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This site contains a comprehensive list of U.S. military terms and definitions.

F (1) Fahrenheit; (2) Frequency
FA (1) Frontal Aviation (FSU); (2) Field Artillery; (3) Forward Area; (4) Functional Architecture; (5) Frequency Agile; (6) Full Accounting; (7) Feasibility Assessment
FAA (1) Federal Aviation Agency; (2) Federal Aviation Administration; (3) Foreign Assistance Act
FAAD C3I Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence
FAADS Forward Area Air Defense System
FAAR Forward Area Alerting Radar
FAARP Forward Area Armament and Refuel Point
FAAS Foreign Affairs Administrative Support
FAC (1) Forward Air Control (Controller); (2) Facilities
FACP (1) Forward Air Control Post; (2) Forward Air Control Party
FACSFAC Fleet Air Control and Surveillance Facility
FAD (1) Fleet Air Defense; (2) Force Activity Designator; (3) Field Arbitrary Designators
FADOC Future Air Defense Operation Concept
FADS Foreign Area Data System
FAE Fuel Air Explosive
FAF Fast Access Format
FAFIC Federal Armed Forces Intelligence Center (FRG)
FAI Fuel Air Incendiary Concussion Bomb
FAIO Field Artillery Intelligence Officer
FAISA FORSCOM Automated Intelligence Support Activity
FAISS FORSCOM Automated Intelligence Support System
FALD Field Administration and Logistics Division
FAM Functional Area Model
FAME FORSCOM Automated Modernization Effort
FAMP Foreign Army Materiel Production
FAMS Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Center Analytical Maritime Summary
FAMSIM Family of Simulation
FANS Friendly Allied Nation Support Network
FANT French Atmospheric Nuclear Test
FAO (1) Foreign Area Officer; (2) Forward Area of Operations; (3) Food and Agricultural Organization (UN)
FAPC Food and Agriculture Planning Committee (NATO)
FARP Forward Area Refuel Point
FARRFAA Air Replacement Radar
FARRP Forward Area Rearming and Refueling Point
FAS (1) (U.S.) Foreign Agriculture Service; (2) Frequency Assignment Subcommittee
FAST (1) Fleet Antiterrorist Support Teams; (2) Forward Area Support Team; (3) Forward Area Support Terminal
FAST-I Forward Area SID and TRAP-Improved
FAST/I2 Improved FAST/I
FASTC Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center (archaic, now NAIC)
FASTFAX Tactical Digital Facsimile
FASTL Future Analytic Strategic Target List
FAV (1) Field Assistance Visit; (2) Fast Attack Vehicle
FAX Facsimile
FB Fighter Bomber
FBA Fighter Bomber Attack
FBH Force Beachhead
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBIS Foreign Broadcast Information Service
FBM Fleet Ballistic Missile
FBR Fast Breeder Reactor
FBS (1) Forward-Based Systems; (2) Federal Border Service
FC (1) Fire Control; (2) Fractional Coverage
FCA Foreign Counterintelligence Activity
FCB Functional Control Board
FCC (1) Fleet Command Center; (2) Federal Communications Commission; (3) Fighter Control Center; (4) Fire Coordination Center
FCE Forward Control Element
FCFS First Come, First Served
FCG Foreign Clearance Guide (military)
FCG2 FORSCOM G2
FCI Foreign Counterintelligence
FCIAD FORSCOM Component Intelligence Architecture Document
FCIP Foreign Counterintelligence Program
FCISD FORSCOM Component Intelligence Strategy Document
FCITP Foreign Counterintelligence and International Terrorism Program (FBI)
FCITTP FORSCOM Component Intelligence Tactics, Techniques and
Procedures
FCLP FORSCOM Command Language Program
FCO Facility Control Office
FCRC Federal Contract Research Center
FCS (1) Fire Control System; (2) Flight Control System; (3) (U.S.) Foreign Commercial Service
FCSE Forward Control Support Element
FCT Foreign Comparative Test
FCZ Forward Combat Zone
FD Functional Design
F/d Ratio of focal-length to diameter (of reflector type antennas)
FDB Fleet Database
FDBM Functional Data Base Manager
FDBPS Fleet Data Base Production System
FDC Fire Direction Center
FDDAC Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis Committee
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDDS Flag Data Display System
