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List of terms, acronyms, information, related to modern armour, artillery, infantry, weapons, and related military subject matter.


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A

  • AA anti-aircraft
  • AAA anti-aircraft artillery "Triple A"
  • AAAV Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
  • AAD Armoured Amphibious Dozer
  • AAG anti-aircraft gun
  • AAK Appliqué Armor Kit (US)
  • AAN Army After Next
  • AAPC Advanced Armoured Personnel Carrier (Turkey)
  • AARADCOM Army Armament Research And Development COMmand
  • AAV Assault Amphibian Vehicle
  • AB Air Burst
  • ABC Automatic Brightness Control
  • ABIT Advanced Built-In Test
  • ABM Air Burst(ing) Munition
  • ABMS Air Bursting Munition System
  • ABRO Army Base Repair Organisation
  • ABS Air-Bursting System
  • ABS Anti-skid Braking System
  • ABSV Armoured Battlegroup Support Vehicle
  • AC Alternating Current
  • ACA Ammunition Container Assembly
  • ACAVP Advanced Composite Armoured Vehicle Platform (UK)
  • ACCE Abrams/Crusader Common Engine
  • ACCV Armored Cavalry Cannon Vehicle (US)
  • ACE Armored Combat Earthmover (US)
  • ACH Advanced Combat Helmet
  • ACLOS Automatic Command to Line of Sight
  • ACOG Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight
  • ACP Automatic Colt Pistol
  • ACR Advanced Combat Rifle
  • ACRV Armoured Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • ACS Artillery Communications System
  • ACV Armored Cannon Vehicle (US)
  • ACV Armoured Combat Vehicle
  • ACVT Armored Combat Vehicle Technology Program (US)
  • ADAM Area Denial Artillery Munition
  • ADAMS Air Defense Advanced Mobile System (US)
  • ADATS Air Defence Anti-Tank System
  • ADEA Army Development and Employment Agency
  • ADI Australian Defence Industries
  • AE Action Express
  • AEV armoured engineer vehicle
  • AF air force
  • AFARV Armored, Forward Area, Re-arm Vehicle (US)
  • AFAS Advanced Field Artillery System
  • AFC Australian Flying Corps
  • AFCS Automatic Fire-Control Systems
  • AFD automatic feeding device
  • AFSV Armoured Fire Support Vehicle
  • AFV Armored Family of Vehicles (US)
  • AFV armoured fighting vehicle
  • AGC Automatic Gain Control
  • AGF Army Ground Forces
  • AGL above ground level
  • AGL Automatic Grenade Launcher
  • AGLS Automatic Gun Laying System
  • AGS Armored Gun System (US)
  • AGV Assault Gun Vehicle
  • AGVT Advanced Ground Vehicle Technology
  • Ah ampere hour
  • AICS Accuracy International Chassis System
  • AICW Advanced Individual Combat Weapon
  • AIF Australian Imperial Force in WWI
  • AIFS Advanced Indirect Fire System
  • AIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle
  • AIPS Advanced Integrated Propulsion System (US)
  • ALAAVS Advanced Light Armored/Amphibious Vehicle System (US)
  • ALC Advanced Land Combat (US)
  • ALICE All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment
  • ALS Advanced Laying System
  • ALSV Armoured Logistics Support Vehicle
  • ALT Armoured Launching Turret
  • AMC U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • AMC Advanced Mortar Carrier (Turkey)
  • AMCCOM Armament Munitions and Chemical Command
  • AMDS Anti-Missile Discarding Sabot
  • AMF Amphibische Mehrzweck-Fahrzeuge (multipurpose amphibious vehicle)
  • AML Automitrailleuse Légère (light armoured car)
  • AMLCD Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display
  • AMOS Advanced Mortar System
  • AMR Anti-materiel rifle
  • AMR Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance
  • AMRWS Advanced Multi-Role Weapon Station
  • AMS Armoured Mortar System
  • AMS-H Advanced Missile System - Heavy
  • AMX Atelier de Construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • ANAD Anniston Army Depot
  • ANZAC Australia and New Zealand Army Corps
  • ANZUS Australia New Zealand United States Treaty
  • AOI Arab Organisation for Industrialisation
  • AOS add-on stabilisation
  • AP Anti-Personnel
  • AP armour-piercing
  • APAM anti-personnel, anti-matériel
  • APBC armour-piercing ballistic cap
  • APC armoured personnel carrier
  • APC armour-piercing capped
  • APCBC armour-piercing capped ballistic cap
  • APC-T armour-piercing capped - tracer
  • APCT-BF armour-piercing capped tracer - base fuze
  • APCNR armour-piercing composite non-rigid
  • APCR armour-piercing composite rigid
  • APCRBC armour-piercing composite rigid ballistic cap
  • APDS armour-piercing discarding sabot
  • APDS-T armour-piercing discarding sabot - tracer
  • APE Amphibisches Pionier-Erkundungsfahrzeug (amphibious front-line reconnaissance vehicle)
  • APEP Armour-Piercing Enhancement Programme
  • APERS anti-personnel
  • APERS-T anti-personnel tracer
  • APFIDS armour-piercing fragmentation incendiary discarding sabot
  • APFSDS-T armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot - tracer
  • 'APFSDS(P) armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot (practice)
  • APFSDSDU Armour Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding Sabot, Depleted Uranium
  • APG Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • APGM Autonomous Precision-Guided Munition
  • APHC armour-piercing hard core
  • APHE armour-piercing high explosive
  • API armour-piercing incendiary
  • APIT armour-piercing incendiary tracer
  • APM anti-personnel mine
  • APS Advanced Propulsion System
  • APS Artillery Pointing System
  • APSA Armour Piercing Secondary Effect
  • APSE armour-piercing secondary effect
  • APSE-T armour-piercing secondary effect - tracer
  • APT armour-piercing tracer
  • APTE Abrams Power Train Evolution (US)
  • APU auxiliary power unit
  • APV armoured patrol vehicle
  • AR Assault Rifle
  • AR/AAV Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (US)
  • ARD Anti-Reflective Device
  • ARDEC Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • ARDNOT Automatic Day/Night Optical Tracker
  • ARE Atelier de Construction Roanne
  • ARETS Armour Remote Target System
  • ARMAD Armoured and Mechanised Unit Air Defence
  • ARMSCOR Armament Manufacturing Corporation (South Africa)
  • ARMVAL Anti-Armor Vehicle Evaluation (US)
  • ARP anti-radiation projectile
  • ARP Armoured Repair Plates
  • ARRADCOM Armament Research and Development Command
  • ARRV Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle
  • ARSV Armored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle (US)
  • ART Armoured Recon Transport
  • ARV armoured recovery vehicle or Armed Robotic Vehicle
  • ASA Advanced Security Agency
  • ASARC Army Systems Acquisition Review Council
  • ASCOD Austrian Spanish Co-operative Development
  • ASM Armored Systems Modernisation (US)
  • ASP Automatic, Self-Powered
  • ASTROS Artillery Saturation Rocket System (Brazil)
  • ASV Armored Security Vehicle (US)
  • ASV ammunition supply vehicle
  • AT anti-tank
  • AT All Terrain
  • ATACS Advanced Tank Cannon System (US)
  • ATAS Automatic Target Acquisition System
  • ATCAS Advanced Towed Cannon System
  • ATD Advanced Technology Demonstration
  • ATD Advanced Technology Demonstrator (US)
  • ATD Automatic Target Detection
  • ATDT Automatic Target Detection and Tracking
  • ATDU Armoured Trials and Development Unit (UK)
  • ATFCS Automated Targeting and Fire Control System
  • ATG anti-tank gun
  • ATGL Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher
  • ATGM anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • ATGW anti-tank guided weapon
  • ATK Alliant Techsystems
  • ATLAS Advanced Technology Light Artillery System
  • ATLV Artillery Target Location Vehicle
  • ATM anti-tank mine
  • ATR - EDS Automotive Test Rig - Electric Drive System
  • ATS Atelier de Construction de Tarbes
  • ATTC All Terrain Tracked Carrier
  • ATTS Air Transportable Towed System
  • ATV All Terrain Vehicle
  • ATV Armoured TOW Vehicle (Turkey)
  • AUG Armee Universal Gewehr
  • AVF Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • AVGP Armoured Vehicle General Purpose (Canada)
  • AVH Armoured Vehicle Heavy
  • AVL Armoured Vehicle Light
  • AVLB armoured vehicle-launched bridge
  • AVM Armoured Vehicle Medium
  • AVR armoured vehicle reconnaissance
  • AVRE Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (UK)
  • AVT Advanced Vehicle Technologies (US)
  • AWE Advanced Warfighting Experiment
  • AWOL Absent Without Official Leave or Absent WithOut Leave

