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L
length

l
search subarea length

LA
lead agent; legal advisor; line amplifier; loop key generator (LKG) adapter

LAADS
low altitude air defense system

LAAM
light anti-aircraft missile

LABS
laser airborne bathymetry system

LACH
lightweight amphibious container handler

LACV
lighter, air cushioned vehicle

LAD
latest arrival date

LAMPS
Light Airborne Multipurpose System (helicopter)

LAN
local area network

LANDCENT
Allied Land Forces Central Europe (NATO)

LANDSAT
land satellite

LANDSOUTH
Allied Land Forces Southern Europe (NATO)

LANTIRN
low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night

LAO
limited attack option

LAPES
low-altitude parachute extraction system

LARC
lighter, amphibious resupply, cargo

LARS
lightweight airborne recovery system

LASH
lighter aboard ship

LASINT
laser intelligence

LAT
latitude

LAV
light armored vehicle

lb
pound

LBR
Laser Beam Rider

LC
lake current

LCAC
landing craft air cushion

LCAP
low combat air patrol

LCB
line of constant bearing

LCC
amphibious command ship; land component commander; launch control center; lighterage control center; link communications circuit; logistics component command

LCCS
landing craft control ship

LCE
logistics capability estimator

LCES
line conditioning equipment scanner

LCM
landing craft, mechanized; life-cycle management

LCO
lighterage control officer

LCP
lighterage control point

LCPL
landing craft personnel (large)

LCU
landing craft, utility; launch correlation unit

LCVP
landing craft, vehicle, personnel

LD
line of departure

LDA
limited depository account

LDF
lightweight digital facsimile

LDI
line driver interface

LDO
laser designator operator

LDR
leader; low data rate

LE
law enforcement

LEA
law enforcement agency

LEAP
Light ExoAtmospheric Projectile

LEASAT
leased satellite

LEAU
Law Enforcement Assistance Unit (FAA)

LECIC
Law Enforcement and Counterintelligence Center (DOD)

LED
law enforcement desk; light emitting diode

LEDET
Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG)

LEO
low Earth orbit

LEP
laser eye protection; linear error probable

LERTCON
alert condition

LES
law enforcement sensitive; leave and earnings statement; Lincoln Laboratories Experimental Satellite

LET
light equipment transport

LF
landing force; low frequency

LFA
lead federal agency

LFORM
landing force operational reserve material

LFSP
landing force support party

LfV
Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz (regional authority forconstitutional protection)

LG
deputy chief of staff for logistics

LGB
laser-guided bomb

LGM
laser-guided missile; loop group multiplexer

LGM-30
Minuteman

LGW
laser-guided weapon

LHA
amphibious assault ship (general purpose); amphibious assault ship (multi-purpose)

L-hour
specific hour on C-day at which a deployment operation commences or is to commence

LHT
line-haul tractor

LIF
light interference filter

LIMDIS
limited distribution

LIMFAC
limiting factor

LIPS
Logistics Information Processing System

LIS
logistics information system

LIWA
land information warfare activity

LKA
attack cargo ship

LKG
loop key generator

LKP
last known position

LLLGB
low-level laser-guided bomb

LLLTV
low-light level television

LLSO
low-level source operation

LLTR
low-level transit route

LM
loop modem

LMARS
Logistics Metrics Analysis Reporting System

LMAV
laser MAVERICK

LMCC
logistic and movement control center

LMF
language media format

LMSR
large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off

LMW
lead mobility wing

LN
lead nation

LNA
low voice amplifier

LNO
liaison officer

LOA
Lead Operational Authority; letter of assist; letter of offer and acceptance; lodgment operational area; logistics over-the-shore (LOTS) operation area

LOAC
law of armed conflict

LOAL
lock-on after launch

LOBL
lock-on before launch

LOC
line of communications; logistics operations center

LOC ACC
location accuracy

LOCAP
low combat air patrol

LOCE
Linked Operational Intelligence Centers Europe; Linked Operations-Intelligence Centers Europe

LOG
logistics

LOGAIR
logistics aircraft

LOGAIS
logistics automated information system

LOGCAP
logistics civilian augmentation program (Army)

LOGCAT
logistics capability assessment tool

LOGDET
logistics detail

LOGEX
logistics exercise

LOGFAC
Logistics Feasibility Assessment Capability

LOGFOR
logistics force packaging system

LOGMARS
logistics applications of automated marking and reading symbols

LOGMOD
logistics module

LOGPLAN
logistics planning system

LOGSAFE
logistic sustainment analysis and feasibility estimator

LOI
letter of instruction; loss of input

LO/LO
lift-on/lift-off

LOMEZ
low-altitude missile engagement zone

LONG
longitude

LOP
line of position

LORAN
long-range aid to navigation

LO/RO
lift-on/roll-off

LOROP
long range oblique photography

LOS
line of sight

LOTS
logistics over-the-shore

LP
listening post

LPD
amphibious transport dock; low probability of detection

LPH
amphibious assault ship, landing platform helicopter

LPI
low probability of intercept

LPSB
Logistics Procurement Support Board

LPU
line printer unit

LPV
laser-protective visor

LRC
logistics readiness center

LRD
laser range finder-detector

LRF
laser range finder

LRF/D
laser range finder/detector

LRG
long-range aircraft

LRM
low rate multiplexer

LRP
load and roll pallet

LRRP
long range reconnaissance patrol

LRS
launch and recovery site

LRST
long-range surveillance team

LRSU
long-range surveillance unit

LSA
logistic support analysis

LSB
landing support battalion; lower sideband

LSCDM
low speed cable driver modem

LSD
landing ship dock; least significant digit

LSE
landing signal enlisted; logistic support element

LSO
landing safety officer; landing signal officer

LSPR
low speed pulse restorer

LSS
local sensor subsystem

LST
landing ship, tank; laser spot tracker; tank landing ship

LSV
logistics support vessel

LT
large tug; local terminal; long ton

L/T
long ton

LTD
laser target designator

LTD/R
laser target designator/ranger

LTF
logistics task force

LTG
local timing generator

LTON
long ton

LTS
low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night (LANTIRN) targeting system

LTT
loss to theater

LTU
line termination unit

LUA
launch under attack

LUT
local user terminal

LVS
Logistics Vehicle System (USMC)

LW
leeway

LWR
Lutheran World Relief

LZ
landing zone

LZCO
landing zone control officer

 
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