DFI acronyms suggestions

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Should we have accronyms or not

Poll closed May 8, 2009.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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  3. johnee

    johnee Elite Member Elite Member

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    couldnt resist this.
    taliban= great unwashed.
    EDITED
    like common americans = tom, dick and harry.
     
  4. SATISH

    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    B.S.----BullShit
    F.U.B.A.R---F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition
    btln------Battalion
    Reg.-----Regiment
    Brig.-----Brigadier
    Gen.----- General
    Maj.-----Major
    Col.------Colonel
    Lt.-------liuetenant
    PA------Pakistan Army
    PAF----Pakistan Airforce
    PN----Pakistan navy
    IA------Indian army
    IN----Indian navy
    IAF----Indian airforce
    IsAF---Israeli air force


    CAS----Close air support
    CAP-----Combat air patrol
    DPSA----Deep Penetration strike Aircraft
    Boomer---SSBN
    Russkies---Russians
    ACM----Air chief Marshal
    COAS---chief of army staff
    SFC---Strategic Forces Command
    Recce---Reconnisance, surveillance
    APC-----armoured personnel carrie2
    CBG-----Carrier battle group
    Atak-----SSK, SSN
    SF-------special forces
    ME-------Middle East nations
    Persians---Iranians
    AfPak------Afghanistan-Pakistan
    HC-----High comissioner
    Lightning---F 35
    Chopper---Transport helicopters
    Gunship---Attack helicopters
    Helos---helicopters
    Spooky----Ac 130 Gunship
    R&D-------Research and development
    A2A-----Air to air
    A2G---air to ground
    SAM---Surface to air missiles
    MTCR---Missile technology control regime
    AESA---Active electronically steered array
    PESA---Passive electronically steered Array
    MMR ---Multimode radar.
    AWAC--Airborne early warning and command and control
    AEW&C-Airborne early warning and Control
    AEW----Airborne early warning
    C4I-----Command control, communication computation and Intelligence
    OOO-----outsmart, outthink and out maneuvre
    Sbug-----Super Hornet
    GHQ------general headquarters
    Amreeki----American
    Uncle Sam---America
    ERA------Expolosion reactive armour
    AAA------Anti-aircraft artillery
    JDAM-----joint direct attack ammunition
    AMRAAM---American medium range air to air missile
    THAAD----Theater High Altitude AIR defence
    BM-----Ballistic missile
    CM------Cruise missile
    ABM-----Anti-Ballistic missile
    BMD-----Ballistic missile defence
    CIWS----Close in weapon system
    LGB------laser guided bomb
    PGM------Precision guided Munitions
    IRST------Infrared search and track
    GPS-------Global positioning system
    INS--------Inertial navigation system/ Indian naval ship
    PLA--------Peoples Liberation army (chinese army)
    PLAN-------Peoples liberation navy (Chinese navy)
    PLAAF------Peoples liberation Air force (chinese air force)
    AK---------Al-Khalid (pakistani tank)
    AZ---------Al-Zarar (Pakistani tank)
    MRCA-------Multi-role combat aircraft
    AI----------Air Interdiction/Artificial intelligence
    JHMCS------Joint helmet mounted cueing system
    TVC---------Thrust vector control
    HMD--------Helmet mounted display
    HUD--------Head-up display
    MFD--------Multi-functional display
    ALG---------Advanced landing ground
    AFB---------Air force base
    FOB---------Forward operating base
    FAB---------Forward air base
    MIRV--------Multiple independent re-entry vehicle
    ISS----------International space station
    SAR---------Synthetic aperture radar
    HOTAS------Hands on throttle and stick
    FBW---------Fly by wire
    IPC----------Indian penal code
    DGMF--------Director general of mechanized forces
    CVRDE-------Combat vehicle research and development establishment
    Subs-------Submarines
    DU--------depleted uranium round
    APFDS-----Armour piercing Fragmentation discarding Sabot
    UAV--------Unmanned Ariel vehicle
    UCAV-------Unmanned combat Ariel vehicle
    COIN-------Counter Insurgency
    CIJWS------Counter insurgency and Jungle warfare school
    F-INSAS----Future infantry soldier as a system
    KE------Kinetic energy
    MANPADS---Man Portable Air Defense Systems
    LLQRM---Low Level Quick Reaction Missile
    Mr-SAM---Medium Range Surface to air missile
    PAD-------Prithvi Air Defence
    AAD-------Advanced Air Defence
    ATGM----Anti tank guided missile
    APM-----Anti personnel mines
    ATM-----Anti tank Mines
    WMD-----Weapon of mass destruction
    NBCW----Nuclear biological and chemical warware
    VW------Viral weaponry
    EF-------Eurofighter
    IAI----Israeli aircraft industry
    IRIAF---Iranian air force
    DoD-----Department of defence
    MoD-----Ministry of defence
    APC-----Armoured personnel carrier
    AD------Air defence
    RF-------Radio frequency
    GCI-------Ground control intercept
    MARCOS-----Marine commandos
    RWR---------Radar warning reciever
    BVR----------Beyond visual range
    TWR---------Thrust to weight ratio
    STOBAR------Short take off but arrested recovery
    CATOBAR-----Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery
    V/STOL------Vertical and/or Short take-off and landing
    LPD-----------Landing platform deck
    HC------------Helicopter carriers
    OPV-----------Off-shore Patrol Vehicle
    VLS-----------vertical launching system
    SLBM----------Submarine launced ballistic missile
    SLCM----------Submarine launched cruise missile
    RPG------------Rocket propelled grenade
    LOC------------Line of control
    LAC------------Line of actual control
    C-in-C----------Commander in chief
    AShCM----------Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
    LACM------------Land attack cruise missile
    LRMR-------------Long Range Maritime reconnaissance
    MRMR-------------Medium Range Maritime reconnaissance
    ALCM-------------Air Launched Cruise Missile
    ASW--------------Anti submarine Warfare
    RCS-----------Radar Cross section
    Kt----Kiloton
    Td----Technology demonstrator
    Pt-----Prototype/Plutonium
    123----Indo -US nuclear deal
    NSG----Nuclear suppliers group/ National security Gaurds
    IAEA----International atomic energy agency
    DAE-----Department of Atomic Energy
    IMF-----International Monetary fund
    F.A.T.A----Federally Administered Tribal Areas(Pakistan)
    NWFP------North-West Frontier Province(Pakistan)
    Th--------Thorium
    PTFBR-----Prototype Twin Fast Breeder Reactor
    AWHR-----Advanced Heavy Water Reactor
    ECM------Electronic Counter measures
    ECCM-----Electronic counter counter Measures
    EW-------Electronic warfare
    LDP-------Laser designation pod
    OLS-------Optical locator System
    LM--------Lockheed-Martin/ Long March(Chinese SLV)
    DF--------Dong Feng(Chinese Ballistic Missile)
    BRIC------Brazil, Russia India China
    P5--------US, UK, Russia, France, China
    WTO------World Trade organisation
    G8---------Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; in addition, the European Union is represented within the G8, but cannot host or chair
     
