Glossary


AA - antiaircraft LASER – Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
AAG - army artillery group LBR – LASER Beam Rider
abn - airborne lchr - launcher
ACRV - artillery command and reconnaissance vehicle LMG - light machinegun
ACV - armored command vehicle LOC – Line of Communication
AD - air defense maint - maintenance
ADC - Air Defense Command mat spt - maintenance support
aer surv - aerial surveillance MD - military district
AGL - automatic grenade launcher mech inf - mechanized infantry
AGMB - advance guard main body med - medical or medium
ammo - ammunition met - meteorological
APC - armored personnel carrier METT-T – Mission, Enemy, Troops, Terrain and weather - Time
ARAG - army rocket artillery group MG - machinegun
arty - artillery MHZ - megahertz
ASC - armored scout car MIBR – Mechanized Infantry Brigade
asst - assistant MID – Mechanized Infantry Division
AT - antitank MOD – Mobile Obstacle Detachment
ATGL -antitank grenade launcher mm - millimeter
ATGM - antitank guided missile MRL - multiple rocket launcher
ATRL - antitank rocket launcher msl - missle
auto - automatic MSD – Movement Support Division
avn - aviation mtzd inf - motorized infantry
bde - brigade NBC - nuclear, biological, and chemical
BLUFOR – Blue Force OPFOR - Opposing Force
bn - battalion photo-recon - photographic reconnaissance
BRAG - brigade artillery group plt - platoon
btry - battery POL - petroleum, oil, and lubricants
CCD – Camouflage, Concealment & Deception prep - preparation
cdr - commander recon - reconnaissance
chem - chemical recon & EC - reconnaissance and electronic combat
CM/CB - countermortar/counterbattery regt - regiment
co - company RPV - remotely-piloted vehicle
const - construction R/T - radio telephone
COP - command observation post SACLOS – SemiAutomatic Line Of Sight
CRP - combat reconnaissance patrol SAM - surface-to-air missile
DAG - division artillery group sect -section
decon - decontamination sep - separate
DF - direction-finding SP - self-propelled
div - division or divisional SPF - special-purpose forces
DMI - Directorate of Military Intelligence spt - support
EC - electronic combat sqd - squad
ES - electronic support sqdn - squadron
engr - engineer SSM - surface-to-surface missile
FDC - fire direction center svc - service
FROG - free rocket over ground TBN – Tank Battalion
FSE - forward security element TBR – Tank Brigade
GP - general-purpose TD – Tank Division
gun-how - gun-howitzer tech - technical
HF - high-frequency TEL - transporter-erector-launcher
HMG - heavy machinegun TELAR - transporter-erector-launcher and radar
HQ - headquarters tgt acq - target acquisition
hvy - heavy TO&E – Table of Organization and Equipment
IC – infantry company UHF - ultrahigh-frequency
IFV - infantry fighting vehicle veh - vehicle
inf - infantry VHF - very-high-frequency
intcp - intercept warn - warning
km - kilometer wpn - weapon

Any changes from the 1998 OPFOR Battle Book are depicted in GREEN printing.  Last updated on 01 March, 1999
For any comments, additions, deletions, or modifications for this Battle Book contact
LTC Bill Bryan.

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