UK Military Acronyms

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AAAPAdvanced Avionics Architecture and Policy
AAPAA Practice ammunition with a small bursting charge
AAPAllied Administrative Publication
AAPAnnual Application Plans
AAPAnti-Aircraft Practice
AAPSOAfro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organisation
ACAPAdvanced Composite Airframe Programme
ACCAPACE CIS Contingency Assets Pool
ADAPSAutomatic Data Acquisition and Processing
ADAPTAcquisition of NEC and Dabinett Programme Team IPT
ADCAPAdvanced Capabilities
ADCAPARMAdvanced Capabilities Anti-Radar Missile
ADVCAPAdvanced Capability
AFAPArtillery-Fired Atomic Projectile
AIRBALTAPAllied Air Forces Baltic Approaches
AMCAPSAffordable Manufacture of Composite Aircraft Primary Structure
APAccounting Period
APAccounts Payable
APAir Publication
APAllied Publication
APAmmonium Perchlorate
APAmmunition Point
APApplication Protocol
APArmour Piercing
APAssessment Phase
APAuthorised Person
APAAdvanced Pilots Aid
APAAll Points Addressable (computer screen)
APAAmphibious transport
APACHEAdvanced Phased Array Chemical High Energy laser equipment
APACHEAnalysis of Pacific Area Communications for Hardening to EMP
APACHEArme Propulsee A Charges Ejectables
APAGAtlantic Policy Advisory Group
APAMAnti-Personnel Anti-Material
APARActively Phased-Array Radar
APARTAdvanced Phased Array Radar Technology
APBAcquisition Policy Board
APBAir Portable Bridge
APBAnalysing Printer Base
APBAssessment Phase Board
APCAir Pollution Control
APCArmoured Personnel Carrier
APCArmour-Piercing Capped
APCArmy Personnel Centre
APCAutomatic Phase Control
APC(L)Air Picture Compiler (Local)
APCBCArmour-Piercing Capped Ballistic Capped
APCOMAir Picture Compilation
APC-TArmour-Piercing Capped Tracer
APCT-BFArmour-Piercing Capped Tracer Base Fuze
APCUAlarm and Power Remote-Control Unit
APDAmplitude photodiode
APDSArmour Piercing Discarding Sabot
APDSArmour-Piercing Discarding Sabot
APDS-TArmour-Piercing Discarding Sabot Tracer
APEArmour Piercing Explosive
APEIArmour Piercing High Explosive and Incendiary
APEPArmour Piercing Enhanced Performance
APERS-TAnti-Personnel Tracer
APESAzimuth Position and Elevation System
APEXAdvanced Photovoltaics and Electronic eXperiment
APEXAnalysis of Public Expenditure Statistics System
APFCAir-Portable Fuel Container
APFDAutopilot Flight Director
APFIDSArmour-Piercing Fragmentation Incendiary Discarding Sabot
APFSAir Publications Forms and Stationery
APFSDSArmour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot
APFSDSArmour-Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding Sabot
APFSDS(P)Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding Sabot (Practice)
APFSDS-TArmour-Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding Sabot-Tracer
APGAberdeen Proving Ground (US)
APGArmy Publications Group
APGAspect Project Group
APGMAutonomous Precision Guided Munition
APHAZAircraft Proximity Hazard
APHCArmour-Piercing High Capacity
AP-HCArmour-Piercing Hard Core
APHCIArmour-Piercing Hard Core Incendiary
APHCSAdmiralty Pilotage & Harbour Control Service
APHCSArmy Primary Healthcare Service
APHEArmour Piercing High Explosive
APHEIArmour Piercing High Explosive Incendiary
APHEIArmour-Piercing High Explosive Incendiary
APHE-SDArmour-Piercing High Explosive Self-Destroying
APHIDSAdvanced Panoramic Helmet Integrated Display System
APHIDSAdvanced Panoramic Helmet Interface Demonstrator System
APIAim Point Initiative
APIAir Photo Interpreter
APIAir Position Indicator
APIAmerican Petroleum Institute
APIApplication Programme Interface
APIApplication Programming Interface
APIApplications Program Interface.
