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  • A- Attack; Army; Ampere; Area; Antenna
  • AA- Approving Authority; Anti-Aircraft
  • AA- Achieved Availability; Affirmative Actions
  • A/A- Air to Air
  • AAA- Anti-Aircraft Artillery; Allocations, Assessments, and Analysis; Awaiting Aircraft Availability; Army Audit Agency; Arrival and Assembly Area
  • AAAM- Advanced Air-To-Air Missile
  • AAAS- Anti-Aircraft Artillery Simulator
  • AAAV- Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
  • AAB- Aviation Armament Bulletin
  • AABFS- Amphibious Assault Bulk Fuel System
  • AAC- Aviation Armament Change
  • AACG- Arrival Airfield Control Group
  • ACLS - Automatic Carrier Landing System
  • AACQ - Auto Acquisition
  • AACTS- Automatic Anechoic Chamber Test System
  • AADARS- Afloat Automated Data Acquisition and Retrieval System
  • AADC- All Applications Digital Computer
  • AAE- Aerospace Ancillary Equipment; Aircraft Armament Equipment
  • AA&E- Arms, Ammunition and Explosives
  • AAFIS- Advanced Avionics Fault Isolation System
  • AAI- American Armament, Inc.
  • AAL- Acquisition After Launch; Additional Authorization List; Authorized Allowance List
  • AALW- Assembled Air Launched Weapon
  • AAM- Air-to-Air Missile; Automated Acquisition Module
  • AAMO- Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer
  • AAOE- Arrival and Assembly Operation Elements
  • AAOG- Arrival and Assembly Operations Group
  • AAP-Allied Administrative Publications; Allowance Appendix Pages
  • AAR- Aircraft Accident Report
  • AARM- Advanced Anti-Radiation Missile
  • AAS- Automated Accounting System
  • AASP- Airfield Ammunition Supply Point
  • AATS- Armament Auxiliaries Test Set
  • AAURTS- AMRAAM AUR Test Set
  • AAV- Airborne Assault Vehicle; Amphibious Assault Vehicle
  • AAVI- AMRAAM Air Vehicle- Instrumented
  • AAW- Anti-Air Warfare
  • AAWC- Anti-Air Warfare Commander/Center
  • AAWS- Automatic Attack Warning System; Anti-Air Warfare System; Airborne Adverse Weather Weapons System; Advanced Anti-tank Weapons System
  • AB- Aviation Boatswain (mate); Afterburner; Air Base; Air Boss
  • ABATE- Analog Based Automatic Test Equipment
  • ABC- Advanced Base Components; After Bottom Center
  • ABCAIRSTD- ABC Air Standardization Agreement
  • ABCD- Advanced Base Construction Depot
  • ABCL- As-Built Configuration List
  • ABF- Annular Blast Fragmentation; Advanced Bomb Family
  • ABFC- Advance Base Functional Components
  • ABFRL- Advanced Base Facilities Requirements List
  • ABIOL- Advanced Base Initial Outfitting List
  • ABISL- Advanced Base Initial Support List
  • ABL- Allegheny Ballistics Lab; Allocated Base Line; Armored Box Launcher
  • ABLE- Acquisition Based on Logistics Effects; Advanced Base Logistics Envelope
  • ABM- Anti-Ballistic Missile; Advance Bill of Materials
  • ABO- Aviators Breathing Oxygen; Air Base Order
  • ABSCU- Auto Brake System Control Unit
  • ABSLA- Approved Basic Stock Level Allowance
  • AC- Alternating Current; Aircraft; Air Controller; Air Traffic Control; Aircrew; Active Component; Associate Contractor; Air Conditioning
  • A-C; A/C- Aircraft; Account
  • ACA- Automatic (Aircraft) Collision Avoidance
  • ACAS- Automatic (Aircraft) Collision Avoidance System
  • ACAT- Acquisition Category
  • ACB- Aircrew System Bulletin
  • ACC- Aircraft Controlling Custodian; Air Combat Command; Active Clearence Control; Air Conditioning Controller
  • ACCB- Aircraft Configuration Control Board
  • ACCEL- Acceleration
  • ACCESS-Afloat Consumption; Cost and Effective Surveillance System
  • ACCS- Army Command and Control System; Automated Calibration and Checkout System
  • ACCUM- Accumulated
  • ACD- Aircraft Change Directive
  • ACDS- Advanced Combat Direction System
  • ACDUTRA- Active Duty for Training
  • ACE- Aircraft Condition Evaluation; AMRAAM Captive-Carry Equipment; Acceptance Checkout Equipment; Aviation/Air Combat Element
  • ACES- Arrow Continuation Experiments (Israel interceptor missile program)
  • ACGIH- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  • ACFT- Aircraft
  • ACHC- Aircraft Handling Crew
  • ACHO- Aircraft Handling Officer
  • ACI- Allocated Configuration Identification
  • ACIB- Air Characteristics Improvement Board
  • ACIMD- Advanced Concept Intercept Missile Demonstration
