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Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

Glossary terms starting with "N"



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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