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JAAT

Joint Air Attack Team. Coordinated employment of attack helicopters and fightersA employed against enemy ground vehicles and personnel.

JASSM

Joint Air-to-Air Standoff Missile

JDAM

Joint Direct Attack Munitions

JETT/JTSN

Jettison

JFACC

Joint Force Air Component Commander.

JFC

Joint Force Commander.

JFS

Jet Fuel Starter

JHMCS

Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System

Jinking

Aircraft maneuvers designed to change the flight path of the aircraft in all planes at random intervals (usually to negate a gun attack).

Jinkout Maneuver

Unpredictable maneuvers to negate a gun tracking solution. A series of changes in roll, pitch, and G performed to prevent an attacker from achieving a gun tracking solution. This maneuver will not be effective against missiles.

JMO (Air)

Joint Maritime Operations (AIR).

JOAP

Joint Oil Analysis Program

Joint

US/Multi-Service.

Joker

Prebriefed fuel state above Bingo at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.

JRIU

Jettison Remote Interface Unit

Judy

Aircrew has radar/visual contact on the correct target, has taken control of the intercept and only requires situation awareness information; weapons director (WD) will minimize radio transmissions.

Judy

Radio call signaling that your quarry is in sight and you are taking control of the intercept. “Darkstar, Judy, Judy. I’m going in for Guns.”

Judy Angle

Call made by the fighter stating the fighter will position himself in azimuth and GCI will provide range info to the target from the fighter.