1653 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
AMS-H[Heavy]Advanced Missile System
AMXAtelier de Construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux
ANADAnniston Army Depot
ANZACAustralia and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZUSAustralia New Zealand United States Treaty
AOArea of operations
AOIArab Organisation for Industrialisation
AOSAdd-on stabilisation
APAnti-personnel
APArmour-piercing
APAMAnti-personnel, anti-matériel
APBCArmour-piercing ballistic cap
APCArmoured personnel carrier
APCArmour-piercing capped
APCBCArmour-piercing capped ballistic cap
APCNRArmour-piercing composite non-rigid
APCRArmour-piercing composite rigid
APCRBCArmour-piercing composite rigid ballistic cap
APC-T[tracer]Armour-piercing capped
APCT-BF[base fuze]Armour-piercing capped tracer
APDSArmour-piercing discarding sabot
APDS-TArmour-piercing discarding sabot - tracer
APEAmphibisches Pionier-Erkundungsfahrzeug (amphibious front-line reconnaissance vehicle)
APEPArmour-Piercing Enhancement Programme
APERSAnti-personnel
APERS-TAnti-personnel tracer
APFIDSArmour-piercing fragmentation incendiary discarding sabot
APFSDS(P)Armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot (practice)
APFSDSDUArmour piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot, depleted uranium
APFSDS-TArmour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot - tracer
APGAberdeen Proving Grounds
APGMAutonomous precision-guided munition
APHCArmour-piercing hard core
APHEArmour-piercing high explosive
APIArmour-piercing incendiary
APITArmour-piercing incendiary tracer
APMAnti-personnel mine
APSAdvanced propulsion system
APSArtillery pointing system
APSAArmour piercing secondary effect
APSEArmour-piercing secondary effect
APSE-T[tracer]Armour-piercing secondary effect
APTArmour-piercing tracer
APTEAbrams Power Train Evolution (US)
APUAuxiliary power unit
APVArmoured patrol vehicle
ARAssault rifle
AR/AAVArmored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (US)
ARDAnti-reflective device
ARDECArmament Research, Development and Engineering Center