DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY AREA PLAN
WEAPONS
GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

µmmicrometers

3Dthree dimensional

A
AAantiarmor
AAAVAdvanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
AAMair-to-air missile
ABLairborne laser
ACTDAdvanced Concept Technology Demonstration
ADCAcoustic Device Countermeasure
ADCAPadvanced capability
ADNexplosive ingredient
AHMCMAntihelicopter Mine Countermeasure
AIEWSAdvanced Integrated EW System
AJantijam
ALMDSAirborne Laser Mine Detection System
AMDSAdvanced Mine Detector System
AMRAAMAdvanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
APantipersonnel
APLantipersonnel land mine
ARMantiradiation missile
ASASAll-Source Analysis System
ASATantisatellite
ASCMantiship cruise missile
ASMair-to-surface missile
ASMDantiship missile defense
ASMTair superiority missile technology
ASTAMIDSAirborne Standoff Minefield Reconnaissance and Detection System
ASTEAdvanced Strategic and Tactical Infrared Expendable
ASUWantisurface ship warfare
ASWantisubmarine warfare
ATantitank
ATACMSArmy Tactical Missile System
ATDAdvanced Technology Demonstration
ATGWAntitank Guided Weapon
ATIRCMAdvanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures
ATRautomatic target recognition
ATTAntitorpedo Torpedo
AWACSAirborne Warning and Control System

B
BATBrilliant Antitank
BDAbattle damage assessment
BFVSBradley Fighting Vehicle System
BMDballistic missile defense
BRPBasic Research Plan

C
C2command and control
C2Wcommand and control warfare
C3command, control, and communications
C3Icommand, control, communications and intelligence
CCMcounter-countermeasure
CECcooperative engagement capability
CEPcircular error probable
CIDcombat identification
CINCcommander-in-chief
CIWSClose-In Weapon System
CKEMCompact Kinetic Energy Missile
CMcountermeasure
CM/Mcountermine/mine
CMWSCommon Missile Warning System
COEAcost and operational effectiveness analysis
COILchemical oxygen-iodine laser (lases at 1.3 µ m)
COTScommercial off the shelf
CRDAcooperative research and development agreement
CTcounterterrorism
CWcontinuous wave; conventional weapons

D
DAPKLDiode-Array Pumped Kilowatt Laser
DARPADefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DCLdetection, classification, and localization
DEdirected energy
DETdistributed explosive technology
DEWdirected-energy weapons
DFdirection finding
DIADefense Intelligence Agency
DIALdifferential absorption LIDAR
DIRCMdirected infrared countermeasure
DISdistributed interactive simulation
DNADefense Nuclear Agency
DOEDepartment of Energy
DOFdegrees of freedom
DREducted rocket engine
DRFMdigital radio frequency modulator
DSPdigital signal processing
DSUPdefense system upgrade
DSWADefense Special Weapons Agency
DTODefense Technology Objective
DWdeep water (> 200 ft)

E
EAelectronic attack
ECCMelectronic counter-countermeasure
ECMelectronic countermeasure
EFOGMEnhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile
EFPexplosively formed projectile
EMelectromagnetic
EMCelectromagnetic compatibility
EMIelectromagnetic interference
EOelectro-optic
EOBElectronic Order of Battle
EOCMelectro-optic countermeasure
EODexplosive ordnance disposal
EPelectronic protection
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
ERAexplosive reactive armor
ERGMExtended-Range Guided Missile
ESelectronic support
ESMelectronic support measure
ESMBExplosive Standoff Minefield Breacher
ESSMEvolved Sea Sparrow Missile System
ETCelectrothermal-chemical
EWelectronic warfare

F
FCSFuture Combat System
FELfree electron laser
FIVFuture Infantry Vehicle
FMBTFuture Main Battle Tank
FMTIFuture Missile Technology Integration
FOGfiber optic guided
FOTTfollow-on to TOW
FOVfield-of-view
FPAfocal plane array
FYfiscal year

G
G&Cguidance and control
GAPglycidyl azide polymer
GBLground-based laser
GHzgigahertz
GIFguidance integrated fuzing
GMLRSGuided Multiple Launch Rocket System
GPguided projectile
GPRground-penetrating radar
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GSTAMIDSGround Standoff Mine Detection System
GWgross weight

H
HARMHigh-Speed Antiradiation Missile
HELhigh-energy laser
HELSTFHigh-Energy Laser System Test Facility
HFhigh frequency (lases at 2.8 (m)
HIMARSHigh Mobility Artillery Rocket System
HOBheight of burst
HPMhigh-power microwave
HSTAMIDSHandheld Standoff Mine Detection System
HTShigh-temperature superconducting
HWILhardware-in-the-loop

I
I&Wintelligence and warning
I2Rimaging infrared
IADSIntegrated Air Defense System
ICAPimproved capability upgrade
ICBMintercontinental ballistic missile
IDidentification
IDECMintegrated depressive ECM
IEWintelligence electronic warfare
IEWCSIntelligence Electronic Warfare Common Sensor
IFFidentification friend or foe
IFOGInterferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscope
IHPRPTIntegrated High-Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology
IHPTETIntegrated High-Performance Turbine Engine Technology
IIRimaging infrared
IMinsensitive munition
IMADInsensitive Munitions Advanced Development
IMFintelligent minefield
IMUinertial measurement unit
INSInertial Navigation System
INTintgrated
IOCinitial operating capability
IRinfrared
IR&Dindependent research and development
IRCMinfrared countermeasure
Ispspecific impulse
ISRintelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
IVMMDInterim Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector
IWinformation warfare