B

  • BAe British Aerospace
  • BAM Broad Assed Marine: ie female Marine (US, obsolete)
  • BARV Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • BASE British Aerospace Systems and Equipment
  • BATES Battlefield Artillery Target Engagement System
  • BB base bleed
  • BBSP Blow Back Shifted Pulse
  • BCC battery control centre
  • BCP Battery Command Post
  • BCT Brigade Combat Team (US)
  • BCT Basic Combat Training
  • BCV Battle Command Vehicle
  • BD base detonating
  • BDA Browning Double Action or Bomb Damage Assessment
  • BDM Bunker Demolition Munition
  • BDU Battle Dress Uniform
  • BE base ejection
  • BFA Blank-firing adaptor or blank firing attachment
  • BFV Bradley Fighting Vehicle
  • BGT Brigade Combat Team
  • bhp brake horsepower
  • BIFF Battlefield Identification Friend or Foe
  • BILL Bofors, Infantry, Light and Lethal
  • BITE built-in test equipment
  • BL Blank
  • BL-T black tracer
  • BLITS Beta Lighted Infantry Telescope System
  • BLR Blindado Ligero de Ruedas
  • BMF Belgian Mechanical Fabrication
  • BMNT Begin Morning Nautical Twilight
  • BMP Pronounced "bimp". A Former Warsaw Pact IFV
  • BMR Blindado Medio de Ruedas
  • BMS Battalion Mortar System
  • BMS Battlefield Management System
  • BNS Bill Night Sight
  • BOCV Battery Operations Centre Vehicle
  • BOL Bearing Only Launch
  • BOLTS Bolt On Loading Tray System
  • BOSS Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System
  • BPS Battery Power Source
  • BSP Bright Source Protection
  • BST Basic Skills Trainer
  • BT Boat Tail
  • BT Bullet Trap
  • BTA best technical approach
  • BTU Bullet Trap Universal
  • BUA BILL Under Armour or Built Up Area
  • BW Bacteriological Warfare
  • BX Bionix

C

  • C3I Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
  • CAD computer-assisted design
  • CAL Canadian Arsenals Limited
  • CAP Combustible Augmented Plasma
  • CARRV Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle
  • CAT/FCS Command Adjusted Trajectory/Fire-Control System (US)
  • CAT/LCV Combined Arms Team/Lightweight Combat Vehicle (US)
  • CATT Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (UK)
  • CATT-B Component Advanced Technology TestBed (US)
  • CAV Composite Armored Vehicle (US)
  • CAWS Cannon Artillery Weapons Systems (US)
  • CCC combustible cartridge case
  • CCD charge-coupled device
  • CCO Close Combat Optic
  • CCP Computer Control Panel
  • CCR Crown Copyright Reserved
  • CCTV closed-circuit television
  • CCU Central Control Unit
  • CCV Close Combat Vehicle
  • CCV Command and Control Vehicle (US)
  • CCV-L Close Combat Vehicle - Light
  • cd candela
  • CDA Combat Defensive Action
  • CDM Coastal Defence Missile
  • CDU Command Display Unit
  • CDU Computer Display Unit
  • CE Chemical Energy
  • CECOM Communications-Electronics Command
  • CEFO Combat Equipment Fighting Order (webbing contents)
  • CENTCOM Central Command
  • CENTO Central Treaty Organisation or Baghdad Pact
  • CEP Circular Error of Probability
  • CEPP Controlled Effect Police Projectile
  • CET Combat Engineer Tractor
  • CEU Computer Electronics Unit
  • CEV combat engineer vehicle
  • CF Canadian Forces
  • CF controlled fragmentation
  • CFE Conventional Forces Europe
  • CFV Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (US)
  • CGS Crew Gunnery Simulator
  • CHA Cast Homogeneous Armour
  • CHARM Challenger Chieftain Armament
  • CHIP Challenger Improvement Programme
  • CIFV Composite Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • CILAS Compagnie Industrielle des Lasers
  • CIS Chartered Industries of Singapore
  • CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
  • CITV Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer (US)
  • CIWS Close-In Weapons System
  • CLAMS Clear Lane Marking System (US)
  • CLASS Computerised Laser Sight System
  • CLAWS Close Combat Light Armor Weapon System (US)
  • CLGP Cannon-Launched Guided Projectile (US)
  • CLOS Command to Line Of Sight
  • CLU Command Launch Unit
  • CM Colour-Marking or "Continue Mission"
  • CMS Common Missile System
  • CMS Compact Modular Sight
  • CMT Cadmium Mercury Telluride
  • CMV Combat Mobility Vehicle (US)
  • CNVD Clip-on Night Vision Device
  • COG Course Over Ground
  • Comp B Composition B
  • COMVAT Combat Vehicles Armament Technology (US)
  • COS Chief of Section
  • COTAC Conduite de Tir Automatique pour Char (tank automatic fire)
  • COTS Commercial-off-the-shelf
  • COV Counter Obstacle Vehicle (US)
  • CP concrete-piercing
  • CPR Common Practice Round
  • CPS Cardinal Points Specification (UK)
  • CPV command post vehicle
  • CQB Close Quarters Battle
  • CQBW Close Quarters Battle Weapon
  • CR Capability Requirement
  • CRISAT Collaborative Research Into Small Arms Technology
  • CRR Carro de Reconhecimento Sobre Rodas (reconnaissance tracking scout car)
  • CRT cathode ray tube
  • CRU Cable Reel Unit
  • CS Communications Subsystem
  • CS Confined Space
  • CSB Combat Support Boat
  • CSF Combined Service Forces
  • CSI computer-synthesised image
  • CSS Computer Sighting System
  • CTA Case Telescoped Ammunition
  • CTD Concept Technology Demonstrator
  • CTI Central Tyre Inflation
  • CTIS Central Tyre Inflation System
  • CTO Central Treaty Organisation or Baghdad Pact
  • CTR Close Target Recce
  • CTRA Carro de Transporte Sobre Rodas Anfibo (amphibious tracking scout car)
  • CTT Challenger Training Tank
  • CV90 Combat Vehicle 90
  • CVAST Combat Vehicle Armament System Technology (US)
  • CVR(T) Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (UK)
  • CVR(W) Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Wheeled) (UK)
  • CVRDE Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (India)
  • CVT controlled variable time
  • CVTTS Combat Vehicle Targeting System
  • CW Chemical Warfare
  • CWR continuous wave radar
  • CWS cupola weapon station

