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"Brevity code" is the military term for the shortened form of a frequently used phrase, sentence, or group of sentences, normally consisting
entirely of upper case letters.

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ABORT
   means   
Directive Call to Cease Action
ACTION
   means   
Directive to Initiate a Briefed Attack
ACTIVE
   means   
An Emitter is Radiating
ADD
   means   
Directive to Call a Specific (system) or (electronic Order of Battle (EOB) Category) to Search Responsibility
ALARM
   means   
Directive Call Indicating the Termination of Emission Control Procedures
ALLIGATOR
   means   
Link-11/tactical Digital Information Link (TADIL) A
ALPHA CHECK
   means   
Request Confirmation of Bearing and Range to Described Point
ANCHORED
   means   
Informative Call to Indicate a Turning Engagement About a Specific Location
ANGELS
   means   
Height of Friendly Aircraft in Thousands of Feet
ARIZONA
   means   
No Antiradition Missile (ARM) Ordance Remaining
AS FRAGGED
   means   
Unit or Element Will Be Performing Exactly As Stated by the Air Tasking Order (ATO)
AUTHENICATE
   means   
To Request or Provide a Response for a Coded Challenge
AUTOCAT
   means   
Any Communications Relay Using Automatic Retransmissions
AZIMUTH
   means   
Two or More Groups Primarily Separated in Bearing
BANDIT
   means   
An Aircraft Identified As Enemy
BANZAI
   means   
Informative Call to Execute Launch and Decide Tactics
BASE (No.)
   means   
Reference Number Used to Indicate Such Information As Headings, Altitude, and Fuels
BEAD WINDOW
   means   
Last Transmission Potentially Disclosed Unauthorized Information
BEAM(ING)
   means   
Target Stabilized Within 70 to 110 Degree Aspect, Generally (Direction) Given With Cardinal Directions: East,west,north, or South
BENT
   means   
System Indicated is Inoperative
BINGO
   means   
Fuel State Needed for Recovery
BIRD
   means   
Friendly Surface-to-air Missile (SAM)
BIRD(S) AFFIRM
   means   
Surface-to-air Informative Call Indicating Unit is Able and Prepared to Engage a Specified Target With (SAMS)
BIRD(S) AWAY
   means   
Friendly SAM Has Been Fired at Designated Target
BIRD(S) NEGAT
   means   
S/A Informatice Call Indicating Unit is Unable to Engage a Specified Target With SAMs
BITTERSWEET
   means   
Notificationof Possible BLUE ON BLUE Situation Relative to a Designated Track or Friendly Aircraft
BLANK
   means   
A Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD) Aircraft Does Not Detect Any Emitters of Interest
BLIND
   means   
No Visual Contact With Friendly Aircraft/ground Position
BLOW THROUGH
   means   
Directive/informative Call That Indicates Aircraft Will Continue Straight Ahead at the Merge and Not Turn With Target(s)
BOGEY DOPE
   means   
Request for Target Information As Briefed
BOGEY
   means   
A Radar or Visual Air Contact Whose Identity is Unknown
BOX
   means   
Contacts in a Square or Offset Square
BRAA
   means   
Tactical Control Format Providing Target Bearing, Range, Altitude, and Respect, Relative to Friendly Aircraft
BRACKET
   means   
Indicates Geometry Where Friendly Aircraft Will Maneuver to a Position on Opposing Sides, Either Laterally or Vertically from the Target
BREAKAWAY
   means   
Tanker or Receiver Directive Call Indicating Immediate Vertical and Nose/tail Separation Between Tanker and Receiver is Required
BREAK (Direction)
   means   
Directive to Perform an Immediate Maximum Performance Turn in the Direction Indicated, Assumes a Defensive Situation
BREVITY
   means   
Radio Frequency is Becoming Saturated, Degraded, or Jammed and Briefer Transmission Must Follow
BROADCAST
   means   
Request/directive to Switch to Broadcast Control
BROKE LOCK
   means   
Loss of Radar/infrared Lock-on
BRUISER
   means   
Friendly Air-launced Antishipmissile (ASM) Ie, HARPOON, EXOCET, PENGUIN
BUDDY LOCK
   means   
Locked to a Known Friendly Aircraft, Normally a Response to a SPIKE or BUDDY SPIKE Call and Accompanied With Position/heading/altitude