APIArmour Piercing Incendiary
APIAApplication Programming Interface Association
APICSAmerican Production Inventory Control Society
APIHCArmour Piercing Incendiary Hard Core
APITArmour Piercing Incendiary Tracer
APLAccreditation of prior learning
APLAllowance Parts List
APLApplication Programme Libraries
APLDAdvanced Passive Localisation Demonstrator
APLMAnti-Personnel Landmine
APLNAutomatic Position Location Navigator & Reporting
APLSAdvanced Procurement and Logistics Support
APLSAdvanced Procurement and Logistics Systems
APMAnti-Personnel Mine
APMAssociation for Project Management
APMAuthority Project Manager
APMIArmour Piercing Marker Incendiary
APOBSAnti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System
APODAir Port of Debarkation
APODAir Port of Disembarkation
APOEAir Ports of Embarkation
APPAllied Procedural Publication
APPApplication Portability Profile
APPArmour Protection Program
App AdminApplications Administrator
APP OEUAir Platform Protection Operational Evaluation Unit
App OpApplications Operator
App SpecApplications Specialist
APPCAdvanced Programme to Programme Communication
AppID or APIDApplication ID
APPLABSAppleton Rutherford Laboratory
APPLETA mini software application (or program)
AppSpecApplication Specialist
APQArmaments Planning Questionnaire
APRAir Photo Reader
APRAuto Power Reserve
APR(F)Air Picture Reporter (Force)
APR(L)Air Picture Reporter (Local)
APREArmy Personnel Research Establishment
APROArmy Pay and Records Office
APSAdaptive Processor System (sonar)
APSAdvanced Fighter Crew Protection System
APSAerial Post Squadron (USAF)
APSAir Plot Supervisor
APSAircraft Position Sensor
APSAircraft Prepared for Service
APSAssistant Private Secretary
APSAutomatic Pointing System or Air Planning System
APSEAda Programming or Project Support Environment
APSEADA Programming Support Environment
APSEArmour Piercing Special Effect
APSEArmour-Piercing Secondary Effect
APSECAdvanced Power System Electronic Control
APSE-TArmour-Piercing Secondary Effect-Tracer
APSIAircraft Propulsion System Integration
APSOHAdvanced Panoramic Sonar - Hull-mounted
APSSAtlas Port Surveillance System
APTAerospace Project Team IPT
APTArmour-Piercing Tracer
APTCArmy Physical Training Corps
APTCIArmy Physical Training Corps Instructor
APTEAbrams Power Train Evolution
APUArmoured Patrol Unit
APUAuxiliary Power Unit
APVArmoured Patrol Vehicle
APVAuto-piloted Vehicle
APWGASMA Priorities Working Group
APWGAssessment Phase Working Group
APWTAnnual Personal Weapon Test
APXExtended Assessment Phase
AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Paper
AQAPAllied Quality Assurance Publication
AQAP1Allied Quality Assurance Plan Vol 1
ASAPAir-borne Shared Aperture Program
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
ASDAPArmy Sustainable Development Action Plan
ASRAPAcoustic Sensor Range And Prediction
ASRAPASW Range Prediction
ATCAPArmy Telecommunications Automation Program
BALTAPBaltic Approaches (NATO area)
BAPBombs Anti-Personnel
BAPBridge Adapter Pallet
BFAPBritish Forces Arabian Peninsula
BSAPBattle Staff Activities Plot
CANVASS CAPITALNaval Valued Accounting Supply System
CAPCapability Area Plans
CAPCapability Assessment Panel
CAPCarrier Air Patrol
CAPCivil Aviation Publication
CAPClass Ammunition Procedures
CAPCombat Air Patrol
CAPCombat Air Patrol (aircraft)
CAPCombat Ammunition Production (USAF)
CAPCombustible Augmented Plasma
CAPCommon Agricultural Policy
CAPControl and Audio Panel
CAPConventional Armaments Plan
CAPESCapability Evaluation System
CapexCapital Expenditure
CAPFASFLOTCaptain Faslane Flotilla
CAPITALCost-based Accounting & Planning Implementation An
CAPITALCost-based Accounting and Planning Implementation
CAPMISCapability Area Plan Management Information System
CAPPComputer Aided Process Planning
CAPPComputer Aided Production Planning
CAPPSComputer Aided Priority Progression System
CAPSComputer Aided Publication System
CAPSComputer Assistance to the Production System
CAPSConventional Armaments Planning System
