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Length
Inch (in) <-> Meters (m) 1 in
= 0.0254 m
1 m
= 39.370 in
Feet (ft) <-> Meters (m) 1 ft
= 0.3048 m
1 m
= 3.2808 ft
Yards (yd) <-> Meters (m) 1 yd
= 0.9144 m
1 m
= 1.0936 yd
Nautical Miles (nm) <-> Kilometers (km) 1 nm
= 1.8520 km 1 km
= 0.5400 nm
Speed
Knots (kn) <-> Kilometers/Hour (km/h) 1 kts
= 1.8520 km/h
1 km/h
= 0.5340 kts
Weight
Pounds (lbs) <-> Kilogram (kg) 1 lb
= 0.4536 kg
1 kg
= 2.2046 lbs
Volume
Gallon (gal) <-> Liter (l) 1 gal
= 4.5430 l
1 l
= 0.2201 gal
Pressure
Power per in² (psi) <-> Bar (bar) 1 psi
= 0.0699 bar
1 bar
= 14.504 psi

Glossary

A/A - Air-to-Air
AAA - Anti Aircraft Artillery
AAC - Air Armament Center
AAI - Air-to-Air Interrogator
AAMD - All Aspect Missile Defense
AB - Air Base
AC - Alternating Current
ACC - Air Combat Command
ACES - Advanced Conception Ejection Seat
ACM - Air Combat Maneuvering
ACQ - (target) Acquisition
ADI - Attitude Direction Indicator
ADU - Adapter Unit
AEF - Air Expeditionary Force
AEW - Air Expeditionary Wing
AFB - Air Force Base
AFCD - Advanced Fighter Capability Demonstrator
AFCS - Automatic Flight Control System
AFFTC - Air Force Flight Test Centre
AFFWS - Air Force Fighter Weapons School
AFMC - Air Force Materiel Command
A/G - Air-to-Ground
AGL - Above Ground Level
AGM - Air-to-Ground Missile
AHC - Advanced Handling Characteristics
AHRS - Attitude Heading Reference Set
AI - Air Intercept
AIC - Air Inlet Control unit
AIM - Air-to-Air Missile
AMAD - Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive
AMRAAM - Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
AoA - Angle of Attack
APG-70 - F-15E Radar
ASE - Allowable Steering Error
ASL - Azimuth Steering Line
ATDPS - Asymmetric Thrust Departure Prevention System
ATF - Auto Terrain Following
ATO - Air Tasking Order
ATP - Advanced Targeting Pod
AWACS - Airborne Warning and Control System
AWC - Air Warfare Center
BFM - Basic Fighter Maneuvers
BIT - Built In Test
BLATS - Build Up Low Cost Advanced Titanium Structure
BRU - Bomb Release Unit
BST - Boresight
BVR - Beyond Visual Range
CAOC - Combined Air Operations Centre
CAP - Combat Air Patrol
CAS - Calibrated Airspeed
CAS - Close Air Support
CAS - Control Augmentation System
CBU - Cluster Bomb Unit
CC - Central Computer
CDIP - Continuously Impact Point
CEP - Circular Error Probability
CFT - Conformal Fuel Tank
CG - Center of Gravity
CGB - Central Gear Box
CIVV - Compressor Inlet Variable Vane
CMD - Counter Munitions Dispenser
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
DASH - Display and Sighting Helmet
DC - Direct Current
DCA - Defensive Counter Air
DEEC - Digital Electronic Engine Control
DEL - Direct Electric Link
DFCS - Digital Flight Control System
DIL - Displayed Impact Line
DLL - Design Load Limit
DLM - Data-Logging Module
DLP - Data Link Pod
DMS - Digital Mapping System
DTC - Data Transfer Cartridge
DTM - Data Transfer Module
DW - Display Window
EA - Electronic Attack
ECCM - Electronic Counter Counter Measures
ECM - Electronic Counter Measures
ECS - Engine Control System
ECS - Environmental Control System
ECU - Environmental Control Unit
EDU - Engine Diagnostic Unit
EFS - Expeditionary Fighter Squadron
