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T
search time available; short ton; trackline pattern

T&DE
test and diagnostic equipment

T&E
test and evaluation

T2
technology transfer

TA
target acquisition; target audience; technical arrangement; theater Army

TAA
tactical assembly area

TAACOM
Theater Army Area Command

TAADS
The Army Authorization Document System

TAB
tactical air base

TAC
tactical advanced computer; terminal access controller; terminal attack control; terminal attack controller

TAC(A)
tactical air coordinator (airborne)

TACAIR
tactical air

TACAMO
take charge and move out (E-6A/B aircraft)

TACAN
tactical air navigation

TACC
tactical air command center (USMC); tactical air control center (USN); tanker airlift control center

TAC-D
tactical deception

TACDAR
tactical detection and reporting

TACINTEL
tactical intelligence

TACLAN
tactical local area network

TACLOG
tactical-logistical

TACM
tactical air command manual

TACO
theater allied contracting office

TACON
tactical control

TACOPDAT
tactical operational data

TA/CP
technology assessment/control plan

TACP
tactical air control party

TACRON
tactical air control squadron

-ACS
tactical auxiliary crane ship

TACS
tactical air control system; theater air control system

TACSAT
tactical satellite

TACSIM
tactical simulation

TACSTANS
tactical standards

TACT
tactical aviation control team

TACTRAGRULANT
Tactical Training Group, Atlantic

TAD
tactical air direction; temporary additional duty (non-unit-related personnel); theater air defense; time available for delivery

TADC
tactical air direction center

TADCS
tactical airborne digital camera system

TADIL
tactical digital information link

TADS
Tactical Air Defense System; target acquisition system and designation sight

TAES
theater aeromedical evacuation system

TAF
tactical air force

TAFDS
tactical airfield fuel dispensing system

TAFIM
technical architecture framework for information management

TAFS
tactical aerodrome forecasts

TAFT
technical assistance field team

TAG
technical assessment group; The Adjutant General; Tomahawk land-attack missile aimpoint graphic

T-AGOS
tactical auxiliary general ocean surveillance

TAGS
theater air ground system

T-AH
hospital ship

TAI
International Atomic Time; target area of interest; total active inventory

TAIS
transportation automated information systems

TAK
cargo ship

T-AKR
fast logistics ship

TALCE
tanker airlift control element

TALD
tactical air-launched decoy

TALO
theater airlift liaison officer

TAMCA
theater Army movement control agency

TAMCO
theater Army movement control center

TAMMC
theater army material management command

TAMMIS
theater Army medical management and information system

TAMS
transportation analysis, modeling, and simulation

tanalt
tangent altitude

TAO
tactical actions officer

TAOC
tactical air operations center (USMC)

TAP
troopship

TAR
tactical air request; Training and Administration of the Reserve

TARBS
transportable amplitude modulation and frequency modulationradio broadcast system

TARBUL
target bulletin

TARE
tactical record evaluation

TAREX
target plans and operations

TARS
tethered aerostat radar system

TARWI
target weather and intelligence

TAS
tactical atmospheric summary; true air speed

T-ASA
Television Audio Support Agency

TASCID
tactical Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) satellite compensation interface device

TASCO
tactical automatic switch control officer

TASIP
tailored analytic intelligence support to individual electronic warfare and command and control warfare projects

TASKORD
tasking order

TASMO
tactical air support for maritime operations

TASOSC
theater Army special operations support command

TASS
tactical automated security system; tactical automated switch system

TAT
tactical analysis team; technical assistance team

TATC
tactical air traffic control

TAV
total asset visibility

T-AVB
aviation logistics support ship

TAW
tactical airlift wing

TBD
to be determined

TBM
tactical ballistic missile; theater ballistic missile

TBMCS
theater battle management core system

TBMD
theater ballistic missile defense

TBP
to be published

TBSL
to be supplied later

TBTC
transportable blood transshipment center

TC
tidal current; transmit clock and/or telemetry combiner; Transportation Corps (Army)

TCA
terminal control area; time of closest approach; traditional combatant commander activity

TC-ACCIS
Transportation Coordinator's Automated Command and Control Information System

