Acronyms and Abbreviations

A

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

ACL

Automatic Carrier Landing

ACLS

Automatic Carrier Landing System

ACM

Air Combat Maneuver

ACQ

Aquisition

ADF

Automatic Direction Finder

ADI

Attitude Director Indicator

ADL

Armament Datum Line

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AFTC

Augmenter Fan Temperature Control

AHRS

Attitude Heading Reference System

AICS

Air Inlet Control System

AOA

Angle of Attack

APC

Approach Power Compensator

ASH

Automatic Stored Heading

ATC

Active Transfer Command

ATLS

Automatic Thrust Limiting System

ATTK

Attack

AVTR

Airborne Video Tape Recorder

AWL

All-Weather Landing

B

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

BATR

Bullet at Target Range

BDHI

Bearing-Distance-Heading Indicator

BIT

Built-in Test

BRC

Base Recovery Course

BRST

Boresight

BRU

Bomb Rack Unit

C

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

CADC

Central Air Data Computer

CAINS

Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigation System

CANTCO

Can’t Comply

CAP

Computer Address Panel

CCIP

Continuously Computed Impact Point

CICU

Computer Integrated Converter Unit

CLSN

Collision

CM

Continuous Monitor

CRS

Course

CRT

Cathode Ray Tube

CSA

Continuous Semi-Active

CSDC

Computer Signal Data Converter

CTVS

Cockpit Television Sensor

CV

Aircraft Carrier

CW

Continuous-Wave

D

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

DDD

Detail Data Display

DDI

Digital Data Indicator

DECM

Defensive Electronic Countermeasures

DEF PT

Defended Point

DES

Designate

DEST

Destination

DF

Direction Finder

D/L

Data Link

DLC

Direct Lift Control

DME

Distance Measuring Equipment

DPLR

Doppler

E

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

ECA

Expanded Chaff Adapter

ECM

Electronic Countermeasures

ECCM

Electronic Counter-Countermeasures

ECMD

Electronic Countermeasures Display

ECS

Environmental Control System

EGT

Exhaust Gas Temperature

EIG

Electronic Instrument Group

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

EXP

Expand

FAR

False Alarm Rate

F

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

FCLP

Field Carrier Landing Practice

FEMS

Fatigue Engine Monitoring System

FF

Fuel Flow

FLOLS

Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

FMR

Frequency Ranging

FOV

Field of View

FRL

Fuselage Reference Line

FSK

Frequency-Shift-Keyed

FWD

Forward

G

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

GACH

Gimbal Angle Crosshair

GCI

Ground Controlled Intercept

GCS

Gun Control System

GM

Ground Map

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSS

Gun Scoring System

GT

Ground Track

H

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

HB

Homebase

HCU

Hand Control Unit

HDG

Heading

HOJ

Home-on-Jam

HOST

Hostile

HPRF

High Pulse Repetition Frequency

HSD

Horizontal Situation Display

HSI

Horizontal Situation Indicator

HUD

Heads-up Display

I

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

IAS

Indicated Airspeed

ICLS

Instrument Carrier Landing System

ICS

Intercommunications

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

IFR

Instrument Flight Rules

IFT

In-Flight Training

ILS

Instrument Landing System (ICLS)

IMN

Indicated Mach Number

IMU

Intertial Measurement Unit

INS

Intertial Navigation System

IP

Initial Point

IR

Infrared

IRAT

IR Angle Tracking

ITER

Improved Triple Ejector Rack

ITS

Integrated Trim System

J

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

JAM

Jamming

JAT

Jam Angle Track

K

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

KCAS

Knots Calibrated Airspeed

KTS

Knots

L

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

LAR

Launch Acceptable Region

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

LCOS

Lead Computing Optical Sight

LOS

Line of Sight

LPRF

Low Pulse Repetition Frequency

LSO

Landing Signal Officer or “Paddles”

LTE

Launch-to-Eject

M

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

M

Mach

MA

Missile Alert

MAD

Magnetic Azimuth Detector

MAG VAR

Magnetic Variation

MAN

Manual

MAND

Mandatory

MDIG

Multipurpose Display Indicator Group

MEC

Main Engine Control

MIL

Military

ML

Missile Launch

MLC

Mainlobe Clutter

MLG

Main Landing Gear

MOAT

Missile on Aircraft Test

MMGS

Multiple Mode Gun Sight

MRL

Manual Rapid Lockon

MSL

Mean Sea Level

N

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

NAV GRID

Navigation Command and Control Grid

NBR

Number

NFO

Naval Flight Officer

NFOV

Narrow Field of View

NM

Nautical Miles

NOZ

Nozzle

NTDS

Naval Tactical Data System

O

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

OBC

On-Board Check

P

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

Paddles

See LSO

PAL

Pilot Automatic Lockon

PCD

Precision Course Direction

PD

Pulse Doppler

PDCP

Pilot Display Control Panel

PDRSL

Pulse Doppler Radar Slaved

PDS

Pulse Doppler Search

PDSTT

Pulse Doppler Single Target Track

PH

AIM-54 Phoenix Missile

PLM

Pilot Lockon Mode

PRF

Pulse Repetition Frequency

PRI

Primary

PRSL

Pulse Radar Slaved

PS

Pulse Search

PSTT

Pulse Single Target Track

PT

Point

Q

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

QADL

Cue-to-ADL

QDES

Cue-to-Designate

QHUD

Cue-to-HUD

QSNO

Cue-to-snowplow

QWP

Cue-to-waypoint

R

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

RACH

Radar Angle Crosshair

RDR

Radar

RDROT

Radar on Target

RECON

Reconnaissance

RIO

Radar Intercept Officer

RNG

Range

RNGRT

Range Rate

ROT

Range on Target

RTGS

Real-Time Gun Sight

RWS

Range While Search

S

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

SAM

Surface to Air Missile

SAS

Stability Augmentation System

SAT

Simultaneous Alignment and Test

SCP

Sensor Control Panel

SD/A

Sample Data/Active

SEAM

Sidewinder Expanded Acquisition Mode

SINS

Ship Inertial Navigation System

SP

AIM-7 Sparrow Missile

ST

Surface Target

STAB

Stabilization

STAB AUG

Stability Augmentation

STBY

Standby

STC

Sensitivity Time Control

STT

Single Target Track

SW

AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile

T

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation

TARPS

Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System

TAS

True Airspeed

TCS

Television Camera Set

TDS

Tactical Data System

TER

Triple Ejector Rack

TGT

Target

THRLD

Threshold

TID

Tactical Information Display

TIT

Turbine Inlet Temperature

TTG

Time-to-Go

TUIR

Time Until in Range

TUMR

Time Until Maximum Range

TUOR

Time Until Optimum Range

TWS

Track While Scan

TWSA

Track While Scan Automatic

TWSM

Track While Scan Manual

U

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

V

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

Vc

Closing Velocity Rate

vC

Computed MAG VAR

VDI

Vertical Display Indicator

VDIG

Vertical Display Indicator Group (HUD & VDI)

VEC

Vector

VFR

Visual Flight Rules

VID

Visual Identification

vM

Manual MAG VAR

VMCU

Voltage Monitor Control Unit

VSL

Vertical Scan Lockon

VTR

Video Tape Recorder

W

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

WCS

Weapon Control System

WFOV

Wide Field of View

WILCO

Will Comply

WOD

Wind over the Deck

WOW

Weight on/off Wheels

Y

Acronym/Abbreviation

Meaning

YY

Geographic Reference Point for NAV GRID