EGBU - Enhanced GBU
EGI - Embedded GPS/INS
EID - Electronic Identification
EMD - Engine Monitoring Display
EMS - Engine Monitoring System
EMU - Engine Management Unit
EP - Electronic Protection
EPR - Engine Pressure Ratio
ESL - Elevation Steering Line
EO - Electro-Optical
EW - Early Warning
EW - Electronic Warfare
EWWS - Electronic Warfare Warning System
FAST - Fuel and Sensor Tactical
FBW - Fly-by-Wire
FCP - Front Cockpit
FDL - Fighter Data Link
FL - Flight Level
FLIR - Forward Looking InfraRed
FMS - Foreign Military Sales
FOD - Foreign Object Damage
FOFA - Follow On Forces Attack
FOR - Field Of Regard
FOV - Field Of View
FS - Fighter Squadron
FTIT - Fan Turbine Inlet Temperature
FTU - Formal Training Unit
FW - Fighter Wing
FY - Fiscal Year
GBU - Guided Bomb Unit
GE - General Electric Company
GIT - Ground Idle Thrust
GMT - Ground Moving Target
GMTI - Ground Moving Target Indicator
GMTR - Ground Moving Target Rejection
GPH - Gallons per Hour
GPS - Global Positioning System
GSE - Ground Support Equipment
HDTWS - High Data Rate Track-While-Scan
HMS - Helmet Mounted Sight
HOTAS - Hands On Throttle And Stick
HRM - High Resolution Map
HSI - Horizontal Situation Indicator
HUD - Heads-Up Display
HVA - High Value Asset
IADS - Integrated Air Defence System
IAF - Israeli Air Force
ICMS - Internal Countermeasures System
ICS - Intercom System
IDEEC - Improved DEEC
IDG - Integrated Drive Generator
IDLP - Improved Data Link Pod
IFF - Identification Friend of Foe
IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
IGMT - Interleaved Ground Moving Target
ILS - Instrument Landing System
IMIRS - Improved Modular Infra-Red Sensor
INS - Inertial Navigation System
INST - Instrument
IOC - Initial Operational Capability
IR - Infra-Red
ITB - Integrated Terminal Block
JASSM - Joint Advanced Stand-Off Missile
JDAM - Joint Direct Attack Munition
JEM - Jet Engine Modulation
JFS - Jet Fuel Starter
JSOW - Joint Stand-Off Weapon
JSTARS - Joint Surveillance, Targeting and Attack Radar System
KCAS - Knots Calibrated Airspeed
KI - Killbox Interdiction
KIAS - Knots Indicated Airspeed
LANTIRN - Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infra-Red for Night
LAU - Launcher Unit
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LCT - Left Conformal Tank
LDGP - Low Drag General Purpose
LHC - Left Hand Controler
LIT - Look Into Turn
LOD - Light-Off Detector
LOS - Line Of Sight
LOX - Liquid Oxygen
LPI - Low Probability of Intercept
LRU - Line Replaceable Unit
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures
MC - Mission Cartridge
McAir - McDonnell Aircraft Company
MER - Multiple Ejector Rack
MFC - Main Fuel Control
MGWS - Modular Guided Weapon System
MIL-STD - Military Standard
MM - Master Mode
MN - Mission Navigator
MOA - Military Operating Area
MPCD - Multi Purpose Color Display
MPD - Multi Purpose Display
MPDP - Multi Purpose Display Processor
MSIP - Multi Stage Improvement Program
MSL - Mean Sea Level
MSOGS - Molecular Sieve Oxygen Generation System
MTF - Manual TF
MUX - Multiplex Bus
NAV - Navigation
NCTR - Non Cooperative Target Recognition
NESA - Nose Equipment Support Assembly
NVG - Night Vision Goggles
OAF - Operation 'Allied Force'
OCA - Offensive Counter Air