FDIU Fill Device Interface Unit
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
FDMA Frequency Division Multiple Access
FDO Foreign Disclosure Officer
FDOA Frequency Difference of Arrival
FDR Foreign Disclosure Representative
FDT&E Force Development Test & Experimentation
FDU Force Design Update
FDW Forward Deployed Workstation
FDX Full Duplex
FEA Front End Analysis
FEAF Far Eastern Air Forces
FEBA Forward Edge of the Battle Area
Fed Federal Reserve System
FEDS Front End Distribution System
FEDSIM Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center
FEL Free Electron Laser
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMD Far East Military District
FEMP Front End Message Processors
FEP (1) Front End Processor; (2) FLTSATCOM EHF Package
FERS Federal Employees Retirement System
FET Field Effect Transistor
FETVD Far East Theater of Military Operations
FEWS Future Early Warning System
FEWSG Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group
FF Frigate
FFA Free-Fire Area
FFAR Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
FFED FIREFINDER Elevation Data
FFG Guided-Missile Frigate
FFGH Guided-Missile Aviation Frigate
FFGN Nuclear-Powered Guided-Missile Frigate
FFH Aviation Frigate
FFHGN Nuclear-Powered Guided-Missile Aviation Frigate
FFHN Nuclear-Powered Aviation Frigate
FFL Corvette
FFLG Guided-Missile Corvette
FFM Full Face Mask
FFN Fleet Flash Net
FFR Radar Picket Frigate
FFS (1) Fixed Field Site; (2) Formatted File System
FFT Training Frigate
FGHQ Fighter Group Headquarters (Canada)
FGN Foreign
FH Frequency Hopping
FH/DS Frequency Hopping/Direct Sequence
FI (1) Finished Intelligence; (2) Foreign Intelligence
FI&SS Foreign Intelligence and Security Service(s)
FIA Foreign Intelligence Agency
FIC (1) Fleet Intelligence Center; (2) FORSCOM Intelligence Center
FICEURLANT Fleet Intelligence Center, Europe and Atlantic
FICM Fleet Intelligence Collection Manual
FICPAC Fleet Intelligence Center, Pacific
FID (1) Foreign Internal Defense; (2) Force Integration Division
FIDB Fundamental Intelligence Database
FIE Foreign Intelligence Element
FIG Figure
FIIC Force Imagery Interpretation Center
FIIU Force Imagery Interpretation Unit
FIM Force Integration Master Planner
FIN (1) Fixed-Site Intelligence Network; (2) Financial
FINPLAN Financial Plan
FIO Foreign Intelligence Officer
FIP (1) Force Improvement Plan; (2) Federal Information Processing
FIPC Foreign Intelligence Priorities Committee
FIPS (1) Federal Information Processing Standard; (2) Fleet Intelligence Production System
FIR Field Investigative Region
FIRCAP Foreign Intelligence Requirement Capabilities and Priorities
FIRE Fused Intelligence Report in Europe
FIRF Future Information Requirements Forecast
FIRMS Foreign Intelligence Relations Management System
FIROPS Freedom of Air Operations
FIRST Fleet Intelligence Reserve Support Team
FIRSTEURLANT Fleet Intelligence Reserve Support Team, Atlantic
FIRSTPAC Fleet Intelligence Reserve Support Team, Pacific
FIS (1) Foreign Instrumentation Signals; (2) Foreign Intelligence Service
FISA Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
FISAP FMFPac Intelligence Sub-Architecture Plan
FISINT (1) Foreign Instrumentation and Signature Intelligence; (2) Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence
FISS Foreign Intelligence and Security Services
FIST (1) Fleet Imagery Support Terminal; (2) Fire Support Team
FIST-T Transportable FIST
FITCPAC Fleet Intelligence Training Center, Pacific
FITD FORSCOM Intelligence Training Detachment
FITWING Fighter Wing
FLA Foreign Launch Assessment
FLAGE Flexible Lightweight Agile Guided Experiment
FLC Foreign Language Committee
FLEETSATCOM Fleet Satellite Communications
FLENUMOCEANCEN Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (U.S. Navy)
FLEX Force-Level Execution System
FLI Force-Level Information
FLIR Forward-Looking Infrared (Radar)
FLO Foreign Liaison Office
FLOT Forward Line of Troops
FLR Forward-Looking Radar
FLRA Federal Labor Relations Authority