D

  • DA Double Action
  • DAHA dual axis head assembly
  • DAO Double Action Only
  • DARCOM US Army Matériel Development and Readiness Command
  • DAREOD Damaged Airfield Reconnaissance Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • DAS Defensive Aid System/Suite
  • DASP Demountable Artillery Surveillance Pod
  • DC Direct Current
  • DCA Défense Contre Avions (anti-aircraft)
  • DCCT Dismounted Close Combat Trainer
  • DD Detroit Diesel
  • DDA Detroit Diesel Allison
  • DDS Department of Defense Support
  • DDU digital display unit
  • DECA Digital Electronic Control Assembly
  • DEFA Direction des études et Fabrications d'Armement
  • DERA Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (UK)
  • DESO Defence Export Sales Organisation (UK)
  • DFCS Digital Fire-Control System
  • DFSV Direct Fire Support Vehicle
  • DFV Desert Fighting Vehicle
  • DHSS Data Handling SubSystem
  • DIA Defense Intelligence Agency (US)
  • DICON Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria
  • DIP driver instrument panel
  • DMC Digital Magnetic Compass
  • DMR Dedicated Marksman Rifle
  • DMU Distance Measurement Unit
  • DNRS Day/Night Range Sight
  • DoD Department of Defense (US)
  • DOP Department of Productivity
  • DP Demonstration Purpose
  • DP Dual Purpose
  • DPA Defence Procurement Agency (UK)
  • DPICM Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (US)
  • DPTR Diopter
  • DRA Defence Research Agency (UK)
  • DROPS Demountable Rack Offloading and Pick-up System
  • DS/T practice discarding sabot/tracer
  • DSACS Direct Support Armored Cannon System (US)
  • DSETS Direct Support Electrical Test System
  • DSO Defence Sales Organisation
  • DSRV Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (US)
  • DSWS Division Support Weapon System
  • DTAT Direction Technique des Armements Terrestres
  • DTT Driver Training Tank
  • DU depleted uranium
  • DV Demining Vehicle
  • DVE Driver's Vision Enhancer
  • DWFK Deep Water Fording Kit

E

  • EAAK Enhanced Appliqué Armor Kit (US)
  • EAOS Enhanced Artillery Observation System
  • EBG Engin Blindé Génie (armoured combat vehicle)
  • EBR Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance (armoured reconnaissance vehicle)
  • EBRC Engine Blindé à roues de Contact
  • EC Enhanced Carbine
  • ECM Electronic countermeasures
  • ECOS Enhanced Combat Optical Sight
  • ECS Environmental Control Subsystem
  • ECV Enhanced Capacity Vehicle
  • EDS Electric Drive System
  • EFAB Etablissement d'Etudes et de Fabrications d'Armement de Bourges
  • EFC equivalent full charge
  • EFCR equivalent full charge rounds
  • EFM Explosives Factory Maribyrnong
  • EFP Expanded Feasibility Phase
  • EFP Explosively Formed Penetrator
  • EFVS Electronic Fighting Vehicle System (US)
  • EG External Gun
  • EGLM Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module
  • ELB Extended Life Barrel
  • ELKE Elevated Kinetic Energy Weapon (US)
  • ELS Electromagnetic Launcher System
  • ELSAP Elektronische Schiessanlage für Panzer (electronic fire system for tanks)
  • EM electromagnetic
  • EMC Executive Management Committee
  • EMD Engineering and Manufacturing Development
  • EMDG Euromissile Dynamics Group
  • EMG externally mounted gun
  • EMP electromagnetic pulse
  • ENGESA Engesa Engenheiros Especializados (Brazil)
  • EOD explosive ordnance disposal
  • EOR Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance
  • EOTS Electro-Optical Tracking System
  • EPC electronic plane conversion
  • EPC Engin Principal de Combat (future main battle tank)
  • EPG Enhanced Performance Grenade
  • EPG European Production Group
  • EPG European Programme Group
  • EPS Electrical Power Subsystem
  • EPU Electronics Processing Unit
  • ER enhanced radiation
  • ER extended range
  • ERA explosive reactive armour
  • ERA extended range ammunition
  • ERC Engin de Reconnaissance Canon
  • ERFB extended range full-bore
  • ERFB-BB extended range full-bore - base bleed
  • ERGFCDS Extended Range Gunnery Fire-Control Demonstration System
  • ERGP extended range guided projectile
  • ERMIS Extended Range Modification Integration System
  • ERP Extended Range Projectile
  • ERSC extended range subcalibre
  • ERV emergency rescue vehicle
  • ERV Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • ES Extreme Spread
  • ESAF Elecronic Safety and Arm Function
  • ESD Electronique Serge Dassault
  • ESLDE Eyesafe Laser Daylight Elbow
  • ESPAWS Enhanced Self-Propelled Artillery Weapon System (US)
  • ESRS electro-slag refined steel
  • ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
  • ETC ElectroThermal Cannon
  • ETD Estimated Time of Departure
  • ETM Electronic Technical Manuals
  • ETS Elevated TOW System
  • ETS Engineer Tank System
  • EW electronic warfare
  • EWK Eisenwerke Kaiserslautern Gцppner
  • EWS external weapon station

F

  • FAAD Forward Area Air Defense (US)
  • FAAR Forward Area Alerting Radar (US)
  • FAASV Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle (US)
  • FACE Field Artillery Computer Equipment
  • FAL Fusil Automatique Légère
  • FAPDS Frangible Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot
  • FARS field artillery rocket system
  • FARV-A Future Armored Resupply Vehicle - Artillery (US)
  • FAST Forward Area Support Team
  • FAV Fast Attack Vehicle (US)
  • FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBRV Future Beach Recovery Vehicle (UK)
  • FCC Fire Command Centre
  • FCC Fire-Control Computer
  • FCCVS Future Close-Combat Vehicle System (US)
  • FCE fire-control equipment
  • FCLV Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (UK)
  • FCS fire-control system/subsystem
  • FCS Future Combat System
  • FCU Fire Control Unit
  • FDC fire direction centre
  • FDCV fire direction centre vehicle
  • FDSWS Future Direct Support Weapon System
  • FEBA Forward Edge of the Battle Area
  • FEP Firepower Enhancement Programme
  • FET Future Engineer Tank
  • FFAR Folding Fin Aerial Rocket
  • FFE Fire for Effect
  • FFSS Future Fighting Soldier System
  • FG field gun
  • FH field howitzer
  • FIBUA Fighting In Built-Up Areas
  • FID Foreign Internal Defenses
  • FIFV Future Infantry Fighting Vehicle (US)
  • FIRM Floating Integrated Rail Mount
  • FIS Fuze Interface System
  • FISH Fighting In Someone's House
  • FIST Future Integrated Soldier Technology, FIre Support Team
  • FISTV Fire Support Team Vehicle (US)
  • FITOW Further Improved TOW (US)
  • FLEA Frangible Low Energy Ammunition
  • FLIR forward-looking infra-red
  • FLOT forward line of own troops
  • FLSW Future Light Support Weapon
  • FM Titanium tetrachloride (code designation)
  • FMBS Family of Muzzle Brake/Suppressors
  • FMC Food Machinery Corporation
  • FMJ Full Metal Jacket
  • FMJBT Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail
  • FMJLF Full Metal Jacket Lead Free
  • FMS Foreign Military Sales
  • FMTV Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
  • FN Fabrique Nationale
  • FOB Forward Operating Base
  • FOD Foreign Object Damage
  • FOG Fibre Optic Gyro
  • FOM Fibre Optic Missile
  • FOO forward observation officer
  • FORTIS Forward Observation and Reconnaissance Thermal Imaging System
  • FOTT Follow On To TOW
  • FOV field of view
  • FPA Focal Plane Array
  • FRAG fragmentation
  • FRAGO FRAGmentary Order. (see OPORD)
  • FRES Future Rapid Effects System
  • FROG free rocket over ground
  • FSCV fire support combat vehicle
  • FSED full-scale engineering development (US)
  • FST Future Soviet Tank/Follow-on Soviet Tank
  • FSV fire support vehicle
  • FSV Future Scout Vehicle (US)
  • FTA Frangible Training Ammunition
  • FTMA Future Tank Main Armament
  • FTS Future Tank Study
  • FTT Field Tactical Trainer
  • FUE First Unit Equipped
  • FUG Felderitц Usу Gépkosci
  • FV fighting vehicle
  • FV/GCE fighting vehicle gun control equipment
  • FVDD Fighting Vehicle Development Division
  • FVRDE Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (UK)
  • FVS Fighting Vehicle System (US)
  • FVSC Fighting Vehicle Systems Carrier (US)
  • FY fiscal year

