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Military Acronyms and Abbreviations - Acronym Finder

BA (1) Budget Authority; (2) Budget Activity
BAA Broad Agency Announcement
BAC (1) Budget Activity Code; (2) Broad Area Coverage
BAD Baseline Assessment Document
BADGE FINDER Proper Name of System
BADGE KEEPER Proper Name of System
BAE Battlefield Area Evaluation
BAG Battalion Artillery Group
BAI (1) Battlefield Air Interdiction; (2) Backup Aircraft Inventory; (3) Battlefield Artificial Intelligence
BALTAP Baltic Approaches (NATO Naval Command)
BAN Base Area Network
BANDIT Bragg Area Network for Digital Intelligence Transmission
BAO Basic Attack Option
BAOR British Army of the Rhine
BARB Beacon-Aided Radar Bombing
BARCS Battlefield Area Reconnaissance System
BAS (1) Broad Area Search; (2) Battlefield Automated Systems; (3) Billet Access System
BASIC Battle Area Surveillance & Integrated Communications
BASOPS Base Operations
BASS Battlefield Surveillance System
BAT-D Battlefield Deception
BATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
BATO Balloon-Assisted Take-Off
BATS Ballistic Aerial Target System
BAWB Bomber Activity Weekly Brief
BB Battleship
BBBG Battleship Battle Group
BBLS Barrels
BBO Booster Burnout
BBS Brigade/Battalion Simulation
B2C2 Brigade and Below Command and Control System
BCA Broadcast Control Authority
BC2A Bosnia Command and Control Augmentation
BCBL Battle Command Battle Lab
BCC Base Communications Center
BCDSS Battle Command Decision Support System
BCE Battlefield Coordination Element
BCI Bit-Count Integrity
BCR (1) Battlefield Communications Review; (2) Baseline Change Request
BCS Broadcast Control Station
BCT (1) Base Consolidated Telecommunications; (2) Betac Command Team
BCTP Battle Command Training Program
BCV Battle Command Vehicle
Bd Baud
BDA (1) Battle Damage Assessment; (2) Bomb Damage Assessment
BDA/PSA Bomb Damage Assessment/Post Strike Assessment
BDE/Bde Brigade
BDM Budget Decision Memorandum
BDP Battlefield Development Plan
BDS (1) Base Development Survey; (2) Bulk Data Service
BDSP Battle Dress System Project
BE Basic Encyclopedia
BEMT Basic Electronic Maintenance Trainer
BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
BER Bit Error Rate
BES Budget Estimate Submission
BETA Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition
BEYOND DUTY Proper Name of System
BF Battle Force
BFA Battlefield Function Area
BFACS BFA Control System
BF(S)BL Battle Focus (Support) Battle Lab
BFCS Ballistic Framing Camera System
BFE Blacker Front End
BFI Battlefield Interdiction
BFM Basic Flight Maneuvers
BFMA Battlefield Functional Mission Area
BFOV Broad Field of View
BG (1) Battle Group; (2) Brigadier General
BGN Board on Geographic Names
BGPHES Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System
BGW Battlefield Guided Weapon
BGWU Battle Group Workup
BH Busy Hour
B-H Bosnia-Hercegovina
BI Background Investigation
BIACC Basic Integrated Aircraft Command and Control
BIC Battlefield Information Center
BICC Battlefield Information Coordination Center
BICES Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems (NATO)
BICM Battlefield Intelligence Collection Model
BIDS Battlefield Information Distribution System
BIF Basic Imagery File
BIFF Bistatic Identification Friend or Foe
BIIB Basic Imagery Interpretation Brief
BIIR Basic Imagery Interpretation Report
BIM Ballistic Intercept Missile
BIOLDEF Biological Defense
BIOLOPS Biological Operations
BIOLWPN Biological Weapons
BISS Baseline Intelligence Summary Supplement
BIT Binary Digit
BITE Built-In Test Equipment
BITS Base Information Transfer System
BIU Bus Interface Unit
Bks Barracks
BKS Broadcast Keying Station
BL Bomb Line
BLDG Building
BLEST Berm-Loaded Explosive Simulation Technique
BLEU Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union
BLIP Background Limited IR Photography
BLOS Beyond Line-of-Sight
BLSS Base Level Self-Sufficiency Spares
BLT Battalion Landing Team
BLUE FLAG ACC command and control exercise
BM (1) FSU Truck-Mounted Multiple Rocket Launcher; (2) Ballistic Missile
BMATT Briefcase Multi-Mission Advanced Tactical Terminal
BM/C2 Battle Management/Command and Control
BM/C3 Battle Management/Command, Control, and Communications
BMC Battle Management Cell
BMCT Beginning of Morning Civil Twilight
BMD (1) Ballistic Missile Defense; (2) FSU Airborne Combat Vehicle
BMDO (1) Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; (2) Ballistic Missile Defense Office
BMDSCOM U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Command
BMEWS Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
BMG Basic Mission Guidance
BMNT Beginning of Morning Nautical Twilight
BMP FSU Armored Infantry Combat Vehicle
BMSS Ballistic Missile Systems Subcommittee
BN/Bn Battalion
BND Bundesrepublik Nachrichtendienst (German Intelligence Service)
BOA Broad Ocean Area
BOCCA Board for Coordination of Civil Aircraft (NATO)
BOIP Basis of Issue Plan
BOMREP Bombing Report
BOQ Bachelor Officers’ Quarters
BOS (1) Battlefield Operating System; (2) Base Operating Support
BP (1) Battle Position; (2) Bandpass
BPA (1) Battlefield Psychological Activities; (2) Blanket Purchase Agreement
BPE Beacon Precision Enlarger
BPF Bandpass Filter
BPI Bits Per Inch
BPPBS Biennial Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System
BPR Business Process Reengineering
BPS (1) Basic Psychological Operations Study; (2) Bits Per Second; (3) Beachman Processing System
BPSK Burst Pulse Shift Key
BR Blade Rate
B/R Bridge/Router
BR/Br Branch
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure (Commission)
BRDM FSU Wheeled Amphibious Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
BRET Bistatic Reflected Energy Target
BRI Basic Rate Interface
BRIXMIS British Commanders-In-Chief Military Liaison Mission
BRL Bomb Release Line
BRP Bomb Release Point
BRS (1) Beachman Reporting System; (2) Backup and Recovery System (3) Beach Reconnaissance System
BRU Bomb Release Unit
BS Broadcast Service
BSA Brigade Support Area
BSD (1) Battlefield Surveillance Device; (2) Battlefield Surveillance Display
BSS Broadcast Satellite Service
BSSC Battle Staff Support Center
BSSG Brigade Service Support Group
BST (1) Battle Staff Team; (2) Betac Support Team
BSTS (1) Boost Surveillance and Tracking System; (2) Boost Phase Surveillance and Tracking System
BT Basic Training
BTA Best Technical Approach
BTF Battalion Task Force
BTG Basic Target Graphic
BTI Balanced Technology Initiative
BTR FSU Armored Personnel Carrier
BTRY (1) Battery; (2) Field Artillery
BTU British Thermal Unit
BTW By The Way
BUD/S Basic Underwater Demolition/Sea-Air-Land (SEAL)
BUIC Back-Up Intercept Control
BUNT British Underground Nuclear Test
BUR Bottom Up Review
BVITS Baseline Video Imagery Transmission System
BVR Beyond Visual Range
BW (1) Biological Warfare; (2) Bandwidth; (3) Beamwidth; (4) Bomb Wing
B&W Black and White
BWC Biological Weapons Convention
BWP Basic Working Paper
BZ Buffer Zone