FLSG Force Logistics Support Group
FLT Fleet; Flight
FLTBCST Fleet Broadcast
FLTCINC Fleet Commander in Chief
FLTSAT Fleet Satellite
FLTSATCOM Fleet Satellite Communications System
FLTSEVOCOM Fleet Secure Voice
FM (1) Frequency Modulation; (2) Foreign Materiel; (3) File Maintenance;
(4) Factory Marking(s); (5) Functional Manager; (6) Field Manual; (7) From; (8) Comptroller
FMA (1) Foreign Materiel Acquisition; (2) Foreign Media Analysis
FMAO Foreign Materiel Acquisition Operation
FMAR Foreign Materiel Acquisition Requirement
FMAS Foreign Media Analysis Subsystem
FMC (1) Field Maintenance Center; (2) Force Mobile Command
FME Foreign Materiel Exploitation
FMEC Foreign Materiel Exploitation Catalogue
FMEP Foreign Materiel Exploitation Program
FMF Fleet Marine Force(s)
FMFLANT Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
FMFM Fleet Marine Field Manual
FMFPAC Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
FMIB Foreign Materiel Intelligence Board
FMIG Foreign Materiel Intelligence Group
FMIS Force Management Information System
FMLM French Military Liaison Mission
FMOCC Fleet Mobile Operations Command Center
FMP Foreign Materiel Program
FMPCP Foreign Military Personnel Contact Program
FMPRB Foreign Military Program Review Board
FMRL Foreign Materiel Requirements List
FMs Defense Intelligence Functional Managers
FMS Foreign Military Sales
FMSF Foreign Military Sales Financing
FMTV Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
FN Foreign National
FNOC Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center
FNU First Name Unknown
FO Forward Observer
F/O Fiber-Optics
FOA (1) Field Operating Agency; (2) Forward Operating Area
FOAMP Foreign Aerospace Materiel Production
FOAP Foreign Aircraft Production
FOB (1) Forward Operating Base; (2) Foreign Order of Battle
FOBS Fractional Orbital Bombardment System
FOC (1) Final Operational Capabilities; (2) Full Operational Capability; (3) FORSCOM Operations Center; (4) Full Operating Capacity
FOCI Foreign Owned, Controlled or Influenced
FOCUS (1) Interagency Review of Defense Attache Offices; (2) FORSCOM Objective Communications System
FOD Foreign Object Damage
FOFA Follow-on Forces Attack
FofF Field of Fire
FOG Fiber-Optics Guided
FOGM Fiber-Optic Guided Missile
FOI Freedom of Information
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOL (1) Forward Operating Location; (2) Family of Loudspeakers
FOLAN Fiber-Optic Local Area Network
FOLPEN Foliage-Penetrating
FOM Figure of Merit
FOMA Foreign Military Assistance
FOMCAT Foreign Materiel Catalogue
FOMP Foreign Missile Production
FONS Fleet Operational Needs Statement for Intelligence
FOP Forward Observation Post
FORDTIS Foreign Disclosure Technical Information System
FORECON Force Reconnaissance
FORGE Force Generation
FORMAT Foreign Materiel
FORMDEPS FORSCOM Mobilization and Deployment Planning System
FORMICA Foreign Military Intelligence Collection Activity
FORMMS Foreign Materiel Management System
FORSCOM U.S. Forces Command
FORSTAT Force Status and Identity Report
FORT Force Trends Data Base
FORTRAN Formula Translator
FOSCAS Foreign Ship Construction and Shipyards
FOSD Family of Sabotage Devices
FOSIC Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Center
FOSIC-E Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Center, Europe
FOSICLANT Fleet Ocean Surveillance Intelligence Center, Atlantic
FOSICPAC Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Center, Pacific
FOSIF Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility
FOSIF Rota Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility, Rota
FOSIF/WESTPAC Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility, Western Pacific
FOTARS Follow-On Tactical Reconnaissance System
FOT&E Follow-On Test and Evaluation
FOTELSYS Foreign Telecommunications Systems
FOTRS Follow-On Tactical Reconnaissance System
FOUO For Official Use Only
FOV Field of View
FP (1) Fire Position; (2) Field Post; (3) Force Package
FPA (1) Federal Preparedness Agency; (2) Focal Plane Array; (3) Force Projection Army
