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.


AcronymDescription
ACOVSArtillery Combat Observer Vehicle Simulator
ACPActive Cathodic Protection
ACPAfrican/Caribbean/Pacific
ACPAirborne Command Post
ACPAllied Communications Publication
ACPAltimeter Check Point
ACPAnti-Collision Plot
ACPArmament Control Panel
ACPAutomatic Colt Pistol
ACP127Allied Communications Publication 127
ACPAAdaptive-Controlled Phased Array
ACPOAssociation of Chief Police Officers
ACPS or AcPSAction Plot Supervisor
AcqAcquisition
ACRAdvanced Combat Rifle
ACRAerial Combat Reconnaissance
ACRAir Control Radar
ACRIMActive Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor
ACRVArmoured Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle
AcsAccounts
AcsAgreed Characteristics
ACSAir Command Simulator
ACSAir Commando Squadron
ACSAirborne Control System
ACSApplication Control Structure
ACSArmament Control System
ACSAttitude Control System
ACSAutomatic Channel Selection
ACSAAllied Communications Security Agency
ACSAAssistant Chief Scientific Advisor
ACSA(C)Assistant Chief Scientific Advisor (Capabilities)
ACSA(N)Assistant Chief Scientific Advisor (Nuclear)
ACSA(P)Assistant Chief Scientific Advisor (Projects)
ACSA(R)Assistant Chief Scientific Advisor (Research)
ACSC2Advanced Command and Staff Course 2
ACSEAssociation Control Service Element
ACSMAdvanced Conventional Stand-off Missile
ACSMAir Commodore Supply and Movements
ACSMAssemblies Component Spare parts and Materials
ACSRActive Control of Structural Response
ACSSBAmplitude Companded Single Side-Band
ACSTBAir Command System Test Bed
ACSTPACE Command and Staff Training Program
ACSUAir Combat Support Unit (RAF)
ACTAcquisition and Commercial Team
ACTActive Control Technology
ACTAir Combat Training
ACTAir Control Team/Technology
ACTAir-portable Cargo Trailer
ACTAnti-Communications Threat
ACTArea Capability Training
ACTArea Capability Training (specialist post-OST training)
ACTCOSTActivity Cost Analysis
ACTDAdvanced Concept Technology Demonstrator
ACTEWAcoustic Charged Transport Electronic Warfare
ACTISAdvanced Compact Thermal Imaging System
ACTSAdvanced Communications Technology Satellite
ACTSAdvisory Committee on Toxic Substances
ACTSAir Commodore Training Support
ACTURAviation Turbine Fuel
ACUAcceleration Control Unit
ACUAdaptive Control Unit
ACUAir Chiller/Conditioning Unit
ACUAirborne Computer Unit
ACUAnalysis Control Unit
ACUAntenna Control Unit
ACUArtillery Computer Unit
ACUAutomatic Calling Unit
ACUAvionics Control Unit
ACVAcquisition and Command Vehicle
AcVAcquisition View(s)
ACVAir Cushion Vehicle
ACVArmoured Cannon Vehicle
ACVArmoured Command Vehicle
ACVTArmoured Combat Vehicle Technology Programme
ACVTArmoured Combat Vehicle Tracked
ACWAdjusted Charge Weight
ACWARAgile Continuous Wave Acquisition Radar
ACWSAdvanced Colour Work Station
ADAccidental Damage
ADAction Data (section of WE Department)
ADAir Defence
ADAir Division (USAAF USAF)
ADAnalogue/Digital
ADAnno Domini
ADArea-Denial munitions
ADArmament Division (AFSC)
ADArmy Department
ADArrival Date
ADAssistant Director
ADAssistant Director or Air Defence
ADAuthorised Demander
AD BISAAir Defence BISA
AD SMAssistant Director Service Management
AD/ADEAssistant Director/Armaments Documentation and Engineering
AD/ADRPAD/Airworthiness Design Requirements and Procedures in the DPA
AD/CycleAnalysis and Design (through life) to Code generation
AD/Eng PolAD/Engineering Policy in DGES(Air) DLO
AD/IEAssistant Director Information Engineering
AD/MR(Nuc)Assistant Director Material and Research (Nuclear)
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