G

  • g gramme(s)
  • G gendarmerie
  • GAMA Gun Automatic Multiple Ammunition
  • GAO General Accounting Office
  • GAP Gun Aiming Post
  • GBAD Ground Based Air Defence
  • GCE gun control equipment
  • GCT Grande Cadence de Tir (high rate of fire)
  • GCU Gun Control Unit
  • GCW Gross Combat Weight
  • GD General Dynamics
  • GDLS General Dynamics Land Systems
  • GDU Gun Display Unit
  • GFE Government Furnished Equipment
  • GH gun-howitzer
  • GIAT Groupement Industriel des Armements Terrestres
  • GL Grenade Launcher
  • GLC gun lay computer
  • GLDNSM Grenade Launcher Day-Night Sight Mount
  • GLH-H Ground-Launched Hellfire-Heavy (US)
  • GLLD Ground Laser Locator Designator (US)
  • GLS Gesellschaft fьr Logistischen Service
  • GM, MVO General Motors, Military Vehicle Operations
  • GMC General Motors Corporation
  • GMG Grenade Machine Gun
  • GMLRS Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System
  • GMS Gun Management System
  • GOCO government-owned, contractor-operated (US)
  • GP General Purpose
  • GP guided projectile
  • GPMG General Purpose Machine Gun
  • GPO gun position officer
  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • GPS gunner's primary sight
  • GPSS Gunner's Primary Sight Subsystem
  • GREM Grenade Rifle Entry Munition
  • GRU Glavnoe Razvedyvatel'noe Upravlenie, meaning Main Intelligence Directorate
  • GSR General Staff Requirement (US)
  • GSRS General Support Rocket System
  • GST General Staff Target
  • GST Gesellschaft fьr System-Technik
  • GTCS Gun Test and Control System
  • GTI German Tank Improvement
  • GVW Gross Vehicle Weight
  • GW guided weapon

H

  • h hour(s)
  • H&K Heckler and Koch
  • HAB Heavy Assault Bridge (US)
  • HAG Heavy Artillery Gun
  • HALO High Altitude Low Opening, High Activity/Low Observable
  • HAWK Homing-All-the-Way-Killer (US)
  • HB heavy barrel
  • HBAR Heavy Barrel Assault Rifle
  • HC Hexachloroethane/zinc
  • HC high capacity
  • HC Hollow Charge
  • HCER high-capacity extended range
  • HCHE high-capacity high explosive
  • HCT HOT Compact Turret
  • HDS HOLOgraphic Diffraction Sight
  • HE high explosive
  • HE-APERS high-explosive anti-personnel
  • HE-FRAG high-explosive fragmentation
  • HE-FRAG-FS high-explosive fragmentation - fin-stabilised
  • HE-FS high-explosive - fin-stabilised
  • HE-S high-explosive spotting
  • HE-T high-explosive tracer
  • HE/PR high-explosive practice
  • HEAA High Explosive Anti-Armour
  • HEAB High Explosive Air Burst
  • HEAP High Explosive Armor Piercing
  • HEAP-T high-explosive anti-personnel - tracer
  • HEAT high-explosive anti-tank
  • HEAT-FS high-explosive anti-tank fin-stabilised
  • HEAT-MP high-explosive anti-tank multipurpose
  • HEAT-MP(P) high-explosive anti-tank multipurpose (practice)
  • HEAT-T high-explosive anti-tank - tracer
  • HEAT-T-HVY high-explosive anti-tank - tracer - heavy
  • HEAT-T-MP high-explosive anti-tank - tracer - multipurpose
  • HEAT-TP-T high-explosive anti-tank - target practice - tracer
  • HED-D Hybrid Electric Drive-Demonstrator
  • HEDP high-explosive dual-purpose
  • HEER High-Explosive Extended Range (US)
  • HEF High Explosive Fragmentation
  • HEFT High Explosive Follow Through
  • HEI high-explosive incendiary
  • HEIT high-explosive incendiary tracer
  • HEL High-Energy Laser (US)
  • HEL Human Engineering Laboratory (US)
  • HELP Howitzer Extended Life Program (US)
  • HEMAT Heavy Expanded Mobility Ammunition Trailer (US)
  • HEMP High Explosive Multi-Purpose
  • HEMTT Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (US)
  • HEP high-explosive plastic
  • HEP-T high-explosive practice - tracer
  • HEPD high-explosive point detonating
  • HERA high-explosive rocket-assisted
  • HESH high-explosive squash head
  • HESH-T high-explosive squash head - tracer
  • HET-PF high-explosive tracer - percussion fuze
  • HETF High Explosive Time Fuzed
  • HETS Heavy Equipment Transport System
  • HFCC Howitzer Fire-Control Computer (US)
  • HFHTB Human Factors Howitzer TestBed (US)
  • HFM Heavy Force Modernisation (US)
  • HIFV Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • HIMAG High-Mobility Agility Test Vehicle (US)
  • HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (US)
  • HIP Howitzer Improvement Program (US)
  • HIRE Hughes Infra-Red Equipment
  • HITP High Ignition Temperature Propellant
  • HIU Heading Indicator Unit
  • HMC Howitzer Motor Carriage
  • HMD Helmet-Mounted Display
  • HMG Heavy Machine Gun
  • HMLC High-Mobility Load Carrier
  • HMMWV High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
  • HOE Holographic Optical Element
  • HOT Haute subsonique Optiquement Téléguidé
  • How howitzer
  • HP High Power; Hollow Point
  • hp horsepower
  • HPFP High-Performance Fragmentation Projectile
  • HPS Helmet Pointing System (or Sight)
  • HPT high-pressure test
  • HRU Heading Reference Unit
  • HSS Hunter Sensor Suite
  • HSTV(L) High-Survivability Test Vehicle (Lightweight) (US)
  • HTTB High-Technology TestBed (US)
  • HVAP high-velocity armour-piercing
  • HVAP-T high-velocity armour-piercing tracer
  • HVAPDS-T high-velocity armour-piercing discarding sabot - tracer
  • HVAPFSDS high-velocity armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot
  • HVCC High Velocity Canister Cartridge
  • HVM Hypervelocity Missile
  • HVSS horizontal volute spring suspension
  • HVSW Hypervelocity Support Weapon
  • HVTP-T high-velocity target practice - tracer
  • HWSTD High Water Speed Technology Demonstrator
  • HYPAK Hydraulic Power Assist Kit

I

  • I Incendiary
  • IAFV infantry armoured fighting vehicle
  • IAI Israel Aircraft Industries
  • IAL Infra-red Aiming Light
  • IASD Instant Ammunition Selection Device
  • IBAS Improved Bradley Acquisition System
  • ICC information co-ordination centre
  • ICM improved conventional munition
  • ICM BB improved conventional munition base bleed
  • ICV Infantry Combat Vehicle
  • IDF Israel Defence Forces
  • IDW Individual Defence Weapon
  • IED Improvised Explosive Device
  • IEPG Independent European Program Group
  • IFCS Improved/Integrated Fire-Control System
  • IFF Identification Friend or Foe
  • IFV infantry fighting vehicle
  • IFVwCM Infantry Fighting Vehicle with Integrated Countermeasures (US)
  • IGLS Individual Grenade Launcher System
  • II image intensification/intensifier
  • IIR Imaging Infra-Red
  • ILL illuminating
  • ILMS Improved Launcher Mechanical System
  • ILS Integrated Logistic Support
  • IM Insensitive Munition(s)
  • IMMLC Improved Medium Mobility Load Carrier
  • IMU Inertial Measurement Unit
  • INSAS Indian Small Arms System
  • InSb Indium-antimonide
  • IOC initial operational capability
  • IOF Indian Ordnance Factory
  • IPB Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
  • IPF Initial Production Facility
  • IPO International Programme Office
  • IPPD Integrated Product Process Development
  • IR Infra-Red
  • IRBM intermediate-range ballistic missile
  • IRU Inertial Reference Unit
  • IS internal security
  • ISD In Service Date
  • ISGU Integrated Sight and Guidance Unit
  • ISR Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • ISU Integrated Sight Unit
  • ISV Internal Security Vehicle
  • ITAS Improved Target Acquisition System
  • ITOW Improved TOW
  • ITPIAL Infra-red Target Pointer/Illuminator/Aiming Laser
  • ITT Invitation To Tender
  • ITV Improved TOW Vehicle (US)
  • IVPDL Inter-Vehicle Positioning and Data Link (US)
  • IW Individual Weapon
  • IWS Improved Weapon System

