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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Nov 2007, 08:37
Unperson
Post 28 Jul 2008, 09:35
Post any you want to add to the list. Military or military-political related please.

AA - anti-aircraft
AAG - anti-aircraft gun
ADF - Australian Defense Force
AESA - active electronically scanned array
AEW&C - Airborne Early Warning and Control
AFV - armored fighting vehicle
APSFDS - armor piercing fin stabilizing discarding sabot
ARV - armored recovery vehicle
ASW - anti-submarine warfare
AT - anti-tank
ATGM - anti-tank guided missile
AWACS - Airborne Warning and Control System
AWOL - absent without official leave
C2 - command and control
C2I - command control and intelligence
C3 - command control and communications
C4I - command control communications computers and intelligence
C4ISTAR - command control communications computers intelligence surveillance target acquisition and reconnaisance
CAP - combat air patrol
CFE - Conventional Forces in Europe treaty
ECM - electronic countermeasures
ERA - explosive reactive armor
FRAG - fragmentation
GAO - General Accounting Office
GBAD - ground-based air defense
GCI - ground controlled intercept
GLONASS - Globan Navigation System
HEAT - high-explosive anti-tank
HE-FRAG - high-explosive fragmentation
IDF - Israeli Defense Forces
IFF - indentification friend or foe
IFV - infantry fighting vehicle
IR - infra-red
IRBM - intermediate range ballistic missile
ISTAR - intelligence surveillance target acquisition and recon
KPA - Korean People's Army
MANPADS - man-portable air defense systems
MBT - Main Battle Tank
MRAPV - mine-resistant ambush protectant vehicle
MLRS - multiple launch rocket system
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
ODS - Operation Desert Storm
OIF - Operation Iraqi Freedom
PLA - People's Liberation Army
PLAAF - People's Liberation Army Air Force
PLAN - People's Liberation Army Navy
RPG - rocket propelled grenade
SAM - surface to air missile
SCO - Shanghai Cooperation Organization
SRBM - short-range ballistic missile
SPAAG - self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
TEL - transporter erector launcher
TELAR - transporter erector launcher and radar
UAV - unmanned aerial vehicle
Last edited by TheRussianLord on 01 Aug 2008, 00:56, edited 3 times in total.
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Soviet cogitations: 4953
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Politburo
Post 28 Jul 2008, 11:42
ADF - Australian Defense Force
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Soviet cogitations: 879
Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 17 Jan 2008, 18:35
Komsomol
Post 08 Jan 2009, 16:09
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Old Bolshevik
Post 08 Jan 2009, 20:58
BSG - Battle Star Galactica
CAP - Combat Air Patrol
CAG - Captain of the Air Group
CIC - Combat Information Center
CMO - Chief Medical Officer
CO - Commanding Officer
ECO - Electronic Countermeasures Officer
XO - Executive Officer

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Soviet cogitations: 6887
Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Nov 2007, 08:37
Unperson
Post 09 Jan 2009, 07:00
I added some of the ones you guys suggested. I'm not going to add them all, there are too many. My goal isn't to write an encyclopedia, but to provide a quick reference guide. I added the ones that I have encountered more or less regularly in discussions at defense forums, and in articles. Please don't suggest silly ones like BSG. And while I appreciate the input, this is here to be used. Given the low activity of the Red Army forum I'm highly doubtful that we really need that many of them.
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Party Bureaucrat
Post 09 Jan 2009, 14:04
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)

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Old Bolshevik
Post 10 Jan 2009, 18:55
heheh manpads.
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