CAPSSCommuter Assistance to the Production and Stores System
Capt SMCaptain Submarine Squadron
CAPWGCommunication Actions Plan Working Group
CASAPCanadian Submarine Acquisition Programme
CATNAPCheapest Available Technique Narrowly Avoiding Pro
CHAPSChamberlain Armour Protection System
CHAPS(A)Chaplains (Army)
CIAPContinuous Improvement Action Plan
CLAPClose Air Picture
COMAIRBALTAPCommander Allied Air Forces Baltic Approaches
COMBALTAPCommander Allied Forces Baltic Approaches
COMNAVBALTAPCommander Allied Naval Forces Baltic Approaches
CRAPPComputerisation Regime Against Productivity and Plans
CRIAPCentral Region Initial ACCS Programme
CTAPSContingency Theatre Air Planning System
CTAPSContingency Theatre Automated Planning System
D/MAPDirectorate of Military Aircraft Projects
DAPData Access Point
DAPDecontamination Apparatus Portable
DAPDirectorate of Airspace Policy
DAPDirectory Access Protocol
DAPDisplay Adjust Panel
DAPDistributed Array Processor
DAPDuly Appointed Person
DAPSDefence Administrative Planning Staff
DAPSDirectorate of Army Personnel Strategy
DCAPDraft Conventional Armaments Plan
DGSAPDirector General Saudi Armed Forces Project
DGSAPDirectorate General Saudi Armed Forces Projects
DIQAPDefence Industry Quality Assurance Panel now DIQF
DRAPData Recording & Presentation system
EAPExperimental Aircraft Programme
EAPCEuro Atlantic Partnership Council
EAPCEuro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EAPMEnvironmental Audit Process Model
EHLLAPIExtended High Level Language Application Programming Interface
EIAPMEnvironmental Impact Assessment Process Model
ERAPDSEnhanced Recognised Air Picture Dissemination System
ERAPIDSExtended Recognised Air Picture Display System
ERAPSExpendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy
ETAPEducation and Training Action Plan
FAPFiche Air Publication
FAPFinal Approach
FAPFirst Aid Post
FAPFly Away Packs
FAPDSFrangible Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot
FAPDSFrangible Armour-Piercing Discarding Sabot
FAPSMFuture Anti-Personnel Scatterable Mine
GAAPGenerally Accepted Accounting Practice
GAPGlycidyl Azide Polymer
GAPGun Aiming Point
GAPAGround-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft
GDAPGovernment Document Application Profile
Gp CaptGroup Captain
HAPHelicopter Assault Primary
HAPHydroxyl Ammonium Perchlorate
HAPSHelicopter Acoustic Processing System
HAPTMHazardous Area Personnel Test Meter
HE/APHigh Explosive Armour Piercing
HEAPHigh Explosive Anti-Personnel
HE-APERS-FRAGHigh Explosive Anti-Personnel Fragmentation
HEAP-THigh Explosive Anti-Personnel Tracer
HEISAPHigh Explosive Incendiary Semi--Armour Piercing
HEI-SAPHigh Explosive Incendiary Semi-Armour-Piercing
HELRAPSHeliborne long-range Acoustic Path Sonar
HVAPHigh Velocity Armour-Piercing
HVAPDS-THigh Velocity Armour-Piercing Discarding Sabot Tracer
HVAP-THigh Velocity Armour-Piercing Tracer
IAPInitial Assessment Phase
IAPPInternational Air Pollution Prevention
I-RAPInfra-Red Augmented Projectile
IR-RAPInfra-Red / Radar Augmented Projectile
ISAPIInternet Server Application Programming Interface
ITEAPIntegrated Test Evaluation & Acceptance Plan
JANAPJoint Army Navy and Air Force Publication
JANAPJoint Army Navy Air Force Publication
JAPJoint Aeronautical Programme
JAPJoint Air Publication
JAPNMSJTIDS Air Platform Network Management System
JAPSJoint Administrative Planning Staff
LAAPCLocal Authority Air Pollution Control
LAPLocal Air Plot
LAPADSLightweight Acoustic Processing And Display System
LAPCLocal Accident Procedure Course
LAPESLow Altitude Parachute Extraction System
LEAPLightweight Exoatmospheric Advanced Projectile
LOCAPLo Combat Air Patrol
LORAPLevel of Repair Analysis Plan
LSAPLogistic Support Analysis Plan
MAAPMaster Air Attack Plan
MAPManufacturing Automation Protocol
MAPMilitary Aid Program
MAPMilitary Air Programme
MAPMilitary Assistance Program
MAPMILSTAR Advanced Processor
MAPMultiple Aim Point (USAF)
MAPMutual Assistance Programme
MAPADMilitary Assistance Program Address Directory System
MAPIMessaging Application Programming Interface
