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Action

Initiate a briefed attack sequence or manoeuvre

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Alligator

Link 11

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Anaprop

Conditions for abnormal propagation of electronic emissions

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Anyface

Friendly GCI/AEW & CS/C@ agency when callsign is unknown

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Authenticate

To request or provide a response for a coded challenge

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Autocat

Any communications relay using automatic retransmissions

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Ball

ASW helicopter transducer

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Bandit

An aircraft identified as enemy, IAW theatre ID criteria. The term does not necessarily imply direction or authority to engage

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Banzai

Execute launch and decide tactics

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Beadwindow

Your last transmission disclosed essential element of friendly information

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Bent

Equipment indicated in inoperative

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Bird

Friendly surface to air missile

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Bird(s) Negate Hostile _________

Information call indicating unit is unable to engage desingated target

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Bitter

Anti-surface ship missile state report

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Bloodhound

ASW torpedo with omni-directional search pattern

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Bogey

Unidentified aircraft

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Brother

Attacking ship of surface ASW unit

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Bruiser

Air launched anti ship missile

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Bulldog

Surface/Sub-surface launched anti ship missile

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Bullpen

A submarine generated search area (SGSA)

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Buzzard

Missile used in the land attack mode

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Caddilac

Directional active sonobuoy

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Cake

ASW weapon state report

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Candy

Ammunition state report

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Canyon

Use electronic jamming on radar frequency indicated or in accordance with previous orders

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Charter

Activate daily changing callsigns ordered for current period

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Chatter

Communications jamming

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Cherubs

Height of friendly aircraft in hundreds of feet above surface

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Chicks

  1. Friendly Aircraft

  2. Friendly interceptor aircraft

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Chop

Change of operational control

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Clanking

Cavitating or making machinery noise

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Clara

Radar scope is clear of contacts other than those known to be friendly

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Cobra

ASW torpedo with directional search patternC

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Confetti

Chaff lane or corridor

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Cowboy(s)

Ship(s) of search attack unit

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Criss Cross

A position or track derived from the plotting of DF bearings

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Cyclops

Unmanned aerial vehicle

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Dance

Shift all lines to complan ________

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Datum

Last known position of a submarine or suspected submarine after contact has been lost

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Deep

Contact is below layer depth

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Demons

Depth in metres

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Devils

Submarine depth in tens of ft

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Dip Boss

ASW helicopter flight leader

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Dipper

An ASW helicopter capable of conducting both sonar search and attack

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Dogbox

Area within which units may interfere with ASW torpedoes

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Faker

A friendly track acting as a HOSTILE for exercise purposes

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Famished

Have you any instructions or information for me?

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Fanfare

Towed anti-acoustic torpedo noisemaker which can be switched on/off while streamed

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Feather

Visual sighting of periscope wake

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Feeler

Shipborne fire control radar

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Gadget

Radar or emitter equipment

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Geronimo

Tactical air observer

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Gertrude

Underwater telephone equipment

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Gingerbread

Voice imitative deception is suspected on net

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Grandslam

All aircraft of a designated track are shot down

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Greyhound

Friendly ground attack cruise missile (eg. TLAM)

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Handyman

Helicopter in the ASuW support role

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Holding Hands

Aircraft are joined or in close formation

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Hovertac

An attack conducted by a dipping helicopter on its own target, while maintaining sonar contact.

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Indians

Ships of a Surface Action Group (SAG)

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Infotac

A type of vectored attack, used when the directing unit broadcasts sonar contact information and the attacking aircraft must solve his own fire control solution.

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Jackal

Surveillance network participating group

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Jello

Inverse synthetic aperture radar

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Jester

Joint Range Extension Application Protocol

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Joker

A friendly track acting as a SUSPECT for exercise purposes

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KICK ______ TACK _______

Shift line number to frequency column as indicated

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Kingpin

Reference position established arbitrarily by an aircraft for reporting the position of a CONTACT or DATUM

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Kobold

MEZ is not active

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Lance

Active shipborne radar

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Lazy

Equipment indicated is at standby

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Leaker

Airborne threat has passed through a defensive layer

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Minimize

Radio frequency is becoming saturated, degraded or jammed and briefer transmissions must follow

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Misfit

Continue using daily changing callsigns currently in use (or encrypted by means of key card identification) until further notice. Cancelled by CHARTER

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Mother

Parent ship

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Music

Electronic jamming

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Mustang

An ASuW weapons carrying helicopter

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Nancy

Infrared equipment

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NOCAN

Unable to comply (with your instructions)

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Octopus

Tactical data system computer

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Oilfield

MEZ is active

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Okay

Equipment indicated is operative

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Oyster

Authentication policy in force

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Panther

Hostile nuclear submarine

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Polar

Friendly nuclear submarine

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Sister

Assisting ship of surface ASW unit

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Parrot

Military IFF transponder

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Parrot India

Military IFF interrogator

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Pelican

Long range patrol maritime aircraft capable of both search and attack

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Big Dipper

Radar and sonar fitted helicopter

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Dip

Conduct search with helicopter sonar

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Dip Gang

Collective callsign for all helicopters on net

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Dip Master

ASW helicopter air coordinator

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Dip Watcher

ASW helicopter control unit

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Playmate

Friendly ship, submarine or aircraft with which I am co-operating

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Playpen

Submarine patrol area in a barrier

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Playtime

Amount of time aircraft can remain on station, given in hours plus minutes (e.g. ONE PLUS THIRTY equals one hour and thirty minutes)

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Pointer

Directional passive sonobuoy

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Pony

ASW weapon carrying helicopter

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Puppies

Emission control plan is modified as follows ______

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Pyramid

Any ship launched torpedo weapon system. May be prefixed with torpedo brevity word

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