  • ACL- Aircraft Circular Letter
  • ACLS- Automated Control and Landing System
  • ACM- Air Combat Maneuver; Anti-Cruise Missile; Advanced Cluster Munitions; Advanced Cruise Missile; Air Cycle Machine
  • ACMM- Air Combat Maneuver Mode
  • ACMI- Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation
  • ACMR- Air Combat Maneuvering Range
  • ACN- Advance Change Notice; Activity Control Number
  • ACNO- Assistant Chief of Naval Operations
  • ACO- Administrative Contracting Office; Airfield Coordination Officer; Amphibious Contruction Battalion
  • ACOMTRAK- Aircraft Composition Tracking (system)
  • ACP- Allied communications Publications; Area Coordinating Paper; Audio Control Panel
  • ACQ- Acquisition
    ACR- Allowance Change Request
  • ACRA- Airlift Concepts and Requirement Agency
  • ACRC- Area Calibration and Repair Center
  • ACS- Aviation Capable Ship; Assistant Chief of Staff; Air Conditioning System
  • ACSM- Advanced Conventional Standoff Missile
  • ACSN- Advance Change Study Notice
  • ACT- Action; Action Taken; Actual Instrument Time
  • ACTS- Advanced Communications and Technology Satellite
  • ACU- Assault Craft Unit; Annunciator Control Unit
  • A/D- Analogue to Digital
  • AD- Advanced Development; Air Data; Air Defence; Destroyer Tender; Armament Division; Airworthiness Directive
  • ADA- A higher order programming language developed during the 1970s for the DOD (note: not an acronym, named for first computer programmer, Ada Augusta Byron); Automatic Data Acquistion
  • ADAC- Auxiliary Data Acquisition System
  • ADAMS- Attribute Data Management System
  • ADAPS- Automatic Display and Plotting System
  • ADAPT-Analog-Digital Automatic Program Tester
  • ADATS- Anti-Tank Air Defense System; Air Defense Anti-Aircraft Tracking System
  • ADB- Aircraft Discrepancy Book
  • AD&C- Ammunition Distribution and control
  • ADC- Air Data Computer; Air Defense Command; Aircraft Directives Configuration; Analog to Digital Converter
  • ADCAP- Acquisition Deficiency Corrective Action Program; Advanced Capability
  • ADCN- Advance Design Change Notice
  • ADCON- Advise All Concerned; Administrative Control
  • ADDR- Address
  • ADDS- Army Data Distribution System
  • ADEPT- Analysis-Based Data Exchange for Publication and Training
  • ADF- Automatic Direction Finder; Air Defense Fighter; Acquisition Data Form
  • ADFS- Automated Data Filing System
  • ADG- Air Driven Generator
  • ADI- Attitude Direction Indicator; Air Defense Initiative
  • ADIMS- Ammunition Disposal Information Management System
  • ADIRS- Air Data Inertial Reference System
  • ADIRU- Air Data Inertial Reference Unit
  • ADIZ- Air Defense Identification Zone
  • ADJ- Adjustment
  • ADL- Authorized Data List; Automated Data List; Ammunition Data List; Air Datum Line
  • ADM- Administrative Lead Time; Advanced Development Model; Air Data Module
  • ADMAPS- Automated Document Management and Publishing System
  • ADMIN- Administrative
  • ADMRL- Application Data Material Readiness List
  • ADMSG- Advise by Message
  • ADO- Advance Development Objective
  • ADP- Automatic Data Processing; AMRAAM Data Processor; Acceptance Data Package; Advanced Development Proposal
  • ADPA- American Defense Preparedness Association
  • ADPC- Automatic Data Processing Center
  • ADPCM- Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation
  • ADPE- Automatic Data Processing Equipment
  • ADPEC- Automatic Data Processing Equipment Code
  • ADPM- Automatic Data Processing Machine
  • ADPMU- Automatic Data Processing Maintenance Unit
  • ADPO- Advanced Development Project Officer
  • ADPOU- Automatic Data Processing Operations Unit
  • ADPS- Automatic Data Processing System
  • ADR- Aircraft Discrepancy Report; Applied Data Research
  • ADS- Address Directory System; Automatic Data System; Automatic Dependent Surveillance
  • ADS-B- ADS (Automatic Depedent Surveillance)-Broadcast
  • ADSHIPDA- Advise Shipping Data
  • ADT- Administrative Delay Time; Automatic Detection and Tracking; Air Data Tester
  • ADTAC- Air Defense Tactical Air Command
  • ADTAXE- Advise Action Taken
  • ADTS- Automated Deliverable Tracking System
  • ADU- Adapter Unit; Azimuth Display Unit
  • ADVANCE- Army Data Validation and Netting Capability Establishment
  • ADVCAP- Advanced Capability
