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E-Pole

The range from a threat aircraft that a drag must be accomplished to kinematically defeat any missile the bandit could have launched or is launching.

EAS

Equivalent Airspeed

EC

Electronic Combat.

ECA

Electronic Component Assembly

ECCM

Electronic counter-countermeasures.

Echelon (Cardinaldirection)

Groups/contacts/formation with wingman displaced approximately 45 deg behind leader's wing line.

ECIPS

Electronic Combat Internal Pylon System

ECM

Electronic Countermeasures - Actions taken to prevent or reduce the effective use of the electro-magnetic spectrum, primarily through jamming and deception.

ECP

Engineering Change Proposal

ECS

Environmental Control System

EDU

Engine Diagnostic Unit

EDU

Engine Diagnostic Unit

EEC

Electronic Engine Control

EED

Electroexplosive Device

EID

Electronic Identification.

ELECT

Electronic (primary altimeter operating mode)

Element

Formation of two aircraft.

Elephant

A jet that has a nuclear wepaon mounted.

ELEV

Elevation

Emcon

Emission control. A

EMER

Emergency

ENG

Engine

Engaged

Maneuvering with the intent of achieving a kill. If no additional information is provided (bearing, range, etc.). Engaged implies visual/radar acquisition of target.

Engaged (Fighter)

Indicates the fighter or element is maneuvering to attain or deny weapons release parameters or is in the visual arena maneuvering in relation to the target. WC stops providing specific target information and continues with situation awareness information.

Engagement

Maneuvers by opposing aircraft attempting to achieve/prevent weapons firing positions.

EO

Electro-optical.

EOB

Electronic Order of Battle.

EON

AMRAAM Engagement Order Number.

EOR

End of Runway - Although F-16s are inspected prior to leaving the parking space, it is often procedure to reinspect the aircraft in the arm/de-arm area at the end of runway (EOR).

EPA

Evasive Plan of Action.

EPAF

European Participating Air Force

EPLRS

Enhanced Position Location Radio System

EPU

Emergency Power Unit

EQUIP

Equipment

EST

Estimate

Estimate

Using information available to provide data required, implies degradation.

ETA

Estimated Time of arrival.

ETAC

Enlisted Terminal Attack Controller.

EW

Electronic Warfare/Early Warning.

EWMS

Electronic warfare management system

EXT

External

Extend (Direction)

Directive to gain energy and distance with the possible intent of reengaging.

Extend (Left/Right)

Gain energy and distance using proper energy profile with the possible objective of reentering the fight.

Extension

A straight-line unloaded (slightly less than 1 G) acceleration maneuver. This maneuver may be interrupted by a series of checkturns so that the extending fighter can maintain sight of the attacking aircraft.

Eyeball

Fighter with primary visual identification (VID) responsibility.