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  1. Hello, The other night, it was late, I was tired, and my computer wasn't running properly for some reason so I decided to reset it. Well, like I said I was half asleep and I erased everything, and now my hard drive doesn't have an OS. I tried reinstalling from the disk, but nothing happens. I get the message that there isn't an OS, press ctrl, alt, delete.... I don't have another pc to put the disk on a thumb drive to try that, so now I am stuck without my pc and can't fly. I have reset the bios, still nothing.... I don't know what to do. Any help will be appreciated... Thanks
  2. Erased OS

    Money, Better late than never. I figured out what to do right after posting, thanks. Later
  3. The F-5E is on sale currently for $35.99, that's 40% off! Hurry, hurry!

    How I feel being an A10 Pilot at times on the server...
  5. Seven (7) Deadly

  6. I keep hearing talk over TS3 which rudder pedals to go with, and from my experience I have no doubt in my mind that the link will send you to the best pedals on the market. There is another manufacturer that is on par with these, but I can't remember who they are. http://mfg.simundza.com/products Take care!
  7. "with great progress on the air-to-surface radar" -
  8. Sup Money, I bought that combo and those pedals are garbage; they did not work at all. I could not believe they were from the same company. I even considered giving them away to another v-pilot, but I did not want him to even bother. Take it easy!
  9. Question - If I repair DCS, does that reset the terrain, and require to install the mod again? Thanks
  10. Area 104th - Episode 01

    (not on teamspeak) hilarious!
  11. AIR-GEN Air Operations General AIR-AAO Air Operations Air to Air AIR-AGO Air Operations Air to Ground AIR-AAR Air Operations Air to Air Refueling AIR-MAR Air Operations Maritime MAR-GEN Maritime Operations General MAR-ASW Maritime Operations Anti-Submarine Warfare MAR-ASUW Maritime Operations Anti-Surface Warfare MAR-PIC Maritime Operations Picture Compilation EW Electronic Warfare ABORT Cease action ABORTING action has ceased ACTION Initiate a briefed attack sequence ormanoeuvre. ACTIVATE Radiate(ing) on electronic equipment, specifytype if desired AFFIRM DOWN I (or ship whose callsign follows) am below130 ft-keel depth. AFFIRM UP I (or ship whose callsign follows) am atperiscope depth. AGNES Tactical data systems keyset control AIRBORNEALERT Combat equipped aircraft are airborne andready for immediate action AIRMAIL In AIR/SUB co-operation, a method used bya shore station to pass a message. AJAX Landing zone/pick up zone is clear of threats. ALARM Indicates the termination of emconprocedures. ALERT... Weapons can be launched, fired or beairborne within ... minutes ALLIGATOR Automatic computer controlled digital datalink between units equipped withcomputerised tactical data systems (link 11) ALTERNATE ALTITDUE The attacker will attack the alternate target. Height of contact reported in hundreds of ft in three digits ANAPROP Conditions for abnormal propagation ofelectronic emissions ANGELS... Height of friendly aircraft in thousands of ftfrom mean sea level (MSL).(e.g. "ANGELS one decimal five" equals1500 ft, e.g. "ANGELS decimal five" equals500 ft) ANGUS Bearing of contact determined by submarine ANTEATER Automatic tracking equipment that uses IFFrather than radar as its input ANYFACE Friendly GCI/AEW&CS/C2 agency whencallsign is not known ARCTIC... Polarisation of signal is... AS FRAGGED Unit or element will be performing exactly asstated by the air tasking order ASH CAN High explosive depth charge ASREP ASW report ASSUME DECK ATTACK(ING) Carrier prepare deck for possible emergencylanding of aircraft as soon as possible. Attack or am commencing attacking run withweapon indicated. Direction/bearing fromwhich the weapon will be coming may begiven ...AWAY Weapon indicated has been fired orreleased BACKPACKER Unit smuggling weapons BACK STOP Unit stationed between the contact and theprotected force BALL ASW helicopter transducer BANDIT An aircraft identified as enemy, inaccordance with theatre identification (ID)criteria. The term does not necessarily implydirection or authority to engage BANG Any improvised explosive device BANZAI Execute launch and decide tactics BARCAP Barrier Combat Air Patrol BARK(ING) Underwater interrogation/reply transmissions BARRIER Set up barrier as indicated (e.g. sonobuoyaxis position) BASSET Rocket thrown torpedo BATTLEFIELD MCCIS equipment BAY Carry out deception plan indicated or inaccordance with previous orders BAY RUM HOSTILE chemical attack (e.g. Warning BAYRUM). BEADWINDOW Your last transmission disclosed an essentialelement of friendly information BENT Equipment indicated is inoperative(Cancelled by OKAY) BERTHA AEW Search radar equipment BEWARE The cautionary report made by an ASROCfittedship or a nuclear ASW weapon deliveryaircraft about 30 seconds prior to weaponfiring/release BIG BERTHA AEW search radar transmitter BIG DIPPER Radar and sonar fitted helicopter BIG JOE AEW identification equipment BINGO 1. Fuel state needed for recovery.2. Proceed/am proceeding to specified base(field) or carrier BIRD Friendly surface to air missile BIRDIE Aircraft radio relay of sonobuoy information.May be amplified by MATED signaturereceived and correlates.UNWED signature deceived and does notcorrelate BITTER Anti - Surface Ship Missile state report BLACK TIMBER Digital datalink between units equipped withsatellite tactical DATA LINK 16 (STDL) BLOODHOUND ASW torpedo BLOODHOUND LOOSE I have launched an ASW torpedo in this area(or area indicated); keep clear BLOTTER ECM receiver BOGEY Unidentified aircraft BOUNCER Employ bottom bounce detection techniquesor contact believed bottom bounce detection BOWWAVE Long form weather report giving BREAK(ING) DIP Helicopter raises the transducer clear of thewater BREAK OFF Discontinue approach but maintain contactunless otherwise indicated BROTHER Attacking ship of surface ASW-unit BROWNIE Photographic devices BRUISER Air Launched Anti Ship Missile BRUSH Antenna rotation rate in seconds perrevolution BUBBLE I am (or submarine is) releasing an air bubblefor identification, localization or evasionpurposes BUGSY Unit/entity conducting terrorist or asymmetricwarfare activities BULLDOG Surface/Sub-surface Launched Anti ShipMissile BULLPEN A submarine generated search area BULLRING Aircraft patrol zone BULLY Concentrate attack on my target or targetdesignated BUTTON Radio channel setting BUZZARD Missile used in the land attack