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.
AFTER ENGINE TURNUP-That time in the prior-
to-launch phase when the pilot has completed his
AFTER LANDING/GROUND ABORT-That time
after landing or ground abort phase when the pilot
has completed the after landing checklist.
A/G-Air to ground.
AGM-Air-launched, surface attack guided missile.
AIM-Air-launched, aerial intercept guided missile.
AIMD-Aviation intermediate maintenance depart-
AIRBORNE STORE-Fuel and spray tanks, non-
expendable training weapons, pods (refueling, gun,
This includes all similar items
intended for carriage by aircraft, including racks
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 flight.
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
AIRCRAFT LOAD PLAN-A chart/form used to
assign weapons to a particular bomb rack/station
AMAC-Aircraft monitor and control. Functional tests
of the aircraft monitor and control system, release
system, and jettison system for nuclear weapons.
AOCS-Aviation ordnance control station.
ARM, ARMING-The action that changes ammunition
from a safe condition to a state of readiness for
ATM-Air-launched, training, guided missile.
ATR-Ammunition transaction report.
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
AWB-Airborne weapons bulletin.
AWC-Airborne weapons change.
BDU-Bomb dummy unit.
BEFORE ENGINE TURNUP-That time in the prior-
to-launch evolution when the pilot is commencing
general aircraft ground inspection or checks and
extending until the inspections or checks are
BIT, BITE-Built-in test.
BPDSMS-Basic Point Defense Surface Missile Sys-