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1.)(U) RWR indication of AI radar search.
2.)(U) (A/S) 2.75-in flechette rockets
NAILS (w/direction)
No RWR indications
NAKED
Fighter termdepicting a radar-apparent description of two or more contacts within a group separated in range.
NEAR-FAR
Sensor inforamtion on a friendly aircraft is lost. (Termination of contact plotting is not warranted.)
NEGATIVE CONTACT
Used b controller or aircrew when tactical picture has changed. Supersedes all previous calls and re-establishes picture for all players
NEW PICTURE
Not a threat
NO FACTOR
Aircrew does not have visual contact with the target/BANDIT/BOGEY/landmark; opposite of TALLY.
NO JOY
Directive (informative) for an all-aspect missile defensive maneuver to place threat radar/missile near the beam
NOTCH(ING) (w/direction)
Ground equipment present at tasked target location. Opposite of VACANT
OCCUPIED
Informative call indicating attack is terminated and maneuvering to the indicated direction
OFF (w/direction)
Informative call indicating maneuver in a specified direction with reference to the target
OFFSET (w/direction)
Informative call that unit/aircraft has reached assigned station
ON STATION
Increasing in range
OPENING
Informative call indicating a turn to a cold aspect relative to the known threat
OUT (w/direction)
Informative call that a bogey has met point of origin criteria
OUTLAW
Geographically isolated collection of GROUPS
PACKAGE
Informative call indicating aircrew cannot take eyes off an aircraft or ground target without risk of losing tally/visual
PADLOCKED
An interrogated group/radar contact that is responding with any of the specified IFF/SIF modes and correct codes established for the identification criteria
PAINT(S)
IFF/SIF transponder
PARROT
Descriptive term for when two GROUPS initially separated in range decrease range and pass each other
PASSING
A request to provide air information pertinent to the mission in a digital bullseye format
PICTURE
magnetic bearing and range to HOMEPLATE (multiservice)
PIGEONS (multiservice)
(launch location in bullseye format and weapons track direction): Friendly glide weapon (i.e., JSOW)
PIGS AWAY
Threat maneuvering for a bracket attack
PINCE
Directive call for fighter or flight to execute a nose-high heading reversal
PITCH/PITCHBACK (LEFT/RIGHT)
1.)(U) Informative call that the AIM-120 is at MPRF active range.
2.)(U) Informative call that the AIM – 54 is at active range.
PITBULL
Cooperating aircraft
PLAYMATE
Amount of time aircraft can remain on station, given in hours plus minutes (e.g., ONE PLUS THIRTY equals 1 hour and 30 min)
PLAYTIME
Switch to communication channel number preceding POGO. If unable to establish communications, switch to channel number following POGO. If no channel number follows POGO, return to this channel (multiservice)
(freq) POGO (freq) [multiservice]
1. Starting climb for A/S attack

2. Max performance climb out of low-altitude structure
POP
Flying in clouds or area of reduced visibility
POPEYE
1.)(A/A) Informative call of a group that has suddenly appeared inside of briefed range.
2.)(S/A) Criteria used as a self defense method, within the ROE, to protect friendly air defense elements from HOSTILE aircraft
POP-UP
Request for friendly position; response in terms of a geographic landmark or off a common reference point.
POSIT
Directive call to continue the attack; mutual support will be maintained. Supportive role will be assumed by the speaker
PRESS
Unambiguous non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) reply
PRINT (type)
A briefed maneuver to low aspect to stop closure on the threat or geographical boundary with the intent to reengage. Will be used to initiate a Grinder tactic.
PUMP
Informative call indicating pure pursuit is being used or directive to go pure pursuit
PURE
Go to designated frequency; no acknowledgment required.
PUSH (channel)
Departing designated point
PUSHING
A picture label describing two groups separated in distance along the same bearing
RANGE
Indicating a radar lock on to unknown aircraft. A request for a BUDDY SPIKE reply from friendly aircraft meeting these parameters
RAYGUN (position/heading/altitude)
Information provided is derived from a n off-board source
REPORTED (information)
Proceed to a pre-briefed position or area of operation (AO)
RESET
Request for JSTARS to drive a new STAKE at the target centroid reported with direction of travel and elevation. Initiated by aircrew.