BUGOUT
   means   
Separation from That Particular Engaement
BULLDOG
   means   
Friendly Surface/submarine-launched ASM
BULLSEYE
   means   
An Established Point from Which the Position of an Object Can Be Referenced
BUMP/BUMP-UP
   means   
A Fly-up to Acquire Line of Sight to the Target Designation
BURN GLINT
   means   
Used to Provide Illumination
BUSTER
   means   
Directive Call to Fly at Maximum Continous Speed
BUZZER
   means   
Electronic Communications Jamming
CANDYGRAM
   means   
Informative Call to Aircraft That EW Targeting Information is Available on a Briefed Secure Net
CAP/CAPPING
   means   
Directive Call to Establish an Orbit at a Specified Location
CAPTURED
   means   
Aircrew Has Identified and is Able to Track a Specified Air-to-ground (A/G) Target With an Onboard Sensor
CEASE FIRE
   means   
Do Not Open Fire, Continue to Track
CEASE
   means   
In Air Defence, Break the Engagement on the Target Specified. Missile in Flight ENGAGEMENT Will Continue to Intercept
CHAMPAGNE
   means   
An Attack of Three Distinct Groups With Two in Front and One Behind
CHATTERMARK
   means   
Begin Using Briefed Radio Procedures to Counter Communications Jamming
CHEAPSHOT
   means   
(USAF) Active Missile Supported to High Pulse Repition Frequence (HPRF), but Not Medium Pulse Repitition Frequency (MPRF)
CHECK Turn()
   means   
Degrees Left or Right and Maintain New Heading (Left/Right)
CHERUBS
   means   
Height of Friendly Aircraft in Hundreds of Feet
CHICKS
   means   
Friendly Aircraft
CLEAN
   means   
No Radar Contacts on Aircraft of Interest
CLEARED HOT
   means   
Ordance Release is Authorized
CLEARED
   means   
Requested Action is Authorized (no Engaged/support Roles Are Assumed)
CLOAK
   means   
Directive/informative Call to Switch from Normal Ecternal Lighting to Covert Night Vision Device (NVD) Only Compatible Lighting
CLOSING
   means   
Decreasing in Range
COLD
   means   
Group(s) Heading Away from Friendly Aircraft
COLOR
   means   
Request for Information on a (system) at Stated Location, Usually a Request for (System/Position) Ambiguity Resolution
COMMIT(TED)
   means   
Fighter Intent to Engage/intercept
CONFETTI
   means   
Chaff Corridor
CONS/CONNING
   means   
THREAT/BOGEY Aircraft Leaving Contrails
CONTACT
   means   
Acknowledges Sighting of a Specified Reference Point
CONTINUE
   means   
Continue Present Maneuver, Does Not Imply Clearance to Engage or Expend Ordance
CONTINUE DRY
   means   
Ordance Release Not Authorized
COVER(ING)
   means   
Directive/informative Call to Take S/A Action or Establish an Air-to-air (A/A) Posture That Will Allow Engagement of a Specified Target or Threat
CRANK
   means   
F-pole Maneuver, Implies Illuminting Target at Radar Gimbal Limits (Direction)
CUTOFF
   means   
Request For, or Directive To, Intercept Using Cutoff Geometry
CYCLOPS
   means   
Any Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
DASH(#)
   means   
Aircraft Position Within a Flight. Used if Specific Call Sign is Unknown
DATA
   means   
Standby for IDM Data Message Concerning (object) at Stated Location
DEADEYE
   means   
Informative Call by an Airborne Laser Designator Indicating the Laser / IR System is Inoperative
DECLARE
   means   
Inquiry As to the Identification of a Specified Track(s)
DEFENSIVE
   means   
Aircraft is in a Defensive Position and Maneuvering With Reference to the (SPIKE/Missile/stated Condition)
DE-LOUSE
   means   
Directive to Detect and Identify Unknown Aircraft Trailing Friendly Aircraft
DEPLOY
   means   
Directive to Maneuver to Briefed Positioning
DIVERT
   means   
Proceed to Alternate Mission or Base
DOLLY
   means   
Link-4A/TADIL C
DRAG(ING)
   means   
(USAF) Target Stabilized at 0 to 60 Degrees Aspect
DROP(ING)
   means   
Directive/informative Call to Stop Monitoring a Specified Emitter/target and Resume Search Responsibilities
DUCK
   means   
Tactical Air-launched Decoy
ECHELON
   means   
Formation With Wingman Displayed Approximately 45 Degrees Behind Leader's 3/9 Line
ECHO
   means   
