Battlestar Libra Acronyms


A listing of military sci-fi acronyms, including ones specific to the Battlestar Libra story:

  • 1MC: Primary Main Circuit, the ship-wide PA system
  • AAU: Anti-Aerospace(craft) Unit, a weapon emplacement used to destroy aerospace units
  • AMSR: Anti-material Sniper Rifle, a rifle designed to destroy hard targets (such as cylon centurions)
  • ASM: Anti-Ship Missile
  • ATAC: Advanced Tactical Aerospace Combat, the Fleet's "Top Gun" pilot training program. (Libra-specific)
  • AUX CON: Auxiliary Control - A backup command center that duplicates most of the functions found in the CIC
  • AWOL: Absent Without Leave
  • BSG: Battlestar Group. Also short for Battlestar Galactica among fans.
  • CAG: Commander Air Group, i.e. the senior pilot
  • CAP: Combat Air Patrol
  • CBDR: Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range, i.e. a collision course.
  • CBI: Colonial Bureau of Investigations (Libra-specific)
  • CF: Colonial Fleet (sometimes referred to as "the ClusterFrak")
  • CFR: Colonial Fleet Reserve
  • CIA: Colonial Intelligence Agency (Libra-specific)
  • CIC: Combat Information Center
  • CIWS: Close-In Weapon System, i.e. point defense (often "Crap! It won't shoot!")
  • CMC: Colonial Marine Corps
  • CMCR: Colonial Marine Corps Reserve
  • CMO: Chief Medical Officer
  • CNP: Command Navigation Program. Central computer program used on Colonial Fleet vessels
  • CO: Commanding Officer
  • COB: Close Of Business (i.e., report due by COB Tuesday means due by the end of the workday on Tuesday)
  • COG: Continuity Of Government
  • COOP: Continuity Of Operations
  • COS: Chief of Staff
  • CSEA: Colonial Space Exploration Agency (Libra-specific)
  • CTA: Colonial Taxation Agency (Libra-Specific)
  • DADT: "Don't ask, don't tell", unofficial gov't non-disclosure policy
  • DC: Damage Control
  • DRADIS: Detection, Ranging And Direction Information System
  • ECO: Electronic Countermeasures Officer
  • ECM: Electronic Counter Measures
  • EMCON: EMissions CONtrol (actively limiting EM broadcasts; 'running silent')
  • EMI: Electro-Magnetic Interference; wireless emissions that can interfere with DRADIS
  • EMP: Electro-Magnetic Pulse; typically accompanies a nuclear explosion
  • ETA: Estimated Time Of Arrival
  • ETD: Estimated Time Of Departure
  • ETE: Estimated Time Enroute
  • EOD: Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • FCF: Functional Check Flight (test flight after repairs)
  • FMC: Fully Mission Capable (tag for equipment that passes maintenance inspection)
  • FNG: Frakkin' New Guy (recent addition to an established group)
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • FOAD: Frak Off And Die
  • GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out
  • HMFIC: Head Mother Frakker In Charge
  • ICE: Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics (hardware and/or software designed to combat hack attempts)
  • IFF: Identification Friend Foe
  • IHC: Integrated Human Confederation: A Colonial splinter group located in the Jericho System
  • KEW: Kinetic Energy Weapons ("Slug throwers"....projectile weapons)
  • KIA: Killed in Action
  • LiFTR: Liquid Flouride Tylium Reactor
  • LRT: Liquified Reactive Tylium (Fuel)
  • LSO: Landing Signal Officer
  • MarDet: Marine Detachment
  • MIA: Missing in Action
  • MILINT: Military Intelligence
  • NarCon: Colonial Dept of Narcotics and Controlled Substances (Libra-specific)
  • NCAT: Naval Comprehensive Aptitude Test (Libra-specific)
  • NCOIC: Non-commissioned Officer in Charge
  • NLT: No Later Than
  • NSRC: Naval Salvage & Repair Command (Libra-specific)
  • OOD: Officer of the Deck
  • PAO: Public Affairs Officer
  • PCS: Permanent Change Of Station
  • PCW: Previously Complied With
  • POC: Point of Contact
  • POG: Person other (than) Grunt, a non-combatant
  • RFN: Right Frakking Now
  • RHIP: Rank Has Its Priveleges
  • S2S: Ship to Ship (wireless)
  • SAIC: Special Agent In Charge
  • SAR: Search and Rescue
  • STC: Shipyard Traffic Control
  • STO: Surface to Orbit, also the terrorist group Soldiers of the One
  • SU: Solar Unit. Distance measurement similar to "astronomical unit"
  • TBA: To Be Announced
  • TBD: To Be Determined
  • TDY: Temporary Duty
  • WAG: Wild Ass Guess
  • WIA: Wounded in action
  • XO: Executive Officer
  • ZACS: Zero Atmosphere Combat Suit

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