UK Military Acronyms

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Complete List Of British Army Acronyms

AED Air Engineering Department
AEDC Arnold Engineering Development Centre
AEDF Asian Economic Development Fund
AEDIT Aircraft Engineering Development & Investigation Team
AEDS Atomic Energy Detection System
AEF Air Experience Flying
AEFSS Automatic Explosion/Fire Sensing and Suppression system
AEGIS Advanced Engine/Gearbox Integrated System
AEGIS Airborne Early Warning Ground Integration Segment
AEGIS Airborne Early Warning Ground Integration System
AEI Australian Electronics Industry Association
AEL Accessible Emission Limit
AEM Aviation Engineering and Maintenance
AEMI Army Equipment Management Instruction
AEMIS Army Equipment Management Information System
AEN Alternative ELINT Notation
AEO Air Electronics Officer
AEO Air Electronics Officer (Royal Air Force)
AEO Aircraft Engineer Officer
AEO Army Estates Organisation
AEOOW Assistant Engineer Officer of the Watch (in the RFA)
AEP Application Environment Profile
AEQB Air Engineering Qualifying Board
AER Approval Early Retirement
AERE Atomic Energy Research Establishment
AERS Access/Egress Roadway System
AES Aircrew Escape and Survival (Survival Team) IPT
AES Application Environment Specification
AES Arms and Explosives Search
AES Auger Electron Spectroscopy
AESB Army Environmental and Safety Board
AESITS Aviation Equipment Support IT System
AESOP Aircraft Equipment Support On-Line Packages
AESP Army Engineering Support Publication
AESP Army Equipment Support Publication
AET Awareness Education and Training
AETG Advanced Electronic Technology Group
AETMS Airborne Electronic Terrain Mapping System
AEU Aeromedical Evacuation Unit
AEU Airborne Electronics Unit
AEV Armoured Engineer Vehicle
AEV Association of External Verifiers
AEW Airborne Early Warning
AEW&C Airborne Early Warning and Control
AEWTF Air-crew Electronic Warfare Tactics Facility
AF Admiral of the Fleet
AF Air Force
AF Airfield
AF Amphibious Force
AF Armed Forces
AF Army Form
AF Attributable Faults
AF Audio Frequency
AF Augmentation Force
AFA Air Force Association
AFA Area Firearms Adviser
AFA Audio Frequency Amplifier
AFA 06 Armed Forces Act 2006
AFAAC Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Command
AFAALC Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Logistics Command
AFAAMS Anglo-French Air-to-Air Missile System/Anti-air Multi-spectral Seeker
AFAATC Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Training Command
AFAP Artillery-Fired Atomic Projectile
AFARV Armoured Forward-Area Rearm Vehicle
AFAS Advanced Field Artillery System
AFASD Air Force Aeronautics systems Division
AFASPO Air Force Automated Systems Project Office (USAF)
AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFATL Air Force Armaments Laboratory
AFB Air Force Base
AFB Air Force Board
AFBMA Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association
AFBMD Air Force Ballistic Missile Division
AFBMO Air Force Ballistic Missile Office
AFBSC Air Force Board Standing Committee
AFC Air Force Cross
AFC Automatic Frequency Control
AFCAS Automatic Flight Control Augmentation System
AFCC Air Force Communications Command
AFCEA Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
AFCENT Allied Forces Central Europe
AFCMD Air Force Contract Management Division
AFCS Artillery Fire-Control System
AFCS Automatic Fire Control System
AFCS Automatic Flight Control System
AFD Air Fleet Division/Department DTEO
AFD Air Force Department
AFD Air Force Department of MoD
AFD Automatic Feeding Device (for ammunition)
AFDC Air Freight Distribution Centre (at Portsmouth)
AFDE Arctic Fuels Dispensing Equipment
AFDRG Anglo French Defence Research Group
AFDS Advanced Flight-Deck Simulator
AFDS Air Fighting Development Squadron
AFDS Automatic Flight Director System
AFE Adult Further Education
AFE Airborne Forces Equipment
AFE Archaeological Field Evaluation
AFE Authority Furnished Equipment
AFED Available Force Element Day
AFEDDS Automatic Fire and Explosion Detection and Suppression System
AFES Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
AFESD Air Force Electronic Systems Division
AFEWC Air Force Electronic Warfare Centre
AFEWES Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator
AFEX Anglo-French Exchange meeting
AFFAS Armed Forces Financial Advisory Services
AFFF Anglo-French Future Frigate
AFFF Aqueous Film-Forming Foam
AFFTC Air Force Flight Test Centre
AFG Anti-Frogman Grenade
AFGL Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
AFGS Automatic Flight Guidance System
AFIC Air Force Intelligence Command
AFIS Air Force Intelligence Service
AFLC Air Force Logistics Command
AFM Air Force Manual
AFMC Air Force Materiel Command
AFMM Assistant Functional Machinery Manager.