Positive SEESAW/electronic Warfare Weapons System
ENGAGED
   means   
Maneuving With the Intent to Kill, This Implies Visual/radar Acquisition of Target
ESTIMATE
   means   
Provides Estimate of the Size, Range, Height or Other Parmetre of a Specified Contact
EXTEND
   means   
Short-term Maneuver to Gain Energy, Distance or Separation
FLASH (System)
   means   
Temporarily Turn on Prebriefed Identiification, Friend or Foe Mode or System
FRIENDLY
   means   
A Positively Identified Friendly Contact
GADGET
   means   
Radar or Emitter Equipment
GORILLA
   means   
Large Force of Indeterminate Numbers and Formations
GO SECURE
   means   
Use Encrypted Voice Communications
GREYHOUND
   means   
Friendly Ground Attack Cruise Missile
GUNS
   means   
An Air-to-air or Air-to-surface Gunshot
HOLD FIRE
   means   
An Emergency Fire Control Order Used to Stop Firing on a Designated Target
HOLDING HANDS
   means   
Aircraft in Visual Formation
HOME PLATE
   means   
Home Aircfield or Carrier
LINE ABREAST
   means   
Two Contacts With a Group Side by Side
LOCKED
   means   
Final Radar Lock-on
LOST CONTACT
   means   
Radar Contact Lost
MAGNUM
   means   
Launch of Friendly Antiradition Missile
MAPPING
   means   
Multifunction Radar in an A/G Mode
MARKING
   means   
Friendly Aircraft Leaving Contrails
MOTHER
   means   
Parent Ship
NO FACTOR
   means   
Not a Threat
OFF(Direction)
   means   
Informative Call Indicating Attack is Terminted and Maneuving to the Indicated Direstcion
OFFSET
   means   
Informative Call Indicating Maneuver in a Specified Direction With Reference to the Target
ON STATION
   means   
Informative Call Unit/aircraft Has Reached Assigned Station
OPENING
   means   
Increasing in Range
OUT(Direction)
   means   
Informative Call Indicating a Turn to a Cold Aspect Relative to the Threat
OUTLAW
   means   
Informative Call That a Bogey Has Meet Point of Origin Criteria
PACKAGE
   means   
Geographically Isolated Collection of Groups/contacts/formations
PADLOCKED
   means   
Informative Call Indicating Aircrew Cannot Take Eyes off an Aircraft or a Surface Position Without Risk of Losing TALLY/VISUAL
PAINT(S)
   means   
Interrogated Group/radar Contact That is Responding With Any of the Specified IFF Modes and Correct Codes Established for the ID Critera
PARROT
   means   
IFF Transponder
PICTURE
   means   
Provide Tactical Situation Status Pertinent to Mission
PINCE/PINCER
   means   
Threat Maneuving for a Bracket Attack
PITBULL
   means   
Informative Call AIM-120 is at MPRF Active Range
PLAYMATE
   means   
Cooperating Aircraft
PLAYTIME
   means   
Amount of Time Aircraft Can Remain on Station
POGO
   means   
Switch to Communication Channel Number Preceding POGO. If Unable to Establish Communications, Switch to Channel Number Following POGO. If No Channel Number Follows POGO, Return to This Channel
POPEYE
   means   
Flying in Clouds or Area of Reduced Visibility
POP
   means   
Starting Climb for Air-to-surface Attack
POPUP
   means   
Informative Call of a Contact That Has Suddenly Appeared Inside of Meld/CCR/briefed Range
POSIT
   means   
Request for Position, Responce in Terms of a Geographic Landmark, or off a Common Reference Point
POST ATTACK
   means   
Directive Transmission to Indicate Desired Direction After Completion of (Direction) Intercept/engagement
POST HOLE
   means   
Rapid Descending Spiral
PRESS
   means   
Directive to Continue the Attack, Mutual Support Will Be Maintained. Supportive Role Will Be Assumed
PRINT(Type)
   means   
Unambiguous Noncooperative Target Target Recognition (NCTR) Reply
PUMP
   means   
A Briefed Maneuver to Low Aspect to Stop Closure on the Threat of Geographical Boundary With the Intent to Re-engage
PURE
   means   
Informative Call Indicating Pure Pursuit is Being Used or Directive to Go Pure Pursuit
PUSH(Channel)
   means   
Go to Designated Frequency. No Acknowledgement Required
PUSHING
   means   
Departing Designated Point
RANGE
   means   
Two or More Groups Separated Primarily in Distance Along the Same Bearing
RAYGUN