  5. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    guys meanwhile please help in compiling the list
     
  6. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    Zardari - Zarda pan or Ghaddari or Mr.10%
    Nawaz Sharif - No Awaz or Noway Sharif or Badmash
    Sherry Rehman - Cherry
    Gilani - gila hai
     
  7. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Let's keep people out of the acronyms. We don't want to disrespect anyone even if we don't like them. We want this forum to have an international appeal. Just a humble opinion
     
  8. thakur_ritesh

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    i will agree with what yusuf has to say and personally i do not like calling anyone names no matter what. my other concern to this kind of thing here is that this immediately effects the quality of the forum and i am sure if we are into name calling others, this might not go down well with a lot of potential members and so they might resist from joining the forum, will this move hinder in any which way the growth of the forum in a positive manner, if the answer is yes then lets just leave it but if the answer is no then please a request lets not have any derogatory term used to define anyone.


    one thing i will like you all to continue with for sure is the expansion of short terms like what satish has done as that helps people like me in better understanding whenever such terms are used.


    cheers!!
     
  9. Soham

    Soham DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    There are too many to post, but when in trouble, this link can help.
    DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
     
  10. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    As far as acronyms are concerned, most of us know the military ones and have the pros to explain the ones we don't understand.
     
  11. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    People go crazy inventing these acronyms to be with the Joneses and in the bargain those who are new or even not so new get totally confused.

    There must be some control so that it does not become a crazy maze.
     
  12. shiv

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    i think using acronyms is a bad idea not only because this will deflate the image of the forum but also our international first time visitors will not understand what we are talking about.i mean if i go to a russian(english language) forum and they have an acronym for medvedev,will i understand whom they are talking about?
     
  13. Su-47

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    we should only use acronyms that are universally understood. Acronyms like CAP, CAS etc may not be understood by everyone. So if u are gonna use them, give the full form first, and then use the short form.

    Example: Close Air support (CAS) is essential these days. Most air forces have fighters dedicated for the CAS role.
     
  14. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    I second you Su-47
     
  15. Vinod2070

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    AFAIK: As far as I know
    TTYL: Talk to you later
    IIRC: If I remember correctly
    imho: In my humble opinion
    6:15: Univ slang, stands for F. O.(go away in unparliamentary language)
     
  16. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    6:15? Always knew of a 3:16 from my wwe watching days.
     
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    Aside from Acronyms, we should also have a key for short forms. for example:

    Pak - Pakistan
    Afg - Afghanistan
    Ind - India

    They seem obvious, but sometimes arent, especially to people new to forums. So again, we have to give use the full form first and then the short term.
     
  19. SATISH

    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    B'stan----Balochistan
    B'desh---- Bangladesh
     
  20. johnee

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    obama's renowned afpak strategy=fakap strategy.
     
  21. Ray

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    Battalion is Bn
    Regiment is Regt
    Prithvi Air Defence is PAD can be mistaken for Passive Air Defence which is what PAD signifies in military abbreviations.
     

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