J

  • JBMoU Joint Ballistic Memorandum of Understanding
  • JERRV Joint Engineer Rapid Response Vehicle
  • JGSDF Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force
  • JHP Jacketed hollow point
  • JLTA Javelin Composite Launch Tube
  • JMAC Joint Medium-calibre Automatic Cannon
  • JPO Joint Project Office
  • JSC Joint Steering Committee
  • JSCS Joint Service Combat Shotgun
  • JSDFA Japanese Self-Defence Force Agency
  • JSP Jacketed Soft Point
  • JSSAMP Joint Services Small Arms Master Plan
  • JSSAP Joint Services Small Arms Programme

K

  • KAAV Korean Armoured Amphibious Vehicle
  • KAC Knight's Armament Company
  • KE kinetic energy
  • KEC Kaman Electromagnetics Corporation
  • KEM Kinetic Energy Missile (US)
  • kg kilogramme(s)
  • KIA Killed in Action
  • KIFV Korean Infantry Fighting Vehicle
  • KPA Korea People's Army

L

  • LAAG light anti-aircraft gun
  • LAD light aid detachment
  • LADS light air defense system (US)
  • LAG Light Artillery Gun
  • LAM Laser Aiming Module
  • LAPES Low-Altitude Parachute Extraction System
  • LAR Light Automatic Rifle
  • LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  • LASIP Light Artillery System Improvement Plan
  • LATS Light Armoured Turret System
  • LAU Light Armoured Unit
  • LAV Light Armored Vehicle (US)
  • LAV Light Assault Vehicle (US)
  • LAV-AD Light Armored Vehicle - Air Defense
  • LAW light anti-tank weapon
  • LB Long Barrel
  • LC Laser Collimator
  • LCD Liquid crystal display
  • LCS Loader Control System
  • LCU Landing Craft Utility
  • LCV Light Contingency Vehicle (LCV) (US)
  • LD Low drag, Line of Departure
  • LE Law Enforcement
  • LED light emitting diode
  • LEP Life Extension Programme
  • LEU Launcher Erector Unit
  • LF ATGW Light Forces' Anti-Tank Guided Weapon
  • LF Linked Feed
  • LFHG Lightweight Fragmentation Hand Grenade
  • LFL Light Fighter Lethality
  • LIA Linear Induction Accelerator
  • LIMAWS Lightweight Mobile Artillery Weapon System
  • LION Lightweight Infra-red Observation Night sight
  • LIW Lyttleton Engineering Works
  • LKP Loader Keyboard Panel
  • LLAD low-level air defence
  • LLLTV low light level television
  • LLM Launcher Loader Module
  • LMAW Light Multi-purpose Assault Weapon
  • LMG light machine gun
  • LNS Land Navigation System
  • LNS Laying and Navigation System
  • LOAL Lock-On After Launch
  • LOBL Lock-On Before Launch
  • LOC Line Of Communication
  • LOS Line Of Sight
  • LOSAT Line Of Sight Anti-Tank
  • LP Liquid Propellant
  • LP Listening Post
  • LPC Launch Pod Container
  • LPC Launcher Pod Carrier
  • LPG Liquid Propellant Gun
  • LPT Low-Profile Turret
  • LPTS Lightweight Protected Turret System
  • LR Long Rifle
  • LR Long-Range
  • LRAR Long Range Artillery Rocket
  • LRASS Long-Range Advanced Scout System
  • LRAT long-range anti-tank
  • LRBB long-range base bleed
  • LRD Long Range Deflagrator
  • LRF laser rangefinder
  • LRF Low Recoil Force
  • LRHB long-range hollow base
  • LRIP Low-Rate Initial Production
  • LRM Laser Rangefinder Module
  • LRN Lead Round Nose
  • LRN Low Recoil NORICUM
  • LRSA Long Range Sniper Ammunition
  • LRSU Long Range Surveillance Unit
  • LRU Launcher Replenishment Unit
  • LRU Line Replacement Unit
  • LRU line-replaceable unit
  • LSS Lightweight Shotgun System
  • LSW Light Support Weapon
  • LTA Launch Tube Assembly
  • LTD laser target designator
  • LTFCS Laser Tank Fire-Control System
  • LTP Laser Target Pointer, Luminesant Training Projectile
  • LUTE Lightweight Uncooled Thermal Imager Equipment
  • LVA landing vehicle assault (US)
  • LVS Lightweight Video Sight
  • LVT landing vehicle tracked (US)
  • LVTC landing vehicle tracked command (US)
  • LVTE landing vehicle tracked engineer (US)
  • LVTH landing vehicle tracked howitzer (US)
  • LVTP landing vehicle tracked personnel (US)
  • LVTR landing vehicle tracked recovery (US)
  • LWC Lead Wad Cutter
  • LWIR Long Wave Infrared
  • LWL LightWeight Launcher
  • LWML LightWeight Multiple Launcher
  • LWMS LightWeight Modular Sight
  • LWS laser warning system
  • LWT light weapon turret