  • ADVON- Advanced Echelon
  • A&E- Architectural/Engineering; Ammunition and Explosives
  • AE- Ammunition Ship; Aviation Electrician; Assault Echelon; Active Emitter; Age Exploration
  • AEA- Acquisition Engineering Agent; Association of European Airlines
  • AEC- Atomic Energy Commission; Architure Engineering Construction; Armament Equipment Change
  • AECL- Aircraft and Equipment Configuration List
  • AED- Automated Engineering Design; Active Emitter Decoy
  • AEDA- Ammunition Explosives and Dangerous Articles
  • AEEC- Airlines Electronic Engineering Commitee
  • AEGIS- Automatic Electronic Guided Intercept System
  • AEF- DME arc to a fixed point
  • AEL- Allowance Equipage List
  • AEMS- Aircraft Engine Management System
  • AEP- Allied Equipment Publications
  • AFPI- Air Force Procurement Instruction
  • AEPS- Aircrew Escape Propulsion System
  • AER- Alteration Equivalent to Repair
  • AERO- Automatic Engineering Readout; Aeronautical Equipment Reference Ordinal
  • AERPA- Advanced Equipment Repair Program
  • AES- Aircraft Earth Station
  • AESF- AMRAAM Engineering Support Office
  • AESO- Aircraft Environmental Support Office
  • AESR- Aeronautical Equipment Service Record
  • AESS-Aircraft Electrical Servicing Station
  • AETAS- Active Emitter Target Auxiliary Systém
  • AETC - Air Education and Training Command (USA)
  • AETSP- Active Emitter Threat Simulation Program
  • AEW- Airborne Early Warning; Airborne Electronic Warfare
  • AEWTS- Advanced Electronic Warfare Test Set
  • AF- Air Force; Audio Frequency; Stores Ship
  • A/F- Arm/Fire
  • AFAC - Airborne Forward Air Controller.
  • AFAD- Air Force Acquisition
  • AFALC- Air Force Acquisition Logistic Center
  • AFAO- Approved Force Acquisition Objective
  • AFB- Approved Force Acquisition Objective
  • AFB- Airframe Bulletin; Air Force Base
  • AFC- Airframe Change
  • AFCMC- Air Force Contract Maintenance Center
  • AFCS- Automatic Flight Control System
  • AFCOLA- Air Force Coordinated Office for Logistics Analysis
  • AFCOLR- Air Force Coordinating Committee for Logistics Research
  • AFCOS- Armed Forces Courier Service
  • AFD- Arm/Fire Device
  • AFEMMIS- Air Force Equipment Management Information System
  • AFFF- Aqueous Film Forming Foam
  • AFFTC- Air Force Flight Test Center
  • AFIMMSS- Air Force Information Maintenance Manufacturing Support System
  • AFIMS- Air Force Information Management System
  • AFIS- Airborne Flight Information Service
  • AFISA- USAF Intelligence Service
  • AFIT- Air Force Institute of Technology
  • AFLC- Air Force Logistics Command
  • AFLCR- Air Force Logistics Command Regulation
  • AFM- Aviation Fleet Maintenance; Air Force Manual
  • AFMETCALP-Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program
  • AFMS- Advanced Flight Management System
  • AFOG- Airfield Operation Group
  • AFOTEC- Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
  • AFP- Approval for Full Production; Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • AFPCH- Army Force Planning Cost Handbook
  • AFPE- Air Force Preliminary Evaluation
  • AFPI- Air Force Procurement Instruction
  • AFPLA - Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army (China)
  • AFPR- Air Force Plant Representative
  • AFPRO- Advanced Fuel Quantity Gaging System
  • AFQGS- Army Data Distribution System
  • AFQT- Armed Forces Qualification Test
  • AFR- Aircraft Flight Record; Air Force Regulation
  • AFREP- Aviation Supply Office Field Representative
  • AFRES - Air Force Reserve
  • AFRS- Automatic Flight Reference System
  • AFS- Auto Flight System; Combat Stores Ship
  • AFSC- Air Force Systems Command; Air Force Specialty Code; Ancillary Fuel System Controller
  • AFSCM- Air Force Systems Command Manual
  • AFSCP- Automatic Flight System Control Panel
  • AFSK- Audio Frequency Shift Keying
  • AFSWP- Armed Forces Special Weapon Project
  • AFTA- Avionics Fault Tree Analysis
  • AFTEC- Air Force Test and Evaluation Center
  • AFTI - Advanced Fighter Technology Integration
  • AFTO- Air Force Technical Order
  • AFTOMS- Air Force Technical Order Management System (formerly ATOS)
  • AFTP- AMRAAM Flight Test Plan
  • AFTPWG- AMRAAM Flight Test Plan Working Group
  • AFTS- Airborne Flight Termination System
  • AFTU- Airborne Flight Termination Unit
  • AFV- Armored Family of Vehicles