   means   
Indicates a Radar Lock-on the Unknown Aircraft, a Request for BUDDY SPIKE
REFERENCE
   means   
Directive to Assume Stated Heading (Direction)
REPORTED
   means   
Identification of an Object or a Contact by an Intelligence System (Type)
RESET
   means   
Proceed to a Prebriefed Position or Area of Operation
RESUME
   means   
Resume Last Formation/station/mission Ordered
RETROGRADE
   means   
Directive to Withdraw from Present Position or Area of Operation in Responce to a Threat
RIDER
   means   
A BOGEY That is Conforming With Safe Passage Routing/airspeed/altitude Procedures
RIFLE
   means   
Air-to-ground Missile (AGM)-65 Maverick Launch
RIPPLE
   means   
Two or More Munitions Released or Fired in Close Succession
ROLEX (+/-Time)
   means   
Time-line Adjustment in Minutes from Planned Mission Execution Time. (Plus Means Later, Minus Means Earlier)
ROPE
   means   
Illumination of an Aircraft With an IR Pointer
SADDLED
   means   
Informative Call from Wingman/element Indicating the Return to Briefed Formation Position
SAM(Direction)
   means   
Visual Acquisition of a SAM or SAM Launch, Should Include Position
SANDWICHED
   means   
A Situation Where an Aircraft/element is Positioned Between Opposing Aircraft/elements
SAUNTER
   means   
Fly at Best Endurance
SCRAMBLE
   means   
Takeoff As Quickly As Possible
SCRAM
   means   
Emergency Directive to Egress for Defensive or Survival Reasons. (Directions)
SCUD
   means   
Any Threat Tactical/theatre Ballistic Missile (TBM)
SEPARATE
   means   
Leave a Specific Engagement, May or May Not Reenter
SHACKLE
   means   
One WEAVE, a Single Crossing of Flight Paths, Maneuver to Adjust/regain Formation Parameters
SHADOW
   means   
Follow Indicated Target
SHIFT
   means   
Directive to Shift Laser Illumination
SHOOTER
   means   
Aircraft/unit Designated to Employ Ordnance
SHOTGUN
   means   
Prebriefed Weapons State at Which SEPARATION/BUGOUT Should Begin
SKATE
   means   
Informative Call/directive to Execute Launch and Leave Tactics
SKIP IT
   means   
Veto of Fighter COMMIT, Usually Followed With Further Directions
SKOSH
   means   
Aircraft is out of or Unable to Employ Active Radar Missiles
SKUNK
   means   
A Radar or Visual Maritime Surface Contact Whose Identity is Unknown
SLAPSHOT
   means   
Directive for an Aircraft to Employ a Range-unknown High-speed Antiradiation (Type/Bearing) Missile (HARM) Against a Specified Threat at the Specified Bearing
SLIDE
   means   
Directive Call to High Value Airborne Asset (HVAA) to Continue Present Mission While Extending Range from Target in Response to Perceived Threat
SLOW
   means   
Target With a Ground Speed of 300 Knots or Less
SMASH
   means   
Directive to Turn On/off Anticollision Lights
SMOKE
   means   
Smoke Marker Used to Mark a PositionSNAKE
Directive to oscillate an IR pointer about a target
SNAP (Direction)
   means   
An Immediate Vector to the Group Described
SNIPER
   means   
Directive for an Aircraft to Employ a Range-known HARM Against a Specified Threat at the Specified Location
SNOOZE
   means   
Directive/informative Call Indicating Initiation of EMCOM Procedures
SORT
   means   
Directive to Assign Responsibility Within a Group, Criteria Can Be Met Visually, Electronically (radar), or Both
SORTED
   means   
Sort Responsibility Has Been Met
SOUR
   means   
Equipment Indicated is Operating Inefficiently
SPADES
   means   
An Integrated Group/radar Contact Which Lacks the ATO (or Equivalent) IFF Modes and Codes Required for the ID Criteria
SPARKLE
   means   
Target Marking by IR Pointer, Target Marking by Gunship or Forward Air Controller Using Incendiary Rounds
SPIKE
   means   
RWR Indication of an A1 Threat in Track, Launch, or Unknown Mode
SPIN
   means   
Directive/informative Call to Execute a Prebriefed Timing/spacing Maneuver
SPITTER
   means   
An Aircraft That Has Departed from the Engagement or is Departing the Engaged (Direction) Fighters' Targeting Responsibility
SPLIT
   means   