M

  • m metre(s)
  • m/s metres per second
  • MAC Medium Armored Car (US)
  • MACS Modular Artillery Charge System
  • MADLS Mobile Air Defence Launching System
  • MALOS Miniature Laser Optical Sight
  • MAMBA Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Radar
  • MAOV Mobile Artillery Observation Vehicle
  • MAP Military Aid Programme
  • MAPS Modular Azimuth Position System
  • MAR Micro Assault Rifle
  • MARDI Mobile Advanced Robotics Defence Initiative (UK)
  • MARS Mini Assault Rifle System
  • MARS Multi-purpose Aiming Reflex Sight
  • MARS Multiple Artillery Rocket System
  • MAV maintenance assist vehicle
  • MAVD MLRS Aim Verification Device
  • MBA main battle area
  • MBB Messerschmitt-Bцlkow-Blohm
  • MBC Mortar Ballistic Computer
  • MBT main battle tank
  • MCLOS Manual Command to Line Of Sight
  • MCRV Mechanised Combat Repair Vehicle
  • MCS Microclimate Conditioning System
  • MCS modular charge system
  • MCSK Mine Clearance System Kit (US)
  • MCT Medium Combat Tractor (US)
  • MCT Mercury Cadmium Telluride
  • MCV Mechanised Combat Vehicle
  • MCWL Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • MCWS Minor Calibre Weapons Station (US)
  • MDU Map Display Unit
  • MENS Mission Element Need Statement (US)
  • MEP Modular Explosive Penetrator
  • MEPSMilitary Entrance Processing Station
  • METO Middle East Treaty Organisation; CENTO or Baghdad Pact
  • METT-TC Mission, Enemy, Terrain and weather, Troops and support available--Time available, Civilians
  • MEU(SOC) Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
  • MEV medical evacuation vehicle (US)
  • MEWS Mobile Electronic Warfare System
  • MEWSS Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System
  • MF multifunction
  • MFC Mortar Fire Control(ler)
  • MFCS Multi-Fire Control System/Mortar Fore Control System
  • MFCV Missile Fire-Control Vehicle
  • MFF munition filling factory
  • MG machine gun
  • MGB Medium Girder Bridge
  • MGL Multiple Grenade Launcher
  • MGS Mobile Gun System
  • MGTS MultiGun Turret System
  • MGU Mid-course Guidance Unit
  • MI Military Intelligance
  • MIA Missing In Action
  • MICV mechanised infantry combat vehicle
  • MILAN Missile d'Infantrie Léger Antichar (light infantry anti-tank missile)
  • MILES Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (US)
  • MILSTAN MILitary STANdard
  • MIPS Medium Integrated Propulsion System (US)
  • MLA Manufacturing Licence Agreement
  • MLC Military Load Class
  • MLC Modular Load Carrier
  • MLI Mid-Life Improvement
  • MLO Muzzle Loaded Ordnance
  • MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System (US)
  • mm millimetre(s)
  • MMBF mean miles between failures
  • MMG Medium Machine Gun
  • MMS mast-mounted sight
  • MMS Modular Mounting System
  • MNVD Monocular Night Vision Device
  • MoA Memorandum of Agreement
  • MOA Minute Of Angle
  • MoD Ministry of Defence
  • MODA Ministry of Defence and Aviation
  • MOLF Modular Laser Fire Control (Germany)
  • MOLLE MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
  • MoU Memorandum of Understanding
  • MOUT Military Operations in Urban Terrain (urban warfare)
  • MP Machine Pistol
  • MPBAV MultiPurpose Base Armoured Vehicle
  • MPC MultiPurpose Carrier (Netherlands)
  • MPGS Mobile Protected Gun System (US)
  • MPI Mean Point of Impact
  • MPIM MultiPurpose Individual Munition
  • MPM MultiPurpose Munition
  • MPS Maritime Prepositioning Ships (US)
  • MPV Multi-Purpose Vehicle
  • MPWS Mobile Protected Weapon System (US)
  • MR Medium Range
  • MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (Vehicle)
  • MRAR MultiRole Assault Round
  • MRAV MultiRole Armoured Vehicle
  • MRBF mean rounds before failure
  • MRBS mean rounds between stoppages
  • MRS multiple rocket system
  • MRS muzzle reference system
  • MRSI Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact
  • MRV(R) Mechanised Recovery Vehicle (Repair)
  • MRVR Mechanised Repair and Recovery Vehicle (US)
  • MSR Missile Simulation Round
  • MSTAR Man-portable Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar
  • MSV Modular Support Vehicle
  • MT mechanical time
  • MTB Mobility TestBed
  • MTBF Mean Time Between Failure
  • MTI moving target indication
  • MTL Materials Technology Laboratory (US)
  • MTR Mobile Test Rig (US)
  • MTSQ mechanical time and super-quick
  • MTSQ Mechanical Time Semi-Quick
  • MTU Motoren- und Turbinen-Union
  • MTVL mobile tactical vehicle light
  • MUGS Multipurpose Universal Gunner Sight
  • MULE Modular Universal Laser Equipment (US)
  • MUSS Multifunctional Selfprotection System
  • MV muzzle velocity
  • MVEE Military Vehicles and Engineering Establishment (UK)
  • MVRS Muzzle Velocity Radar System
  • MWS Manned Weapon Station (US)
  • MWS Modular Weapon System

N

  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  • NBC nuclear, biological, chemical
  • NBMR NATO Basic Military Requirement
  • NDI Non-Developmental Item
  • NDU Navigation Display Unit
  • NFOV Narrow Field Of View
  • NG New/Next Generation
  • Ni/Cd Nickel Cadmium
  • NLAW Next Light (weight) Anti-armour Weapon
  • NLOS-C Non-Line Of Sight-Cannon
  • NLOS-M Non-Line Of Sight-Mortar
  • NTC National Training Center (USA)
  • NUGP nominal unit ground pressure
  • NV Night Vision
  • NVD Night Vision Device
  • NVE Night Vision Equipment
  • NVESD Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate
  • NVG Night Vision Goggle
  • NVS Night Vision System
  • NZDF New Zealand Defence Force
  • NZEF New Zealand Expeditionary Force (in WWI & WWII)

O

  • OBR Optical Beam-Riding
  • OCC Obus à Charge Creusé (shaped-charge shell)
  • OCOKA Observation and fields of fire, Cover and concealment, Obstacles, Key terrain, and Avenues of Approach.
  • OCSW Objective Crew-Served Weapon
  • OCU Operational Centre Unit
  • ODE Ordnance Development and Engineering (Singapore)
  • OEG Occluded Eye Gunsight
  • OEO optical and electro-optical
  • OFSA Objective Family of Small Arms
  • OFSA One Size Fits All
  • OFW Objective Force Warrior
  • OHWS Offensive Hand Weapon System
  • OIC Officer In Charge
  • OICW Objective Individual Combat Weapon
  • OOTW Operations Other Than War
  • OP observation post
  • OP Operators Panel
  • OPCON OPerational CONtrol
  • OPDW Objective Personal Defense Weapon
  • OPORD OPerations Order
  • OPSEC OPerational SECurity
  • OPV Observation Post Vehicle
  • OSW Objective Sniper Weapon
  • OT operational test
  • OTA overflight top attack
  • OTEA Operational Test and Evaluation Agency (US)

P

  • P How pack howitzer
  • P3I Pre-Planned Product Improvements
  • PAR pulse acquisition radar
  • PAT power-assisted traverse
  • PC Personal Computer
  • PCB printed circuit board
  • PCC Police Compact Carbine
  • PCI Pre-combat inspection
  • PD Point Defense
  • PD point detonating
  • PD Point of Departure
  • PDNA Positioning Determining/Navigation Unit
  • PDRR Program Definition and Risk Reduction
  • PDW Personal Defence Weapon
  • PE Procurement Executive (UK)
  • PEC Printed Electronic Circuits
  • PFD proximity fuze disconnector
  • PFHE prefragmented high explosive
  • PFPX prefragmented proximity fuzed
  • PGMM Precision Guided Mortar Munition
  • PH Probability of Hit
  • Pi Probability of incapacitation
  • PIAT Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank
  • PIBD Point Initiating Base Detonated
  • PID Positive Identification
  • PIE pyrotechnically initiated explosive
  • PIP Product Improvement Programme
  • PL Phase Line
  • PLA People's Liberation Army
  • PLARS Position Location And Reporting System (US)
  • PLC Programmable Logic Control
  • PLO Palestinian Liberation Army
  • PLOS Predicted Line Of Sight
  • PLS Palletised Load System (US)
  • PM porte mortier (mortar carrier)
  • PM Product Manager
  • PMCS Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services
  • PMEE U.S. Air Force abbreviation for Prime Mission Electronic Equipment
  • PMO Program Management Office (US)
  • PMOD Platform Modifications
  • PMS Pedestal-Mounted Stinger
  • PNU Position Navigation Unit
  • POA&M Plan Of Action & Milestones
  • POF Pakistan Ordnance Factory
  • POS Postes Optiques de Surveillance
  • PPI plan position indicator
  • PPS Precise Positioning Service
  • PRAC practice
  • PRAC-T practice tracer
  • PRI projector reticle image
  • PSD Propulsion System Demonstrator
  • PSS Primary Sight System
  • PTO power take-off
  • PVP Petit Véhicule Protégé
  • PW Prisoner of War
  • PWI-SR(GR) Panser Wagen Infanterie-Standaard (Groep)
  • PWP Plasticised White Phosphorus