MAPPSMobile Access PTARMIGAN Packet Switch
MAPSManpower Analysis and Planning System
MAPSMaritime Asset Planning System
MAPSMobile Aerial Port Squadron (USMAC)
MAPSModular Azimuth Positioning System
MAPSThe MODs Manpower Analysis and Planning System
MAPSPMap Supply Point
MDAPMutual Defence Assistance Program
MILCAPMilitary Capability
MILCAPMILitary CAPability report
NAPNaval Application Plan
NAPNon Availability Period
NAPATMONATO Patriot Management Office
NAPBNaval Armament Package Book
NAPCNaval Air Projects Co-ordination office
NAPCNuclear Accident Procedures Course
NAPNOCNo Acceptable Price - NO Contract
NAPONATO Production
NAPRNATO Armaments Planning Review
NAPsNBC tablets (Nerve Agent Prophylactic)
NAPSNerve Agent Pretreatment Set
NAPSNerve Agent Pre-Treatment Set
NAPSNerve Agent Pre-treatment Tablets
NCAPNight Combat Air Patrol
NCAPCNATO Conventional Armaments Planning Committee
NFAPNational Frequency Assignment Panel
NSAPNaval Sector Application Portfolio
NSAPNetwork Service Access Point
NSAPINetscape Server Application Programming Interface
NSTAPNational Strategic Technology Acquisition Plan
NWAPPSNorth West Approaches
OAPOld Age Pensioner
OAPECOrganisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
PAPPlans Activation Party
PAPPoisson Auto Propulse
PAPPost Acceptance Period
PAPPreparatory Action for Production
PAPIPrecision Approach Path Indicator
PAPSPeriodic Armaments Planning System
PAPSPhased Armaments Programme Systems
PB-APPlastic Banded Armour Piercing
PB-APDSPlastic Banded Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot
RAPRadar Absorbent Paint
RAPReactor Assembly Procedures
RAPRecognised Air Picture
RAPRecognized Air Picture
RAPRing Access Point
RAPRocket Assisted Projectile
RAPSReduced Aircraft Propulsion Signatures
REMAPSRe-Engineered Manpower Allocation and Planning System
RFDAPRunning Fleet Design Assistance Programme
SAPSafety Air Plot
SAPSemi-Armour Piercing
SAPCStand Alone Prime Contract
SAPCSubmarine Air Purification Committee
SAPCSubmarine Atmosphere Purification Committee
SAPHEISemi Armour Piercing High Explosive Incendiary
SAPISemi-Armour Piercing Incendiary
SAPPHIREIR signature prediction code
SCSAPSatellite Communications System Analysis Package
SDAPSustainable Development Action Plan
SECRET-CapableA subset of the System designed to handle data at SECRET protective
SHAPESupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
SLAPSaboted Light Armour Penetrator
SLAPISoftware Licensing Application Programming Interface
SNAPShips Navigation And Processing System
SNAPSShip Navigation & Plotting System - Automated Plotting Table
SOAPSpectrometric Oil Analysis Programme
SQAPSoftware Quality Assurance Plan
SQAPPSoftware Quality Assurance Programme Plan
SRAPSurface and Recognised Air Picture
SSFAPStanding Sea First Aid Party
STAPSpace Time Adaptive Processing
STAPSurveillance and target Acquisition Plan
STRAPSOStrap Security Officer
SWAPSquadron Weapon Analysis Programme
SWAPPSSouth West Approaches to the UK
TAPTechnical Activities Plan
TAPTelephone Access Point (UNITER)
TAPTender Assessment Panel
TAPTerminal Access Point
TAPTerminal Approach Procedure
TAPTowed Array Plotter
TRRAPTechnology Readiness and Risk Assessment Programme
TSNAPSTrident Ship Navigation And Processing System
TTWMAPSTransition to War Manpower Allocation Planning System
UKGAAPUK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice
VAPSVirtual Application Prototyping System
VMAPDigital map standard (vector data)
WDAAPSWeapon Danger Area Assessment and Prediction System
WRAPWaste Resources Action Programme
APArmoured Piercing or Ammunition Point
APCArmoured Personnel Carrier
APOArmy Post Office
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
Crap HatParatroopers call a regiment or corps that does not wear a maroon beret a crap hat
RAPRegimental Aid Post or Rocket Assisted Projectile
SHAPESupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
WhitecapRoyal Air Force Policeman

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