UK Military Acronyms

An up-to-date database of all known acronyms used by the UK military.

The Complete MOD Abbreviation Database

We have a complete list of over 21,000 acronyms used by the Ministry of Defence.

The abbreviations listed below are used by all brances of the Military in the UK.

Acronym Description
1ACC No. 1 Air Control Centre
1SL First Sea Lord
2 PUS Second Permanent Under Secretary
2 PUS Second Permanent Under Secretary of State
200D Second OOD
200W Second 00W
2C Second Customer
2IC Second in Command
2Lt Second Lieutenant
2nd PUS Second Permanent Under Secretary of State
2SL Second Sea Lord
2SL/CNH Second Sea Lord Commander in Chief Naval Home Command
3D 3 Dimensional
3IC Third in Command
A in A Appropriations in Aid
A&A Alteration & Addition
A&A Alterations & Additions
A&A Approval and Authorisation
A&AEE Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment
A&AEW Avionics And Air Electronic Warfare IPT
A&ER Ammunition and Explosive Regulations
A&ER Ammunition and Explosives Regulations
A&Ers Ammunition and Explosive Regulations
A&SD Arms and Service Director
A/AS Advanced/Advanced Supplementary level qualifications
a/c or A/C Aircraft
A/D Air Defence
A/G Air-to-Ground
A/G/A Air Ground Air
A/R As Required
A/S Anti-Submarine
A/S or AS Anti Submarine
A/WST Avionic/Weapons Systems Trainer
A3*G Acquisition 3-Star Group
A3I Accelerated Architecture Acquisition Initiative
A3P Advanced Avionics Architecture and Policy
A3P Advanced Avionics Architectures and Packaging (TDP)
AA Accommodation Allowance
AA Active Adjunct (sonar)
AA Administering Authority
AA Administrative Assistant. Civil Service grade
AA Air Adviser
AA Air Attache
AA Air-to-Air
AA Alterations and Additions
AA Alternative Assumption
AA Anti-Aircraft
AA Application Administrator
AA Area Administrator
AA Australian Army
AAA Anti-Aircraft Artillery
AAA Automatic Anti-Aircraft
AAAD Airborne Anti-Armour Defence
AAAD All Arms Air Defence
AAAI Association of Australian Aerospace Industries
AAAM Advanced Air-to-Air Missile
AAAP Advanced Avionics Architecture and Policy
AAAV Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
AAAW Advanced (Airborne) Anti-Armour Weapon
AAAW Advanced Airborne Anti-Armour Weapon
AAAW Advanced Anti-Armour Weapon
AABM Air-to-Air Battle Management
AABNCP Advanced Airborne National Command Post
AABW Antarctic Bottom Water
AAC All-Aspect Capability
AAC Army Air Corps
AAC Asset Accounting Centre
AAC Automatic Amplitude Control
AACMI Autonomous Air Combat Manoeuvring Installation
AACOMS Army Area Communications System
AACP AACP Advanced Airborne Command Post
AACR Anglo-American Community Relations
AACS Airborne Advanced Communications System
AACS Automatic Access Control Systems
AACT Air-to-Air Combat Test
AAD Army Armament Depot
AADEOS Advanced Air Defence Electro-Optical Sensor
AADGE Allied Command Europe Air Defence Ground Environment
AAE Arms Ammunition & Explosives
AAED Advanced Airborne Expendable Decoy
AAEE Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment
AAF Auxiliary Air Force
AAFCE Allied Air Forces Central Europe
AAFSS Advanced Aerial Fire-Support System
AAG Air-to-Air Gunnery
AAG Anti-Aircraft Gun
AAGW Air-to-Air Guided Weapon
AAH Advance Attack helicopter
AAI Ambient Attitude Detector
AAI Angle of Approach/Attack Indicator
AAICP Air-to-Air Interrogator Control Panel
AAIP Analogue Auto-land Improvement Programme
AAL Above Aerodrome Level
AAL ATM Adaptation Layer
AALAAW Advanced Air-Launched Anti-Armour Weapon
AALC Amphibious Assault Landing Craft
AALPS Automated Air Load Planning System
AAM Air-to-Air Missile
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
AAMOUR Anglo-Australian Memorandum Of Understanding on Research
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