RESTAKE
Resume last formation/route/mission ordered
RESUME
Directive/informative call to withdraw from station in response to a threat, continue mission as able, may RESET/ RESUME if threat is negated.
RETROGRADE
A bogey that is conforming to safe passage routing, airspeed, or altitude procedures
RIDER
Friendly air-to-surface missile launch
RIFLE
Two of more munitions released or fired in close succession
RIPPLE
Indicates aircrew understands the radio transmission; does not indicate compliance or reaction.
ROGER
Time line adjustment in minutes always referenced from original preplanned mission execution time. Plus means later; minus means earlier.
ROLEX (+/- time)
Circling an IR pointer around an aircraft to help the aircraft identify the friendly ground position
ROPE
JSTARS moving target indicator eturn that signifies a high probability of a rotating antenna.
ROTATOR
1.)(U) Radar has detected jamming/ mutual interference but has not resolved the type.
2.)(U/ NATO) Own ship maneuvering for ranging.
RUMBA
Informative call from wingman or element indicating the return to briefed formation position.
SADDLED
Visual acquistion of a SAM in flight or a SAM launch, should include position and type if known
SAM (w/direction)
A situation where an aircraft or element finds themselves between opposing aircraft or elements
SANDWICHED
Fly at best endurance
SAUNTER
Simulated high off boresigh IR missile launch. Not assessable for simulated kill/kill removal.
SCHLEM
1.)Directive/informative call to egress for defensive or survival reasons; no further HVAA mission support is expected.
2.)(NATO) Directive call to cease the intercept and take immediate evasive action.
SCRAM (direction)
Takeoff as quickly as possible
SCRAMBLE
Joint STARS moving target indicator( MTI) return that signifies a low, slow airborne target.
SCRUB
Any threat theater ballistic missile (TBM)
SCUD
Leaving a specific engagement; may or may not reenter
SEPARATE
One weave, a single crossing or flight paths; maneuver to adjust or regain formation parameters
SHACKLE
Follow indicated target.
SHADOW
Directive call to shift/ laser/ IR/ radar/ device energy
SHIFT (w/direction)
Aircraft designated to employ ordnance
SHOOTER
An aircraft request to JSTARS for a target
SHOPPING
An intercept to an “OUT” no later than SHORT SKATE RANGE (SSR).
SHORT SKATE
Pre-briefed weapons state at which separation/bugout should begin
SHOTGUN
System indicated is degraded/partially operative
(system) SICK
Fighter term depicting a radar-apparent description of two or more contacts within a group seperated in azimuth
SIDE-SIDE
1.)(U) (time) – System will be unavailable for time indicated
2.)(U) Directive/ informative call to indicate data link is, or should be placed, in receive only.
3.)(U) (NATO) (EW) Broadcast station is not transmitting. May also be used as an order and must be followed by a frequency or station designator. If possible, it should be followed by an estimated time of return to the air.
(system) SILENT
Informative call of RWR indication of surface-to-air missile launch
SINGER (type w/direction)
Informative or directive call to execute launch-and-leave tactics and be out no later than desired out range (DOR)/minimum out range (MOR).
SKATE
Current survivor coordinates or info followed by date/time stamp. Also request for databurst of survivor data.