An Informative Call That a Flight Member is Leaving Information to Engage a Threat, Visual May Not Be Maintained
SPOOFING
   means   
Informative Call That Voice Deception is Being Employed
SPOT
   means   
Acquisition of Laser Designation
SQUAWKING
   means   
An Informative Call Denoting a Bogey is Responding With an IFF Mode (#)
SQUAWK()
   means   
Operate IFF As Indicated or IFF is Operating As Indicated
STACK
   means   
Two or More Groups/contacts/formations With a High/low Altitude Separation in Relation to Each Other
STATUS
   means   
Request for Tactical Situation
STEADY
   means   
Directive to Stop Oscillation of IR Pointer
STEER
   means   
Set Magnetic Heading Indicated
STINGER
   means   
Within a Group, a Formation of Three or More Aircraft With a Single Aircraft in Trail
STOP
   means   
Stop IR Illumination of a Target
STRANGER
   means   
Unidentified Traffic That is Not Associated With the Action in Progress
STRANGLE()
   means   
Turn off Equipment Indicated
STRIP
   means   
Individual Fighter/section is Leaving the Formation to Pursue Separate Attacks
STRIPPED
   means   
Informative Call from Wingman/element Indicating out of Briefed Formation/position
STROBE
   means   
Radar Indications of Noice Jamming
SUNRISE
   means   
Informative Call the C Functions Are Available. 2. (opposite of MIDNIGHT)
SUNSHINE
   means   
Directive or Informative Call Indicating Illumination of Target is Being Conducted With Articial Illumination
SWEET
   means   
Equipment Indicated is Operating Efficiently
TACTICAL
   means   
Request/directive to Switch to Tactical Control
TALLY
   means   
Sighting of a TARGET, BANDIT, BOGEY, or Enemy Position, Opposite of NO JOY
TARGET()
   means   
Directive to Assign Group Responsibility to Aircraft in a Flight
TARGETED()
   means   
Group Responsibility Has Been Met
TEN SECONDS
   means   
Directive to Terminal Controller to Stansdby for LASER ON Call in Approximately 10 Seconds
TERMINATE
   means   
Stop Laser Illumination of a Target
THREAT
   means   
Untargeted HOSTILE/BANDIT/BOGEY Within Prebriefed Range/aspect of a (Direction) Friendly
THROTTLES
   means   
Reduction in Power to Decrease IR Signature
TIED
   means   
Positive Radar Contact With Element/aircraft
TIGER
   means   
Enough Fuel and Ordnance to Accept a COMMIT
TIMBER
   means   
Air Control NPG of Link 16/TADIL J
TRACKING
   means   
Continuous Illumination of a Target
TRAILER
   means   
The Last Aircraft Within a Group(s)
TRASHED
   means   
Informative Call That Missile Has Been Defeated
TRESPASS
   means   
The Addressed Flight is Entering a S/A Threat of a Specific System at the Stated (Position) Location
TUMBLEWEED
   means   
Indicates Limited Situational Awareness
UNABLE
   means   
Cannot Comply As Requsted/directed
UNIFORM
   means   
Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Radio
VAMPIRE
   means   
Hostile Antiship Missile
VERY HIGH
   means   
Above 40,000 Feet
VIC
   means   
Three Groups, Contacts or Formations With the Single Closest in Range and Two Contacts, Azimuth Split, in Trail
VICTOR
   means   
VHF/amplitude Modulation (AM) Radio
VISUAL
   means   
Sighting of a Friendly Aircraft/ground Position, Opposite of BLIND
WALL
   means   
Three or More Groups or Contacts Primarily Split in Azimuth
WARNING (color)
   means   
Hostile Attack is -RED Imminent or in Progress. YELLOW Probable. WHITE Improbable (all Clear)
WEEDS
   means   
Indicates That Fixed-wing Aircraft Are Operating Below 2,000 Feel AGL
WHAT LUCK
   means   
Requests for Results of Missions
WHAT STATE
   means   
Report Amount of Fuel and Missiles Remaining. Ammunition and Oxygen Are Reported Only when Specifically Requested or Critical. ()Active = Number of Active Radar Missiles Remaining. ()Radar = Number of Semiactive Radar Missiles Remaining. ()Heat = Number O
WINCHESTER
   means   
No Ordance Remaining
WORDS
   means   
Directive or Interrogative Regarding Further Information or Directives Pertinent to Mission
YARDSTICK
   means   
Directive to Use A/A TACAN for Ranging


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