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AAA
Anti-aircraft artillery, any gun used for air defense including machine guns of various types to heavy anti-aircraft guns.[1]
ACE report
Ammo, Casualties & Equipment Report, a quick report given to the next-higher element leader regarding your element's status. Includes information like ammo supply, number of casualties, and equipment lost.[2]
APC
Armored Personnel Carrier, a type of armored fighting vehicle designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.
APFSDS
Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot, a type of kinetic energy penetrator that uses kinetic energy to penetrate a target.[3]
ATGM
Anti-Tank Guided Missile, a guided missile primarily designed to hit and destroy heavily armored military vehicles.[4]

BEdit

Bail out
All players in a vehicle will exit the vehicle on this command. This is considered to be an emergency command and is repeated three times to ensure that everyone in the vehicle hears it.[5]
Bingo
Pilot statement to indicate that the aircraft must immediately return to base in order to make it back before fuel runs out.[6]
Blind
Crewman, CAS aircraft, etc. cannot spot friendly positions.[6]

CEdit

CAS
Close Air Support, aircraft specialized at ground attack and are designed to provide excellent close support to infantry.[7] Are typically directed by a Forward Air Controller (FAC).
CASREP
Casualty report, a quick and focused report that is designed so that a leader can quickly find out how many casualties have been taken.[2]
Cease fire
Used to cause a temporary lull in the shooting. Cease fire is used when all enemy are seemingly dead and no further shooting is necessary.[5]
Check fire
A "Check fire" command is given when it is suspected that a friendly unit is being fired upon by friendlies.[5]
Copy/Copies
Standard acknowledgement. Example: "Bravo, enemy armor headed your way from the north." "Bravo copies."[5]

DEdit

Danger close
In close air support, artillery, mortar, and naval gunfire support fires, it is the term included in the method of engagement segment of a call for fire which indicates that friendly forces are within close proximity of the target. The close proximity distance is determined by the weapon and munition fired.[8]
Dismount
Players who are not driving or gunning on a vehicle will exit the vehicle on this command.[5]

EEdit

EOD
Explosive Ordinance Disposal. Refers to the person or team of people who clear out mines and explosives to allow ground forces to safely move through an area.
ERA
Explosive Reactive Armor, a type of vehicle armor that explodes in reaction to the impact of a weapon to reduce the damage done to the vehicle being protected.[9] See also "Reactive armor" below.

FEdit

FAC
Forward Air Controller, a player who is tasked with coordinating air elements in the support of ground forces and frequently is assigned to the company headquarters element.[10]
Frag grenade
Fragmentation grenade, a grenade designed to kill through blast and shrapnel effects. Usually on a 4-5 second time delay fuse.[11]
FARP
Forward Area Refueling/Rearming Point or Forward Arming Refueling Point, a space on the battlefield designated for the re-arming and re-fueling of aircraft.[12]
Fast-mover
Fast-moving fixed-wing aircraft.[12]
FO
Forward Observer, a player who is tasked with coordinating artillery support for the platoon.[10]
Fox
Brevity code used by NATO pilots to signal the release of an air-to-air munition. Fox One - indicates the launch of a semi-active radar guided missile. Fox Two - Indicates the launch of an infrared-guided missile. Fox Three - Indicates the launch of an active radar guided missile. Fox four - Historical term indicating air-to-air or air-to-surface cannon fire. Current usage is Guns, guns, guns.[13]
Frag out!
Warning call given when throwing a grenade.[5]
FTG
Follow-Through-Grenade, a munition that blows a hole in a wall and then projects and explodes an additional charge on the far side, causing additional casualties. [14]
FUBAR
Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition/Repair/Reason, military slang.[15]

GEdit

Go, go, go!
Passengers of a helo disembark at this command from their element leader or the aircraft crew. This can also be used when mounting up into a helicopter during an extraction. In that situation, the senior element leader confirms that his troops are loaded and accounted for, then says "Go, go, go!" to indicate to the helo pilot that he should take off. Finally, it can be used to signal the start of a paradropping sequence from a helicopter of airplane.[5]
Grenade!
Warning call given when an enemy grenade has been thrown at friendlies, a grenade is fumbled or anything else that poses a close-in grenade threat.[5]
Guns, guns, guns
Brevity code used by NATO pilots to signal cannon fire. Historically called Fox Four.[13]

