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R
routine; search radius

R&D
research and development

R&R
rest and recuperation

R&S
reconnaissance and surveillance

R2P2
rapid response planning process

RA
risk analysis

RAA
redeployment assembly area

RABFAC
radar beacon forward air controller

RADAREXREP
radar exploitation report

RADAY
radio day

RADBN
radio battalion

RADC
regional air defense commander

RADCON
radiological control team

RADF
radarfind

RADHAZ
electromagnetic radiation hazards

RADINT
radar intelligence

RADS
rapid area distribution support (USAF)

RAE
right of assistance entry

RAF
Royal Air Force (UK)

R-AFF
regimental affiliation

RAM
raised angle marker; random access memory

RAMCC
regional air movement coordination center

RAOB
rawindsonde observation

RAOC
rear area operations center; regional air operations center

RAP
Radiological Assistance Program (DOE); rear area protection; Remedial Action Projects Program (JCS)

RAS
recovery activation signal

RAST
recovery assistance, securing, and traversing systems

RASU
random access storage unit

RATT
radio teletype

RB
radar beacon; short-range coastal or river boat

RBC
red blood cell

RBE
remain-behind equipment

RBECS
Revised Battlefield Electronic Communications, Electronics, Intelligence, and Operations (CEIO) System

RBI
RED/BLACK Isolator

RB std
rubidium standard

RC
receive clock; regional coordinator; Reserve Component; river current

RCA
residual capabilities assessment; riot control agent

RCAT
regional counterdrug analysis team

RCC
relocation coordination center; rescue coordination center

RCCPDS
Reserve Component common personnel data system

RCEM
regional contingency engineering management

RCHB
reserve cargo handling battalion

RCM
Rules for Courts-Martial

RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RC NORTH
Regional Command North (NATO)

RC NORTH
Regional Command North (NATO)

RCO
regional coordinating office (DOE)

RCP
resynchronization control panel

RCS
radar cross section

RC SOUTH
Regional Command South (NATO)

RCSP
remote call service position

RCT
rescue coordination team (Navy)

RCU
rate changes unit; remote control unit

RCVR
receiver

RD
receive data; ringdown

RDA
research, development, and acquisition

R-day
redeployment day

RDCFP
Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellowship Program

RDD
radiological dispersal device; required delivery date

RDF
radio direction finder; rapid deployment force

RDO
request for deployment order

RDT&E
research, development, test and evaluation

REACT
rapid execution and combat targeting

REAC/TS
radiation emergency assistance center/training site (DOE)

READY
resource augmentation duty program

RECA
Residual Capability Assessment

RECAS
residual capability assessment system

RECAT
residual capability assessment team

RECCE
reconnaissance

RECCEXREP
reconnaissance exploitation report

RECMOB
reconstitution-mobilization

RECON
reconnaissance

RED HORSE
Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron, Engineers

REF
reference(s)

REGT
regiment

REL
relative

RELCAN
releasable to Canada

REM
roentgen equivalent mammal

REMT
regional emergency management team

REPOL
bulk petroleum contingency report; petroleum damage and deficiency report; reporting emergency petroleum, oils, and lubricants

