PMS Preventive Maintenance System.
PWP Plasticized white phosphorus.
RAC Rapid action change. Issued to provide
timely information of changes to manuals.
RADHAZ Radiation Hazards to Ordnance.
RAT Ram air turbine.
RDD Required delivery date.
REARMING AREA That area where an operation
the prescribed airborne
weapons/stores, ammunition, bombs, and other
armament items for an aircraft is conducted.
This operation may include fuzing and any stray
voltage checks, as applicable.
R E L E A S E A N D C O N T R O L S Y S T E M
CHECK Functional test of an aircraft
release and/or control subsystem.
RF Radio frequency.
RIM Ship-launched intercept-aerial guided missile.
RPM Rounds per minute.
S&A Safety and arming device.
SASS Special armament stowage space.
SAT Safe air travel.
SATS Short airfield tactical site.
SEAM Sidewinder expanded acquisition mode.
A means of slaving the AIM-9 optics to
the air intercept radar to enhance tactical
SEB Support equipment bulletin.
SEC Support equipment change.
SHOLS Single Hoist Ordnance Loading System.
SLC Sonobuoy launch tube.
SPCC Ships Parts Control Center.
SRC Stores reliability card.
STRAY VOLTAGE An undesired voltage existing
between two specified points of a weapon
system that is capable of producing a flow of
current when a designated electrical measuring
device is connected between the two points.
SWL Safe working load.
SWP Subordinate work package.
TACO or TACCO Tactical coordinator.
TALD Tactical air-launched decoy.
TCB Target control system bulletin.
TDD Target detecting device.
TER Triple ejector rack.
TMDC Type Maintenance Due code.
TMINS Technical Manual Identification
TPDR Technical Publication Deficiency Report.
TRAMAN Training manual.
UNO United Nations Organization.
UIC Unit Identification Code.
VER Vertical ejector rack.
VT Proximity fuze, so called because the original
devices contained one or more vacuum tubes.
WARNING An operating procedure, practice, or
condition that, if not correctly followed, could
result in personal injury or loss of life.