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Directive call to cease action, attack, event, or mission
ABORT
Directive call to initiate a briefed attack sequence or maneuver
ACTION
Referenced emitter is radiating at the stated location or along the stated bearing.
(system) ACTIVE (location/direction)
Directive call to add a specific system or electronic order of battle (EOB) category to search responsibilities
ADD (system/category)
Directive or informative call indicating the termination of EMCON procedures
ALARM
LINK-11/TADIL-A
ALLIGATOR
Request for confirmation of bearing and range from ownship to described point
ALFA CHECK
1. Informative call to indicate a turning engagement at the specified location
2. Directive call to orbit a point
3. Refueling track flown by tanker
ANCHORED (w/location)
Height of friendly aircraft in thousands of feet MSL
ANGELS
No ARM ordnance remaining
ARIZONA
CONTACTS(s) resulting from target maneuvers exceeding GROUP criteria
ARM
Select armament (safe/hot) or armament is safe/hot
ARM/ARMED (SAFE/HOT)
Unit or element will be performing exactly as stated by the ATO
AS FRAGGED
Indicates air-to-surface (A/S) attack on a specific ground target
ATTACKING
To request or provide a response to a coded challenge
AUTHENTICATE
Any communications relay using automatic retransmissions
AUTOCAT
Release/launch of specified weapon
(weapon) AWAY
A picture label describing two groups seperated laterally
AZIMUTH
An aircraft identified as an enemy IAW theater identification criteria. Does not necessarily imply direction or authority to engage
BANDIT
Informative or directive call to execute launch-and-decide tactics
BANZAI
Reference number used to indicate such information as headings, altituds, and fuels
BASE
Last transmission potentially disclosed unauthorized information (multiservice)
BEAD WINDOW (multiservice)
Target stabilized within 70 to 110 degrees of aspect; generally given in cardinal directions (east, west, south, north)
BEAM (w/cardinal direction)
System indicated is inoperative
(system) BENT
Fuel state needed for recovery
BINGO
Friendly surface-to-air missile (SAM).
BIRD
Surface-to-air informative call indicating unit is able and prepared to engage a specified target with SAMS(presumes target is within or will enter the SAM egagment envelope)
BIRD(S) AFFIRM
Surface-to-air informative call indicating unit is unable to engage a specified target with SAMS
BIRD(S) NEGATE
Notification of possible blue-on-blue (fratricide) situation relative to a designated track or friendly. (multiservice)
BITTERSWEET (multiservice)
No visual contact with friendly aircraft/ground position
BLIND
Directive or informative call that indicates aircraft will continue straight ahead at the merge and not become anchored with target/targets
BLOW THROUGH
A radar or visual air contact whose identity is unknown
BOGEY
Request for target information as requested or closest group in BRAA
BOGEY DOPE
A picture label describing four distinct groups with two in front and two behind in a square or offset square orientation
BOX
Tactical control format providing target bearing, range, altitude, and aspect, relative to a friendly aircraft. Aspect is only required if other than hot
BRAA
Surface-to-air informative call indicating friendly SAM has been fired at designated target
BIRD(S) AWAY
Directive call to maneuver to a position on opposing sides, either laterally or vertically from the targets
BRACKET (w/direction)
Directive call to perform an immediate maximum performance 180-degree turn (or as directed) in the indicated direction. Assumes a defensive situation requiring infared missile defence (IRMD)
BREAK (w/direction)
Tanker or reciever call indicating immediate vertical and nose/tail separation between tanker and reciever is required
BREAK AWAY
Radio frequency is becoming saturated/degraded or jammed and briefer transmissions must follow
BREVITY
Request or directive call to switch to broadcast control
BROADCAST
Advisory call regarding loss of radar/IR lock-on
BROKE LOCK
Friendly air launched antiship missile
BRUISER
Locked to a known friendly aircraft. Normally a response to a SPIKE or BUDDY SPIKE call
BUDDY LOCK
Friendly aircraft air-to-air (A/A) radar track indication on radar warning reciever (RWR)
BUDDY SPIKE (position/altitude/heading)
Separation from that particular engagement/attack/operation; no intent to reengage/return
BUGOUT (w/direction)
Friendly surface/submarine launched antiship missile
BULL DOG
An established reference point from which the position of an object can be referenced by bearing (Magnetic) an range (NM) from this point
BULLSEYE
Informative call that gated laser illuminator (GLINT) is being used to provide illumination. Typicall employed by AC-130 to illuminate surface points of interest
BURN
Directive call to fly at max continuous speed (Mil power)
BUSTER
Electronic communications jamming
BUZZER
Informative call to aircraft that electronic warfare (EW) targeting information is available on a pre-briefed secure net
CANDYGRAM
Directive call to establish a combat air patrol (CAP) at a specified point
CAP (location)
Descriptive term for aircraft in a CAP
CAPPING (location)