TC-AIMS
Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System

TC-AIMS II
Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System II

TCC
transmission control code; transportation component command

TCCF
tactical communications control facility

TCEM
theater contingency engineering management

TCF
tactical combat force; technical control facility

TCM
theater construction manager

TCMD
transportation control and movement document

TCN
third country national; transportation control number

TCSEC
trusted computer system evaluation criteria

TD
theater distribution; timing distributor; total drift; transmit data

TDA
Table of Distribution and Allowance

TDAD
Table of Distribution and Allowance (TDA) designation

T-day
effective day coincident with Presidential declaration of a National Emergency and authorization of partial mobilization

TDBM
technical database management

TDD
target desired ground zero (DGZ) designator; time definite delivery

TDF
tactical digital facsimile

TDI
target data inventory

TDIC
time division interface controller

TDIG
time division interface group

TDIM
time division interface module

TDM
time division multiplexed

TDMA
time division multiple access

TDMC
theater distribution management cell

TDMF
time division matrix function

TDMM
time division memory module

TDMX
time division matrix

TDP
theater distribution plan

TDR
transportation discrepancy report

TDSG
time division switching group

TDSGM
time division switching group modified

TDT
theater display terminal

TDY
temporary duty

TE
transaction editor

TEA
Transportation Engineering Agency

tech
technical

TECHCON
technical control

TECHDOC
technical documentation

TECHEVAL
technical evaluation

TECHINT
technical intelligence

TECHOPDAT
technical operational data

TECS II
Treasury Enforcement Communications System

TED
trunk encryption device

TEL
transporter-erector-launcher (missile platform)

TELEX
teletype

TELINT
telemetry intelligence

TELNET
telecommunication network

TENCAP
tactical exploitation of national capabilities program

TEOB
tactical electronic order of battle

TEP
test and evaluation plan; theater engagement plan

TERCOM
terrain contour matching

TERF
terrain flight

TERPES
tactical electronic reconnaissance processing and evaluation system

TERPROM
terrain profile matching

TERS
tactical event reporting system

TES
tactical event system; theater event system

TESS
Tactical Environmental Support System

TEU
technical escort unit; twenty-foot equivalent unit

TF
task force

TFA
toxic free area

TFADS
Table Formatted Aeronautic Data Set

TFCICA
task force counterintelligence coordinating authority

TFE
tactical field exchange; transportation feasibility estimator

TFLIR
targeting forward-looking infrared

TFR
temporary flight restriction

TFS
tactical fighter squadron; Tactical Forecast System

TG
task group

TGC
trunk group cluster

TGEN
table generate

TGM
trunk group multiplexer

TGMOW
transmission group module and/or orderwire

TGO
terminal guidance operations

TGT
target

TGTINFOREP
target information report

TGU
trunk compatibility unit

THREATCON
terrorist threat condition

TI
threat identification; training instructor

TIAP
theater intelligence architecture program

TIARA
tactical intelligence and related activities

TIBS
tactical information broadcast service

TIC
target information center; toxic industrial chemicals

TIDP
technical interface design plan

TIDS
tactical imagery dissemination system

TIFF
tagged image file format

TII
total inactive inventory

TIM
toxic industrial material

TIO
target intelligence officer

TIP
target intelligence package

TIPG
telephone interface planning guide

TIPI
tactical information processing and interpretation system; tactical information processing interpretation

TIPS
tactical optical surveillance system (TOSS) imagery processing system

TIROS
television infrared observation satellite

TIS
technical interface specification; thermal imaging system

TISG
technical interoperability standards group

TISS
thermal imaging sensor system

T-JMC
theater-joint movement center

T-JTB
Theater-Joint Transportation Board

TL
team leader

TLAM
Tomahawk land attack missile

TLAM/N
Tomahawk land attack missile/nuclear

TLC
traffic load control

TLCF
teleconference

TLE
target location error

TLP
transmission level point

TLR
trailer

TLX
teletype

TM
tactical missile; target materials; team member; technical manual; theater missile; TROPO modem

TMAO
theater mortuary affairs officer

TMD
tactical munitions dispenser; theater missile defense

TMEP
theater mortuary evacuation point

TMG
timing

TMIS
theater medical information system

TML
terminal

TMMMC
theater medical materiel management center

TMN
trackline multiunit non-return

TMO
traffic management office; transportation management office

TMP
target materials program; telecommunications management program; theater manpower forces

TMR
trackline multiunit return

T/M/S
type, model, and/or series (also as TMS)