Q

  • QCB Quick Change Barrel
  • QE quadrant elevation

R

  • RA Royal Artillery
  • RAAM Rifle-launched Anti-Armour Munition
  • RAAMS Remote Anti-Armor Mine System (US)
  • RAC Royal Armoured Corps
  • RADIRS Rapid Deployment Multiple Rocket System (US)
  • RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
  • RAE Royal Aircraft Establishment, Royal Aircraft Establishment (Farnborough)
  • RAE Royal Australian Engineers, Australian Combat Engineers
  • RAF Royal Air Force
  • RAM-D reliability, availability, maintainability and durability
  • RAN Royal Australian Navy
  • RAO Rear Area Operations
  • RAP rocket-assisted projectile
  • RAPI Reactive Armour Protection
  • RARDE Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment (UK)
  • RATAC Radar de Tir pour L'Artillerie de Campagne (radar for field artillery fire)
  • RATELO Radio Telephone Operator
  • RAW Rifleman's Assault Weapon
  • RBL Range and Bearing Launch
  • RC/MAS Reserve Component/Modified Armament System
  • RCAAS Remote-Controlled Anti-Armor System (US)
  • RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force
  • RCC Roland Co-ordination Center (US)
  • RCDU Remote-Controlled Defence Unit
  • RCL ReCoilLess
  • RCN Royal Canadian Navy
  • RCS Radar Cross Section
  • RCT Royal Corps of Transport
  • RCV Robotic Command Vehicle
  • RDF Rapid Deployment Forces
  • RDF/LT Rapid Deployment Force Light Tank (US)
  • RDJTF Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (US)
  • RDT&E Research Development Test and Evaluation
  • REME Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • RF Rimfire
  • RFA Royal Field Artillery
  • RFAS Russian Federation and Associated States
  • RFC Royal Flying Corps
  • RFI request for information
  • RFP request for proposals
  • RFPI Rapid Force Projection Initiative
  • RFQ Request For Quotations
  • RGGS Rifle Grenade General Service
  • RHA rolled homogeneous armour
  • RHA Royal Horse Artillery
  • RIN the former Royal Indian Navy
  • RIS Rail Interface System
  • RISE Reliability Improved Selected Equipment
  • RLC Royal Logistic Corps
  • RLEM Rifle-Launched Entry Munition
  • RLG Ring Laser Gyro
  • RMG ranging machine gun
  • RN Royal Navy
  • RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy
  • RO Royal Ordnance
  • ROBAT Robotic Counter-Obstacle Vehicle (US)
  • RoC Republic of China
  • ROC required operational characteristics
  • ROE Rules Of Engagement
  • ROF Royal Ordnance Factory (UK)
  • ROF rate of fire
  • RoK Republic of Korea
  • RoKIT Republic of Korea Indigenous Tank
  • ROR range only radar
  • ROTA Royal Ordnance Training Ammunition
  • RP Red Phosphorus
  • RP rocket-propelled
  • RPC Rocket Pod Container
  • RPG Rocket Propelled Grenade
  • RPG Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot
  • RPV remotely piloted vehicle
  • RR Recoilless Rifle
  • RRPR Reduced Range Practice Rocket
  • RRTR Reduced Range Training Round
  • RSAF Royal Small Arms Factory (UK) (now closed)
  • RSS Rosette Scanning Seeker
  • RTE Rifle Team Equipment
  • RTT Roues Transporteur de Troupes
  • RUC Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • RWS Remote Weapon Station

S

  • s second(s)
  • S&W Smith & Wesson
  • SABCA Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques
  • SABR Selectable Assault Battle Rifle
  • SABS Stabilizing Automatic Bomb Sight
  • SAC Small Arms Collimator
  • SACLOS Semi-Automatic Command to Line Of Sight
  • SADA Standard Advanced Dewar Assembly
  • SADARM Sense And Destroy Armor (US)
  • SADF South African Defence Force
  • SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
  • SAF Small Arms Fire
  • SAFCS Small Arms Fire Control System
  • SAFIRE Surface-to-Air Fire
  • SAL semi-active laser
  • SAM surface-to-air missile
  • SAMM Société d'Applications des Machines Motrices
  • SANDF South African National Defence Force
  • SANG Saudi Arabian National Guard
  • SAP Semi-Armour-Piercing
  • SAPHEI Semi-Armour-Piercing High Explosive Incendiary
  • SAPI semi-armour-piercing incendiary
  • SASR Special Application Sniper Rifle
  • SAT Small Arms Trainer
  • SATCP Systиme Anti-aérien à Trиs Courte Portée (very short-range anti-aircraft system)
  • SAVA Standard Army Vectronics Architecture
  • SAW Squad Automatic Weapon
  • SAWS Squad Automatic Weapon System
  • SB Short Barrel
  • SCORE Stratified Charge Omnivorous Rotary Engine
  • SD self-destruct(ion)
  • SEAL Sea/Air/Land
  • SEALOCK Search, Locate, and Communicate or Kill
  • SEATO Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation
  • SEME School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • SEN shell extended range NORICUM
  • SEP Soldier Enhancement Programme
  • SFCS Simplified Fire-Control System
  • SFIM Société de Fabrication d'Instrument de Mesure
  • SFIRR solid fuel integral rocket/ramjet
  • SFM Sensor Fuzed Munitions
  • SFMG Sustained Fire Machine Gun
  • SFSW Special Forces Support Weapon
  • SFW Special Forces Weapon
  • SGTS Second-Generation Tank Sight
  • SH/PRAC squash head practice
  • SHORAD Short-Range Air Defence System
  • shp shaft horsepower
  • SICPS Standard Integrated Command Post Systems
  • SINCGARS Single Channel Ground/Air Radio System
  • SIP System Improvement Plan/Programme
  • SIPS Small Integrated Propulsion System
  • SJFN Semi-Jacketed Flat Nose
  • SJHP Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point
  • SKOT Sredni Kolowy Opancerzny Transporter (armoured personnel carrier)
  • SLAP saboted light armor penetrator
  • SLAW Shoulder-Launched Assault Weapon
  • SLEP Service Life Extension Program (US)
  • SLR Self-Loading Rifle
  • SLR Super Low Recoil
  • SLWAGL Super Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher
  • SM smoke
  • SMAW Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon
  • SMG sub-machine gun
  • SMK Smoke
  • Smoke BE smoke base ejection
  • Smoke WP smoke white phosphorus
  • SMP Surface Mine Plough
  • SOCOM Special Operations Command
  • SOF Special Operations Force(s)
  • SOG Speed Over Ground
  • SOP Standard Operational Procedure(s)
  • SP self-propelled
  • SP Soft Point
  • SPAAG self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
  • SPAAM self-propelled anti-aircraft missile
  • SPAG self-propelled assault gun
  • SPARK solid propellant advanced ramjet kinetic energy missile
  • SPAS Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun
  • SPATG self-propelled anti-tank gun
  • SPAW self-propelled artillery weapon
  • SPG self-propelled gun
  • SPH self-propelled howitzer
  • SPL self-propelled launcher
  • SPLL Self-propelled Loader Launcher
  • SPM self-propelled mortar
  • SPP Special Purpose Pistol
  • SPR Special Purpose Rifle
  • SPS Standard Positioning Service
  • SPSM Sensorgezundete Panzerabwehr SubMunition
  • SPW Special Purpose Weapon
  • SR Short Rifle
  • SR Staff Requirement
  • SRAW Short Range Assault Weapon
  • SRC Space Research Corporation
  • SRG shell replenishment gear
  • SRI Short Range Insert
  • SRTS Short Range Thermal Sight
  • SRU Shop Replaceable Unit
  • SRU slip ring unit
  • SRV Surrogate Research Vehicle (US)
  • SSA Special Spaced Armour
  • SSG Single Shot Gun
  • SSK Single Shot Kill
  • SSW Squad Support Weapon
  • ST Staff Target
  • STA shell transfer arm
  • STAB Steered Agile Beams
  • STAFF Small Target Activated Fire-and-Forget (US)
  • STANAG STANdardisation Agreement
  • STARTLE Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar for Tank Location and Engagement (US)
  • STE/ICE Simplified Test Equipment/Internal Combustion Engine (US)
  • STUP spinning tubular projectile
  • SUB SUBstitute
  • SUC Square Ultra Compact
  • SUIT Sight Unit Infantry Trilux
  • SUSAT Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux
  • SWARM Stabilised Weapon and Reconnaissance Mount
  • SWAT Special Weapons And Tactics
  • SWC Semi WadCutter
  • SWS Sniper Weapon System