mode CADDILAC Directional active sonobuoy CAESAR Unit acting as force over-the-horizon trackcoordinator (FOTC) in a MCCIS organization CAKE ASW weapon state report CANARY "I" - transponder CANCEL TRACK Track indicated in message has beencancelled CANDLES Night illumination devices CANDY Ammunition state report CANDYGRAM Electronic warfare targeting information isavailable on a briefed secure net CANYON Use electronic jamming on radar frequencyindicated or in accordance with previousorders CAVOK Cloud and Visibility Okay (International CivilAviation Organization(ICAO) term meaningno significant clouds below 5,000 ft, visibilityat least six miles, no precipitation or storms) CEASE FIRE Do not open fire/cease firing (missiles in flightcontinue to intercept) CEASE REPORTING Contact is no longer to be reported butplotting and assessment of classification,course, speed, altitude, identification andclosest point of approach is to be continued.Reporting is to recommence automatically forchanges in classification or alterations ofcourse, speed or altitude CERTSUB Contact classified as certain submarine CHAFF Chaff has been detected or to deploy chaff CHAMP Carrier based ASW fixed wing aircraftcapable of both search and attack CHANGING PORT/STBD Contact is altering course (port/starboard) CHARLIE 1. Land aircraft on ship.2. The expected landing time on a ship.3. (time in minutes) Modifying/delaying thebriefed recovery time (e.g. quote CHARLIETEN unquote) CHARTER Activate daily changing callsigns ordered for current period (or key card indicated) at (time indicated) CHATTER Communications jamming CHECKPRINT 1. Request by an Air Defence Commander forunit(s) to provide amplifying information on aspecific track.2. Reply/informative to Air DefenceCommanderfollowed by positive track information using formatspecified in applicable OPTASK document CHECKSQUAWK/FOUR Ensure emitting current crypto period keysetting CHERUBS Height of friendly aircraft in hundreds of ftabove surface CHOP Change of operational control CHOPPED Wires from causeway secured to main deck(of LST) on launching have been chopped CIPHER UHF/HF voice encrypt/decrypt device CLANKING Cavitating or making machinery noise. CLARA(maritime) Radar scope is clear of contacts other thanthose known to be friendly CLEAN(maritime) Broadcast is encrypted. May be used as areport or order and must be followed by afrequency or station designator CLEOPATRA Unit acting as a non-participant in a MCCISorganization COBRA LOOSE... ASW-torpedo with Gyro Angle Snake Search(GASS) released and running onheading... COCKROACH HOSTILE biological attack, as designated CODAR Correlation Data Analyzing and Recording COLD (maritime) I have lost sonar contact or sonar contact isnot held COLD PIPE Stop snorkeling or I am not snorkeling COMINGLEFT/RIGHT ASW-unit is altering course in directionindicated. (to course indicated) COMMENCING I have left final approach fix on an instrumentapproach for landing CONDITION HAIRY All units may be required to prosecute anunidentified submarine contact CONFETTI Chaff lane or corridor COUNTDOWN I am about to open fire within ____ seconds COUNTERMAR-KER A unit maintaining contact on a marker from aposition which enables it to counter the threatpresented by the marker COVEC A procedure for passing reports of positionson uncovered circuits COWBOY(S) Ship(s) of search attack unit (SAU) CRACKERS Sound Underwater Signal (SUS) or PracticeDepth Charge (PDC) explosives CRASH START Start main engines and get underway asquickly as possible. CUT Stop main engines CYMBAL Explosive acoustic sweep DATUM Last known position of a submarine or asuspected submarine after contact has beenlost DECK CLEAR Deck now ready to resume launching orlanding operations DECK FOUL Unable to launch or land aircraft (followed bya numeral to indicate minutes anticipatedbefore ready to resume operations) DEEP 1. Contact is below layer depth DEMONS Depth in metres DEVILS Submarine depth in tens of ft DIKE In AIR/SUB co-operation, a mark-on-toprendezvous procedure DIP Conduct search with helicopter sonar (may befollowed by transducer depth in ft). DIP BOSS ASW helicopter flight leader DIP GANG Collective callsign for all helicopters on net DIP MASTER ASW helicopter air coordinator DIP WATCHER ASW helicopter control unit DIPPER An ASW helicopter capable of conductingboth sonar search and attack DIRTY Link is not encrypted. May be used as areport or order and must be followed by afrequency orstation designator DISTANT In AIR/SUB cooperation, used in abbreviatedcontact reporting DITCHING The forced alighting of an aircraft on water DIVERT Proceed to planned diversion base orspecified field or carrier DODGER... Mobile ASW training target DOG BOX Area within which units may interfere with orbe endangered by ASW torpedoes DRAWING I have a LOFAR contact on a sonobuoy.Sonobuoy number or position is ___. DROP KING Unit controlling weapon release time DROP POINT Position of weapon release DRUM Low frequency acoustic sweep DUCKBUTT Aircraft assigned to perform precautionarySAR. Performs secondary role as NAVAID topassing aircraft providing tracking, homingand steering information as well as positionand weather reports when required EAGLE NET The air attack safety net EAGLE The air safety cell callsign established inships with a full control capability, during anexercise involving simulated attacks on thefleet, either by carrier or land based aircraft EARDRUM In AIR/SUB co-operation a generic callsignfor aircraft EDISON Submarine turn on upward beamed diver'slights and/ or anchor lights EEL Submarine floating antenna EMERGENCYBREAK OFF Discontinue ASW action, manoeuvre to avoidcollision, resume action as soon as clear todo so. EMERGENCY FOUL Unable to land aircraft within their safeendurance limits, followed by numbers andtypes of planes needing bases (Other carriersreport with EMERGENCY SPACE) EMERGENCY LAUNCH Carrier(s) addressed-launch all aircraft asquickly as possible EMERGENCY SPACE I am able to land aircraft in addition to own,followed by numbers and types EMERGENCY STREAMER Helicopter in forward flight effecting in flightrecovery of up to 450 ft of sonar cable EXIDE Submarine contact is using batterypropulsion FAKER A friendly track acting as a HOSTILE forexercise purposes FALCON The air safety contact cell callsign establishedin ships that do not have a full controlcapability, during an exercise involvingsimulated attacks on the fleet either by carrieror land based aircraft FAMISHED Have you any instructions or information forme FANFARE Towed anti-acoustic