GLOSSARY AND ACRONYMS
A/A Air to air.
AAB Aviation armament bulletin.
AAC Aviation armament change,
ABSLA Approved basic stock level of ammunition.
ACM Air combat maneuver.
AFB Airframe bulletin.
AFC Airframe change.
AFTER ENGINE TURNUP That time in the
prior-to-launch phase when the pilot has
completed his pretaxi checklist.
AFTER LANDING/GROUND ABORT That time
after landing or ground abort phase when the
pilot has completed the after landing
AIG Air to ground.
AGM Air-launched, surface attack, guided missile.
AIM Air-launched, aerial intercept, guided missile.
AIMD Aviation intermediate maintenance
AIRBORNE STORE Fuel and spray tanks,
(refueling, gun, ECM, etc.). This includes all
similar items intended for carriage by aircraft,
launchers, and detachable
pylons that do not normally separate from the
aircraft in flight.
AIRBORNE WEAPON All missiles, rockets,
bombs, mines, torpedoes, and all similar
items intended for carriage by aircraft that
are normally separated from the aircraft in
AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT SYSTEM Aircraft
armament subsystems that, when interconnected,
give the aircraft its airborne weapons/stores
AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATION The system and
components required to carry or deliver a
specific airborne weapon/store.
AIRCRAFT LOAD PLAN A chart/form used to
assign weapons to a particular bomb rack/station
AMAC Aircraft monitor and control. A functional
test of the aircraft monitor and control system,
release system, and jettison system for nuclear
AOCS Aviation ordnance control station.
ARM Antiradiation missile.
ARM, ARMING The action
ammunition from a safe condition to a state of
readiness for initiation.
ASW Antisubmarine warfare.
AT Arming time.
ATM Air-launched, training, guided missile.
AT/PERS High-explosive antitank/antipersonnel.
ATR Ammunition transaction report.
AUR All-up-round. The complete assembly of a
weapon normally shipped to the operating
forces. The weapon requires no assembly or
functional checks before loading on the aircraft
for delivery to the target.
AVB Avionics bulletin.
AVC Avionics change.