CAIMS-Conventional Ammunition Integrated Man-
CARTRIDGE-A complete assembly consisting of an
initiator and a pressure-producing propellant in a
Impulse cartridges have no pro-
A cartridge may be electrically or
CAUTION-An operating procedure, practice, or con-
dition that, if not strictly observed, could result in
damage to or destruction of equipment.
CBU-Cluster bomb unit. It consists of a number of
bombs contained in a dispenser or clustering device
and suspended from a bomb rack. A CBU may
function while on the rack or after release.
CCG-Computer control group.
CCO-Combat cargo officer.
CG-Center of gravity.
CHAFF-A radar reflective material used to deceive or
counteract unfriendly radar or destructive offensive
CHECKLIST-An individual sequence of procedures
bearing a title and constituting a part of a pub-
lication designated as the loading checklist.
CINCPACFLT-Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet.
CNO-Chief of Naval Operations.
Indicates the command,
bureau, or office that has control over supply and/or
distribution of the material.
CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS-Nonnuclear weap-
This excludes all biological weapons and
generally excludes chemical weapons except for
existing smoke, incendiary agents, and agents of
CVN- Nuclear aircraft carrier
DAAS-Defense Automatic Addressing System.
DEARMING AREA-That area where a weapon is
changed from a state of readiness for initiation to a
safe condition. When forward-firing weapons are
involved, the area ahead of the aircraft must be
clear and kept clear until weapon safing procedures
DODIC-Department of Defense Identification Code.
DOT-Department of Transportation.
DOWNLOADING-An operation that removes air-
borne weapons/stores from aircraft.
DROPPING SAFE-Releasing an airborne weapon/
store in a safe or unarmed condition so that it will
not function upon impact.
DTRM-Dual-thrust rocket motor.
DUD-Explosive ammunition that has failed to function.
EEA-External evidence of arming.
EOD-Explosive ordnance disposal.
ERDL-Extended range data link.
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL UNIT-
Personnel with special training and equipment who
render explosive ordnance safe, make intelligence
FCLP-Field carrier landing practice.
FFAR-Folding-fin aircraft rocket.
FFT-For further transfer.
FORWARD-FIRING WEAPONS-Weapons, such as
missiles, rockets, and guns, that are propelled in a
FSC-Federal supply class.
FUZE-A term used for the mechanical or electrical
device that initiates detonation of an explosive at a
GBI-Gains by inventory.
GBU-Guided bomb units.
GCBS-Ground controlled bombing system. Weapons
are released from the aircraft by a controller on the
GCG-Guidance control group.