torpedo noisemakerwhich can be switched on/off while streamed FARMER Unit transporting contraband FEATHER Visual sighting of periscope wake FEELER Shipborne fire control radar FERRET Airborne electronic reconnaissance activity oraircraft FEW 2 to 7 aircraft FIELD The area occupied by sonobuoys operating inthe LOFAR mode FILLY In AIR/SUB co-operation, an ESM homingmethod (submarine as transmitting unit) FLAVOUR Visually identified nationality of a contact FLOP Shift the air patrol zone to the opposite side ofthe submarine patrol zone FLUSH (ING) In AIR/SUB co-operation, I am going deep FLUTE High frequency diaphragm acoustic sweep FOOTPAD In AIR/SUB co-operation, a visual radarhoming method FORCE CAP Combat Air Patrol over friendly forces FREDDIE Callsign for ACU FREEWHEEL Confirm cancellation of a submarine generated search area FREEZE Execute order to designated helicopter(s) toremain hovering in present position(cancelled only by MELT) FUEL STATE A helicopter's fuel quantity, expressed inhours and minutes before having to make a controlled emergency landing FURBALL Non-friendly aircraft and friendly aircraft are inclose proximity to each other. Can beresponse to a DECLARE - request GEIGER SHIP Radioactivity monitor ship GEIGER SOUR Area contaminated, radioactivity noted GERONIMO Tactical air observer GERTRUDE Underwater telephone equipment GLADIATOR MCCIS operator GLOBAL In AIR/SUB co-operation a plotlockprocedure GOALKEEPER A ship stationed for close defense of amarked unit GOBLIN Submerged object detected GRANDSLAM All aircraft of a designated track (or againstwhich the mission was tasked) are shot down GRASS HOPPER Emergency transit method of submarineareas by surface units GUERRILLA Submarine has high precedence traffic tocommunicate (brevity word to be repeatedthree times) GUIDEDOG Lead through vessel GUINEA PIG Radar simulator GUNS An air-to-air or air-to-surface gunshot GURF Guns up ready to fire report. In naval gunfiresupport, made by a ship when coming ontoNGS station. Summarizes NGS capabilitywhen it may be unknown to NGS agencies HANDYMAN Helicopter in the ASUW support role. (noweapons). HAWK Friendly aircraft whose callsign is not known HEATER... I have detected an unidentified IR sourcebearing (____) HEATWAVE In AIR/SUB co-operation, a VHF homing method. (Submarine as transmitting unit) HEAVY A group known to contain three or moreindividual entities HECKLERS Night strike group HELOT AEW surface terminal equipment HEY RUBE Need support. Come to my assistance HIGHDRINK Helicopter in flight refueling from a surfacevessel HIGHWAY___ Conduct Jezebel line of bearing searchdegrees from ___(point of reference). HIMALAYAS In AIR/SUB co-operation, the aircraftapproaches the contact area directly withouthoming assistance from the co-operatingsubmarine HOLD FIRE Do not open fire/cease firing (missiles in flightmust be destroyed). The direction to hold fireshould be repeated at the end of atransmission HOLDING HANDS Aircraft are joined or in close formation HOMING Friends returning for recovery HONEY New target report. In naval gunfire support,made by spotters to the supporting armscoordination centre (SACC) as soon aspossible as new targets are discovered orwhen known targets are given a correctlocation HOOKER Fishing or other small craft HOOK LOCKER The unit specified has been entered as aparticipant on Link 11 but is not active on thenet (the (PU)-symbol appears in a separatelocation known as the quote HOOK LOCKERunquote for systems so programmed) HOPPER Hovercraft/Air Cushion/Ground effectmachines HOT (maritime) Sonar contact is held HOT PIPE Snorkel or I am snorkeling HOVERTAC An attack conducted by a dipping helo on its own target, while maintaining sonar contact HUFFDUFF HFDF equipment or unit fitted with HFDF equipment HUSH Execute emission control in accordance withemission control policy or the emission policyin force as indicated HUSKY Active radar missile is at high PRF active I HOLD This may be used when a unit reports a track INDIANS Ships of a Surface Action Group (SAG) INDICATE(ING) A command to set (or have set) a particularspeed. May be in knots indicated or in Mach,depending upon the controlled aircraftexpressed as follows; knots indicated in threedigits, i.e. three five zero (350); Mach - two orthree digits with the word point separatedwhole numbers from tenths and hundreds, i.e.one point one three (1.13) or point nine three(.93) INFOTAC A type of vectored attack, used when thedirecting unit broadcasts sonar contactinformation and the attacking aircraft must solve his own fire control solution INSTANT The signal is to be retransmitted as soon aspossible INTEL Information or source that is of a higherclassification than can be discussed orrevealed on this circuit INTERROGATE Interrogate the designated contact/track orraid on the IFF-mode indicated INTRUDER An individual, unit or weapon system in ornear an operational or exercise area, whichrepresents the threat of intelligence gatheringor disruptive activity I WANT Originator requires reporting responsibility ofnominated track JELLO Inverse synthetic aperture radar JEZEBEL JEZEBEL operations JINKING Unpredictable manoeuvres, i.e. to negate aweapons tracking solution JOE AEW IFF equipment JOKER (maritime) A FRIENDLY track acting as a SUSPECT forexercise purposes JUDY ANGLE I have a contact and am tracking overintercept by angle lock-on; continue to givefrequent range data JUG Submarine communications buoy JULIE Explosive Echo Ranging JUMP(ING) Break(ing) DIP and proceed(ing) in directionor to position indicated to DIP again KE GOBLIN detected by electronic surveillance KILO A friendly track of special interest KINGPIN Reference position established arbitrarily byan aircraft for reporting the position of aCONTACT or DATUM KK Two-letter general type designator forGOBLIN KNUCKLE Disturbed water caused by manoeuvringsubmarine or surface craft KOBOLD MEZ is not active LAME DUCK An aircraft in a minor state of emergencyresulting from ordnance or radio failure,oxygen leak, or other cause LANCE Active shipborne sonar LANCE ATTACKER Active fire control sonar LANCE DIVER Variable depth sonar LANCE SEARCHER Active medium or long range sonar LANCE SOUNDER Hull mounted, downward looking classification sonar LAP COMPLETED One causeway has been placed alongside another and secured LAZY Equipment indicated is at standby LEASH Wire guided torpedo LIFEGUARD Submarine or surface ship designated forSAR operations or a submarine or surfaceship stationed geographically forprecautionary SAR assistance. Also the nameof