Aircrew has acquired and is able to track a specified air-to-ground (A/G) target with an on-board sensor
CAPTURED
In air defense, break the engagement on the target specified. Missiles in flight will continue to intercept (multiservice)
CEASE ENGAGEMENT (multiservice)
Discontinue firing/do not open fire. Complete intercept if weapons are in flight. Continue to track
CEASE FIRE
Aircraft-to-aircraft directive to stop firing laser. Opposite of LASER ON
CEASE LASER
A picture label describing three distinct groups with two in front and one behind
CHAMPAGNE
Begin using briefed radio procedures to counter communications jamming
CHATTERMARK
AIM-120 missile data link terminated between high pulse repetition frequency (HPRF) and medium pulse repetition frequency (MPRF)
CHEAP SHOT
Turn (number) degrees left or right and maintain new heading
CHECK (number, left/right)
Directive call to reference data link display
CHECK TIDS/TAD
Altitude of friendly aircraft in hundreds of feet AGL (multiservice)
CHERUBS (multiservice)
Friendly aircraft
CHICKS
1. No sensor information on non-friendly aircraft of interest

2. No visible battle damage

3. Aircraft not carrying external stores
CLEAN
Flight lead response. Request action is authorized. Mutual support may be detached to fulfill brefed contracts (e.g., split criteria, shot doctrine). Wingmen will ensure deconfliction from flight lead
CLEARED
Ordnance release is authorized
CLEARED HOT
Directive/informative call to switch from normal/overt external lighting to covert night vision device (NVD) only compatible lighting
CLOAK
Decreasing in separation (multiservice)
CLOSING (multiservice)
1. A descriptive/directive call to initiate a turn in the CAP away from the anticipated threats.
2. Groups heading away from aircraft
3. Attack geometry will result in a pass or roll out behind the target
4. Defined area is not expected to recieve fire (enemy or friendly)
COLD
Request for information on a (type) system at stated location; implies a request for ambiguity resolution. May be used with improved data modem (IDM) data message -- COLOR DATA
COLOR (system, w/position)
Directive call to reverse course
COMEBACK (w/direction)
1. (Air-to-Air) Directive call to maneuver as indicated to either regain mutual support or to deconflict flight paths. Implies both VISUAL and TALLY
2. (Air-to-Ground) Directive call to maneuver or execute a specific instruction
COMEOFF (w/direction)
Directive call to intercept a group of interest
COMMIT
Request for number of contacts within a group
COMPOSITION
Chaff lane or corridor (multiservice)
CONFETTI (multiservice)
Threat/bogey aircraft leaving contrails
CONS/CONNING
1. Sensor contact at the stated position
2. Acknowledges sighting or a specified reference point
3. Individual radar return within a group or arm
CONTACT
Inner group formation with four contacts oriented in a square or offset square
CONTAINER
Continue present maneuver; does not imply a change in clearance to engage or expend ordnance
CONTINUE
Continue present maneuver, ordnance release not authorized. Training use only.
CONTINUE DRY
Directive/informative call to assume a supporting position that will allow engagement of a specified track or threat to the flight if required
COVER
F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits
CRANK (w/direction)
Request for, or directive to, intercept using cutoff geometry
CUTOFF
Any unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
CYCLOPS
Aircraft position within a flight. Use if specific call sign is unknown. (multiservice)
DASH (#)
Standby for data link message concerning object at stated location
DATA (object, w/position)
Informative call by an airborne laser designator indicating the laser/IR system is inoperative
DEADEYE
Inquiry as to the identification of specified tracks, targets, or correlated group
DECLARE
Descriptive term used to indicate seperation between the nearest and farthest groups in range in a relative formation; used to describe a LADDER, VIC, CHAMPAGNE, or BOX
DEEP
Speaker is under attack, is maneuvering defensively, and is unable to ensure deconfliction or mutual support
DEFENSIVE
Aircraft is in a defensive position and maneuvering with reference to a surface-to-air threat
DEFENDING (w/direction)
Directive call to detect, identify, and engage (if required) unknown aircraft trailing friendly aircraft
DELOUSE
Directive call for the flight to maneuver to briefed positioning
DEPLOY
Request for modified J-FIRE 9-Line Brief from JSTARS
DETAILS
Proceed to alternate mission/base
DIVERT
LINK-4A/TADIL-C
DOLLY
Target stabilized at 0 to 60 degrees angle from tail or 120- to 180-degree angle from nose
DRAG (w/cardinal direction)
1. Directive/informative call to stop monitoring a spefic emitter/target and resume search responsibility
2. Remove the emitter/target from the tactical picture/track stores
3. Directive call to remove a specific system or EOB category from search responsibilities
DROP
Informative call that a fighter has discontinued targeting responsibility
DROPPING
(NATO) Informative/directive call to descend and increase speed
DUCK
A fill-in describing a RANGE or AZIMUTH presentation, with one group displaced behind and to the side of the other group.
