Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

Glossary terms starting with "T"



Add a Term

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


T.O.

Takeoff and technical order

TAC

Tactical Air Control Center.

Tac-A (Tactical Air Coordinator-Airborne)

An airborne agency located far enough away from threats and jamming to provide a communications relay between fighters, FACS, and ground agencies. Typically aboard a FAC aircraft, ABCCC, or AWACS.

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation

TACP

Tactical Air Control Party.

TACS

Tactical Air Control System.

Tactical Control

A mode of control similar to Close Control with regard to type information provided except vectors are not provided to the aircrew by the WC.

Tactical Separation

See classified description para 4-2d(l)(b)5.

Tactical Withdrawal

See classified description para 4-2d(l)(b)5.

TAF

Tactical Air Forces.

Tally

Sighting of a target/bandit; opposite of "NO JOY".

Tanks Dry

Radio call during a fuel check indicating a given fuel tank is now empty.

Target

Object being attacked.

Target()

Specification of sort responsibility.

TARS

Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System

TAS

True Airspeed

TC

Transit Corridor (NATO). Air lanes established for transit in the rear area of the battle theater.

TCN

TACAN

TCTO

Time Compliance Technical Order - The USAF uses them when there is a change that needs to happen. There are different type of TCTO's. Some are safety issue and have to be done immediately others are just for a modififcations such as: 'Replace all gear door actuators by a certain time' or 'Check Wiring in this location for chaffing', etc. They can range from a simple inspection to doing something major to the aircraft that enhances its capabilities.

TEF's

Trailing Edge Flaps

TEMP

Temperature

TER

Triple Ejector Rack

TEU

Trailing Edge Up

TFAT

True Free-stream Air Temperature

TFR

Terrain-following radar or reference to low altitudes pertaining to terrain-following radar.

TGM

Training Guided Missile

TGP

TarGeting Pod or Trajectory Generation Program

TGT

Target

THEO

Theory

Threat (Direction)

(GCI/AWACS) Informative that an untargeted bandit/bogey is within 10 NM of a friendly.

TIC

Troops in Contact..

Tied

Positive radar contact with element/aircraft.

TISL

Target Identification Set, Laser

TL

Transit Level (NATO). Altitude blocks for deconfliction and identification of inbound/outbound air traffic.

TLP

Tactical Leadership Program

TNMCM

Total Non Mission Capable - Maintenance

TNMCS

Total Non Mission Capable - Supply

TOD

Time of Day

TOF

Time of flight or actual time of flight. The time from weapon release to weapon impact

TOT

Time Over Target.

Total G

Indicated G.

TR, T/R

Transmit/Receive

Track

A series of related contacts indicating direction of travel.

Track Crossing Angle

See Angle Off.

Tracking

Stabilized gun solution.

Trail

Tactical formation of two or more aircraft following one another.

Trailer

The last aircraft in a formation.

Trashed

Informative call; missile in flight has been defeated.

TRV

Travel

TT

Total Temperature

TTA

AMRAAM time to active.

TTI

AMRAAM time to intercept.

TTP

Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.

Tumbleweed

Describes one who is NO JOY, BLIND, and rapidly losing situation awareness, in a request for directive commentary and orientation. Colloquially NO TALLY; NO VISUAL, NO CLUE!

TV

Television

TVS

Television Sensor

TWS

Track While Scan