ODS - Operation 'Desert Storm'
OEF - Operation 'Enduring Freedom'
OFP - Operational Flight Program
OG - Operations Group
OIF - Operation 'Iraqi Freedom'
ONW - Operation 'Northern Watch'
OSS - Operational Support Squadron
OSW - Operation 'Southern Watch'
OWS - Overload Warning System
P&W - Pratt & Whitney
PACAF - Pacific Air Forces
PACS - Programmable Armament Control Set
PAI - Primary Aicraft Inventory
PB - Push Button
PC - Power Control
PFM - Pre-Flight Message Software
PGM - Precision Guided Munition
PPKS - Present Position Keeping Source
PRF - Pulse Repetition Frequency
PSI - Pounds per Square Inch
PVU - Precision Velocity Update
RAF - Royal Air Force
RAM - Raid Assessment Mode
RBM - Real Beam Map
RCP - Rear Cockpit
RCS - Radar Cross Section
RCT - Right Conformal Tank
RCVV - Rear Compressor Variable Vane
RF - Radio Frequency
RHC - Right Hand Controler
RLG - Ring Laser Gyro
RMR - Remote Map Reader
ROKAF - Republic Of Korea Air Force
RPM - Rotations per Minute
RSAF - Royal Saudi Air Force
RTU - Replacement Training Unit
RWR - Radar Warning Receiver
RWS - Range-While-Scan
SAM - Surface-to-Air Missile
SAR - Search And Rescue
SAR - Synthetic Aperture Radar
SARH - Semi-Active Radar Homing
SCAR - Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance
SCP - Set Clearance Plane
SDB - Small Diameter Bomb
SEAD - Suppression of Enemy Air Defences
SOP - Standard Operating Procedures
SPF/TB - Super-Plastic Forming Titanium Bonding
SQN - Squadron
STA - Station
STT - Single Target Track
TAC - Tactical Air Command
(now ACC)
TACAN - Tactical Air Navigation Aid
TACC - Tactical Air Control Centre
TARCAP - Target Combat Air Patrol
TAWRS - Tactical All-Weather Requirements Study
TBM - Tactical Ballistic Missile
TD - Target Designator
TDC - Target Designator Control
TEG - Test and Evaluation Group
TER - Triple Ejector Rack
TES - Test and Evalutation Squadron
TEWS - Tactical Electronic Warfare System
TF - Terrain Following
TFR - Terrain Following Radar
TFS - Tactical Fighter Squadron
TFTS - Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
TFTW - Tactical Fighter Traing Wing
TFW - Tactical Fighter Wing
TMD - Tactical Munitions Dispenser
TOD - Time of Day
TP - Targeting Pod
TPULL - Time to Pull
TR - Transformer-Rectifier
TREL - Time to Release
TS - Test Squadron
TSD - Tactical Situation Display
TST - Time Sensitive Target
TTA - Time To Activate
TTGT - Time To Target
TTI - Time To Impact
TTS - Tactical Training Squadron
TTW - Tactical Training Wing
TVGS - Television Guidance Section
TW - Test Wing
TWS - Track-While-Scan
UFC - Up Front Controler
UHF - Ultra-High Frequency
USAF - US Air Force
USAFE - US Air Forces in Europe
VCTR - Vector
VHF - Very High Frequency
VHSIC - Very High Speed Integrated Cirquit
VLC - Very Low Clearance
VLE - Velocity Limit Extension
VTRS - Video Tape Recording System
VV - Velocity Vector
WCMD - Wind-Corrected Munitions Dispenser
WFOWHUD - Wide Field Of View Heads Up Display
WG - Wing
WOW - Weight On Wheels
WS - Weapons Squadron
WRALC - Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center
WRM - War Reserve Material
WSO - Weapons Systems Operator/Officer
XR - Extended Range
Z - Zulu Time
ZCL - Zero Command Line