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Appendix C

List of Acronyms

AADC Area Air Defense Commander
ABCCC Airborne Battlefield Command and
Control Center
ABL airborne laser
ABM antiballistic missile
ACA airspace control authority
ADA air defense artillery
AEGIS airborne early warning/ground environment
integration segment
AFCCC Air Force Combat Climatology Center
AIFV armored infantry fighting vehicle
AIM air intercept missile
ALCM air-launched cruise missile
AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missile
AOC air operations center
AOR area of responsibility
APC armored personnel carrier
ARG Amphibious Ready Group
ASAT antisatellite weapon
ASOC Air Support Operations Center
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATO air tasking order
ATR automatic target recognition
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System

BAM Baikal-Amur Mainline Railroad
BAT brilliant antitank munition
BEF British Expeditionary Force
BDA battle damage assessment
BMD ballistic missile defense
BUR bottom-up review
BVR beyond visual range

C2 command and control
C3I command, control, communications,
and intelligence
C4I command, control, communications,
computers, and intelligence
CA course acquisition
CAP combat air patrol
CBU cluster bomb unit
CCD camouflage, concealment, and deception
CDC concepts development center
CENTCOM US Central Command
CEP circular error of probability
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIC Combat Information Center
CINC commander in chief
CINCSPACE Commander in Chief, Space Command
CIO Central Imagery Office
CJCS Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
COMSAT commercial satellite (civilian-owned)
CONOPS concept of operations
CONUS continental United States
CRAF civil reserve air fleet (MAC)
CVBG Carrier Battle Group
CVN aircraft carrier (nuclear powered)
D-ASAT defensive antisatellite weapon
DEW directed-energy weapons
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DISA Defense Information Services Agency
DMA Defense Mapping Agency
DPRK Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
DSP Defense Support Program
EEI essential elements of information
EHF extremely high frequency
ELINT electronic intelligence
EMP electromagnetic pulse (<MHZ)
EO electro-optical
EUCOM European Command
EW electronic warfare
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FYDP Future Years Defense Plan
GCC Ground Component Commander
GEO geosynchronous earth orbit (22,300 miles)
GPS global positioning system
HALE high altitude, long endurance
HE high explosive
HEO highly elliptical orbit
HPM high-powered microwave (100-200MHZ)
HTACC Hardened Tactical Air Control Center
HUMINT human intelligence
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
IMINT imagery intelligence
INF intermediate-range nuclear force
INS inertial navigation system
IR infrared
IRBM intermediate-range ballistic missile
ISR intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance
IW information war
J-3 Operations Directorate (Joint)
J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (Joint)
J-6 Command, Control, and Communications
Systems Directorate (Joint)
JAOC Joint Air Operations Center
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JDAM Joint Direct Attack Munition
JFACC Joint Force Air Component Commander
JFICC Joint Force Information Component Commander
JTCB Joint Targeting Coordination Board
J-STARS joint surveillance target attack radar system
KT kiloton
KTO Kuwaiti theater of operations
LEO low earth orbit (60-250 miles)
LF low frequency
LGB laser-guided bomb
LIDAR light detection and ranging ( a laser radar)
LO low observable (~ -10 to -15 db)
LOC line of communications
LOS line of sight
LRC lesser regional contingency
LRR long-range radar
MASINT measure and signature intelligence
MBT main battle tank
METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops-time
MHD magneto-hydrodynamic (1-100MHZ)
MILSTAR military strategic and tactical relay satellite
MRC major regional contingency
MTI moving target indicator
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC nuclear, biological and chemical
NCA National Command Authorities
NLOS non-line-of-sight
NM nautical miles
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NRT near real time
NSA National Security Agency
OODA observe-orient-decide-act
OPCON operational control
OPS operations
PACOM Pacific Command
PGM precision guided munitions
Pk probability of kill
PLA Peoples Liberation Army (China)
PLAAF Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (China)
POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants
POM program objectives memorandum
PSYOPS psychological operations
RCS radar cross section
R&D research and development
RMA revolution in military affairs
RO/RO roll-on/roll-off (USN)
ROCC Regional Operations Control Centers (NORAD)
ROE rules of engagement
SAM surface-to-air missile
SAR synthetic aperture radar
SATCOM communications satellite (military)
SBIR space-based infrared system
SBWAS space-based wide-area surveillance
SFW sensor fused weapon
SIGINT signals intelligence
SIOP Single Integrated Operations Plan
SOF Special Operations Forces
SOSUS sound underwater surveillance system
SSN attack submarine (nuclear powered)
TACC Tactical Air Control Center
TBM tactical ballistic missile
TCT time-critical target
TEL transporter-erector-launcher
TLAM Tomahawk land-attack missile
TR-1 tactical reconnaissance aircraft
(U-2 derivative)
UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
UGS unattended ground sensors
UHF ultra high frequency
USA United States Army
USAF United States Air Force
USAFETAC United States Air Force Environmental
Technical Application Center
USCINCPAC United States Commander in Chief, Pacific
USFJ United States Forces, Japan
USN United States Navy
USSPACECOM United States Space Command
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
VLO very low observable (~ 25 to 30 db)
WAM wide area munition
WMD weapons of mass destruction

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