ECHELON (w/cardinal direction)
Positive SEESAW/System M/Mode X reply
ECHO
No emitters of interest detected
EMPTY
Informative call used to establish engaged and support roles in the visual arena
ENGAGED
Provide estimate of the size, range, height, or other parameters of a specified contact; implies degradation
ESTIMATE
Short-term maneuver to gain energy, distance, or seperation normally with the intent of reengaging
EXTEND (w/direction)
1. Electro-optical (EO)/IR/NVD acquisition of an aircraft normally followed by number of aircraft observed
2. Fighter with primary visual identification responsibility
EYEBALL
Radar contact (temporarily) is lost on a non-friendly aircraft/surface contact and any positional information given is estimated
FADED
Target speed is estimated to be 600-900 knots ground speed/Mach 1 to 1.5
FAST
Shipboard tactical air navigation (TACAN) station. (multiservice)
FATHER (multiservice)
Flying over water/land
FEET WET/DRY
Set cockpit switches as appropriate prior to entering/exiting the combat area
FENCE (IN/OUT)
Contact aspect stabilized at 120- to 150- degree angle from the tail or 30- to 60-degree angle from nose
FLANK (w/cardinal direction)
Temporarily activate specified system for identification purposes (e.g., IFF, afterburner, flare, or chaff)
FLASH (system)
Directive term for helicopter to turn on IR floodlight (pointed at ground to aid in visual acquisition by escort aircraft)
FLASHLIGHT
Directive or informative call to expand the formation laterally within visual limits to maintain radar contact or prepare for a defensive response
FLOAT
Directive call to fly stated heading
FLOW
A/A weapons employment
FOX
Simulated or actual launch of semiactive radar-guided missile
FOX ONE
VHF/FM radio
FOX MIKE
Simulated or actual launch of IR-guided missile
FOX TWO
Simulated or actual launch of active radar-guided missiles on the same target
FOX 3/SECOND FOX 3
Shot/Kill Communications Brevity
FOX 3 CLOSE/MEDIUM/LONG
Valid missile shot against (x) separate targets (assumes 1 missile per target)
FOX 3 (X) SHIP (formation description)
A positively identified friendly aircraft or ground position
FRIENDLY
Response to a DECLARE request indicating known bandits and friendlies in close proximity
FURBALL
Radar or emitter equipment
GADGET
Directive/informative call to fly as quickly as possible, using afterburner/max power
GATE
Emitter is employing electronic protection measures
GENIE
Radar target is approaching azimuth or elevation limits.
GIMBAL (w/BRAA)
Go to briefed HAVE QUICK net
GO ACTIVE
Use unencrypted voice communications
GO CLEAR
A bogey that has not conformed to safe passage routing, airspeed, or altitude procedures. Will only be used when safe passage or minimum risk routing procedures are part of an ID matrix
GOPHER
Use encrytped voice communications
GO SECURE
Directive call to put on/take off NVDs
GOGGLE/DEGOGGLE
Informative call that NVDs are on/off
GOGGLES ON/GOGGLES OFF
Large force of indeterminable numbers and formation
GORILLA
All hostile aircraft of a designated track (or against which a mission was tasked) are shot down (multiservice)
GRAND SLAM (multiservice)
Direction determined to be clearest of enemy A/A activity
GREEN (w/cardinal direction)
Friendly ground attack cruise missile
GREYHOUND
Aircraft whithin 3 NM in azimuth or range
GROUP
An air-to-air or air-to-surface gunshot
GUNS
Link-16 air control NPG initiation between air control unit and controlled aircraft
HANDSHAKE
High-G, energy sustaining 180-degree turn (or as directed) in the indicated direction
HARD (w/direction)
Alert of an activity of interest
HEADS UP
A group or package known to contain three or more entities
HEAVY
CONTACT is greater than 40,000 MSL (NATO is 25,000 to 50,000 MSL)
HIGH
1. (A2A)- Momentary radar returns in search.
