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The military and government are famous for using - or overusing - abbreviations and acronyms for designating equipment, programs, and agencies. These eight pages are chock full of nearly every commonly used abbreviations and acronyms used by the U.S. military (at least up through around the year 2000).

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O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 

LAAIB

Latin American Air Intelligence Brief

LAAM

Light Anti-Aircraft Missile

LAB

Laboratory

LABS

Laboratories

LAD

Launch Assist Device

LADD

Low Angle Drogue Delivery

LAEO

Low-Altitude Electro-Optical

LAEWWING

Light-Airborne Early Warning Wing

LAF

Launch Alert Folder

LAFTA

Latin America Free Trade Association

LAGEOS

Laser Geodynamic Satellite

LAI

(1) Light Armored Infantry; (2) Look-Down Air Intercept

LAL

Library Accessions List

LALO

Low-Altitude Low-Opening

LAM

Louisiana Maneuvers

LAMM

Land Armament and Manpower Model

LAMP

Lockwood Analytical Method for Prediction LAMPS (1) Light Airborne Multipurpose System; (2) LANTCOM Message Processing System

LAN

Local Area Network

LANDCENT

Land Forces Central Region

LANDSAT

Land Satellite (Commercial Multi-Spectral)

LANDSOUTH

Land Forces Southern Region

LANFORSIXTHFLT

Landing Force Sixth Fleet

LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory

LANT

Atlantic

LANTAF

Atlantic Command Air Forces

LANTAREA

Atlantic Area

LANTCOM

Atlantic Command (now ACOM)

LANTCOMDIS

Atlantic Command Deployable Intelligence System

LANTCOM

JIC Atlantic Command Joint Intelligence Center (AIC)

LANTDAC

Atlantic Command Defense Analysis Center

LANTDIS

USACOM Deployable Intelligence System

LANTFLT

U.S. Atlantic Fleet

LANTIRN

Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for

Night

LANTIS

Atlantic Intelligence Supplement

LANUP

Local Area Network Upgrades

LANWAN

Local Area Network/Wide Area Network

LAR

Laser-Aided Rocket

LARB

Light Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion

LARS

Light Artillery Rocket System

LAS

Land Analysis System

LASA

Light Armed Surveillance Attack

LASER

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

LASERFAX

Secure System for Transmitting Photos

LASH

Lighter Aboard Ship

LASINT

Laser Intelligence

LASTE

Low-Altitude Safety Targeting Enhancement

LAT

Latitude

LATAM

Latin America

LATIN

Atlantic Command Theater Intelligence Network

LATS

Large Aperture Tracking System

LATWING

Light Attack Wing

LAV

Light Armored Vehicle (non-tactical)

LAW

Light Antitank Weapon

LAWS

Long-Range Cruise Missile Analysis and Warning System

LB

Live Broadcast

Lb

Pound

L-BAND

1 to 2 GHz

LBR

Laser Beam Recorder

lbs

(LB) Pounds

LBSR

Lightweight Battlefield Surveillance Radar

LC

(1) Library of Congress; (2) Line of Contact

LCAC

Landing Craft, Air Cushion

LCC

(1) Amphibious Command Ship; (2) Logistics

Coordination

Center; (3) Launch Control Center; (4) Land Component Commander

LCC-IC

Amphibious Command Ship-Intelligence Center

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

LCE

Liaison Coordination Element (Special Operations Liaison Team in Coalition Operations)

LCF

Launch Control Facility

LCM

(1) Medium Landing Craft; (2) Life Cycle Management

LCP

(1) Personnel Landing Craft; (2) Launching Control Post

LCPR

Ramped Personnel Landing Craft

LCS

Low-Cost Satellite

LCSMM

Life Cycle Support Management Model

LCSR

Swimmer Reconnaissance Landing Craft

LCU

(1) Utility Landing Craft; (2) Launch Correlation Unit

LCW

Special Warfare Support Craft

LCWS

Low-Cost Workstation

LD

(1) Line of Departure; (2) Laser Defense

LDC

(1) Less-Developed Country; (2) Local Data Concentrator; (3) Light-Weight Deployable Communication; (4) Land Defense of CONUS

LDEF

Long Duration Exposure Facility

LDF

Lightweight Digital Facsimile

LDIS

Library Document Inventory System

LDM

Limited Distance Modems

LDMX

Local Digital Message Exchange

LDR

Low Data Rate

LDS

Laser Detection System

LDSD

Lookdown/Shootdown

LDT

Large Diameter Target

LDX

Long-Distance XEROX

LEA

Law Enforcement Agency

LEAD

(1) Low-Cost Encryption/Authentication Device; (2) List of Emerging Activations and Dispositions