the units designated to recover a manoverboard for vessels conducting alongsideoperations LISTEN Cease echo ranging and commence passive search LISTENER Passive search/attack sonar LITTLE BERTHA AEW search radar receiver LITTLE JOE AEW IFF transponder Pirate Fast-moving surface radar contact assumed to be SUSPECT fast patrol boat. Shadowing The observation of an enemy unit usually as a sequel to surveillance or reconnaisance, for the purpose of reporting its composition, location, movement and any other relevant info. Smuggler Hostile Fast Patrol boat or fast torpedo boat. Skunk A surface contact detected by radar Tattletale A unit maintaining contact on a target from a position which enable it to pass targeting info to other units. Tucker Main gun armament. Long shot Submarine believed to have fired from outside the screen MADCAT MAD-fitter helicopters MADMAN I have a MAD contact MADVEC Vectored MAD verification run MARRY Assisting ship may attact in concert with attacking ship as opportunity offers MEADOW A predesignated area in which a submarine may operate during the implementation of GRASSHOPPER procedures. MELT Informs helicopters that their movements are no longer restricted by FREEZE orders. MIDGET A very small submarine which has pressure hull and which accommodates a small crew. Mother Parent Ship NONSUB Contact is classified as non-submarine OCTOPUS Tactical data system computer. Pancake Land or I wish to land Panther Hostile nuclear sub Pelican Long range patrol maritime aircraft capable of both search and attack. Pointer Directional sonobuoy Polar Friendly nuclear submarine Pony ASW weapon carrying helicopter POSSUB Contact classified as a possible submarine PROBSUB Contact classified as a probable submarine Pyramid Any ship launched torpedo weapon system. May be prefixed with torpedo brevity word such as cobra etc. Riser A radar contact which has suddenly appeared. Road Axis of sonobouy pattern. SELFTACK An attack conducted by a dipping helicopter on its own target after the helicopter has broken DIP. Shallow Contact is above layer depth SHORTSHOT Submarine is believed to have fired from inside the screen. SINKER A radar contact that later disappeared SISTER Assisting ship of a surface ASW unit SLAMEYE A visual bearing of the missile, missile vapour track, or missile exhaust. The bearing of the launch from the reporting unit and the position of the reporting unit are given immediately after this word. SPIT(TING) Lay/launching sonobuoys. SWAP Executive order for change of scene action commander. VECTAC Vectored attack. Type may be specified as radar, visual or reverse. WOLF Visually identified surfaced hostile sub. ZIPLIP 1. Hold all comms on this circuit to a minimum2. Directive call to minimise radio transmissions. Bridge Pulse width in microseconds. Brush Antenna rotation rate in seconds per revolution (SPR) HUFFDUFF HF DF equipment or unit so fitted MUSIC Electronic jamming PUPPIES EMCON Plan (......) is modified as follows (.......) SNEAKER An intelligence gathering vessel SPOKE Bearing of a single jamming transmission is (.......) SUPERDUFF SHF DF equipment or so fitted unit ULTRADUFF UHF DF equipment or so fitted unit VOLCANO Guided missile signal Waltz Unit indicated commence parallel keying on current circuits and ordered circuits WOOFER Off board active radar decoy. OKAY Equipement indicated is operative (cancels BENT) MISFIT Continue using daily changing callsigns currently in use until further notice. LOW Between 500 and 5000 feet MANY Eight or more aircraft MEDIUM between 5000 feet and 25000 NEUTRAL A track whose characteristics, behaviour, origin, or nationality indicate that it is neither supporting or opposing friendly forces. NOCAN Unable to comply (with your instructions) OCTOPUS Tactical data system computer OILFIELD Informatice call, indicating and activated (MEZ) (opposite of KOBOLD) PARROT A military IFF transponder PELICAN Long range patrol maritime aircraft capable of both search and attack Pigeons Bearing and distance to base (or specified destination) Bearing is to be suffixed as true or magnetic. PING PONG exchange of link 11 information on datenet PLAYMATE Friendly ship, sub or aircraft which I am coordinating.. Privateer Hostile missile firing fast patrol boat. RAT Hostile fighter RATFINK Hostile bomber REPORT Report contact frequently (every ___ minutes) RONSON The addressed is to carry out an individual gridlock with GRU (or the PU as indicated) SCRAM Friendly unit is in immediate danger, Withdraw clear in the direction indicated for safety. Directive call to cease the intercept and take immediate evasive action. Implies that the target aircraft is being engaged by SAMs or other AD fighters. SCRAMBLE Take off as quickly as possible. SEADOG Friendly fast patrol boats. SHINING Inquisitive call indicating that a fighter is radar locked to a bogey - discriminator such as heading, BULLSEYE or ANGELS may be necessery. SKUNK A surface contact detected by radar. SLAM A submarine in the process of a missile launch has been detected. Need to give position as well. SMUGGLER Hostile fast patrol or fast torpedo boat. SNOOPER An aircraft employed in the detection and reporting of opposing forces while avoiding detection by those forces. SOUR Equipment indicated is not operating efficiently. SPLASHED Informative call hostile aircraft shotdown. Weapons impact (A/G) (A/A) Causeway SECTION: has been launched from LST SPLITTING Contact is dividing SPOOFER A contact employing electronic or tactical deception measures. SPOOK A hostile surfaced submarine SQUAWK(ING) Operate IFF as indicated or IFF is operating as indicated. SQUAWK IDENT Activate IFF transponder I/P switch STRANGLE Switch off equipment indicated SUGAR SAM (surface to air missile) report. SUSPECT A track which is potentially hostile because of its characteristics, behaviour, origin or nationality. SWEET Equipment indicated is operating efficiently (Opposite of SOUR). TAKE(ING)__ WITH __ Engage/am engaging target (indicated) with weapon (indicated) UNKNOWN An evaluated track which has not been identified. VAMPIRE HOSTILE anti ship guided missile VOLCANO HOSTILE anti ship guided missile signal WEAPONS-FREE Fire only at targets not positively identified as friendly in accordance with current ROE WEAPONS-TIGHT Fire only at targets positively identified as HOSTILE in accordance with the current ROE. WEAPONS-SAFE Fire only in self defence or in response to a formal order. WOODPECKER Close in Weapons System (CIWS) ZIPPO Alerts units that a missile attack is immanent or in progress.
  12. Brevity Code Words

    American/NATO codes This is a list of American standardized brevity code words. The scope is limited to those brevity codes used in multiservice operations and does not include words unique to single service operations. While these codes are not authoritative in nature, all services agree to their meanings. Using the codes eases coordination and improves understanding during multiservice operations. The codes are intended for use by air and ground operations personnel at the tactical level. Code words that are followed by an asterisk (*) may differ in meaning from NATO usage. A Aborting/Abort/Aborted Directive/informative call to cease action/attack/event/mission. Action Directive to initiate a briefed attack sequence or maneuver. Active An emitter is radiating. Add (system/category) Directive call to add a specific (system) or (electronic order of battle (EOB) category) to search responsibility. Alarm Directive/informative call indicating the termination of emission control (EMCON) procedures. Alligator Link-11/tactical digital information link (TADIL) A. Alpha check Request for/confirmation of bearing and range to described point. Anchor/anchored 1. Orbit about a specific point; refueling track flown by tanker 2. Informative call to indicate a turning engagement about a specific location. Angels Term meaning altitude in thousands of feet (e.g., Angels Five is 5,000 ft). Arizona No anti-radiation missile (ARM) ordnance remaining. As fragged Unit or element will be performing exactly as stated by the air tasking order (ATO). Authenticate To request or provide a response for a coded challenge. Autocat Any communications relay using automatic retransmissions. Azimuth Two or more groups primarily separated in bearing. B Bandit An aircraft identified as enemy, in accordance with theater ID criteria. The term does not necessarily imply direction or authority to engage. Banzai Information/directive to execute launch and defend tactics. Base (number) Reference number used to indicate such information as headings, altitude, and fuels. BeadWindow Last transmission potentially disclosed unauthorized information. Beam/beaming Target stabilized within 70 to 110 degree aspect; generally (direction) given with cardinal directions: east, west, north, or south. Bent System indicated is inoperative. Bingo 1. Minimum fuel state needed for aircraft to return to base (aka "recovery"). 2. Proceed/am proceeding to specified base (field) or carrier Bird Friendly surface-to-air missile (SAM). Bird(s) affirm Surface-to-air (S/A) informative call indicating unit is able and prepared to engage a specified target with SAMs (presumes target is within or will enter the SAM engagement envelope). Bird(s) away Friendly SAM has been fired at designated target. Bird(s) negat S/A informative call indicating unit is unable to engage a specified target with SAMs. Opposite of bird(s) affirm. Bittersweet Notification of possible blue on blue (friendly fire) situation relative to a designated track or friendly aircraft. Blank A suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) aircraft does not detect any emitters of interest. Blind No visual contact with friendly aircraft/ground position; opposite of visual. Blow through Directive/informative call that indicates aircraft will continue straight ahead at the merge and not turn with target/targets. Blue on blue Friendly fire, inadvertent hostile engagement between allies. Bogey A radar or visual air contact whose identity is unknown. Bogey dope Request for target information as briefed/available. Box Groups/contacts/formations in a square or offset square. FM 101-5-1 MCRP 5-2A BRAA Tactical control format providing target bearing, range, altitude, and aspect, relative to a friendly aircraft. Bracket Indicates geometry where friendly aircraft will maneuver to a position on opposing sides, either laterally or vertically from the target. Break (direction) Directive to perform an immediate maximum performance turn in the direction indicated; assumes a defensive situation. Breakaway Tanker or receiver directive call indicating immediate vertical and nose/tail separation between tanker and receiver is required. Brevity Radio frequency is becoming saturated, degraded, or jammed and briefer transmissions must follow. Broadcast Request/directive to switch to broadcast control. Broke lock Loss of radar/infrared (IR) lock-on (advisory). Bruiser Friendly air-launched anti-ship missile (ASM) (for example, Harpoon, Exocet, or Penguin missiles). Buddy lock Locked to a known friendly aircraft; normally a response to a spike or buddy spike call and accompanied with position/heading/altitude. Buddy spike Friendly aircraft(s) air-to-air indication on radar warning receiver (RWR); to be followed by position, heading, and altitude. Bugout Separation from that particular engagement/attack/operation; no intent to (direction) re-engage/return. Bulldog Friendly surface/submarine-launched ASM (for example, Harpoon, Exocet, Otomat). Bullseye An established point from which the position of an object can be referenced; made by cardinal/range or digital format. Bump/Bump-up Start temporary increase of flight altitude to set the aircraft to a favorable glide path to the target on the attack run. Burn glint Used to provide illumination. Buster Directive call to fly at maximum continuous speed. Buzzer Electronic communications jamming. C Candygram Informative call to aircraft that electronic warfare (EW) targeting information is available on a briefed secure net. Cap/capping 1. Directive call to establish an orbit at a specified location. (location) 2. An orbit at a specified location. Captured Aircrew has identified and is able to track a specified air-to-ground (A/G) target with an onboard sensor. Cease In air defense, break the engagement on the target specified. Missiles in flight engagement will continue to intercept. Cease fire Do not open fire and/or discontinue firing; complete intercept if weapons are in flight; continue to track. Champagne An attack of three distinct groups with two in front and one behind. Chattermark Begin using briefed radio procedures to counter communications jamming. Cheapshot 1. (USAF) Active missile supported to high pulse repetition frequency (HPRF), but not medium pulse repetition frequency (MPRF). 2. (Naval) Active missile not supported to active range. Check turn () degrees left or right and maintain new heading. (Left/right) Cherubs Height of a friendly aircraft in hundreds of feet. Chicks Friendly aircraft. Clean 1. No radar contacts on aircraft of interest. 2. No visible battle damage 3. Aircraft not carrying external stores. Cleared Requested action is authorized (no engaged/support roles are assumed). Cleared hot Ordnance release is authorized. Cloak Directive/informative call to switch from normal external lighting to covert night vision device (NVD) only compatible lighting. Closing Decreasing in range. Cold 1. Attack geometry will result in a pass or rollout behind the target. 2. On a leg of the combat air patrol (CAP) pointed away from the anticipated threats. 3. Group( s) heading away from friendly aircraft. Color Request for information on a (system) at stated location; usually a request for (system/position) ambiguity resolution. May be used with improved data modem (IDM) data message−color, data. Comeoff Directive to maneuver as indicated to either regain mutual support or to (left/right/deconflict flight paths for an exchange of engaged and supporting roles; low/dry) implies both visual and tally. Commit/committed Fighter intent to engage/intercept; controller continues to provide information. Confetti Chaff lane or corridor. Cons/conning Threat/bogey aircraft leaving contrails. Contact 1. Sensor contact at the stated position. 2. Acknowledges sighting of a specified reference point. Continue Continue present maneuver; does not imply clearance to engage or expend ordnance. Continue dry Ordnance release not authorized. Cover/covering Directive/informative call to take Surface/Air action or establish an air-to-air (A/A) posture that will allow engagement of a specified target or threat. Crank To maneuver beyond the range of a missile; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits. Cutoff Request for, or directive to, intercept using cutoff geometry. Cyclops Any unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). D Dash (#) Aircraft position within a flight. Use if specific call sign is unknown. Data Standby for improved data modem (IDM) data message concerning (object) at stated location. Deadeye Informative call by an airborne laser designator indicating the laser/IR system is inoperative. Deadstick Lost all propulsive power due to engine shutoff - see Deadstick landing Declare Inquiry as to the identification of a specified track(s), target(s), or correlated group. Defensive/defending Aircraft is in a defensive position and maneuvering with reference to an active threat. De-louse Directive to detect and identify unknown aircraft trailing friendly aircraft. Deploy Directive to maneuver to briefed positioning. Divert Proceed to alternate mission or base. Dogbox Area within which units may interfere with or be endangered by ASW torpedoes Dolly Tactical Digital Information Link C [Link-4A] (Link-4A/TADIL C).[2] Drag/dragging 1. (USAF) Target stabilized at 0 to 60 degrees aspect. (direction) 2. (Naval) Target stabilized at 120 to 180 degrees aspect. Drop/dropping 1. Directive/informative call to stop monitoring a specified emitter/target and resume search responsibilities. 2. Remove the emitter/target from tactical picture/track stores. Duck Tactical air-launched decoy (TALD). E Echelon Groups/contacts/formation with wingman displaced approximately 45 degrees behind leader's 3/9 (o'clock) line, see Echelon formation. Echo Positive SEESAW/electronic warfare weapons system (EWWS)/System M/Mode X reply. Engaged Maneuvering with the intent to kill; this implies visual/radar acquisition of target. Estimate Provides estimate of the size, range, height, or other parameter of a specified contact; implies degradation. Extend Short-term maneuver to gain energy, distance, or separation; normally with the (direction) intent of re-engaging. Eyeball () 1. Fighter with primary visual identification responsibility. 2. Electro-optical (EO)/IR/NVD acquisition of an aircraft. Normally followed by ( ) number of aircraft observed. F Faded Radar contact is lost. (Termination of track plotting is not warranted.) Fast Target speed is estimated to be at least 600 kn (1,100 km/h) ground speed or Mach 1. Father Tactical air navigation (TACAN) station. Feet wet/dry Flying over water/land. FENCE (in/out) Set cockpit switches as appropriate prior to entering/exiting the combat area (mnemonic for fire-control system/ECM/navigation/communication/Emitters). Flank/flanking 1. (USAF) Target with a stable aspect of 120 to 150 degrees. 2. (Naval) Target with stable aspect of 30 to 60 degrees. Flash (system) Temporarily turn on pre-briefed identification, friend or foe (IFF) mode or system. Float Directive/informative call to expand the formation laterally within visual limits to maintain a radar contact or prepare for a defensive response. Fox (number) Simulated/actual launch of air-to-air weapons. ONE - semiactive radar-guided missile, such as an AIM-7 Sparrow. TWO - infrared-guided missile, such as an AIM-9 Sidewinder. THREE - active radar-guided missile, such as an AIM-120 AMRAAM. FOUR - simulated fire by a bombardier. (Also sometimes used to indicate cannon fire in place of "Guns" call.) Fox mike Very high frequency (VHF)/frequency modulated (FM) radio. Friendly A positively identified friendly contact. Furball A turning fight involving multiple aircraft with known bandits and friendlies mixed. G Gadget Radar or emitter equipment. Gate Directive/informative call to fly as quickly as possible, using afterburner/maximum power. Gimbal Radar target is approaching azimuth or elevation limits. (Direction) Glowworm Flare-dropping aircraft Go active Go to the briefed HAVE QUICK net (UHF radio frequency hopping mode) Go clear Use unencrypted voice communications. Goggle/degoggle Directive/informative call to put on/take off night vision devices. Gorilla Large force of indeterminate numbers and formation. Go secure Use encrypted voice communications. Grandslam All hostile aircraft of a designated track (or against which a mission was tasked) are shot down. Green (direction) Direction determined to be clearest of enemy air-to-air activity. Greyhound Friendly ground attack cruise missile (for example, Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) and conventional air-launched cruise missile (CALCM)). Group Radar targets within approximately 3 nautical miles (~3.5 miles, ~5.6 kilometers) of each other. Guns An air-to-air or air-to-surface gunshot. H Hard (direction) High-G, energy-sustaining turn. Head/head on 1. (USAF) Target with an aspect of 160 to 180 degrees. 2. (Naval) Target with an aspect of 0 to 20 degrees. Heads up Alert of an activity of interest. Heavy A group or package known to contain three or more entities. High Between 25,000 and 40,000 ft (7,600 and 12,200 m) above mean sea level (MSL). Hit(s) 1. Air-to-air (A/A) Momentary radar returns search. (Indicates approximate altitude information from fighter.) 2. Air-to-ground (A/G) Weapons impact within lethal distance. Hold down Directive to key transmitter for direction-finding (DF) steer. Holding hands Aircraft in visual formation. Hold fire An emergency fire control order used to stop firing on a designated target, to include destruction of any missiles in flight. Home plate Home airfield or carrier. Hook (left/right) Directive to perform an in-place 180-degree turn. Hostile A contact identified as enemy upon which clearance to fire is authorized in accordance with theater rules of engagement. Hot 1. Attack geometry will result in rollout in front of the target. 2. On a leg of the CAP pointing toward the anticipated threats. 3. Group heading towards friendly aircraft; opposite of COLD. 4. Ordnance employment intended or completed. 5. Anti-Aircraft weapon is operational and tracking. Hotdog Informative/directive call that an aircraft is approaching or at a specified standoff distance from the sovereign airspace of a nation (as defined by national boundaries or territorial sea and airspace). (Color may indicate additional standoff distance.) Follow briefed procedures. Hotel fox High frequency (HF) radio. Husky (Naval) Air intercept missile (AIM)-120 supported to HPRF active range; same meaning as USAF cheapshot. I Id (pronounced eye dee) 1. Directive to identify the target. 2. Identification accomplished, followed by type. In (direction) Informative call indicating a turn to a hot aspect relative to a threat/target. India Mode IV. Interrogate Interrogate the designated contact of the IFF mode indicated. J Jackal Surveillance network participating group (NPG) of tactical data information link J Link 16 (link 16/TADIL J).