2. Indicates approximate target altitude
3. (A2G)- Weapons impact within lethal distance
HITS
Directive call to key transmitter for direction finder (DF) steer
HOLD DOWN
An emergency fire control order to stop firing on a designated target to include destruction of any missiles in flight
HOLD FIRE
Aircraft in visual formation
HOLDING HANDS
Data link message not recieved
HOLLOW
Home airfield or carrier
HOMEPLATE
1. Directive call to perform an in-place 180 degree turn.
2. (w/descriptor) Link 16 directive call to cue sensors to A/G point (point of interest, SAM, markpoint, TN, etc)
HOOK (w/direction)
A contact identified as an enemy upon which clearance to fire is authorized IAW the theater ROE's
HOSTILE
1. A descriptive/directive call to initiate a turn in the CAP toward the anticipated threats
2. Groups heading towards friendly aircraft.
3. Ordnance employment intended or completed
4. Defined area is expected to recieve fire
5. Contact aspect stabilized at 160 to 180 degree angle from tail or 0 to 20 degree angle from nose
6. Intercept geometry will result in passing in front of the target
HOT
Informative/directive call that an aircraft is approaching or at a specified standoff distance from the sovereign airspace of a nation. Follow briefed procedures. (multiservice)
HOTDOG (multiservice)
HF radio
HOTEL FOX
Informative call that the AIM-120 is at HPRF active range
HUSKY
Directive call to identify the target; also aircrew identification accomplished, followed by type aircraft or "FRIENDLY/HOSTILE."
ID
JSTARS call indicating surface vehicles are stationary
IDLE
1. Informative call indicating a turn toward a known threat. Implies a request for information.
2. Entering terminal phase of an A2G attack
IN
Perform indicated maneuver simultaneously
IN PLACE (w/direction)
Mode 4
INDIA
Interrogate the designated contact of the identification, friend or foe (IFF)/selective identification feature (SIF) mode indicated. (multiservice)
INTERROGATE (multiservice)
Surveillance network participating group (NPG) of LINK-16/TADIL-J
JACKAL
Directive call to perform an unpredictable maneuver to negate a gun tracking solution
JINK
Fuel state above BINGO at which seperation/bugout/event termination should begin
JOKER
Aircrew has radar or visual contact on the correct target, has taken control of the intercept, and requires only situation awareness (SA) information; WD will minimize radio transmissions
JUDY
1. Directive call to fire on designated target
2. In training, a fighter call to indicate kill criteria have been fufilled
KILL
Directive call to cease air combat maneuvers/attacks/activities
KNOCK-IT-OFF
A picture label describing three or more groups separated in range from a god's eye view
LADDER
Directive call to start laser designation
LASER ON
Informative call indicating that the speaker is firing the laser
LASING
C2 term that provides the last contact altitude from a hight fidelity source (fighter radar)
LAST
A request to provide tactical ground information pertinent to the mission in a digital bullseye format
LOWDOWN
Inner-group formation of two or more contacts separated in range
LEAD-TRAIL
Airborne threat has passed through a defensive layer. Call should include amplifying information
LEAKERS
Directive/informative call to maneuver in a direction to avoid the threat
LEAN (direction)
Directive to turn on/off exterior lights
LIGHTS ON/OFF
Directive call for flight to turn all position lights to bright
LIGHTBULB
Inner group formation of two or more contacts separated in azimuth
LINE ABREAST
1. (w/position) Radar lock-on; correct targeting is not assumed
2. (w/group name) Radar lock-on; sort is not assumed
LOCKED
Target altitude is below 10,000 feet MSL
LOW
Visual AIM-120 launch
MADDOG
Launch of friendly antiradiation missile (ARM)
MAGNUM (system/location)
Informative call that said group is maneuvering in azimuth, range, and/or altitude
MANEUVER (AZIMUTH/RANGE/ALTITUDE)
Multi-function radar in an A/G mode
MAPPING
Friendly aircraft leaving contrails
MARKING
Established at a specific point
MARSHAL(ING)
Used when aircraft passes over pick up zone (PZ)/landing zone (LZ)/team
MARK
Target altitude between 10,000 and 40,000 feet MSL
MEDIUM
Informative call that friendlies and targets have arrived in the same visual arena. Call indicating radar returns have come together
MERGE(D)
HAVE QUICK time-of-day (TOD) signal
MICKEY
Informative call advising that C2 radar functions are unavailable due to degradation. Advisory information is still availabele. Opposite of SUNRISE
MIDNIGHT
Informative call indicating completion of a2g ordnance delivery. Generally used by the last aircraft in conjunction with a pre-coordinated egress plan.
MILLER TIME
1. Monitoring sensor awareness on specified GROUP
2. Directive call to an aircraft to maintain contact/targeting information on a maritime surface
MONITOR(ING)
Parent Ship (multiservice)
MOTHER (multiservice)
Unidentified surface vehicles in motion
MOVER(S)
Indicates radar warning receiver (RWR) ground threat displayed with no launch identification
MUD (type w/direction)
Electronic radar jamming (on air intercept radar, electronic deception jamming)
MUSIC