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Complete List Of British Army Acronyms

AcronymDescription
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
AAMTU Automatic Antenna Matching and Tuning Unit
AANCP Advanced Airborne National Command Post
AAO Agency Accounting Officer
AAO Air-to-Air Operations
AAOS Acoustic Artillery Observer Sub-system
AAP AA Practice ammunition with a small bursting charge
AAP Allied Administrative Publication
AAP Annual Application Plans
AAP Anti-Aircraft Practice
AAPSO Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organisation
AAQMG Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General
AAR After Action Review or Air to Air Refuelling
AAR Air to Air Refuelling
AAR Air-to-Air Refuelling
AARA Air-to-Air Refuelling Area
AARADCOM Army Armament Research and Development Command
AARB Advanced Aerial Refuelling Boom
AARMAC Air-to-Air Macro
AAS Advanced Automation System
AAT All Arms Trencher
AATDC Army Air Transport and Development Centre
AATH Automatic Approach to Hover
AATS Anti-Aircraft Training System
AATU Automatic Antenna Tuning Unit
AAUS Active Adjunct Undersea Surveillance
AAV Amphibious Assault Vehicles
AAV Autonomous Aerial Vehicle
AAVP Assault Amphibian Vehicle Personnel
AAVR Assault Amphibian Vehicle Recovery
AAW Advanced Analysts Workstation
AAW Anti-Air Warfare
AAW Anti-Armour Weapon
AAWC AAW Commander or Co-ordination circuit
AAWC Anti-Air Warfare Commander
AAWC Anti-Air Warfare Controller
AAWC Anti-Air Warfare Co-ordinator
AAWO Anti-Air Warfare Officer
AAWS Advanced Anti-tank Weapon System
AAWS-H Anti-Armour Weapons System Heavy
AAWS-M Advanced Anti-tank Weapon System Medium
AAWWS Airborne Adverse Weather Weapon System
AB Able Seaman
AB Admiralty Board
AB Air Base
AB Airborne
AB Airborne (forces)
AB Army Board
AB Assault Breaker
AB 88 Lift Equipment Register Form Book
ABA Adaptation Box Assembly
ABACUS All Arms Battlefield Computer Simulation
ABACUS Artillery Battery Computer Support system
ABC Acquisition Behavioural Competences
ABC Activity Based Costing
ABC All-purpose Ballastable Crawler
ABC All-purpose Battle Computer
ABC America Britain and Canada
ABC Argentina Brazil Chile
ABC Atomic Biological/Bacteriological and Chemical
ABC Automatic Boost Control
ABC Automatic Brightness Control
ABC PARETO Cost Accounting (20% of stock = 80% of Value)
ABCA America Britain Canada and Australia. The treaty
ABCA American British Canadian Australian (group)
ABCA American-British-Canadian-Australian Armies
ABCCC Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Centre
ABCD American British Chinese and Dutch Allied Forces
ABCF Acquisition Behavioural Competence Framework
ABDR Aircraft Battle Damage Repair
ABES Air Breathing Engine System
ABF Adaptive Beam Forming
ABF Annular Blast Fragmentation warhead
ABFM American Board of Foreign Missions
ABI Application Binary Interface
ABI Association of British Insurers
ABICS ADA Based Integrated Control System
ABIOS Advanced Basic Input Output System
ABIS All-Bus Instrumentation System
ABIT Advanced Built-In Test
ABL Airborne Laser
ABLE Automated Bridge Launching Equipment
ABM Activity Based Management (MRPII)
ABM Adaptive Bandwidth Management
ABM Anti-Ballistic Missile
ABM Assignment Bid Manager
ABM Assistant Bandmaster
ABMD Advanced Ballistic Missile Defence
ABMS Air Battle Management System
ABMT Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
ABNL Admiral Benelux and Netherlands
ABO Access Basing and Overflight
ABO Army Band Office
ABOs Agents of Biological Origin
ABPW Admiralty Board Professional Warning
ABRC Advisory Board for the Research Councils
ABRES Advanced Ballistic Re-Entry System
ABRO Army Base Repair Organisation
ABRV Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Vehicle
ABS Activity Breakdown Structure
ABS Amphibious Bridging System
ABS Anti-Lock Braking System
ABs Awarding Bodies
ABS(T) Amphibious Bridging System (Tracked)
ABS(W) Amphibious Bridging System (Wheeled)
ABSA Advanced Base Support Aircraft
ABSD Army Blood Supply Depot
ABSOC Advanced Broadcasting Systems of Canada
ABSV Armoured Battlefield Support Vehicle
ABT Advanced Back-plane Technology
ABT Advanced Bi-CMOS Technology
ABTA Association of British Travel Agents
ABTAL Aircraft Branch Temporary Amendment Leaflet
ABU Aviation Bird Unit
ABW Abbey Wood
AC Accounting Classification
AC Accounting Code.
AC Active Component
AC Additional Capability
AC Agreed Characteristics
AC Air Coordinator
Ac Aircraft
AC Aircraft Commander
AC Aircraft Controller
AC Aircraftman
AC Alternating Current
AC Ammunition Container
AC Analyst Console
AC Area Coverage antenna
AC Authorisation Committee
AC Authorisation Condition.
AC & CS Air Command & Control Systems
Ac Comd Aircraft Commander
Ac Tech Aircraft Technician
AC(H) Aircraft Controller (Helicopters))
AC/RC Active Component/Reserve Component
ACA Agile Combat/Cargo Aircraft
ACA Airspace Control Authority
ACA Allied Control Authority
ACA Ammunition Container Assembly
ACA Application Control Architecture
ACA Army Cataloguing Authority
ACAB Air Cavalry Attack Brigade
ACAC Air Cargo Allocation Centre
ACADA Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm
ACALS Army Computer aided Acquisitions and Logistic Support
ACAM AUV Concept Assessment Model
ACAP Advanced Composite Airframe Programme
ACARD Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development
ACARS Automatic Communications and Reporting System
ACAS Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service
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