ACC - Air Combat Command
ADF - Automatic Direction Finding
ADP - Advanced Development Projects
AFB - Air Force Base
AFCS - Automatic Flight Control System
AOG - Air Operations Group
ANS - Astro-internal Navigation System
AOR - Area of Responsibility
ASARS - Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System
ATO - Air Tasking Order
ATREL - Air Transportable Reconnaissance Exploitation Laboratory
AWACS - Airborne Warning amd Control System
BAC - British Aircraft Corporation
BDA - Battle Damage Assessment
CINCSAC - Commander in Chief Strategic Air Command
COMINT - Communications Intelligence- -Technical and intelligence information derived from foreign communications by other than the intended recipients.
DAO - Directorate of Air Operations
Director of Central Intellegence
DISUM - Daily Intelligence Summary
ELINT - Electronic Intelligence -- Technical and intelligence information derived from foreign non-communications electromagnetic radiations emanating from other than nuclear detonations or radioactive sources.
EW - Electronic Warfare -- Military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine, exploit, reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum and action which retains friendly use of electromagnetic spectrum.
There are three divisions of electronic warfare:
EOB - Electronic Order of Battle
Ferret -- An aircraft, ship, or vehicle especially equipped for the detection, location, and analyzing of electromagnetic radiation. (JCS Pub 1, p. 143) 2. In 1949, the term was defined as "aircraft specifically modified to perform electronic reconnaissance only." '
GCI - Ground Controlled Intercept - Controller that guides interceptor aircraft to an air target using ground radar stations.
GLO - Ground Liaison Officer
IA - Imagery Analyst
IR - Infra Red
IRIS - Intelligence Reconnaissance Imagery System
IRLS - Infra Red Line Scan
JARIC - Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre
LORAN - Long Range Navigational Aide - uses beacons to vector destination.
Mi - Abbreviation for aircraft designed by Vladimir Myasishchev, Soviet Union.
MiG - Abreviation for aircraft designed by the Mikoyan/ Gurevich team, Soviet Union.
MISREP - Mission Report
MIT - Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge Mass.
MOD - Ministry of Defence
NCA - National Command Authority
NRO - National Reconnaissance Office
NSA - National Security Agency
OCU - Operational Conversion Unit
PARPRO - Peacetime Aerial Reconnaissance Programme
PI - Photographic Interpreter
PR - Photographic Reconniassance
PRU - Photographic Reconnaissance Unit
RAND - Research think tank - from initials for Research and Development - originally set up 1946 to service Air Force but gradually widened remit.
RECCEXREP - Reconnaissance Exploitation Report
RIC - Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre
SAC - Strategic Air Command
SAR - Synthetic Aperture Radar
SHORAN - Short Range Navigational Air - uses beacons to vector destination.
SIGINT - Signals Intelligence -- A category of intelligence information comprising all communications intelligence, electronics intelligence, and telemetry intelligence.
SIOP - Single Intergrated Operational Plan
SLIR - Sideways Looking Infra Red
SLR - Slide Looking Radar
SQINTO - Squadron Intelligence Officer
SRC - Strategic Reconnaissance Centre
SRW - Strategic Reconnaissance Wing - Usually three squadron in USAF Wing.
SYERS - Senior Year Electro-optical Reconnaissance System
TIRRS - Tornado Infra Red Reconnaissance System
TREF - Transportable Reconnaissance Exploitation Facility
TU - Abbreviation for aircraft designed by Andrei N. Tupolev, Soviet Union.
ULTRA - codename for breaking of German radio codes during WW2
USAAF - United States Army Air Force (1941-47)
USAF - United States Air Force (post 1947)
USN - United States Navy