Image result for acronyms and abbreviationsTGIF readers, we made it through another week and what a week it’s been! We often remind you that a psychologist is a jackass who studied psychology so they could understand themselves. Mind you, academically you’re taking classes from someone who also became a psychologist so they could understand themselves – a compounding effect!

So, save yourself $150+ per hour by participating in our shoot the shits. Remember that we will never say that you’re in denial.

Speaking of denial, did you like the Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party about-face? They were all resisting and calling for constituents to abandon civility until they take the House and Senate. Well, open mouth, insert foot, and some fruitcake decided to start mailing pipe bombs. So, what does Teflon Hillary do? Goes on national television to say that the country needs to be united and that it needs to elect someone that will unite the country – trying to put the package bombs back on Trump. It takes guts, but I’ll guarantee you that the DNC is hoping she goes away. BUT, just in case, they’ve retasked the Brett Kavanaugh witches to work on her. I also thought it ironic that police which they all criticized put it on the line to keep her and the others safe.

For this week’s shoot-the-shit I wanted to publish a list of acronyms that we all encounter at some point or another when reading military documents.

AESA Active Electronically Scanned Array COIN Counterinsurgency
AEV Armored Engineering Vehicle COMINT Communications Intelligence
AEW Airborne Early Warning COP Common Operational Picture
AEW&C Airborne Early Warning and Control COTS Commercial Off The Shelf
AFB Air Force Base DIRCM Directed Infrared Countermeasures
AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle DoD Department of Defense
AIFV Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle DoND Department of National Defense
APC Armored Personnel Carrier DPP Defense Procurement Procedure
ASPAC Asia Pacific DPSU Defense Public Sector Undertakings
ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare DRDO Defense Research and Development Organization
ASuW Anti-Surface Warfare EDA European Defense Agency
ATGM Anti-Tank Guided Missile EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
AUV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle EFP Explosively Formed Penetrator
C2 Command and Control ELINT Electronic Intelligence
C4 C2, Communications and Computers EO Electro-Optical
C4I C4 and Information EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
CAS Close Air Support ESM Electronic Support Measure
CASEVAC Casualty Evacuation EW Electronic Warfare
CBRNE Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive FIBUA Fighting in Built Up Area
FLIR Forward Looking Infra-Red LoA Letter of Acceptance
FMS Foreign Military Sales LoI Letter of Intent
GDP Gross Domestic Product M-ATV MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle
GPS Global Positioning System MALE Medium Altitude Long Endurance
HALE High Altitude Long Endurance MANPADS Man-Portable Air-Defense System
HAZMAT Hazardous Materials MBT Main Battle Tank
HEAT High Explosive Anti-Tank MEDEVAC Medical Evacuation
HF High Frequency MENA Middle East and North Africa
HMMWV High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle MoD Ministry of Defense
I2 Image Intensified MoND Ministry of National Defense
IDF Israel Defense Forces MOTS Military Off the Shelf
IDIQ Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity MoU Memorandum of Understanding
IED Improvised Explosive Device MOUT Military Operations in Urban Terrain
ICV Infantry Carrier Vehicle MPA Maritime Patrol Aircraft
IFF Identification Friend or Foe MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle MRO Maintenance Repair and Overhaul
IOC Initial Operational Capability NVG Night Vision Goggle
IR Infra-Red OEF Operation Enduring Freedom
ISR Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance OPV Offshore Patrol Vessel
PEO Program Executive Officer
PEO STRI Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation UHF Ultra-High Frequency
PRR Personal Role Radio UOR Urgent Operational Requirement
R&D Research and Development USAF United States Air Force
Rfi Request for Information USMC United States Marine Corps
RfP Request for Proposal USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command
ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle USV Unmanned Surface Vehicle
RPA Remotely Piloted Aircraft UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
RPG Rocket Propelled Grenade UXO Unexploded Ordnance
SATCOM Satellite Communications VHF Very High Frequency
SDSR Strategic Defense and Security Review VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol
SIGINT Signal Intelligence VTOL Vertical Take-off and Landing
SINCGARS Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
SME Small and Medium Size Enterprise
STOL Short-Takeoff and Landing
SWaP Size, Weight and Power
SwaP-C Size, Weight, Power and Cost
SWIR Short Wave Infra-Red
UAS Unmanned Air System
UAV Unmanned Air Vehicle
UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Have a great weekend and keep the sweat pumps in low speed!

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