  • AFWTF- Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility
  • A/G – Air-to-Ground
  • AG- Arresting Gear; Angle Gate
  • AGB- Accessory Gear Box; Angle Gear Box
  • AGC- Automatic Gain Control
  • AGDS- Deep Submergence Support Ship
  • AGE- Aerospace Ground Equipment; Angle Gate Enable
  • AGERD- Aerospace Ground Equipment Requirement Document
  • AGES- Air-to-Ground Engagement System
  • AGFCS- Automatic Gunfire Control System
  • AGI- Auxiliary Gathering Intelligence
  • AGL- Above Ground Level
  • AGM- Air to Ground Missile; Missile Range Instrumentation Ships; Air Surface Attack Missile
  • AGM-88A- Air to Ground Missile 88A (HARM)
  • AGMC- Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center
  • AGOR- Oceanographic Research Ship
  • AGP- Aircraft Gun Pod
  • AGS- Aircraft Generation Squadron; Surveying Ship; Auto Ground Spoiler
  • AGSTR- Ac Ground Service Tie Relay
  • AH - Attack Helicopter
  • AHC – Advanced/Aircraft Handling Characteristics
  • AHIP- Army Helicopter Improvement Program
  • AHRS- Attitude Heading Reference System
  • AHRU- Attitude Heading and Reference Unit
  • AHS- American Helicopter Association
  • AI- Airborne Interceptor; Artificial Intelligence; Airspeed Indicator; Action Item
  • AIA- Aerospace Industries Association; Autopilot Integral Antenna
  • AIAA- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • AIAAM- Advanced Intercept Air to Air Missile (Phoenix Follow-On)
  • AIC- Allowance Item Code; Air Intercept Controller; Activity Identification Code
  • AICUZ- Air Installations Compatible Use Zone
  • AIDS- Airborne Integrate Data System
  • AIG- Address Indicator Group
  • AII- Automated Item Identification
  • AIIM- Association of Information and Image Management
  • AIK- Assistance In Kind
  • AIL- Aileron
  • AILC- AMRAAM International Licensing Company
  • AILS- Automated Integrated Logistic System
  • A/I/M- Accident/ Incident/ Malfunction
  • AIM- Air Intercept Aerial Missile; Authoring of Instructional Material; Airman's Information Manual; Air Launched; Aerial Intercept; Guided Missile
  • AIMD- Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department
  • AIMI- Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Improvement Program
  • AIMS- Airborne Inert Missile Simulator; Aircraft In-flight Monitoring System; Navy ATC Radar Beacon System Identification; Friend or Foe MK XII System; Airplane Information Management System (Boeing 777
  • AIMSO- Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Support Office
  • AIMT- Artificial Intelligence- Based Maintenance Tutor
  • AIP- Ammunition Issue Point; Anti Ice Panel; Aeronautical Information Publication
  • AIPS- Advanced Integrated Propulsion System
  • AIR- Aviation Item Reports; Aircraft Incident Report; Aircraft Inventory Record; Aerospace Information Report
  • AIRAC- Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control
  • AIRLANT- Commander; Air Force; U.S. Atlantic Fleet
  • AIRPAC- Commander; Air Force; U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • AIS- Automated Information System; Avionics Intermediate Shop; Airborne Instrumentation Station; Aircraft Instrumentation Subsystem; Aeronautical Information Service
  • AISF- Avionics Integrated Support Facility
  • AIT- Advanced Infantry Training; Advanced Individual Training
  • AITI- Automated Interchange of Technical Information
  • AIU- Airborne Instrumentation Unit
  • AIWS- Advanced Interdiction Weapon System
  • AJ- Area of Jet nozzle
  • AKR- Vehicle Cargo Ship
  • AL- Acquisition Logistician
  • ALADIM- Air Base Local Area Digital Network
  • ALARM - Air-Launched Anti-Radiation Missile
  • ALCM - Air Launched Cruise Missile
  • ALDCS- Active Lift Distribution Control Subsystem
  • ALIC - Aircraft Launcher Interface Computer
  • ALO - Air Liaison Officer
  • ALPA - Airline Pilots Association
  • ALT - Altitude; Alternate
  • ALTN - Alternate (airport)
  • AMC - Air Mobility Command (USA); Air Mission Commander; Avionics Maintenance Conference
  • AMD - Advisory Map Display
  • AM/FM- Annunciator Mode/Function Module
  • AMFSO- (Launch) Area Support Ship Missile Flight Safety Officer
  • AMH- Aviation Structural Mechanic
  • AMHAZ- Ammunition & Hazardous Material Handling
  • AMI - Airline Modifiable Information; Airspeed Mach Indicator
