Glossary of military abbreviations

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List of abbreviations, acronyms and initials related to military subjects such as modern armour, artillery, infantry, and weapons, along with their definitions.

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  • EAAK – Enhanced Appliqué Armor Kit (US)
  • EASEnd of Active Service
  • 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
  • ECB – Engineering and Construction Bulletins
  • ECMElectronic countermeasures
  • ECOS – Enhanced Combat Optical Sight
  • ECS – Environmental Control Subsystem
  • ECV – Enhanced Capacity Vehicle
  • EDD – Explosive Detonation Disruption
  • 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
  • EFPExplosively Formed Penetrator
  • EFV – Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (New name for AAAV)
  • EFVS – Electronic Fighting Vehicle System (US)
  • EG – External Gun
  • EGLMEnhanced Grenade Launcher Module
  • EIEngineering and Installation
  • EISEngineering and Installation Squadron
  • EI SITEngineering and Installation Site Implementation Team
  • ELB – Extended Life Barrel
  • ELEC – Electrical, Electric
  • ELEK - Electronic
  • ELEX – Electronics
  • ELKE – Elevated Kinetic Energy Weapon (US)
  • ELSAP – Elektronische Schiessanlage für Panzer (electronic fire system for tanks)
  • EMelectromagnetic
  • EMALSElectromagnetic Aircraft Launcher System
  • EMC – Executive Management Committee
  • EMD – Engineering and Manufacturing Development
  • EMDGEuromissile Dynamics Group
  • EMEW – Electromagnet Explosive Warhead
  • EMG – externally mounted gun
  • EMPelectromagnetic pulse
  • EMPG – Electromagnetic Pulse Grenade
  • ENGESA – Engesa Engenheiros Especializados (Brazil)
  • EOC – Essential Operational Capability
  • EODExplosive Ordnance Disposal
  • EOR – Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance
  • EOTSElectro-Optical Targeting System
  • EOW - End of Watch
  • 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
  • ERenhanced radiation
  • ER – extended range
  • ERAexplosive 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 – Electronic Safety and Arm Function
  • ESD – Electronique Serge Dassault
  • ESLDE – Eyesafe Laser Daylight Elbow
  • ESPAWS – Enhanced Self-Propelled Artillery Weapon System (US)
  • ESRSelectro-slag refined steel
  • ETAEstimated Time of Arrival
  • ETC – ElectroThermal Cannon
  • ETDEstimated Time of Departure
  • ETE – Estimated Time of Endurance
  • ETM – Electronic Technical Manuals
  • ETS – Elevated TOW System
  • ETS – Engineer Tank System
  • ETS – End of Term of Service (discharge date) (US)
  • EWelectronic warfare
  • EWK – Eisenwerke Kaiserslautern Gцppner
  • EWS – external weapon station

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  • TTracer
  • TAARTactical Air to Air Refueling
  • TACBETactical beacon
  • TACMSArmy Tactical Missile System (US)
  • TACOMTank-automotive and Armaments Command (US)
  • TACP - Tactical Air Control Party
  • TAD – Temporary Additional Duty (Naval Services term) Temporary Duty
  • TADDS – Target Alert Display Data Set (US)
  • TADSTarget Acquisition and Designation System (US)
  • TAM – Tanque Argentino Mediano
  • TAS – Target Acquisition Subsystem
  • TAS – tracking adjunct system
  • TAS – Turret Attitude Sensor
  • TBAT – TOW/Bushmaster Armored Turret (US)
  • TCTank Commander, also Truck Commander (US Army)
  • TCO – Tactical Combat Operations
  • TCTO – Time-Compliance Technical Order
  • TCU – tactical control unit
  • TDTank Destroyer
  • TDCS – Tank Driver Command System
  • TDD – Target Detection Device
  • TDR – Target Data Receiver
  • TDYTemporary Duty
  • 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
  • TGPTargeting pod
  • TGS – Tank Gun Sight
  • TGSM – terminally guided submunition
  • TGTS – tank gunnery training simulator
  • TIthermal imaging/imager
  • TIC – Troops In Contact
  • TICMthermal imaging common modules
  • TIIPS – Thermal Imaging and Integrated Position System
  • TIM – Thermal Imaging Module
  • TIPU – Thermal Image Processing Units
  • TIRE – Tank Infra-Red Elbow
  • TISthermal imaging system
  • TLC – Transport Launching Container
  • TLD – Top Level Demonstrations
  • TLE – Treaty Limited Equipment
  • TLP – Troop Leading Procedures (US)
  • TLR – Tank Laser Rangefinder
  • TLS – Tank Laser Sight
  • TM&LSTextron Marine & Land Systems
  • TMBC – Turret Management Ballistic Computer
  • TMP – Tactical Machine Pistol
  • TMS – Turret Modernisation System
  • TMUAS – Turreted Mortar Under Armor System (US)
  • TNI - Tentara Nasional Indonesia
  • TNTTrinitrotoluene
  • TO – Technical Order
  • TOETable 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 command link guided (US)
  • TPTarget 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)
  • TRADOCTraining 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)
  • TVTelevision
  • TWD – Thermal Warning Device
  • TWMP – Track Width Mine Plough
  • TWSThermal Weapon Sight
  • TYDP – Ten Year Defence Programme (Australia)