HEdit

HAHO
High Altitude, High Opening, a paradrop whereas the chute is deployed at a high altitude allowing for substantial ground to be covered during flight.[16]
HALO
High Altitude, Low Opening, a paradrop whereas the chute is deployed at a low altitude to minimize the time spent under canopy.[16]
HE
High Explosive, explosives that kill via blast and fragmentation effects.[17]
HEAA
High Explosive Anti-Armor, munitions ideal for defeating medium and heavy armor. Deals very little area damage but a great deal of anti-armor damage.[14]
HEAT
High-Explosive Anti-Tank, a warhead made of an explosive shaped charge that used the Munroe effect to create a very high-velocity partial stream of metal in a state of superplasticity that can punch through solid armor.[18]
HEDP
High Explosive Dual Purpose, munitions effective against light armor, walls, structures, bunkers, etc. Does a significant amount of area damage and a fair amount of anti-armor damage[14]
Hold
Used to control movement. "Hold" is ordered when a unit needs to make a temporary halt.[5]
HUD
Heads-up display, A display of flight, navigation, attack, or other information superimposed upon the pilot’s forward field of view.[8]

IEdit

IED
Improvised explosive device, a homemade bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action.
IFAK
Individual First Aid Kit, a first aid kit used to treat an individual soldier's wounds, single-use and stored within bright yellow wrappers.[19]
IFV
Infantry Fighting Vehicle, a type of armored fighting vehicle used to carry infantry into battle and unlike an APC, also provide fire support.
Incoming / IDF / Indirect
Warning calls given when enemy indirect fire (grenade launchers, motors, artillery, etc.) is inbound on friendly positions. IDF is pronounced "Eye dee eff."[5]

JEdit

JDAM
Joint Direct Attack Munition, a pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs.[20]
JTAC
Joint Terminal Attack Controller, a person who directs close air support, usually an infantryman with a laser designator to guide target-seeking bombs, missiles and artillery rounds to their targets.

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LEdit

MEdit

MBT
Main Battle Tank, a tank that fills the heavy direct fire role of many modern armies.
Mount up / Remount
Command given to order players to mount into their assigned vehicles. "Remount" is sometimes given after players have temporarily dismounted, such as when providing security at a halt.[5]
MOUT
Military Operations in Urban Terrain, also referred to as urban warfare, is combat conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities.[21]
MRAP
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, a term for vehicles that are designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes.

NEdit

NE
Novel Explosive, munitions that uses thermobaric principles to cause extreme blast and pressure damage around their point of destruction. Very effective against infantry and buildings.[14]
No joy
Crewman, CAS aircraft, etc. cannot spot hostile targets.[6]

OEdit

On me
Command by the element leader to tell his element members to form up on him and follow him.[5]
Oscar Mike
On the Move, the names of the two NATO phonetic alphabet letters O and M, which stand for the phrase. Used on the radio and in shorthand to each other.[12]

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QEdit

QRF
A quick reaction force. Essentially, a team which is kept on standby and stays prepared to rapidly provide assistance at several different locations if any of them fall under attack.

REdit

Reactive armor
A type of vehicle armour that reacts in some way to the impact of a weapon to reduce the damage done to the vehicle being protected. It is most effective in protecting against shaped charges and specially hardened long rod penetrators.[9]
RAAMS
Remote Anti-Armor Mines, a type of artillery round used by 155mm howitzers that spreads over a 400 meter area, arms shortly after impact and triggers when an armored vehicle runs over them.[22]
Roger
This is a simple affirmative acknowledgement. If told to watch the NW by your fireteam leader, you should sound off with a quick "Roger" to let him know that you heard him and are complying.[5]
ROE
Rules of Engagement, the guidelines leaders issue to govern the employment of their troops' personal weapons.[23]