FPB Fast Patrol Boat
FPE Force Planning Estimate
FPF Final Protection Fire
FPI (1) Foreign Positive Intelligence; (2) Federal Process Improvement
FPIR Force Protection Information Report
FPL Fire Protective Line
FPN Field Post Number
FPO Fleet Post Office
fps Feet Per Second
FPTOC Force Projection Tactical Operations Center
FPU Floating Point Unit
FQ&P Flying Qualities and Performance
FRAG Fragmentary Order
FRAGO Fragmentary Order
FRD (1) Federal Research Division (Library of Congress); (2) Formerly Restricted Data;
(3) Functional Requirements Document
FREQ Frequency
FRG Federal Republic of Germany
FRIES Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System
FRIF Finished Recurring Intelligence File
FROG Free Rocket Over Ground
FROKA First Republic of Korea Army
FROSS Foreign Reliance on Space Systems
FRPG Facility Reference Point Graphic
FRR Frequency Resource Records
FRS (1) Fleet Readiness Squadron; (2) Federal Research Service; (3) Forward Recording Site
FRY Former Republic of Yugoslavia
FRYM Former Republic of Yugoslavia-Macedonia
FS (1) File Server; (2) Fire Support
F3S Field Station Support System
FSAIS FICEURLANT SCI Analyst Information System
FSB (1) Fleet Satellite Broadcast (of FLTSATCOM); (2) Forward Staging Base; (3) Fire Support Base
FSBS Fleet Submarine Broadcast System
FSCC Fire Support Coordination Center
FSCL Fire Support Coordination Line
FSCOORD Fire Support Coordinator
FSD (1) Field Support Division; (2) Forward Support Detachment
FSE Fire Support Element
FSHB Fallout Safe Height of Burst
FSI Foreign Service Institute
FSIC Forward Sensor Interface and Control
FSK (1) Field Station, Korea; (2) Frequency Shift Keying
FSM Federated States of Micronesia
FSO (1) Foreign Service Officer; (2) Fire Support Officer
FSOC Fairchild Satellite Operations Center
FSOF Forward Special Operations Facility
FSP Fire Support Plan
FSRS Functional Security Requirements Specification
FSS (1) Fast Sealift Ship; (2) FAISS SID System; (3) Fixed Satellite Services
FSSG Force Service Support Group (USMC)
FSST Forward Space Support in Theater
FST (1) Future Strategic Targets; (2) Future Soviet Tank
FSTC Foreign Science and Technology Center (archaic; now NGIC)
FSTS Federal Security Telephone Service
FSU Former Soviet Union
FSV Fire Support Vehicle
FSVS Future Secure Voice System
FSWDS Fixed-Site Warning & Detection System
FT (1) Fort; (2) Foot
FT-1 Fractional T-1
FTA (1) Field Training Area; (2) Functions, Tasks, and Activities
FTAM File Transfer Access Management
FTC (1) Fast Time Constant (ECCM); (2) Federal Trade Commission
FTD Foreign Technology Division (USAF)
FTDB Foreign Technology Data Base
FTI Fixed Target Indicator
FTL Future Target List
FTLS (1) Future Target List-Strategic; (2) Formal Top-Level Specification
FTM Full-Time Manning
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTPS FORSCOM Topographic Production System (Facility)
FTR Fighter
FTS (1) Fleet Telecommunications System; (2) Federal Telecommunications System; (3) Federal Telephone System; (4) Flight Training Squadron
FTS 2000 Federal Telephone System 2000
FTSC Fleet Technical Support Center
FTU Forecast Tactical Unit
FTX Field Training Exercise
FU Forecast Unit
FUD Full Unit Designator
FUE First Unit Equipped
FUNT French Underground Nuclear Test
FUSS Fleet Undersea Surveillance System
FUWOB Forward Unconventional Warfare Operations Base
FV Fighting Vehicle
FVS Foreign Visits System
FW (1) Fighter Wing; (2) Fixed-Wing
FWAIS Free-World Air Intelligence Study
FWAOB Free-World Air Order of Battle
Fwd Forward
FWE Foreign Weapons Evaluation
FWIC Fighter Weapon School Intelligence Course
FWVP Fallout Wind Vector Plot
FY Fiscal Year
FYDP (1) Fiscal Year Defense Program/Plan; (2) Five-Year Defense Program; (3) Future Years Defense Program
FYI For Your Information
FYIP Five-Year Intelligence Plan
FYMOP Five-Year Master Objectives Plan
FYP Five-Year Plan (FSU)
FYROM Federal Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia