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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.