TNAPS
tactical network analysis and planning system

TNAPS+
tactical network analysis and planning system plus

T-net
training net

TNF
theater nuclear force

TNL
target nomination list

TO
technical order; theater of operations

T/O
table of organization

TO&E
table of organization and equipment

TOA
table of allowance

TOAI
total overall aircraft inventory

TOC
tactical operations center; tanker airlift control center (TALCE) operations center

TOCU
tropospheric scatter (TROPO) orderwire control unit

TOD
time of day

TOE
table of organization and equipment

TOF
time of flight

TOFC
trailer on flatcar

TOH
top of hill

TOI
track of interest

TOPINT
technical operational intelligence

TOR
term of reference; time of receipt

TOS
time on station

TOSS
tactical optical surveillance system

TOT
time on target

TOW
tube launched, optically tracked, wire guided

TP
technical publication; turn point

TPB
tactical psychological operations battalion

TPC
tactical pilotage chart; two person control

TPC/PC
tactical pilotage chart and/or pilotage chart

TPED
tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination

TPERS
type personnel element

TPFDD
time-phased force and deployment data

TPFDL
time-phased force and deployment list

TPL
technical publications list; telephone private line

TPME
task, purpose, method, and effects

TPMRC
theater patient movement requirements center

TPO
task performance observation

TPRC
theater planning response cell

TPT
tactical petroleum terminal

TPTRL
time-phased transportation requirements list

TPU
tank pump unit

TRA
technical review authority

TRAC2ES
transportation command regulating and command and control evacuation system

TRACON
terminal radar approach control facility

TRADOC
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRAM
target recognition attack multisensor

TRANSEC
transmission security

TRAP
tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (Marine Corps); tactical related applications; tanks, racks, adapters, and pylons; terrorism research and analysis program

TRC
tactical radio communication; transmission release code

TRCC
tactical record communications center

TRE
tactical receive equipment

TREAS
Department of the Treasury

TREE
transient radiation effects on electronics

TRICON
triple container

TRI-TAC
Tri-Service Tactical Communications Program

TRK
truck; trunk

TRNG
training

TRO
training and readiness oversight

TROPO
troposphere; tropospheric scatter

TRS
tactical reconnaissance squadron

TS
terminal service; top secret

TSA
target system analysis; theater storage area; travel security advisory

TSB
trunk signaling buffer

TSBn
transportation support battalion (USMC)

TSC
theater security cooperation; theater support command

TSCIF
tactical sensitive compartmented information facility

TSCM
technical surveillance countermeasures

TSCO
target selection confusion of the operator; top secret control officer

TSCP
theater security cooperation plan

TSE
tactical support element

TSEC
transmission security

TSG
targeting support group; test signal generator

TSGCE
tri-Service group on communications and electronics

TSGCEE
tri-Service group on communications and electronic equipment (NATO)

TSM
trunk signaling message

TSN
trackline single-unit non-return; track supervision net

TSO
technical standard order; telecommunications service order

TSOC
theater special operations command

TSP
telecommunications service priority

TSR
telecommunications service request; theater support representative; trackline single-unit return

TSS
tactical shelter system; target sensing system; timesharing system; time signal set; traffic service station

TSSP
tactical satellite signal processor

TSSR
tropospheric scatter (TROPO)-satellite support radio

TST
tactical support team; theater support team; time-sensitive target

TSWA
temporary secure working area

TT
terminal transfer

TT&C
telemetry, tracking, and commanding

TTB
transportation terminal battalion

TTD
technical task directive

TTL
transistor-transistor logic

TTM
threat training manual; training target material

TTP
tactics, techniques, and procedures; trailer transfer point

TTR
tactical training range

TTT
time to target

TTU
transportation terminal unit

TTY
teletype

TUBA
transition unit box assembly

TUCHA
type unit characteristics file

TUCHAREP
type unit characteristics report

TUDET
type unit equipment detail file

TV
television

TVA
Tennessee Valley Authority

TW/AA
tactical warning and attack assessment

TWC
Office for Counterterrorism Analysis (DIA); total water current

TWCF
transportation working Capital Fund

TWCM
theater wartime construction manager

TWD
transnational warfare counterdrug analysis

TWDS
tactical water distribution system

TWI
Office for Information Warfare Support (DIA)

TWPL
teletypewriter private line

TWX
teletypewriter exchange

TX
transmitter; transmit

TYCOM
type commander

 
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