Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

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NA

Not Applicable

NAEW

NATO Airborne Early Warning.

Naked

No RWR indications. Opposite of term "spike".

NAM

Nautical Air Miles

NCA

National Command Authority.

NCC

Naval Component Authority.

Negative Contact

Lack of radar and/ or SIF contact.

NITE

Nitrogen

NLG

Nose Landing Gear

nm

Nautical Miles

No Joy

Aircrew does not have visual contact with the target/bandit; opposite of term "TALLY."

No., NO.

Number

NOB

Naval Order of Battle.

Nordo

No operative radio.

NORM

Normal

NOTAM

Notice to Airmen

Notch (Direction)

All-aspect missile defensive maneuver to place threat radar/missile near the beam.

NOZ POS

Nozzle Position

Nudet

Nuclear Detonation.

NWS

Nosewheel Steering

NXMEAS

Longitudinal Acceleration

Nylon Letdown

Ejection and subsequent parachute ride.

NYMEAS

Lateral Acceleration

NZMEAS

Vertical Acceleration