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R  (1) Rock Outcrops; (2) Receiver
RA  (1) Restricted Area; (2) Responsible Agency; (3) Resident Agent
RAAF  Royal Australian Air Force
RAAP  Rapid Application of Air Power
RAC  Resident Agent in Charge
RACE  Rapid Automatic Cryptographic Equipment
RAF  Royal Air Force
RABFAC Radar Beacon Forward Air Controller
RAC  Research and Analysis Company
RACO  Rear Area Combat Operations
RAD  Radiation Absorbed Dose
RADAR    Radio Detection and Ranging
RADAREXREP Radar Exploitation Report
RADAY Radio Day
RADBN  Radio Battalion
RADC  Rome Air Development Center
RADCM  Radar Countermeasures
RADCOM  Radio Communications
RADCON  Radiological Control
RADIAC  Radioactive Detection, Indication, and Computation
RADINT  Radar Intelligence
RADREL  Radio Relay
RAF  Royal Air Force (U.K.)
RAG  (1) River Assault Group; (2) Regimental Artillery Group (FSU)
RAIDS  Rapid Access Imagery Dissemination System
RAILS  Relational Analyses of Internetted Linkages System
RAM  (1) Rolling Airframe Missile; (2) Random Access Memory; (3) Radar Absorbing Materials; (4) Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
RAMP  Rating Maintenance Program
RAMPART  Radar Advanced Measurement Program for Analysis of Reentry Techniques
RAOC  (1) Rear Area Operations Center; (2) Regional Air Operations Center
RAOWG  Radar and Optical Intelligence Working Group
RAP  (1) Rocket Assisted Projectile; (2) Remedial Action Projects
RAPIDE  Relocatable Army Processors for IntelligenceData-Europe
RAPIER  Rapid Emergency Reconstitution
RAPTOR  Responsive Aircraft Program for Theater Operations
RAS  (1) Record Assigned Systems; (2) Replenishmest at Sea; (3) Regional Analysis Section; (4) Rear Area Security; (5) Remote Access Support
RASC  Required Automated Services Center
RASS  Random Access Storage System
RAST  Regional Analyst Support Team
RATO  Rocket-Assisted Takeoff
RATT  Radio Teletypewriter/Teleprinter
RATV  Rescue All Terrain Vehicle
RAU  Radio Access Unit
RAWS  RAPIDE Analyst Workstation
RAWSII  Raw Statement of Intelligence Interest
RB/ER  Reduced Blast/Enhanced Radiation
RBIF  Red Basic Intelligence File
RBS  (1) Regional Broadcast System; (2) Remote Base Server
RC  (1) Radio-Controlled; (2) Required Capability; (3) Reserve Component; (4) Riverine Craft
RCA  (1) Riot Control Agent; (2) Royal Canadian Army; (3) Requirements Control Authority
RCAF  Royal Canadian Air Force
RCAS  Reserve Component Automated System
RCC  (1) Regional Control Center; (2) Rescue Coordination Center
RCF  Remote Collection facility
RCM  Radar Countermeasures
RCOC  Regional Communications Operations Center
RCMP  Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCP Remote Communications Processor
RCS  (1) Radar Cross Section; (2) Remote Collection System
RCSS  (1) Reconnaissance Cargo; (2) RC-135 Support Service
RCST  RC-135 Support Team
RCU  Reserve Component Unit
RCV  Receive
RCW  Reconfigurable Workstation
RCZ  Rear Combat Zone
RD  (1) Restricted Data; (2) Radius of Damage; (3) Replacement Detachment; (4) Readiness Division
R&D  Research and Development
RD&A  Research, Development, and Acquisition
RDA  Research, Development, Acquisition
RDAISA  United States Army Research, Development & Acquisition Information Systems Agency
RDB  Requirements Data Base
RDBMS  Relational Data Base Management System
RDC  Rapid Deployment Capability
RDD  Required Delivery Date
RDE  Radiation Detection Experiment
RDEC  Research Development Engineering Center
RDF  (1) Radio Direction Finding; (2) Rapid Deployment Force
RDI  Reconnaissance, Detection & Identification
RDIT  Rapid Deployment Imagery Terminals
RDJTF  Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force
RDL  Recurring Document Listing
RDMSS  Rapidly Deployable Mobile SIGINT Systems
RDS  (1) Remote Display System; (2) Rapid Dissemination System
RDSS  Rapidly Deployed Surveillance System
RDT&E  Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
RDV  Rapid Deployment Vehicles
RE  Receive Element
READ  Readiness
READYCAP  Fighter Aircraft in Standby Condition
REC  Radio-Electronic Combat
RECA  Residual Capabilities Assessment
RECA(T)  Residual Capability Assessment (Team)