SEdit

SADARM
Sense-and-Destroy Armor, a type of third-generation 155mm artillery round that when deployed, releases two sensor-fuzed munitions which parachute over the battlespace and scan (using radar and infrared) for suitable armor targets.[22]
Say again
The prior message was not understood - say it again. Example "Alpha, say again your last?"[5]
Small arms
Man portable, individual, and crew-served weapon systems used mainly against personnel and lightly armored or unarmored equipment.[8]
SMAW
Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon, a should-launched rocket weapon with the primary ability to be a portable assault weapon and a secondary anti-armor rocket launcher.[24]
SITREP
Situation report, a concise and quick method for an entire element to report their status to their leader.[2]
Stand by
This acts as either a wait request or a preparatory command. When used as a preparatory command, it is a warning to anyone listening that an important event is about to happen, typically one which other players will need to participate in. When used as a wait request, it is a way to tell the person asking a question that they need a few moments to get the answer.[5]
SUV
Sport Utility Vehicle, a vehicle similar to a station wagon and usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability.[25]

TEdit

Tally
Crewman, CAS aircraft, etc. has spotted hostile targets.[6]

UEdit

VEdit

Visual
Crewman, CAS aircraft, etc. has spotted friendly positions.[6]
VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol, a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.[26]
VON
Voice-Over-Net, a type of communication whereas voice is transmitted over ArmA's network or servers. See VoIP above.

WEdit

Weapon dry / empty
Used to indicate that the player's weapon is temporarily out of action due to running out of ammo in the current magazine.[5]
Wilco
Short for "will comply." Typically used in conjunction with roger, so that it ends up as "Roger, wilco" which translates into "Understood, and I will comply with the order."[5]
Winchester
Brevity term that an aircraft pilot or gunner is out of ammunition.[6]
WP
White Phosphorous (Willy Pete), A type of munition that can be used for smoke concealment, marking or to cause incendiary effects.[17]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Kennedy Hickman, AAA, viewed 17 February 2014, <http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/glossaryofmilitaryterms/g/Aaa.htm>.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Reports - SITREPs, CASREPS, & ACE reports' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 119-120
  3. Wikipedia, Kinetic energy penetrator, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_energy_penetrator>.
  4. Wikipedia, Anti-tank missile, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-tank_missile>.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 'Communication - brevity' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 114-116
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 'Helicopters - helicopter crew roles' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 241-242
  7. 'Fixed wing - types of fixed-wing aircraft' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 253
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 'Terms and definitions' 2010, in DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, pp. 65, 115, 241
  9. 9.0 9.1 Wikipedia, Reactive armor, viewed 17 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_armour>.
  10. 10.0 10.1 'The company - company HQ roles' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 88-89
  11. 'Common Skills - grenades' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 62
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Wikipedia, List of United States Marine Corps acronyms and expressions, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Marine_Corps_acronyms_and_expressions>.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Wikipedia, Fox (code word), viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_(code_word)>.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 'Crew-served Weapons - anti-armor' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 108
  15. Wikipedia, Military slang, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_slang>.
  16. 16.0 16.1 'Paratroopers - parachuting' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 300-301
  17. 17.0 17.1 'Crew-served Weapons - indirect-fire teams' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 104
  18. Wikipedia, High-explosive anti-tank warhead, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-explosive_anti-tank_warhead>.
  19. 'Combat lifesaver - wound effects' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 53
  20. The Free Dictionary, JDAM, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://www.thefreedictionary.com/JDAM>.
  21. Wikipedia, Urban warfare, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_warfare>.
  22. 22.0 22.1 'Working with artillery - artillery rounds & fusing 101' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 290
  23. 'Combat marksmanship - every player a rifleman first' 2013, in Arma 3 Tactical Guide, pp. 31
  24. Wikipedia, Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoulder-launched_Multipurpose_Assault_Weapon>.
  25. Wikipedia, Sport utility vehicle, viewed 16 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_utility_vehicle>.
  26. Wikipedia, Voice over IP, viewed 17 February 2014, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP>.

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