T

  • T Tracer
  • TACMS Army Tactical Missile System (US)
  • TACOM Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (US)
  • TADDS Target Alert Display Data Set (US)
  • TADS Target Acquisition and Designation System (US)
  • TAM Tanque Argentino Mediano
  • TAS Target Acquisition Subsystem
  • TAS tracking adjunct system
  • TAS Turet Attitude Sensor
  • TBAT TOW/Bushmaster Armored Turret (US)
  • TCO Tactical Combat Operations
  • TCU tactical control unit
  • TD tank destroyer
  • TDCS Tank Driver Command System
  • TDD Target Detection Device
  • TDR Target Data Receiver
  • TE Tangent Elevation
  • TEL Transporter-Erector-Launcher
  • TELAR Transporter-Erector-Launcher And Radar
  • TES Tactical Environment Simulation
  • TES target engagement system
  • TGMTS Tank Gunnery Missile Tracking System
  • TGP Terminally Guided Projectile
  • TGS Tank Gun Sight
  • TGSM terminally guided submunition
  • TGTS tank gunnery training simulator
  • TI thermal imaging/imager
  • TICM thermal imaging common modules
  • TIIPS Thermal Imaging and Integrated Position System
  • TIM Thermal Imaging Module
  • TIPU Thermal Image Processing Units
  • TIRE Tank Infra-Red Elbow
  • TIS thermal imaging system
  • TLC Transport Launching Container
  • TLD Top Level Demonstrations
  • TLE Treaty Limited Equipment
  • TLR Tank Laser Rangefinder
  • TLS Tank Laser Sight
  • TM&LS Textron Marine & Land Systems
  • TMBC Turret Management Ballistic Computer
  • TMP Tactical Machine Pistol
  • TMS Turret Modernisation System
  • TMUAS Turreted Mortar Under Armor System (US)
  • TNT Trinitrotoluene
  • TOE table of organisation and equipment
  • TOGS Thermal Observation and Gunnery System (UK)
  • TOP Total Obscuring Power
  • TOPAS Transporter Obrneny Pasovy
  • TOTE Tracker, Optical Thermally Enhanced
  • TOW Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (US)
  • TP target practice
  • TP-FL target practice flash
  • TP-S or TPS Target Practice-Spotting/Signature
  • TP-SM target practice - smoke
  • TP-SP target practice - spotting
  • TP-T target practice - tracer
  • TPCM Target Practice Colour-Marking
  • TPDS Target Practice Discarding Sabot
  • TPFSDS-T target practice fin-stabilised discarding sabot - tracer
  • TPTF Target Practice Time Fuzed
  • TR Triple Rail
  • TRACER Tactical Reconnaissance Armoured Combat Equipment Requirement (UK)
  • TRACKSTAR Tracked Search and Target Acquisition Radar System (US)
  • TRADOC Training and Doctrine Command (US)
  • TSFCS Tank Simplified Fire-Control System
  • TSQ time and super-quick
  • TSR Tavor Sporting Rifle
  • TT transport de troupes (troop transporter)
  • TTB Tank TestBed (US)
  • TTD Transformation Technology Demonstrator
  • TTG Time To Go
  • TTS Tank Thermal Sight
  • TU Terminal Unit
  • TU Traversing Unit
  • TUA TOW Under Armor (US)
  • TUR Tiefflieger-Ьberwachungs-Radar (low-level surveillance radar)
  • TV Television
  • TWD Thermal Warning Device
  • TWMP Track Width Mine Plough
  • TWS Thermal Weapon Sight
  • TYDP Ten Year Defence Programme (Australia)

U

V

  • V Volt(s)
  • VAB Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé (front armoured car)
  • VAB Vickers Armoured Bridgelayer
  • VADS Vulcan Air Defense System (US)
  • VAE Vehiculo Armado Exploracion
  • VAK Vehicle Adaptor Kit
  • VAPE Vehiculo Apoyo y Exploracion
  • VARRV Vickers Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle
  • VARV Vickers Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • VBC Véhicule Blindé de Combat (armoured combat vehicle)
  • VBCI Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie
  • VBL Véhicule Blindé Léger (light armoured vehicle)
  • VBM Véhicules Blindés Modulaires
  • VCA Véhicule Chenillé d'Accompagnement (tracked support vehicle)
  • VCC Veicolo Corazzato de Combattimento
  • VCG Véhicule de Combat du Genie (armoured engineer vehicle)
  • VCI Véhicule de Combat d'Infanterie; Vehiculo combate infanteria (infantry combat vehicle)
  • VCP Vehicle Check Point
  • VCR variable compression ratio
  • VCR Véhicule de Combat à Roues (wheeled combat vehicle)
  • VCR/AT Véhicule de Combat à Roues/Atelier Technique (salvage)
  • VCR/IS Véhicule de Combat à Roues/Intervention Sanitaire (stretchers)
  • VCR/PC Véhicule de Combat à Roues/Poste de Commandement (HQ)
  • VCR/TH Véhicule de Combat à Roues/Tourelle HOT (turret with four HOT ATGW)
  • VCR/TT Véhicule de Combat à Roues/Transport de Troupes (troop carrier)
  • VCTIS Vehicle Command and Tactical Information System
  • VCTM Vehiculo de Combate Transporte de Mortero (armoured mortar carrier)
  • VCTP Vehiculo de Combate Transporte de Personal (armoured personnel carrier)
  • VDA Véhicule de Défense Anti-aérienne (anti-aircraft defence vehicle)
  • VDAA Véhicule d'Auto-Défense Anti-aérienne
  • VDC Voltage Direct Current
  • VDM viscous damped mount
  • VDSL Vickers Defence Systems Ltd
  • VDU visual display unit
  • VEC Vehiculo de Exploraciòn de Caballerie
  • VEDES Vehicle Exhaust Dust Ejection System (US)
  • VERDI Vehicle Electronics Research Defence Initiative (UK)
  • VHIS visual hit indicator system
  • VIB Véhicule d'Intervention du Base
  • VIDS Vehicle Integrated Defence System
  • VINACS Vehicle Integrated Navigation and Command System
  • VIRSS Visual and InfraRed Smoke Screening System
  • VITS Video Image Tracking Systems
  • VLAP Velocity-enhanced Long-range Artillery Projectile
  • VLC Véhicule Léger de Combat (light armoured car)
  • VLI Visible Light Illuminator
  • VLSMS Vehicle-Launched Scatterable Mine System
  • VMBT Vickers Main Battle Tank
  • VMS Vehicle Motion Sensor
  • VNAS Vehicle Navigation Air System
  • VRL Véhicule Reconnaissance Léger (light reconnaissance vehicle)
  • VSEL Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd
  • VT variable time
  • VTP véhicule transport de personnel (personnel carrier)
  • VTT véhicule transport de troupe (troop transporter)
  • VVSS vertical volute spring suspension
  • VXB Véhicule Blindé à Vocations Multiples (multipurpose armoured car)

W

  • WAM Wide Area Mines (US)
  • WAPC Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (Canada)
  • WASAD Wide Angle Surveillance and Automatic Detection Device
  • WAV Wide Angle Viewing
  • WFOV Wide Field Of View
  • WFSV Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (Canada)
  • WHA Weapons Head Assembly
  • WHSA Weapons Head Support Assembly
  • WLR Weapon Locating Radar
  • WMD Weapon(s) of Mass Destruction
  • WMRV Wheeled Maintenance and Recovery Vehicle (Canada)
  • WP white phosphorus
  • WP-T white phosphorus - tracer
  • WSM Winchester Short Magnum

Y

  • YMRS Yugoslav multiple rocket system

See also

References

 

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Published - March 2009


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