Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Military terminology

We have heard them in movies and in video games, they are the basic words used by the military forces. Words such as Danger close, air-lift, and cease fire. They are the words that we are used to. But there is so much military terminology that we don't know the rest of it. So in order to give you a better understanding of military terminology I have created a small list of military words that u are bound to hear. I have also taken the liberty of finding the meaning of the military Alphabet.
Abort-to fail to accomplish a purpose or mission for any reason other than enemy action.
Acoustic warfare-Action involving the use of underwater acoustic energy
Action deferred-Tactical action on a specific track is being withheld for better tactical advantage
Balisage- The marking of a route by a system of dim beacon lights enabling vehicles to be driven at near day-time speed, under blackout conditions.
Fallout patterns-The distribution of fallout as portrayed by fallout contours. Fairway-A channel either from offshore, in a river, or in a harbor that has enough depth to accommodate the draft of large vessels.
Unconventional warfare-A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration
Paradrop-Delivery by parachute of personnel or cargo from an aircraft in flight.
Panel code-A prearranged code designed for visual communications, usually between friendly units, by making use of marking panels. See also marking panel.
Barrage- A pre-arranged barrier of fire.
Damage area-In naval mine warfare, the plan area around a minesweeper inside which a mine explosion is likely to interrupt operations.
Damage criteria-The critical levels of various effects, such as blast pressure and thermal radiation, required to achieve specified levels of damage.
Radar fire-Gunfire aimed at a target which is tracked by radar.
Catalytic attack- An attack designed to bring about a war between major powers through the disguised machinations of a third power.
Caveat- A designator used with a classification to further limit the dissemination of restricted information.
Zone of fire-An area into which a designated ground unit or fire support ship delivers, or is prepared to deliver, fire support. Fire mayor may not be observed. Also called ZF.
Land forces-Personnel, weapon systems, vehicles, and support elements operating on land to accomplish assigned missions and tasks.
Kill box-A three-dimensional area used to facilitate the integration of joint fires. Call of fire-A request for fire containing data necessary for obtaining the required fire on a target.
Salted weapon-A nuclear weapon which has, in addition to its normal components, certain elements or isotopes which capture neutrons at the time of the explosion and produce radioactive products over and above the usual radioactive weapon debris.

A: Alpha
B: Bravo
C: Charlie
D: Delta
E: Echo
F: Foxtrot
G: Golf
H: Hotel
I: India
J: Juliet
K: Kilo
L: Lima
M: Mike
N: November
0: Oscar
P: Papa
Q: Quebec
R: Romeo
S: Sierra
T: Tango
U: Uniform
V: Victor
W: Whiskey
X: X-Ray
Y: Yankee
Z: Zulu
Written by Austin

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