  • AMIS- Acquisition Management Information System; Advanced Management Information System; Automated Maintenance Information System
  • AMLCD - Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display
  • AMM- Anti-Missile Missile
  • AMMH- Annual Maintenance Man-Hours
  • AMMRL- Aircraft Maintenance Material Readiness List
  • AMO- Aircraft Material office (Norfolk; San Diego); Aircraft Maintenance Officer
  • AMOSS - Airline Maintenance and Operation Support System
  • AMP- Analytical Maintenance Program; Ampere; Avionics Modernization Program; Acquisition Management Plan; Amplifier
  • AMPHIB- Amphibious
  • AMPS- Airborne Meteorological Pod System
  • AMR- Aircraft Maintenance Radio; Advanced Material Request
  • AMRAAM- Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AIM-120)
  • AMRF- Automated Manufacturing Research Facility
  • AMRIU- Advanced Missile Remote Interface Unit
  • AMS- Air Missile System; Automated Management Support; Aerospace Material Specification; Automated Maintenance System (C-5 Aircraft); Aviation Structural Mechanic Structures
  • AMSC- Acquisition Method Suffix Code; Acquisition Management System Control; Aircraft Structural Mechanic
  • AMSDL- Acquisition Management System and Data Requirement Control List
  • AMSE- Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment
  • AMSL- Acquisition Management System List; Above Mean Sea Level
  • AMSS- Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service
  • AMSU- Aeronautical Material Screening Unit; Aircraft Maintenance Support Unit
  • AMU- Aviation Monitoring Unit; Audio Management Unit
  • AN- Air Force - Navy (Standard or Specification); Army-Navy (Standard)
  • ANA- Association of Naval Aviation
  • ANC- Analysis Console
  • (A/N)- Alpha-Numeric Designator
  • AN/AWG- Army-Navy/Air Weapons Guidance
  • AND- Air Force-Navy Design; Army-Navy Design; Aircraft Nose Down
  • AN/DSM- Army-Navy/Display System Multipurpose
  • ANG- Air National Guard
  • A-NORS- Anticipated - Not Operational Ready Supply
  • ANOVA- Analysis of Variance
  • ANR- Air Navigation Routes
  • ANSI- American National Standards Institute
  • ANSIR- Advanced Navigation System Inertial Reference
  • ANT- Antenna
  • ANU- Aircraft Nose Up
  • ANZUS- Australia-New Zealand-United States Treaty
  • AO- Aviation Ordnance; Fleet Oiler; Action Officer; Oiler Sailor; Aircraft Operator
  • AOA- Angle-Of-Attack; Airborne Optical Adjunct; Amphibious Objective Area; Aviation Ordnance Association
  • AOAS- Angle-Of-Attack Sensor
  • AOB - Air Order of Battle.
  • AOC- Auxiliary Output Chips; Aviation Ordnance Chief; Air/Oil Cooler; Approach On Course
  • AOCP- Aircraft Out of Commission for Parts (see Nors)
  • AOD- Age of Data; As of Date
  • AODE- Age of Data Ephemeris
  • AOE- Fast Combat Support Ships; Multi-purpose Stores Ships
  • AOG- Aircraft-On-Ground; Gasoline Tanker
  • AOH- Awaiting Overhaul
  • AOI- Area of Interest
  • AOJ- Angle of Jam
  • AOL- All Operator Letter
  • AOM- Aircraft Operating Manual
  • AOO- Aviation Ordnance Officer
  • AOOCP- Aviation Ordnance Officer Career Progression (Course)
  • AOQL- Average Outgoing Quality Limit
  • AOPA- Aircrafts Owners and Pilots Association
  • AOR- Auxiliary Oiler Ship; Allowance Overrides; Replenishment Oiler; Area of Responsibility; Area of Operations
  • AOS- Acquisition of Signal
  • AOT- Active on Target; Acquisition On Target; Tanker Ship
  • AOTD- Active Optical Target Detector
  • AOWS- Aircraft Overhaul Work Stoppage
  • A/P - Autopilot
  • AP- Acquisition Plan; Anti-personnel; Armor Piercing; Access Port; Autopilot
  • APA- Appropriation Purchase(s)/(ing) Account; Antenna Processor Assembly
  • APADE- Automation of Procurement and Accounting Data Entry
  • APAN- Anti-Personal/Anti-Material
  • APC- Approach Power Control; Approach Control; Accelerated Provision Concepts; Assistant Project Coordinator; Armored Personnel Carrier; Air Project Coordinator; Air Program Coordinator
  • APD- Advanced Planning Document
  • APDF- Aircraft Program Data File
  • APDS- Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot
  • API- Armor Piercing Incendiary
  • APICS- American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • APL- Allowance Parts List; Airplane
  • APL/JHU- Applied Physics Lab/John Hopkins Univ.