RECAP  Requirements and Capabilities System
RECAS  Residual Capabilities Assessment System
RECC  Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator
RECCE  Reconnaissance
RECCEXREP  Reconnaissance Exploitation Report
RECI  Radar Emitter Classification Identification
RECLAU  Reconnaissance Launch Report
RECON  Reconnaissance
RECONBN  Reconnaissance Battalion
RECONT  Reconnaissance Intentions Report
REDCOM  Readiness Command
REDCON  Readiness Condition
RED Cell  Rapid Exploitation and Dissemination Cell
RED FLAG  ACC Combat Flying Exercise at Nellis AFB
RED HORSE  Deployable Civil Engineering Group
REDTRAIN  Readiness Training
REFORGER  Return of Forces to Germany (Exercise)
RFC  Request for Collection
REG  Regulation
REGT/Regt  Regiment
REL  Releasable
RELCAN  Releasable to Canada
RELROK  Releasable to the Republic of Korea
REM  Route Evaluation Module
REMAB  Remote Marshalling Base
REMBASS  Remotely Emplaced Battlefield Surveillance System
REMS  Remote Employed Sensors
REMT  Regional Emergency Management Team
RENS  Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare & Naval Intelligence System
REP  (1) Range Error Probable; (2) Reserve Exploitation Program; (3) Representative
RES  Remote Earth Sensing
Res  Reserve
RESDAT  Restricted Data
RESTA  Reconnaissance, Surveillance & Target Acquisition
RETRANS  Retransmission
RETS  Remoted Target System
REUTERS  A News Service
REW(S)  Radio Electronic Warfare (Service)
REWSON  Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare, Special Operations & Naval Intelligence Processing System
RF  (1) Radio Frequency; (2) Representative Fraction
RF-4  Designator for Reconnaissance Aircraft (USAF/USMC)
RFA  Restricted Fire Area
RFC  Request for Collection
RFD  Radio Frequency Distribution
RFE/RL  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
RFI  (1) Radio Frequency Interference; (2) Request for Information
RFIS  Reserve Forces Intelligence School
RFL  Restrictive Fire Line
RFMETS  Radio Frequency Mobile Electronics Test Set
RFP  (1) Remaining Force Potential; (2) Radio Frequency Pulse; (3) Request for Proposal; (4) Request for Production
RFPI  Rapid Force Projection Initiative
RFPW  Radio Frequency Pulse Weapon
RFR  Request for Requirements
RFS  Request for Service
RFTB  Reserve Force Target Base
RFTL  Reserve Forces Target List
RGB  Red-Green-Blue
RGR  (1) Ranger; (2) Roger
RGS  Relay Ground Station
RGT  Regiment
RHAW  Radar Homing and Warning
RHIB  Rubber Hull Inflatable Boat
RI  Routing Indicator
RIB  Rigid Inflatable Boat
RIC  (1) Regional Intelligence Center; (2) Resource Identification Code
RIF  Reduction in Force
RII  Request for Intelligence Information
RIM  ROTHR Interface Module
RIMPAC  U.S. Naval Exercise
RIMS  Requirements Inventory Management System
RINT  Unintentional Radiation Intelligence
RIO  Radar Intercept Officer
RIP  (1) Register of Intelligence Publications; (2) Reconnaissance Information Point
RIPL  Reconnaissance and Interdiction Planning Line (NATO)
RIPSO  Revised IP Security Option
RISC  Reduced Instruction Set Computer
RISOP  Red Integrated Strategic Operations Plan
RISP  Reserve Intelligence Support Project
RIT  Remote Imagery Transceiver
RITS  Remote Imagery Transceiver System
RJITF  Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility
RL  (1) Rocket Launcher; (2) Radio Liberty; (3) Receive Location
RLG  Ring Laser Gyro
RM  (1) Requirements Management; (2) Resource Management
RMBUX  Rocky Mountain Basic UNIX
RMEC  Regional Military Emergency Coordinator
RMG  Resource Management Group
RMO  (1) Records Management Officer; (2) Requirements Management Office
RMS  (1) Requirements Management System; (2) Remote Monitoring System
RNAV  Area Navigation
RNO  Regional Nuclear Option
RNP  (1) Radio Navigation Point; (2) Remote Network Processor
RO  (1) Reporting Officer; (2) Radar Operation; (3) Receive Only; (4) Resident Office
RO/RO  Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ship)
ROB  Radar Order of Battle
ROC  (1) Required Operational Capability; (2) Republic of China; (3) Reconnaissance Operations Center; (4) Required Operational Capability; (5) Regional Operations Center
ROCC  Regional Operations Control Center