REPSHIP
report of shipment

REPUNIT
reporting unit

REQCONF
request confirmation

REQSTATASK
air mission request status tasking

RESA
research, evaluation, and system analysis

RESCAP
rescue combat air patrol

RESCORT
rescue escort

RESPROD
responsible production

RET
retired

RF
radio frequency; reserve force; response force

RFA
radio frequency authorization; restricted fire area

RFC
response force commander

RFD
revision first draft

RF/EMPINT
radio frequency/electromagnetic pulse intelligence

RFF
request for feedback

RFI
radio frequency interference; ready for issue; request for information

RFID
radio frequency identification

RFL
restrictive fire line

RFP
request for proposal

RFS
request for service

RFW
request for waiver

RG
reconstitution group

RGR
Rangers

RH
reentry home

Rh
Rhesus factor

RHIB
rigid hull inflatable boat

RI
radiation intensity; Refugees International; routing indicator

RIB
rubberized inflatable boat

RIC
routing indicator code

RIG
recognition identification group

RIK
replacement in kind

RIMS
registrant information management system

RINT
unintentional radiation intelligence

RIP
register of intelligence publications

RIS
reconnaissance information system

RISOP
red integrated strategic offensive plan

RISTA
reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition

RIT
remote imagery transceiver

RJTD
reconstitution joint table of distribution

RLD
ready-to-load date

RLE
rail liaison element

RLG
regional liaison group; ring laser gyro

RLGM
remote loop group multiplexer

RLGM/CD
remote loop group multiplexer/cable driver

RLP
remote line printer

RM
resource management; risk management

RMC
remote multiplexer combiner; rescue mission commander; Resource Management Committee (CSIF); returned to military control

RMKS
remarks

RMO
regional Marine officer

RMS
requirements management system; root-mean-square

RMU
receiver matrix unit

RNAV
area navigation

RNP
remote network processor

R/O
receive only

Ro
search radius rounded to next highest whole number

ROA
restricted operations area

ROC
regional operations center; required operational capability

ROCU
remote orderwire control unit

ROE
rules of engagement

ROEX
rules of engagement exercise

ROG
railhead operations group

ROICC
resident officer in charge of construction

ROK
Republic of Korea

ROM
read-only memory; rough order of magnitude

RON
remain overnight

RO/RO
roll-on/roll-off

ROS
reduced operational status

ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps

ROTHR
relocatable over-the-horizon backscatter radar (USN)

ROWPU
reverse osmosis water purification unit

ROZ
restricted operations zone

RP
reconstitution priority; release point (road); retained personnel

RPPO
Requirements, Plans, and Policy Office

RPT
report

RPTOR
reporting organization

RPV
remotely piloted vehicle

RQMT
requirement

RQT
rapid query tool

RR
reattack recommendation

RRC
regional reporting center

RRDF
roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) discharge facility

RRF
rapid reaction force; Ready Reserve Fleet; Ready Reserve Force

RRPP
rapid response planning process

RS
rate synthesizer; requirement submission

RSA
retrograde storage area

RSC
red station clock; rescue sub-center

RSD
reporting of supply discrepancy

RSE
retrograde support element

RSG
reference signal generator

RSI
rationalization, standardization, and interoperability

RSL
received signal level

RSN
role specialist nation

RSO
regional security officer

RSOC
regional signals intelligence (SIGINT) operations center

RSOI
reception, staging, onward movement, and integration

RSP
recognized surface picture; Red Switch Project (DOD); religious support plan

RSPA
Research and Special Programs Administration

RSS
radio subsystem; remote sensors subsystem; root-sum-squared

RSSC
regional satellite communications (SATCOM) support center; regional satellite support cell; regional signals intelligence (SIGINT) support center (NSA); regional space support center

RST
religious support team

RSTA
reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

RSTV
real-time synthetic video

RSU
rapid support unit; rear support unit; remote switching unit

RT
remote terminal; rough terrain

R/T
receiver/transmitter

RTA
residual threat assessment

RTB
return to base

RTCC
rough terrain container crane

RTCH
rough terrain container handler

RTD
returned to duty

RTF
return to force

RTFL
rough terrain forklift

RTG
radar target graphic

RTL
restricted target list

RTLP
receiver test level point

RTM
real-time mode

RTOC
rear tactical operations center

RTS
remote transfer switch

RTTY
radio teletype

RU
release unit; rescue unit

RUIC
Reserve unit identification number

RUSCOM
rapid ultrahigh frequency (UHF) satellite communications

RV
long-range seagoing rescue vessel; reentry vehicle; rekeying variable; rendezvous

RVR
runway visibility recorder

RVT
remote video terminal

RWCM
regional wartime construction manager

RWI
radio and wire integration

RWR
radar warning receiver

RWS
rawinsonde subsystem

RX
receive; receiver

RZ
recovery zone; return-to-zero
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