  • APM-L- Assistant Program Manager-Logistics
  • APM (L)- Assistant Program Manager-Logistics
  • APML- Assistant Program Manager for Logistics
  • APMSE- Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering
  • APMT&E- Assistant Program Manager for Test & Evaluation
  • APN- Aircraft Procurement; Navy
  • APO- Acquisition Program Office
  • APOES- Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System
  • APOD- Aerial Port of Debarkation
  • APOE- Aerial Port of Embarkation
  • APP- Advance Procurement Plan
  • APPL- Application Rate
  • APPN- Appropriation
  • APPR- Approach
  • APPS- Automated Publications Production System (Army) Automated Publications Preparation System
  • APR- Agency Procurement Request; Auxiliary Power Unit
  • APRB- Acquisition Program Review Board
  • APREP- AMRAAM Productibility Enhancement Program
  • APS- Auxiliary Power Supply
  • APT- Automated Programming of Tools; Armor Piercing Tracer
  • APTS- Advanced Programmable Test Set
  • APU- Autopilot Unit; Auxiliary Power Unit
  • APUP- APU Panel
  • APUS- Automated Publications Update System
  • AOM- Air Launched Target Drone
  • AOS- Air Launched Sonar Surveillance System
  • AQ- Aviation Fire Control Tech
  • AQL- Acceptable Quality Level
  • AQM-37C- High Altitude; High Speed Target
  • AR- Assembled Round; Aeronautical Requirement; Army Regulation; As Required; Repair Ship; Anti-radiation Missile
  • A/R- Arrests/RAST; As Required
  • ARA- Attitude Reference Assembly; Aircraft Replaceable Assembly; Assigned Responsible Agency
  • ARABS- Active Radar Augmenter Beacon System
  • AP-ADMAC- U.S. Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center
  • ARAR- Applicable and relevant or appropriate requirements
  • ARB- Acquisition Review Board; Aircraft Recovery Bulletin
  • ARBS- Angle-Rate Bombing Set
  • ARBUT- Automatic Resupply and Buildup Time
  • ARC- Atlantic Research Corp.; Acquisition Review Council; Ames Research Center; Accessory Record Card; Acquisition Review Committee; Cable Repairing Board
  • ARCP - Air Refueling Control Point
  • ARCT - Air Refueling Control Time
  • ARD- Acceptance Requirement Document
  • ARDS- Advanced Range Data System
  • AREC- Air Element Coordinator
  • ARG- Amphibious Readiness Group
  • ARH - Active Radar Homing
  • ARIA- Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft
  • ARIP - Air Refueling Initial Point
  • ARL- Average Run Length
  • ARM- Anti-Radiation Missile; Automated Requisition Module
  • ARMMS- Automated Reliability Maintainability Measurement System
  • ARMS- Aircraft Resources Management System
  • ARN- Additional Reference Number
  • ARO- After Receipt of Order; Asset Readiness objective; Airport Reporting Office
  • ARP- Analytical Rework Program; Aerospace Recommended Practice; Airport Reference Point
  • ARPA- Advanced Research Projects Agency; Archaeological Resources Protection Act
  • ARPANET- Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
  • ARPN- Aircraft and Related Procurement; Navy
  • ARPT- Airport
  • ARR- Allocated Requirements Review; Allowance Requirements Register; Arrival
  • ARRCOM- Armament Readiness Command (Army)
  • ARS- Analysis and Reporting System (formerly PMS); Salvage Ship; Aerial Refueling Systém; Air Rescue Service
  • ARSA- Airport Radar Service Area
  • ARSR- Automatic Range Surveillance System Radar
  • ARSSS- Automated Ready Supply Stores System
  • ARTS- Automated Remote Tracking Station (AF)
  • AS- Approved Source; Submarine Tender; Analysis System; Aerospace Standard; Anti-Spoofing; Aviation Support Equipment Technician
  • ASA- American Standard Association; Aspect Angle
  • ASAB- Anti Skid Auto Brake
  • ASAC- Antisubmarine Air Controller
  • ASAP- As Soon As Possible; Army Streamlined Acquisition Process
  • ASAPR- Accelerated Strike Aircraft Program Requirements
  • ASAR- Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile; Air Search Acquisition Radar
  • ASAT- Anti-Satellite
  • ASBCOS- Assembly Cost
  • ASBISS- Assembly Storage Space
  • ASC- Aircraft Service Change; Advanced Systems Concept; Aircraft System Controller
  • ASCAC- Anti-Submarine Classification and Analysis Center
  • ASCAT- Antisubmarine Classification Analysis Team
  • ASCB- Avionics Standard Communication Bus
  • ASCII- American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ASCS- Advanced Satellite Control System
  • ASCTS- At Sea Combat Training System
  • ASCU- Air Support Control Unit; Armament Station Control Unit
  • ASCM- Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
  • ASCP- Air System Control Panel
  • ASCU- Anti Skid Control Unit
  • ASD- Activity Support Date; Aircraft Statistical Data; Assistant Secretary of Defense; Aeronautical Systems Division (AF)