LEAF

Law Enforcement Access Field

LEASAT

(1) Leased Satellite; (2) Leased System

LED

Light Emitting Diode

LEDS

Link 11 Display System

LEM

Land Engagement Model

LEN

Large Extension Node

LENSCE

Limited Enemy Situation Correlation Element

LEP

Linear Error Probable

LEPCU

Lightweight Environmental Protection Combat Uniform

LEO

Low Earth Orbit

LEO

COM Low Earth Orbit Data Communications

LERTCON

Alert Condition

LES

(1) Leading Edge Services; (2) Land Earth Station; (3) Limited Effects Submunition

LEW

Limited Effects Weapons

LEXIS

Meade Data Central Legal Service

LF

(1) Low Frequency; (2) Launch Facility; (3) Landing Force

LF6F

Landing Force 6th Feet

LFC

Large Format Camera

LFICS

Landing Force Integrated Communications System

LFM

Landing Force Manual

LFOC

Landing Force Operations Center

LFOV

Limited Field of View

LFR

Inshore Fire Support Ship

LFRSV

Launch-Fly-Recover Space Vehicle

LFS

Amphibious Warfare Fire Support Ship

LG

ACC Director of Logistics

LGB

Laser-Guided Bomb

LHA

Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose)

LHA-IC

Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose)-Intelligence Center

LHD

Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship

L-HOUR

Hour on C-Day when deployment begins

LHR

Low Hop Rate

LHW

Lower High Water

LHX

Lightweight Helicopter

LIC

Low-Intensity Conflict

LIDAR

Light Detection and Ranging

LIGHTSAT

Lightweight Satellite

LIMDIS

(1) Limited Dissemination; (2) Limited Distribution

LIME

Laser-Induced Magnetic Emissions

LIMMER

Limited Control of Merchant Shipping

LIN

LANTCOM Intelligence Network

LINCS

Long-Range Intelligence Networked Communications Service

LIR

Launch and Impact Report

LISS

LANTCOM Intelligence Support System

LITE

Laptop Imagery Transmission Equipment

LITES

Laser Intercept and Technical Exploitation System

LITINT

Literature Intelligence

LIVID

Language Identification and Voice Identification

LIWA

Land Information Warfare Activity

LJ

Laser Jet

LKA

Amphibious Cargo Ship

LKG

Loop Key Generator

LL

(1) Landline; (2) Latent Lethal Dose

LLLTV/IR

Low-Light-Level TV/Infrared

LLSO

Low-Level Source Operations (CI/HUMINT)

LLTV

Low-Light-Level Television

LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLO

Land Liaison Office

LLW

Lower Low Water

LLVI

Low-Level Voice Intercept

LMBB

GENSER Intelligence Broadcast

LMCC

LOCE Mobile Correlation Center

LMD

Local Management Device

LMD-KP

Local Management Device/Key Processor

LME

Layer Management Entry

LMI

Layer Management Interface

LMR

Land Mobile Radio

LMRDFS

Lightweight Man-Transportable Radio Direction Finding

System

LMS

(1) Local Monitor Station; (2) Least Means Squared

LMSR

Large Medium Speed RO/RO

LNA

Low Noise Amplifier

LNE

Liaison Element

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

LNIS

Atlantic Command Naval Intelligence Summary

LNO

(1) Limited Nuclear Option; (2) Liaison Officer

LNU

Last Name Unknown

LO

(1) Liaison Officer; (2) Low Observables

LO/LO

Lift-On/Lift-Off

LOA

(1) Letter of Agreement; (2) Lead Operational Authority; (3) Letter of Assist

LOAC

Law of Armed Conflict

LOB

Line of Bearing

LOC(S)

(1) Line(s) of Communication; (2) Library of Congress; (3) Launch Operations Center; (4) Liaison Officer Coordinator; (5) Location; (6) ILS Localizer

LOCD

Lines of Communication Designators

LOCE

(1) Limited Operational Capability, Europe; (2) Linked Operations-Intelligence Centers Europe