[2] Joker Fuel state above BINGO at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin. Judy Aircrew has radar/visual contact on the correct target, has taken control of the intercept, and only requires situation awareness information. Controller will minimize radio transmissions. K Kill 1. Clearance to fire. 2. In training, a fighter call to indicate kill criteria have been fulfilled. Knock it off Directive to cease air combat maneuvers/attacks/activities. L Ladder Three or more groups/contacts in range. Laser on Directive to start laser designation. Lead-trail Tactical formation of two contacts within a group separated in range or following one another. Leaker(s) Airborne threat has passed through a defensive layer. Call should include amplifying information. Line abreast Two contacts within a group side by side. Lights on/off Directive to turn on/off exterior lights. Locked Final radar lock-on; sort is not assumed. (BRAA/direction) Lost contact Radar contact lost. (drop track is recommended.) Lost lock Loss of radar/IR lock-on (advisory). Low Target altitude below 10,000 ft (3,000 m) above ground level (AGL). M Maddog Launch of friendly AIM-120 without radar guidance. Magnum Launch of friendly anti-radiation missile. Mapping Multifunction radar in an Air/Ground mode. Marking Friendly aircraft leaving contrails. Marshal/marshalling Establish/established at a specific point. Medium Target altitude between 10,000 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) and 25,000 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL). Merge/merged 1. Information that friendlies and targets have arrived in the same visual arena. 2. Call indicating radar returns have come together. Mickey Have quick radio time-of-day (TOD) signal Midnight Informative call advising that C2 functions (Command & Control) are no longer available; opposite of sunrise. Monitor Maintain radar awareness on or assume responsibility for specified group. Mother Parent ship. Mud Indicates radar warning receiver (RWR) ground threat displayed followed by clock position and type. (type/direction) Music Electronic radar jamming. (On air interdiction (AI) radar, electronic deceptive jamming.) N Nails Radar warning receiver (RWR) indication of AI radar in search. Add clock position/azimuth, if known. Naked No radar warning receiver (RWR) indications. New picture Used by controller or aircrew when tactical picture has changed. Supersedes all previous calls and re-establishes picture for all players. No factor Not a threat. No joy Aircrew does not have visual contact with the target/bandit/landmark; opposite of tally. Notch All aspect missile defensive maneuver to place threat radar/missile on the beam. Modern pulse-doppler radars remove ground clutter by filtering out returns from stationary objects; putting the threat on the beam permits the defending aircraft to be confused with ground returns and hence disappear from the threat radar. (Direction) O Off (direction) Informative call indicating attack is terminated and maneuvering to the indicated direction. Offset Informative call indicating maneuver in a specified direction with reference to (direction) the target. On station Informative call unit/aircraft has reached assigned station. Opening Increasing in range. Oranges Weather. Out (direction) Informative call indicating a turn to a cold aspect relative to the threat; opposite of in. Outlaw Informative call that a bogey has met point of origin criteria. P Package Geographically isolated collection of groups/contacts/formations. Padlocked Informative call indicating aircrew cannot take eyes off an aircraft or a surface position without risk of losing tally/visual. Paint(s) Interrogated group/radar contact that is responding with any of the specified IFF modes and correct codes established for the id criteria. Parrot IFF transponder. Picture Provide tactical situation status pertinent to mission. Pigeons Magnetic bearing and range to homeplate (or specified destination). (Location) Pince/pincer Threat maneuvering for a bracket attack. Pitbull 1. Informative call AIM-120 is at active range and is not bound by fighter medium 1. PRF (MPRF) radar limitations. 2. AIM-54 at active range. Playmate Cooperating aircraft. Playtime Amount of time aircraft can remain on station. (freq) Pogo (freq) 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. Pop Starting climb for air-to-surface attack. Popeye Flying in clouds or area of reduced visibility. Popup 1. Informative call of a contact that has suddenly appeared inside of meld/CCR/briefed range. 2. Criteria used as a self-defense method, within the ROE, to protect friendly air defense elements from hostile aircraft. Posit Request for position; response in terms of a geographic landmark, or off a common reference point. Post attack Directive transmission to indicate desired direction after completion of (Direction) intercept/engagement. Post hole Rapid descending spiral. Press Directive to continue the attack; mutual support will be maintained. Supportive role will be assumed. Print (type) Unambiguous Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) reply. Pull chalks Depart. Get ready to depart. (Refers to pulling concrete blocks from aircraft wheels to allow take-off) Pump A briefed maneuver to low aspect (where aspect refers to target position—regardless of distance—relative to the friendly aircraft's nose; "high aspect" would be on an azimuth in front of the friendly, while "low aspect" would indicate position along an azimuth behind the friendly) to stop closure on the threat or geographical boundary, with the intent to re-engage. Pure Informative call indicating pure pursuit is being used or directive to go pure pursuit. Push (channel) Go to designated frequency. No acknowledgment required. Pushing Departing designated point. Pushing Informative call that said group( s) have turned cold and will continue to be (group description) monitored. R Range Two or more groups separated primarily in distance along the same bearing. Raygun Indicates a radar lock-on to unknown aircraft; a request for a buddy spike (position/heading/altitude) reply from friendly aircraft meeting these parameters (to prevent friendly fire). Reference Directive to assume stated heading. (Direction) Repeat Used in surface-surface operations to fire again using the same method of fire (during adjustment) or to fire the same number of rounds using the same method of fire (during fire for effect). This is not used to request that the last message be retransmitted (for this, use say again). Reported Identification of an object or a contact by an intelligence system. (Type) Reset Proceed to a pre-briefed position or area of operation. Resume Resume last formation/station/mission ordered. Retrograde Directive to withdraw from present position or area of operation in response to a threat. Rider A bogey that is conforming with safe passage routing/airspeed/altitude procedures. Rifle Air-to-ground missile (AGM)-65 Maverick launch. Ripple Two or more munitions released or fired in close succession. River City Implement immediate communications blackout until further notice. Roger Radio transmission received; does not indicate compliance or reaction. Rolex (±time) Time-line adjustment in minutes from planned mission execution time. (Positive is later). Rope Illumination of an aircraft with an IR pointer. S Saddled Informative call from wingman/element indicating the return to briefed formation position. SAM (direction) Visual acquisition of a SAM (surface-air missile) or SAM launch; should include position. Sandwiched A situation where an aircraft/element is positioned between opposing aircraft/elements. Saunter Fly at best endurance. Scram Emergency directive to egress for defensive or survival reasons. (Direction) Scramble Takeoff as quickly as possible. Scud Any threat tactical/theater ballistic missile (TBM). Separate Leave a specific engagement; may or may not re-enter. Shackle One