AFMM (M) Assistant Functional Machinery Manager (Maintenance)
AFMM (MAINT) Assistant Functional Machinery Manager (Maintenance)
AFMM (P) Assistant Functional Machinery Manager (Proc)
AFMM (PROC) Assistant Functional Machinery Manager (Procurement)
AFMS Automatic Flight Management System
AFNCP Anglo-French-Netherlands Collaboration Programme
AFNO Amphibious Forces Notes and Orders
AFNON Allied Forces North Norway
AFNOR Association Francais de Normalisation. French ISO
AFNORTH Allied Forces Northern Europe
AFNORTHWEST Allied Forces Northwest Europe
AFNW Allied Forces North West
AFO Area Flag Officer
AFOLTS Automatic Fire Overheat Logic Test System
AFOPS Armed Forces Overarching Personnel Strategy
AFOPS Armed Forces Over-Arching Personnel Strategy
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFP Armed Forces of the Philippines
AFP Assault Fire Platoon
AFP+ Assault Fire Platoon Plus
AFPAA Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency
AFPRB Armed Forces Pay Review Body
AFPRO Air Force Plant Representative Office
AFR Accident Frequency Rate
AFR Air Force Regulation
AFRES Air Force Reserve
AFRP Aramid Fibre Reinforced Plastics
AFS Advanced Flight Simulator
AFS Air Force Station
AFS Automatic Flight System
AFS Automatic Frequency Selection
AFS Auxiliary Forward Support
AFS Auxiliary Fleet Support
AFS(H) Auxiliary Fleet Support (with Helicopter)
AFS(N) Auxiliary Forward Support (Helicopters)
AFSARC Air Force Systems Acquisition Review Council
AFSAT Air Force Satellite
AFSATCOM Air Force Satellite Communications System
AFSC Air Force Systems Command
AFSCF Air Force Satellite Control Facility
AFSCN Air Force Satellite Control Network
AFSD Air Force Space Division
AFSED Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AFSH Auxiliary Fleet Support Helicopter carrying
AFSK Audio Frequency Shift Keying
AFSONOR Allied Forces South Norway
AFSOUTH Allied Forces Southern Europe
AFSTC Air Force Space Technology Centre
AFSV Armoured Fire Support Vehicle
AFT Air Force Department
AFT Array Function Tester
AFTA Advanced First Term Avionics
AFTI Advanced Fighter Technology Integration
AFTN Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network
AFTS Air-tech Firearms Training System
AFU Air Filtration Unit
AFU Assault Fire Unit
AFV Armoured Family of Vehicles
AFV Armoured Fighting Vehicle
AFV Det Armoured Fighting Vehicle Detector
AFWAL Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory
AFWL Air Force Weapons Laboratory
AFWS Airfield Frost Warning System
AG Adjutant General
AG Aerospace Ground Equipment
AG Air Gunner
AG Antenna Group
AG Army Garrison (US)
AG Attention Getter
AGAI Army General and Administrative Instructions
AGARD Advisory Group for Aerospace Research & Development
AGARD Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Defence
AGC Adjutant Generals Corps
AGC Automatic Gain Control
AGCAS Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
AGCS Advanced Guidance and Control System
AGCW Autonomous Guidance for Conventional Weapons
AGCW Autonomously Guided Conventional Weapon
AGE Advanced Graphics Engine
AGE Aerospace Ground Equipment
AGE Aircraft Ground Equipment
AGES Air Ground Engagement System
AGES/AD Air-to-Ground Engagement/Air Defence
AGETS Automated Ground Engine Test System
AGEX Anglo-German Exchange meeting
AGF Army Ground Forces
AGI Association for Geographic Information
AGL Above Ground Level
AGL Aeronautical Ground Light(Ing)
AGL Airborne Gun Laying (radar)
AGL Automatic Grenade Launcher
AGLS Automatic Gun Laying System
AGLT Airborne Gun Laying Turret
AGM Air-to-Ground Missile
AGM Annual General Meeting
AGMA American Gear Manufacturers Association
AGOUTI System for raising propellor cavitation speed
AGPPE Advanced General Purpose Processor Element
AGR Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor
AGRA Automatic Gain Ranging Amplifier
AGREE Advisory Group on Reliability in Electronic Equipment
AGS Advanced Ground Station
AGS Aeronautical Ground Station
AGS Aircraft General Spares
AGS Aircraft General Stores
AGS Air-to-Ground System
AGS Armoured Gun System
AGSS Auxiliary research submarine
AGTS Air Gunnery Target System
AGV Assault Gun Vehicle
AGV Automated Guided Vehicle
AGVT Advanced Ground Vehicle Technology
AGZ Actual Ground Zero
AH Artificial Horizon
AH Attack Helicopter
AH Attack Helicopter (Apache)
AH 64 Attack Helicopter 64
AHB Attack Helicopter Battalion
AHCA Additional Housing Cost Allowance
AHCP Ad-Hoc Collective Protection
AHD Ad Hoc Duties (type of reserve service)
AHE Ammunition Handling Equipment
AHEAD Advanced Hit Efficiency And Destruction
AHEM Association of Hydraulic Equipment Manufacturers
AHIP Army Helicopter Improvement Programme
AHIT Advanced Hover Intercept Technology
AHM Anti-Helicopter Mine
AHP Allied Hydrographic Publication
AHQ Air Headquarters
AHQ Allied Headquarters
AHQ Alternative DC HQ
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