SKINNY
Veto of fighter commit call, usually followed with further directions
SKIP IT
Aircraft is out of or unable to employ active radar missiles
SKOSH
A radar or visual maritime suface contact whose identity is unknown (multiservice)
SKUNK (multiservice)
Directive call for an aircraft to immediately employ a best-availabel HARM against a specified threat at the specified bearing
SLAPSHOT (type, bearing)
Directive call to perform a high-G descending turn in the stated direction, usually 180-degree turn
SLICE/SLICEBACK (LEFT/RIGHT)
Directive/informative call to/from high value airborne asset (HVAA) to continue present mission while flowing from station in response to perceived threat; implies intent to RESET
SLIDE
Target with ground speed of less than 200 knots
SLOW
Directive call to turn on/off anti-collision lights
SMASH (ON/OFF)
Smoke marker used to mark a position
SMOKE
Directive call to oscillate an IR pointer about a target
SNAKE
1.)(U) Fighter request for immediate BRAA call (with appropriate fill-ins) to the group described. Indicates fighter intent to intercept/join.
2.)(U) (heading) Urgent directive call to turn to a heading.
SNAP ( )
Indicates fighter has obtained a radar contact inside pre-briefed range or with a pre-briefed radar mode.
SNAPLOCK
Passive sensor indication of a stated radar emitter
SNIFF (type)
Directive call for an aircraft to employ a range-known HARM against a specified threat at the specified location
SNIPER (type, location [range,bearing])
Directive or informative call indicating initiation of emission control (EMCON) procedures
SNOOZE
Directive call to assign responsibility within a GROUP; criteria can be met visually, electronically (radar) or both
SORT
SORT responsibility within a group has been met
SORTED
An interrogated group/radar contact which lacks all of the ATO (or equivalent) IFF/SIF modes and codes required for the identification criteria
SPADES
Target marking by IR pointer or by gunship/forward air control-airborne (FAC[A]) using incendiary rounds
SPARKLE
RWR indication of an AI threat in track or launch
SPIKE (w/direction)
Directive or informative call to execute a timing/spacing maneuver
SPIN
An aircraft that has departed from the engagement or is departing the engaged fighter's targeting responsibility
SPITTER (w/direction)
1. (Air-to-Air) Target destroyed
2. (Air-to-Surface) Weapon impact
SPLASH
An informative/directive call that a flight member is leaving formation to pursue a separate attack; visual may not be maintained
SPLIT
Informative call that voice deception is being employed
SPOOFING
Acquisition of laser designation
SPOT
Operate IFF/SIF as indicated or IFF/SIF is operating as indicated
SQUAWK (mode/code)
An informative call denoting a bogey is responding with an SIF mode or code other htan prescribed by the ATO/identification criteria
SQUAWKING (mode number)
Two or more CONTACTs within GROUP criteria with an altitude separation in relation to each other.
STACK
JSTARS reference point for air-to-ground targeting operations
STAKE
Directive call to cue the targeting pod and enable the laser spot search (LSS) function in relation to the specified reference point Reference point may include the following: INS steerpoint, GEOREF, bearing and range TAD link, or laser mark
STARE (w/reference point)
1. Request for an individual's tactical situation
2. Request for a full positional update in digital bullseye format on the specified group
STATUS
Directive call to stop oscillation of IR pointer
STEADY
Request for or directive to intercept using stern geometry
STERN
1.)(A/A) Three-ship inner group formation with two lead contacts line abreast and the single in trail.
2.)(S/A) An IR man-portable air defense system (MANPADS).
STINGER
1.)Stop IR illumination of a target.
2.)(BURN) Directive call to AC-130 to stop GLINT.
3.)(about code) (NATO) (A/S) J-TAC directs aircrew to abort the attack. This is a mandatory instruction.
STOP
Unidentified traffic that is not a participant with the action in progress
STRANGER
Turn off equipment indicated
STRANGLE (system)
Informative call that aircraft is out of briefed formation
STRIPPED
Radar indications of noise jamming
STROBE (w/bearing)
Informative call that C2 radar functions are available. Opposite of MIDNIGHT
SUNRISE
Directive or informative call indicatingillumination of target is being conducted with artificial illumination (multiservice)
SUNSHINE (multiservice)
1.)(U) (mode/type) Valid response to an administrative IFF/SIF check request.
2.)(U) (link name) (e.g., TIMBER SWEET) Confirms receipt of data link information.
3.)(U) (NATO) Equipment indicated is operating efficiently.
