Merlin Helicopters.

Glossary

A

AAR Air-to-Air Refueling

AAW Anti-Air Warfare

ACCS Air Command & Control System

ADGE Air Defence Ground Environment

AEROMED Aeromedical Evacuation

AEW Airborne Early Warning

AGM Air-to-Ground Missile

AIM-9L Sidewinder SRAAM

ALARM Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile

AMRAAM Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile

ASACS Airborne Surveillance and Control System

ASC Air Surveillance & Control

ASOC Air Support Operations Centre

ASRAAM Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile

ASTOR Airborne Stand-Off Radar

ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare

ATOC Air Tactical Operations Centre

AWACS Airborne Warning & Control System

B

BMEWS Ballistic Missile Early Warning System

BVR Beyond Visual Range

C

C2 Command and Control

C4I Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence

CACS Computer Assisted Command System

CAOC Combined Air Operations Centre

CAP Combat Air Patrol

CAS Close Air Support

CASOM Conventionally Armed Stand-Off Missile

CBU Cluster Bomb Unit

COMAO Composite Air Operations

CVF Future Aircraft Carrier

D

DAS Defensive Aids System

DLO Defence Logistics Organisation

DPA Defence Procurement Agency

DZ Drop Zone

E

ECM Electronic Counter Measures

ELINT Electronic Intelligence

ESM Electronic Support Measures

EW Electronic Warfare

F

FAC Forward Air Control

FLIR Forward Looking Infrared

G

GBAD Ground Based Air Defence

GLO Ground Liaison Officer

H

HAS Hardened Aircraft Shelter

HF High Frequency

HMI Human-machine Interface

I

IFF Identification Friend or Foe

IMINT Imagery Intelligence

IMSAT Imagery Satellite

INAS Inertial Navigation and Attack System

IRF Immediate Reaction Force

ISD In Service Date

ISTAR Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance

J

JCA Joint Combat Aircraft

JFH Joint Force Harrier

JHC Joint Helicopter Command

JRRF Joint Rapid Reaction Force

JSF Joint Strike Fighter

JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System

L

LGB Laser Guided Bomb

LMG Light Machine Gun

LTM Laser Target Marker

M

MAD Magnetic Anomaly Detector

MEDEVAC Medical Evacuation

MR Maritime Reconnaissance

MRA Maritime Reconnaissance & Attack

MRT Mountain Rescue Team

MSC Mission Support Cell

N

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

NBC Nuclear, Biological & Chemical

NVG Night-vision Goggles

O

OAS Offensive Air Support

OCA Offensive Counter Air

ORBAT Order of Battle

OSG Offensive Support Group

P

PJHQ Permanent Joint Headquarters

R

RAP Recognised Air Picture

RPAS Remotley Piloted Air System

S

SAR Search & Rescue

SATCOM Satellite Communications

SDR Strategic Defence Review

SH Support Helicopter

STOVL Short Take-Off & Vertical Landing

T

TACP Tactical Air Control Party

TIALD Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator

 
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