinstreet
Posted : Monday January 01, 1900

 
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A  Acronyms 

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  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
    Plans
  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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  EMA External
Mount Assembly
  EOE Early
Operational Experimentation
  EPW Enemy
Prisoners of War
F  Acronyms 

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  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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K  Acronyms 

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L  Acronyms 

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  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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  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 

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R  Acronyms 

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  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 

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  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
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  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
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  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
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  VAM Vertical
Angle Measurement
  VDC Volts
Direct Current
  VIS Visual
  VV&A Verification,
Validation and Accreditation
W  Acronyms 

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  WP Waypoint
  WP White
Phosphorus
  WS Weapon
Subsystem
  WSS Weapon
Subsystem
X  Acronyms 

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  XO Executive
Officer
Y  Acronyms 

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Z  Acronyms 

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  ZU OPFOR
Antiaircraft Gun
  ZPU OPFOR
Antiaircraft Gun
  ZSU OPFOR
Self Propelled Antiaircraft
Vehicle