  • ASDR- Automatic Surface Detection Radar
  • ASHARE- American Society of Heating; Refrigerating; and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • ASI- Authorized Shipping Instructions; Automated Shore Interface; Additional skill Identifier; Airspeed Indicator
  • ASIC- Application Specific Integrated Circuits
  • ASIDE- Associated Support Items of Equipment
  • ASIM- Aircraft/Stores Interface Manual
  • ASIMS- Air Staff Information Management System
  • ASIS- Amphibious Support Information System
  • ASL- Authorized Stockage List; Azimuth Steering Line
  • ASM- Air-To-Surface Missile; Analog Switch Matrix; Aviation Support Equipment Technician; Air Space Management
  • ASMD- Anti-ship Missile Defense
  • ASME- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASMRA- Adjustment of Scheduled Maintenance Requirements through Analysis Program
  • ASMU- Aeronautical Matrix Screening Unit
  • ASN- Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Average Sample Number
  • ASN (RE&S)- Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research; Engineering & Systems
  • ASN (S&L)- Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics)
  • ASO- Navy Aviation Supply Office; Aviation Support Office
  • ASOC - Air Support Operations Center
  • ASOJ- Anti-Standoff Jammer
  • ASOW- Anti-Ship Standoff Weapon
  • ASP- Aspect
  • ASPA- Aircraft Service Period Adjustment
  • ASPC- Aerojet Solid Propellant Company
  • ASPIRE- Automatic Status of Purchase Information Recorded Electronically
  • ASPJ- Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
  • ASPR- Armed Services Procurement Regulations (Defunct)
  • ASQC- American Society for Quality Control
  • AS/QVPL- Approved Source/Quality Verified Parts List
  • ASR- Air Surveillance Radar; Assembly Service Record; Submarine Rescue Ship; Assault Support Point
  • ASRAAM- Advanced Short-Range Range Air-to-Air Missile
  • ASROC- Anti-Submarine Rocket
  • ASRS- Aviation Safety Reporting System
  • ASRT- Air Support Request
  • ASSD- Avionics Systems Support Division; Avionics Systems Support Department
  • ASSP- Army Secondary Stock Point
  • ASSR- Airborne System Support Requirement
  • ASSW- Application Support Software
  • ASSY- Assembly
  • AST- Aircrew Systems Trainers
  • ASTE- Armament System Test Equipment
  • ASTM- American Society for Testing and Materials
  • ASTOVL - Advanced Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing
  • ASU- Approval for Service Use; Administrative Screening Unit
  • ASUW- Anti-Surface Warfare
  • ASV - Anti-Surface-Vessel
  • ASW- Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • ASWEPS- Antisubmarine Warfare Environmental Prediction System
  • ASWOC- Antisubmarine Warfare Operations Center
  • ASWT- Assembly Shipping Weight
  • A/T- Autothrottle
  • AT- Airtask; Aviation Electronics Tech; Action Taken; Acceptance Trial; Anti-tank; Advanced Trainer
  • A&T- Assembly and Test
  • ATA- Advanced Tactical Aircraft; Antenna Train Angle; Advanced Tactical Assessment; Air Transport Association
  • ATAAM- Advanced Tactical Air-to-Air Missile
  • ATAC- Advanced Traceability and Control
  • ATACMS- Army Tactical Missile System
  • ATAP- Average Time Awaiting Parts
  • ATARS- Advanced Tactical Air Reconnaissance System
  • ATB- Advanced Tactical Bomber
  • ATC- Air Traffic Control; Air Training Command; Allowance Type Code; Active Transfer Command
  • ATCF- Air Traffic Control Facility
  • ATCRBS- Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System
  • ATDR- Aeronautical Technical Directive Requirement
  • ATDS- Airborne Tactical Data System
  • ATE- Automatic Test Equipment; Automated Test Equipment
  • ATF- Advanced Tactical Fighter (AF); Ocean Tug
  • ATGM - Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • ATGW - Anti-Tank Guided Weapon
  • ATFR- Advanced Terrain Following Radar
  • ATI- Automated Technical Information; Average Total Inspection; Active Transfer Initiate; Air Transport Indicator
  • ATIDS- Airborne Tactical Data System
  • ATIGS- Advanced Tactical Inertial Quidance System
  • ATIMS- Airborne Turret Infrared Measurement System
  • ATIP- Aviation Training Improvement Program
  • ATIS- Advanced Telemetry Instrumentation System; Airport Terminal Information System
  • ATKRON- Attack Squadron
  • ATLAS- Abbreviated Test Language for All Systems; Abbreviated Test Language for Avionics Systems
  • ATM- Air Training Missile; Anti-Tank Missile; Asynchronous Transfer Mode; Air Traffic Management
  • ATM-L- Assistant Technical Manager/Logistics
  • ATN- Aeronautical Telecommunications Network
  • ATO- Aircraft Transfer Order; Air Tasking Order
  • ATOC - Allied Tactical Operations Center (NATO).