SWEET
Indicates an attacker is changing from one aircraft to another
SWITCHED
Response to an emitter ambiguity resolution request (COLOR)
TAG (system, w/location)
Sighting of a target, bandit, bogey, or enemy postion. Opposite of NO JOY
TALLY
A directive call to assign group responsibility
TARGET ( )
Directive to terminal controller to standby for LASER ON call in approximately 10 seconds
TEN SECONDS
1. Stop laser illumination of a target
2. In training, cease local engagement without affecting the overall exercise
TERMINATE
Untargated HOSTILE/BANDIT/BOGEY is within pre-briefed range and/or aspect to a friendly
THREAT (w/direction)
Reminder to set throttles appropriately considering the IR threat and desired energy state
THROTTLES
Informative call 1 minute prior to air-to-surface weapon impact
THUNDER
Positive radar contact with element or aircraft
TIED
Enough fuel and ordnance to accept a commit (multiservice)
TIGER (multiservice)
The Link-16 network
TIMBER
Execute a pre-briefed change of an avionics setting
TOGGLE
HARM targeting system (HTS) pod
TOY
Group/contact flight direction in eight cardinal directions
TRACK (w/direction)
Informative call missile has been defeated
TRASHED
The addressed flight is entering the surface-to-air threat ring of a specific (system) at the stated location
TRESPASS (system, w/position)
Indicates limited SA, NO JOY, and BLIND. A request for information.
TUMBLEWEED
Cannot comply as requested or directed
UNABLE
UHF/AM radio
UNIFORM
Ground equipment not present at tasked target location. Opposite of OCCUPIED
VACANT
Hostile antiship missile launch
VAMPIRE
Target speed greater than 900 knots ground speed/Mach 1.5
VERY FAST
A picture label describing three groups with a single group closest in range and two trail groups, azimuth split, in trail. Group names should be LEAD GROUP and NORTH TRAIL GROUP and SOUTH TRAIL GROUP and WEST TRAIL GROUP.
VIC
VHF/AM radio
VICTOR
Sighting of a frindly aircraft or ground position. Opposite of BLIND
VISUAL
A picture label describing three or more groups separated primarily in azimuth from a god's eye view
WALL
Hostile attack is:
1. RED- Imminent or in progress
2. Yellow- Probable
3. White- Improbable (all clear)
[Multiservice]
WARNING (w/color) [multiservice]
Fire only:
1. FREE- At targets not identified as friendly IAW curent ROE
2. TIGHT- At targets positively identified as hostile IAW current ROE
3. HOLD (USAF, USMC, USA)/SAFE (USN)- In self-defense or in response to a formal order
WEAPONS ()
Three-ship inner-group formation with a single contact closest in range and two rail contacts line abreast.
WEDGE
Indicates that aircraft are operating close to the surface
WEEDS
System indicated is fully operative
(system) WELL
Request for results of mission or tasks
WHAT LUCK
Report amount of fuel and missiles. Ammunition and oxygen are reported only when specifically requested or critical.
1. ACTIVE- number of active radar missiles remaining.
2. RADAR- Number of semiactive radar missiles remaining.
3. HEAT- Number of IR missiles remaining.
4. FUEL- Pounds of fuel or time remaining
WHAT STATE ()
Descriptive term used to indicate the separation between the farthest GROUPS in azimuth in a relative formation used to describe a WALL, VIC, CHAMPAGNE, or BOX
WIDE
Will comply with recieved instructions
WILCO
No ordnance remaining
WINCHESTER
Informative call from aircraft to FAC reporting rolled-out on final attack heading (multiservice)
WINGS LEVEL (multiservice)
Directive or interrogative call regarding further information or directive pertinent to the mission
WORDS
1. (system w/location) Platform gathering EOB on a designated emitter
2. Platform executing electronic identification (EID) on a specific aircraft/group to obtain identification necessary for beyond visual range (BVR) employment
WORKING
Directive to use A/A TACAN for ranging
YARDSTICK
Request for data link information
ZAP