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  • VVolt(s)
  • VABVéhicule de l'Avant Blindé (front armoured car)
  • VAB – Vickers Armoured Bridgelayer
  • VADSVulcan 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)
  • VBCIVéhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie
  • VBIED – Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  • VBL – Véhicule Blindé Léger (light armoured vehicle)
  • VBM – Véhicules Blindés Modulaires
  • VBSSVisit Board Search Seizure
  • VC – Vehicle Commander
  • 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
  • VCRvariable 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
  • VLSMSVehicle-Launched Scatterable Mine System
  • VMA – Marine Light Attack Squadron
  • VMA(AW) – Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron
  • VMBT – Vickers Main Battle Tank
  • VMF – Marine Fighter Squadron
  • VMFA – Marine Fighter Attack Squadron
  • VMFA(AW) – Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron
  • VMGR – Marine Aerial Refueler/Transport Squadron
  • VMFP – Marine Aerial Reconnaissance Squadron
  • VMM – Marine Tilt-rotor (MV-22B) Squadron
  • VMU – Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron
  • VMR – Marine Transport Squadron
  • VMAQ – Marine Electronic Warfare Attack Squadron
  • VMS – Vehicle Motion Sensor
  • VNAS – Vehicle Navigation Air System
  • VRL – Véhicule Reconnaissance Léger (light reconnaissance vehicle)
  • VSELVickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd
  • VT – variable time (fuse)
  • VTOL – Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft
  • 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)

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  • WAACWomen's Auxiliary Army Corps and individual members of; obsolete
  • WAC – Women's Army Corps and individual members of; obsolete
  • WAF – Women (in the) Air Force and individual members of; obsolete
  • WAM – Wide Area Mines (US)
  • WAMIWide Area Motion Imagery (US)
  • WAPC – Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (Canada)
  • WASAD – Wide Angle Surveillance and Automatic Detection Device
  • WAV – Wide Angle Viewing
  • WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (USN); obsolete
  • WES – Wing Engineer Squadron (USMC)
  • WFOV – Wide Field Of View
  • WFSV – Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle (Canada)
  • WHA – Wounded Hostile Action (US Vietnam War)
  • WHA – Weapons Head Assembly
  • WHSA – Weapons Head Support Assembly
  • WLR – Weapon Locating Radar
  • WM – Woman/Women Marine(s)
  • WMDWeapon(s) of Mass Destruction
  • WMRV – Wheeled Maintenance and Recovery Vehicle (Canada)
  • WNHA – Wounded Non-Hostile Action (US Vietnam War)
  • WPwhite phosphorus
  • WP-T – white phosphorus – tracer
  • WSMWinchester Short Magnum
  • WTS – Wing Transportation Squadron (USMC)

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  • YMRS – Yugoslav multiple rocket system

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  1. ^ Australian War Memorial. "Glossary". p. R. Retrieved 21 June 2013.