ROD  Reconnaissance Operations Division
RODCA  (1) Reporting of DoD HUMINT Collection Activities; (2) Message Caveat
ROE  Rules of Engagement
ROF  (1) Rate of Fire; (2) Remote Operating Facility
ROFA  Remote Operating Facility Airborne
ROIPB  Rear Operations Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
ROK  Republic of Korea
ROKA  Republic of Korea Army
ROKAF  Republic of Korea Air Force
ROKN  Republic of Korea Navy
ROKUSCFC  Republic of Korea and U.S. Combined Forces Command
ROM  Read Only Memory
RON  Remain Overnight
ROP  Remote Operating Position
RORSAT  Soviet (FSU) Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite
ROSE  Remote Optical Sensing of the Environment
ROSS  Refinement of SIGINT Support
ROT  Rotating Position
ROTC  Reserve Officer Training Corps
ROTHR  Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar
ROU  Radius of Uncertainty
ROW  Rest-of-World
RP  (1) Reference Point; (2) Release Point
RPA  Reserve Personnel Allotment
RPB  Regional Preparedness Board
RPC  (1) Regional Preparedness Committee; (2) Regional Reporting Center; (3) Remote Procedure Calls; (4) Rapid Positioning Capability
RPE  Reconnaissance Planning Element
RPG  (1) Soviet (FSU) Shoulder-Fired Antitank Grenade Launcher; (2) Report Program Generator
RPK  Soviet (FSU) Light Machinegun (similar in design to the AK rifle)
RPM  (1) Revolutions per Minute; (2) Rounds per Minute
RPT  Report
RPTG  Reporting
RPV  Remotely Piloted Vehicle
RQS  Rescue Squadron
RQT  (1) Reliability Qualification Tests; (2) Requirement
RQMTS  Requirements
RR  (1) Railroad; (2) Radio Relay
R&R  Rest and Recreation
RRC  Regional Reporting Center
RRDB  Rapidly Reconfigurable Data Base
RRF  (1) Ready Reserve Force; (2) Rapid Reaction Force (ACE)
RRG  Remote Receive Group
RRI  Response to Request for Information
RRICS  Rapid Response Imagery Capability System
RRII  Response to Request for Intelligence Information
RRM  Red Resource Monitoring
RRP  Rapid Reinforcement Plan
RRS  Remote Receive Station
RRT  Radio Receive/Transmitter
RRTP  Rail-to-Road Transfer Point
RS  Reconnaissance/Surveillance
R&S  Reconnaissance and Surveillance
RSB  PSYOP Regional Support Battalion
RSBN  Short-Range Navigation System (FSU)
RSDN  Long-Range Navigation System (FSU)
RSC  (1) Regional Support Commands; (2) PSYOP Regional Support
R&SC  Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center
RSE  Ranger Support Element
RSI, R/S/I  Rationalization, Standardization and Interoperability
RSN  Red Switched Network
RSO  (1) Reconnaissance & Survey Officer; (2) Regional Security Officer
RSOC  Regional SIGINT Operations Center
RSOD  Remote Satellite Operations Demonstration
RSOG  Reserve Special Operations Group
RSR  (1) Resource Status Report; (2) Required Supply Rate; (3) Radar Service Request
RSSC  Regional Space Support Centers
RSSP  Reconnaissance Support Survivability Program
RST  (1) Recovery Support Team; (2) Regional Survey Team
RSTA  Reconnaissance, Surveillance, & Target Acquisition
RSW  Reflected Shockwave
RT  (1) Real Time; (2) Radio Telephone; (3) Relocatable Target; (4) Radius of Target
RTA  Residual Threat Assessment
RTAPS  Relocatable Target Adaptive Planning Support
RTASS  Remote Tactical Airborne SIGINT System
RTCE  Rapid Targeting Capability Europe
RTG  Reconnaissance Technical Group (TAC, USAFE, PACAF)
RTIC  (1) Regional Threat Information Cell; (2) Real-Time Information to the Cockpit
RTIP  Real-Time Interactive Processor
RTM  Receiver/Transmitter/Modem
RTOS  Real-Time Optical System
RTP  Rail Transfer Point
RTS  (1) Reconnaissance Technical Squadron; (2) Real-Time Simulator
RTS-I  Regional Training Site(s)-Intelligence
RTSP  Real-Time Signal Processor
RU  (1) Roundup; (2) Resident Unit
RUNT  Russian Underground Nuclear Test
RURPOP  Rural Population File
RV  (1) Reentry Vehicle; (2) Radius of Vulnerability; (3) Reconnaissance Vehicle
RVT  Remote Video Terminal
RW (1) Radiological Warfare; (2) Rotary Wing; (3) Reconnaissance Wing
RWH  Radar Warning & Homing
RWI  Radio Wireline Interface/Integration
RWO  Reconnaissance Watch Officer
RWR  Radar Warning Receiver
RWS  Remote Workstation
RX  Receive
RZ  Recovery Zone



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