J
JAMCJoint Amphibious Mine Countermeasure
JASSMJoint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
JDAMJoint Direct Attack Munition
JICJoint Intelligence Center
JMASSJoint Modeling and Simulation System
JMCISJoint Military Command Information System
JSFJoint Strike Fighter
JSOWJoint Standoff Weapon
JSTARSJoint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
JWCOJoint Warfighting Capability Objective
JWSTPJoint Warfighting Science and Technology Plan

K
KEkinetic energy
kmkilometer
kWkilowatt

L
LADARlaser radar
LAMIDSLightweight Multispectral Countermine Detection System
LAMPLarge Aperture Mirror Program
LAVlight armored vehicle
lbffoot-pound-force
LCPKLow-Cost Precision Kill
LEOlow Earth orbit
LGWlaser-guided weapon
LHTLightweight Hybrid Torpedo
LIClow-intensity conflict
LIDARlight detection and ranging
LMRSLong-Term Mine Reconnaissance System
LOlow observable
LOCAASlow-cost antiarmor submunition
LOSATline-of-sight antitank
L/Vlethality/vulnerability

M
MATmultimode airframe technology
MCMmine countermeasure
MEMSmicroelectromechanical systems
MICLICmine clearing line charge
MISSmultiband IRCM laser source solution
MJmegajoule
MLRSMultiple Launch Rocket System
MMICmonolithic microwave integrated circuits
MMWmillimeter wave
MOAmemorandum of agreement
MOUmemorandum of understanding
MOUTMilitary Operations in Urban Terrain
MPMmicrowave power module
MSCMmultispectral countermeasure
MTBFmean time between failure
MTImoving target indicator
MTVMobile Test Vehicle
MUDDSMultisensor Underwater Debris Detection System
MWSMissile Warning System

N
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NAVOCEANONaval Oceanographic Office
NCTRnoncooperative target recognition
NDInondestructive inspection
NMDnational missile defense
nminautical mile
NTMnational technical means

O
OCSWObjective Crew-Served Weapon
OICWObjective Individual Combat Weapon
ONIOffice of Naval Intelligence
ONROffice of Naval Research
OOTWoperations other than war
OPWobjective personnel weapon
ORSMCOff-Route Smart Mine Clearance
OSWobjective sniper weapon

P
P3Ipreplanned product improvement
Pdprobability of detection
Phprobability of hit
Pkprobability of kill
PEO(USW)Program Executive Office (Undersea Warfare)
PGMprecision-guided munition
PIproduct improvement
PIPproduct improvement program
POETPhase One Evaluation Team
PROTECProgrammable Ordnance Technology
psipounds per square inch

Q
QAquality assurance

R
R&Dresearch and development
RAMICSRapid Airborne Mine Clearance System
RCSradar cross section
RECOremote control
RFradio frequency
RFPIRapid Force Projection Initiative
RHArolled homogenous armor
RJramjet
RMOPRemote Minehunting Operational Prototype
RMSRemote Minehunt System
RTICreal-time information in the cockpit
RTOCreal-time information out of the cockpit
RTSMPreal-time symmetric multiprocessing
RVreentry vehicle

S
S&Asafe and arm
S&Tscience and technology
SABREShallow-Water Assault Breaching System
SADARMseek-and-destroy armor
SAMsurface-to-air missile
SARsynthetic aperture radar
SASMBSide Attack Standoff Minefield Breacher
SBIRsmall business innovation research
SBLspace-based laser
SDWSSubmarine Defensive Warfare System
SEADsuppression of enemy air defense
SEIspecific emitter identification
SFWsensor-fused weapon
SIGINTsignals intelligence
SIIRCMsuite of integrated infrared countermeasures
SIRFCsuite of integrated radio frequency countermeasures
SLAMStandoff Land Attack Missile
SLMMSubmarine-Launched Mobile Mine
SMTDsubmarine torpedo defense
SOFSpecial Operations Forces
SOJstandoff jamming
SRBOCSuper Rapid Blooming Off-Board Chaff
SSBSmall Smart Bomb
SSTDsurface ship torpedo defense
STAFFSmart Target Activated Fire and Forget
SURVIACSurvivability Vulnerability Information Analysis Center
SWshallow water (200 to 40 ft)

T
T&Etest and evaluation
TACAIRtactical aircraft
TARATechnology Area Review and Assessment
TBMtactical ballistic missile
TDTechnology Demonstration
TDAtactical decision aid
TDDtarget detection device
TDPtechnical data package
TELtransportable erectable launcher
THELTactical High-Energy Laser
TMDtheater missile defense
TMETtransonic missile engagement target
TOWTube-Launched Optically Guided Weapon
TVCthrust vector control

U
UAVunmanned aerial vehicle
UTDUnmanned Terrain Domination
UUVunmanned underwater vehicle
UVultraviolet
UWBultra wideband
UXOunexploded ordnance

V
VSWvery shallow water (40 to 10 ft)

W
Wwatt
WAMwide area munition
WL/Vweapon lethality/vulnerability
WMDweapons of mass destruction
WSCWarfighting Support Center