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Acronyms

ADR - Air Data Relay

AEW - Airborne Early Warning

A-Gear - Arresting Gear

APV - Automatically Piloted Vehicle

AV - Air Vehicle

BDA - Battle Damage Assessment

BLOS - Beyond Line-of-Sight

BVR - Beyond Visual Range

C2 - Command and Control

CCA - Component Cost Assessment

CDL - Common Data Link

CGS - Common Ground Segment

CL - Command Link

COE - Common Operating Environment

CONOPS - Concept of Operations

CSD - Common Systems Environment

DII - Defense Information Infrastructure

DPE - Data Processing Element

EO - Electro-Optical

EO/IR - Electro-Optical/Infrared

FLIR - Forward-Looking Infrared

GCS - Ground Control Station

GDT - Ground Data Terminal

GPS - Global Positioning System

GSE - Ground Support Equipment

HAE - High Altitude Endurance

IFF - Indentification, Friend or Foe

IFR - Instrument Flight Rules

IMINT - Imagery Intelligence

INS - Inertial Navigation System

IOC - Initial Operational Capability

IR - Infrared

LCC - Life-Cycle Costs

LOS - Line-of-Sight

LPD - Landing Platform Dock

LRE - Launch and Recovery Element

LRE - Launch and Recovery Equipment

LRS - Launch and Recovery System

MAE - Medium Altitude Endurance

MCE - Mission Control Element

MIAG - Modular Integrated Avionics Group

MMF - Mobile Maintenance Facility

MPS - Mission Planning Station

OT - Operational Test

PCS - Portable Control Station

RATO - Rocket-Assisted Takeoff

RCS - Radar Cross-Section

RDT&E - Research, Development, Test & Evaluation

RL - Return Link

ROA - Remotely Operated Aircraft

RRS - Remote Receiving Station

RSTA - Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition

RVT - Remote Video Terminal

S&A - See and Avoid

SAR - Synthetic Aperture Radar

SATCOM - Satellite Communications (Military)

SEAD - Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses

SSR - Software Specification Review

STA - System Threat Assessment

TCDL - Tactical Common Data Link

TCS - Tactical Control System

TUAV - Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UCARS UAV - Common Automated Recovery System

UCAV - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle

UHF - Ultra High Frequency

URAV - Unmanned Reconnaissance Air Vehicle

VFR - Visual Flight Rules

VTOL - Vertical Takeoff and Landing

WVR - Within Visual Range