weave, a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/regain formation parameters. Shadow Follow indicated target. Shift Directive to shift laser illumination. Shooter Aircraft/unit designated to employ ordnance. Shotgun Pre-briefed weapons state at which separation/bugout should begin. Skate Informative call/directive to execute launch and leave tactics. Skip it Veto of fighter commit, usually followed with further directions. Skosh Aircraft is out of or unable to employ active radar missiles. Skunk A radar or visual maritime surface contact whose identity is unknown. Slapshot Directive for an aircraft to employ a range-unknown high-speed anti-radiation (type/bearing) missile (HARM) against a specified threat at the specified bearing. Slide Directive call to high value airborne asset (HVAA) to continue present mission while extending range from target in response to perceived threat. Slow Target with a ground speed of 300 kn (560 km/h) or less. Smash Directive to turn on/off anti-collision lights. Smoke Smoke marker used to mark a position. Snake Directive to oscillate an IR pointer about a target. Snap (direction) An immediate vector to the group described. Sniper Directive for an aircraft to employ a range-known HARM against a specified threat at the specified location. Snooze Directive/informative call indicating initiation of EMCON procedures. Sort/sorted 1. Directive to assign targeting or monitoring responsibility for multiple targets within a group; criteria can be met visually, electronically (radar), or both. 2. Sort responsibility has been met. Sour 1. Equipment indicated is operating inefficiently. 2. Invalid response to an administrative 2. IFF check. (Opposite of sweet.) Spades An integrated group/radar contact which lacks the ATO (or equivalent) IFF modes and codes required for the ID criteria. Sparkle Target marking by IR pointer; target marking by gunship or forward air controller (airborne) (FAC-A) using incendiary rounds. Spike RWR indication of an AI threat in track, launch, or unknown mode; include bearing, clock position, and threat type, if known. Spin Directive/informative call to execute a pre-briefed timing/spacing maneuver. Spitter An aircraft that has departed from the engagement or is departing the engaged (direction) fighters' targeting responsibility. Splash 1. (A/A) Target hit with expended munition. 2. (A/G) Weapons impact in lethal area of target. Split An informative call that a flight member is leaving formation to engage a threat; visual may not be maintained. Spoofing Informative call that voice deception is being employed. Spot Acquisition of laser designation. Squawk (number/code) Operate IFF as indicated or IFF is operating as indicated. Squawk flash Use the flash feature on the IFF which cause the transponder signal to highlight on radar display. Hence the term means to announce your location. Squawking An informative call denoting a bogey is responding with an IFF mode (#). Stack Two or more groups/contacts/formations with a high/low altitude separation in relation to each other. Status Request for tactical situation. Steady Directive to stop oscillation (wavering) of IR pointer. Steer Set magnetic compass heading indicated. Stern Request for, or directive to, intercept using stern geometry. Stinger Within a group, a formation of three or more aircraft with a single aircraft in trail. Stop Stop IR illumination of a target. Stranger Unidentified traffic that is not associated with the action in progress. Strangle () Turn off equipment indicated. Strip Individual fighter/section is leaving the formation to pursue separate attacks. Stripped Informative call from wingman/element indicating out of briefed formation/position. Strobe Radar indications of noise jamming. Sunshine Directive or informative call indicating illumination of target is being conducted with artificial illumination. Sunrise Informative call that C2 functions (Command & Control) are available. (opposite of midnight). Sweet 1. Equipment indicated is operating efficiently. 2. Valid response to an administrative 2. IFF check. (Opposite of sour.) Switch/switched Indicates an attacker is changing from one aircraft to another. T Tactical Request/directive to switch to tactical control. Tag (system Known identification of a specific (system) at the stated location; may be used w/position) with IDM[clarification needed] data message, (for example, tag data). Tally Sighting of a target, bandit, bogey, or enemy position; opposite of no joy. Target () Directive to assign group responsibility to aircraft in a flight. Targeted () Group responsibility has been met. Ten seconds Directive to terminal controller to stand by for laser on call in approximately 10 seconds. Terminate 1. Stop laser illumination of a target. 2. Cease local engagement without affecting the overall exercise. Threat Untargeted hostile/bandit/bogey within pre-briefed range/aspect of a (direction) friendly. Throttles Reduction in power to decrease IR signature. Tied Positive radar contact with element/aircraft. Tiger Enough fuel and ordnance to accept a commit. Timber Air control network participating group (NPG) of tactical digital information links (Link 16/TADIL J). Tracking 1. Fire control system has solid lock on target (aka a "stabilized gun solution"). 2. Continuous illumination of a target. 3. Contact heading. Trailer The last aircraft within a group(s). Trashed Informative call that missile has been defeated. Trespass The addressed flight is entering a surface/air threat ring of a specific system at the stated (position) location. Tumbleweed Indicates limited situational awareness; no joy, blind; a request for information. U Unable Cannot comply as requested/directed. Uniform Ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio. V Vampire Hostile antiship missile (ASM). Very high Above 40,000 ft (12,000 m) MSL. Vic Three groups, contacts, or formations with the single closest in range and two contacts, azimuth split, in trail. Victor VHF/amplitude modulation (AM) radio. Visual Sighting of a friendly aircraft/ground position; opposite of blind. W Wall Three or more groups or contacts primarily split in azimuth. Warning (color) Hostile attack is RED imminent or in progress. YELLOW probable. WHITE improbable (all clear). Weapons (followed by appropriate modifier below) Fire only; FREE at targets not identified as friendly in accordance with current rules of engagement (ROE). TIGHT at targets positively identified as hostile in accordance with current ROE. HOLD* (USA, USMC) in self-defense or in response to a formal order. SAFE (USN) NOTE: USN and NATO use weapons safe to avoid confusion with the phrase hold fire. Weeds Indicates that fixed-wing aircraft are operating below 2,000 ft (610 m) above ground level. What luck Request for results of missions or tasks. What state 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 semi-active radar missiles remaining. Heat = number of IR missiles remaining. Fuel = pounds of fuel or time remaining. Wilco Will comply Winchester No ordnance remaining. Words Directive or interrogative regarding further information or directives pertinent to mission. Working 1. A suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) aircraft is gathering electronic order of battle (EOB) (which emitter controls the operations of other emitters) on a designated emitter; generally followed by signal type, (SAM/AAA/group) bearing, and range, if able. 2. Aircraft executing electronic identification (EID) on a specific aircraft/group to obtain identification necessary for beyond visual range (BVR) employment. Y Yardstick Directive to use air-to-air tactical air navigation (A/A TACAN) for ranging.