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Abbreviations Glossary

This glossary includes abbreviations used by the military and in the defence industry. Use the search function to find specific terms or the arrows to view more rows.


ACAlternating Current
AESAActive Electronically Steered Arrays
AESPArmy Equipment Support Publications
AGLAbove Ground Level
AIMAntenna Interface Module
AIUAntenna Interface Unit
AR&MAvailability, Reliability and Maintainability
ARAAntenna Research Associations
ATCAir Traffic Control
BATCISBattlefield and Tactical Communications & Information Systems
C4ISRCommand, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
CEMACyber and Electromagnetic Activity
CLSContractor Logistic Support
CMOSSC4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards
COMINTCommunications Intellingence
COTSCommercial off-the Shelf
CWContinuous Wave
CWDMCoarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
DASDistributed Antenna System
DDCsDigital Downconverters
DFDirection Finding
DLFDefence Logistics Framework
DRACASDefect Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System
DSEIDefence and Security Equipment International
DWDMDense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
EAElectronic Attack
ECMElectronic Countermeasures
EISEntry Into Service
ELINTElectronic Intelligence
EMAEase of Maintainance Assessment
EMCElectromagnetic Compatibility
EMEElectromagnetic Environment
EMIElectromagnetic Inteference
EMPElectromagnetic Pulse
EODExplosive Ordnance Disposal
ESElectronic Surveillance
ESPDEquipment Support Policy Document
EWElectronic Warfare
FDForward Deployed
FDEForward Deployed Equipment
FEDFront End Device
FMECAFailure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis
FOBForward Operating Base
FORAXFibre Optic Remote Antenna eXtension
FRACASFailure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System
GNSSGlobal Navigation Satellite Systems
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GUIGraphical User Interface
GVAGeneric Vehicle Architecture
HARCHigh Antennas for Radio Comms
HFHigh Frequency
HFIHuman Factors Integration
HMIHuman-Machine Interface
HPAHigh Power Amplifiers
HWDRHyper Wide Dynamic Range
IEDImprovised Explosive Device
ILSIntegrated Logistics Support
ISMIndustiral, Scientific and Medical
ISSIn-Service Support
ITHCIT Health Check
JICD 4.2 (CS)Joint Interface Control Document 4.2 (Common Services)
LCALand CEMA Architecture
LEOLow Earth Orbit
LMRLand Mobile Radio
LNALow Noise Amplifiers
LNBLow Noise Block
LOLocal Oscillator
LogDemoLogistics Demonstration
LORALevel of Repair Analysis
LSALogistics Support Analysis
LSARLogistic Support Analysis Record
LTELong-Term Evolution
MACAMilitary Assitance to Civilian Authority
MACMTMean Active Corrective Maintainance Time
MANETMobile Ad-hoc Networks
MEOMedium Earth Orbit
MilcomMilitary Communications
MIMOMultiple Input Multiple Output
MMRMulti-Mode Radio
MoDMinistry of Defence
MORAModular Open Radio Frequency Architecture
MOTSMilitary off-the Shelf
MTBFMean Time Between Fail
MTTRMean Time To Repair
NCSCNational Computer Security Centre
OEMOriginal Equipment Manfacturer
Open CPIOpen Component Portability Infrastructure
Open VPXArchitecture framework for hardware
OTAOver The Air
PDSPost Design Service
PEProcessing Elements
PESAPassive Electronically Scanned Array
PGSSPersistent Ground Surveillance System
PTDSPersistent Threat Detection System
R&MReliablity and Maintainability
RCMReliability Centered Maintainance
RCSRadar Cross Section
RCVRemote Controlled Vehicle
RFRadio Frequency
RFIRadio Frequency Interference
RFoFRadio Frequency over Fibre
RIMRadio Interface Module
RIURadio Interface Unit
RMRack Mount
SATSystems Approach to Training
SatcomSatellite Communications
SDRSoftware Defined Radio
SFDRSpurious Free Dynamic Range
SHFSuper High Frequency
SISystems Integration
SIGINTSignals Intelligence
SMTSurface Mountable
SOSASensor Open Systems Architecture
SWaPSize, Weight and Power
TAORTactical Area of Responsibility
TDTethered Drone
TLCThrough Life Cost Planning
TNATraining Needs Analysis
UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicle
UHFUltra High Frequency
UORUrgent Operational Requirement
VHFVery High Frequency
VICTORYVehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability
VIKVehicle Integration Kit
VLFVery Low Frequency
VRTVITA49 Radio Transport
VSATVery Small Aperture Terminal
VSWRVoltage Standing Wave Ratio
WDCMAWideband Code Division Multiple Access
WLSWhole Life Support