  • ATOS- Automated Technical Order System (AF) (now AFIOMS)
  • ATP- Acceptance Test Procedure; Allied Tactical Publications; Authority/Authorized to Proceed; Air Test Port
  • ATR- Ammunition Transaction Report; Automated Transaction Report; Ammunition Transaction Record; Air Transport Radio
  • ATS- Automatic Test Set/System; Air Tracking System; Aircrew Training System; Salvage and Rescue Ship; Air Traffic Systems; Air Transport Systems (Services); Autothrottle System
  • ATSDR- Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry
  • ATSS- Aviation Training Support System
  • ATT- Advanced Tactical Transport; Attenuator
  • ATTD- Advanced Technical Transition Demonstration
  • ATTMA- Advanced Technology Transport Mission Analysis
  • ATTR- Average-Time-To-Repair
  • ATTS- Automated Test Technology Standards
  • ATU- Airspeed Transducer Unit
  • ATV- Aerodynamic Test Vehicle
  • ATW- Authorized to Work
  • ATWS- Automatic Track While Scan
  • AUL- Authorized Use List
  • AUOL- Age Unfilled Order List
  • AUR- All-Up-Round
  • AURC- All-Up-Round Container
  • AURT- All-Up-Round Tester
  • AURTG- All-Up-Round Test Group
  • AUTEC- Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center
  • AUTO- Automatic
  • AUTODIN- Automatic Digital Network
  • AUTOVON- Automatic Voice Network (See DSN)
  • AUW- Advanced Undersea Weapon
  • AUWC- Advanced Undersea Weapon Circuitry
  • AUX- Auxiliary
  • AUXMEA- Auxiliary Maintenance Engineering Analysis
  • AVAIL- Available
  • AVB- Avionics Bulletin
  • AVC- Avionics Change
  • AVCAL- Aviation Consolidated Allowance List
  • AVCO- Active Voltage Controlled oscillator
  • AVDLR- Aviation Depot Level Repairable
  • AVE- Aerospace Vehicle Equipment
  • AVGAS- Aviation Gasoline (piston engines)
  • AVGFE- Aviation Gas Free Engineering
  • AVIP- Avionics Integrity Program
  • AVLETS- Air Vehicle Launch Equipment Test Set
  • AVM- Guided Missile Ship; Airborne Vibration Monitor
  • AVMF - Aviatsiya Voenno-Morsko Flota (Naval Air Force - Russia)
  • AVMI- Automated Video Maintenance Information System
  • AVO- Avionics Officer
  • AVP- Advanced Video Processor
  • AVR- Aviation Rescue Boat
  • AVSAT- Aviation Satellite
  • AVSCCM- Army Aviation Systems Command
  • AV3M- Aviation Maintenance and Material Management
  • AV/WEPS- Avionics/Weapons
  • A/V- Air Vehicle
  • AVT- Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship
  • AVVI- Altitude Vertical Velocity Indicator
  • AWACS- Airborne Warning and Control System
  • AWARS- Airborne Weapons Analysis Reporting System
  • AWE- Airborne Weapon Bulletin
  • AWC- Air Weapon Change; Airborne Weapons Change
  • AWCAP- Airborne Weapons Corrective Action Program
  • AWCLS- All-Weather Carrier Landing System
  • AWCRE- Airborne Weapons Control and Release Equipment
  • AWD- Air Weapons Department
  • AWG- Air Weapons Guidance
  • AWIS- Airborne Weapons Information System
  • AWLU- Aircraft Wireless LAN Unit
  • AWM- Awaiting Maintenance
  • AWOL- Absent Without Leave
  • AWP- Awaiting Parts
  • AWPU- Awaiting Parts Unit
  • AWS- Airborne Weapon System; American Welding Society
  • AWSE- Armament/Weapon Support Equipment
  • AWSEP- Armament/Weapons Support Equipment Program
  • AWSM- Automated Weapons System Management
  • AWTU- Air Weapons Training Unit
  • AWWS- Airborne Weapons Workload Schedule
  • AWY- Airway
  • AYE- Accessory Bulletin
  • AYC- Accessory Change
  • AZ- Azimuth

 

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