LOCK

Logical Co-Processing Kernel

LOD

Low-Observable Demonstrations

LOFAR

Low-Frequency Analysis and Recording

LOG

Logistics

LOGCAP

Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

LOGEX

Logistics Exercise

LOGS

Logistics

LOI

(1) Letter of Instruction; (2) Location of Interest

LON

Longitude

LONG

Longitude

LORAD

Long-Range Air Defense

LORAN

Long-Range Navigation

LOROP

Long-Range Oblique Photography

LOROPS

(1) Long-Range Optical System; (2) Long-Range Oblique Photographic Sensor

LOS

(1) Line of Sight; (2) Law of the Sea

LOTS

(1) Lighter Over the Shore; (2) Logistics Over the Shore

LOW

(1) Laws of War; (2) Launch on Warning

LOX

Liquid Oxygen

LP

Listening Post

LPA

Amphibious Personnel Transport

LPAR

Large Phased-Array Radar

LPC

Linear Predictive Coding

LPD

(1) Amphibious Assault Transport Dock; (2) Low Probability of Detection

LPD/I

Low Probability of Detection/Intercept

LPF

Low Pass Filter

LPG

Liquefied Natural Gas

LPH

Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter)

LPI

(1) Low Probability Intercept; (2) Lines per Inch

LPO

Leading Petty Officer

LPR

Amphibious Transport (Small)

LPS

(1) Logistics Planning Study; (2) Large Processing Station

LPSS

Amphibious Transport Submarine

LPT

Logistics Preparation of the Theater

LRA

Long-Range Aviation (FSU)

LRAA

Long-Range Air Army (FSU)

LRAACA

Long-Range Air-ASW Capable Aircraft

LRAAM

Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile

LRC

(1) Logistics Readiness Center; (2) Logistics Resupply Center; (3) Lesser Regional Contingency; (4) Limited Regional Conflict; (5) Limited Regional Contingency

LRCM

Long-Range Cruise Missile

LRCS

Light-Reaction Communications System

LRE

Launch and Recovery Element

LREO

Long Range Electro-Optical

LRINF

Longer Range Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces

LRIP

Limited/Low-Rate Initial Production

LRL

Low-Cost Receive Location

LRM

Low-Rate Multiplexer

LRP

(1) Low-Rate Production; (2) Long-Range Plan; (3) Limited Response Package

LRR

Long-Range Reconnaissance

LRRP

Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol

LRSC

Long-Range Surveillance Company

LRSO

Long-Range Surveillance Out-Post

LRSP

(1) Long-Range Surveillance Plan; (2) Long-Range Systems Plan

LRSPRAC

Long-Range Special Reporting and Coordination

LRSTIA

Long-Range Scientific and Technical Intelligence Assessment

LRSU

Long-Range Surveillance Unit

LRTNF

Long-Range Theater Nuclear Forces

LRU

Line-Replaceable Unit

LSA

(1) Logistics Support Analysis; (2) LAN Systems Administrator

LSB

Lower Sideband

LSC

Linear Shaped Charge

LSCS

Logistics Support Command, Somalia

LSD

(1) Landing Ship, Dock; (2) Lease Separation Distance

LSDV

Swimmer Delivery Vehicle

LSE

Logistic Support Element

LSG

Large-Scale Graphics

LSI

Large-Scale Integration

LSM

Medium Amphibious Assault Landing Ship

LSP

Launch Sequence Plan

LSS

Library Support System

LSSA

Logistic System Support Activity

LSSC

Light Seal Support Craft

LST

(1) Amphibious Vehicle Landing Ship; (2) Local Standard Time

LST-5C

Deployable Satellite Terminal

LSV

Light Strike Vehicle

LT

(1) Light Table (2) Light

LTAC

Land Terminal Access Control

LTAS

Lightweight Tactical Army Satellite Communications System

LTBT

Limited Test Ban Treaty

Ltd

Limited

LTDP

NATO Long-Term Defense Program

LTDS

Laser Target Designator System

LTI

Lightweight Thermal Imager

LTID

Laser Target Interface Device

LTIOV

Latest Time Information of Value

LTMS

Light Table Mensuration System

LTOE

Living Table of Organization and Equipment

LUA

Launch Under Attack

LUT

Limited User Test

LVDS

Low-Volume Dissemination System

LW

Low Water

LWA

Light Weight Aircraft

LWIR

Long-Wavelength Infrared

LWM

Lightweight Motor

LWOP

Leave Without Pay

LWR

Lutheran World Relief, Inc

LWT

Amphibious Warping Tug

LZ

Landing Zone

LZCT

Landing Zone Control Team

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