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last updated 27-Mar-2016
 
 
  Online resources to facilitate the identification and definition of military terms, acronyms, and jargon found in the specialized media, defense, security, and peacekeeping reports, and brochures and newsletters produced by private military and private security companies.  
 
 

AERADE. A resource provided by Cranfield University that provides integrated access to a collection of key aerospace and defense resources that can be browsed or searched independently from their home pages, or cross-searched using the Portal Search facility: http://aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/

Defense Technical Information Center. DTIC has served the information needs of the Defense community for over 50 years. In a Decision Memorandum signed June 4, 2004, Mr. Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, announced his determination to establish DTIC as a DoD Field Activity: http://www.dtic.mil/

Glossary of NATO. Agreed civil and military abbreviations and full forms used in NATO documents and publications (Glossaire des abréviations civiles et militaires agréées OTAN utilisées dans les documents et les publications de l’OTAN).The electronic version is updated annually and made available through the Internet at http://nsa.nato.int/ and the NATO extranet at http://nsa.hq.nato.int/ (PDF): http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/doctrine/other/aap15.pdf

Glossary of UN Peacekeeping Terms. Over the years the UN has developed a distinctive way of describing aspects of peacekeeping. The following glossary contains a brief compilation of terms used in missions around the world. Although there is no official document defining terms used in the mission, these terms are the most frequently used: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/sites/glossary/

DOD Dictionary of Military Terms. This dictionary is managed by the Joint Education and Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 08 November 2010, as amended through 15 April 2012: http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/

Glossary of the offshore oil and gas industry terms. A Database maintained by Oil & Gas UK: http://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/glossary.cfm

Maritime associations such as Oil & Gas UK are listed in the MARITIME ASSOCIATIONS section

Glossary of UN Peacekeeping Terms. Over the years the UN has developed a distinctive way of describing aspects of peacekeeping. The following glossary contains a brief compilation of terms used in missions around the world. Although there is no official document defining terms used in the mission, these terms are the most frequently used: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/glossary/

Military Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terms. A resource from Military Periscope, a 'defense industry's premier online database for accurate open-source global defense information: http://www.periscope.ucg.com/terms/index.html

Military Acronyms. A resource from DT Media Ltd: DT Media 'provides high-quality, cost-effective, training, simulation and animation solutions: http://www.dtmedia.co.uk/acronyms.htm

MilitaryWords.com. Find the meanings of military terms and acronyms (Beta version): http://www.militarywords.com/

Space & Electronic Warfare Lexicon. Contains acronyms, abbreviations and terms relating to the military, space & electronic combat, electronic warfare, command & control, weaponry, general warfare, information warfare, special operations, non-lethal weapons, computers, homeland security, the Internet, emerging technology, and kindred topics: http://www.sew-lexicon.com/

United Nations Common Supply Database. The UNCSD is a registry of suppliers available to all UN and World Bank procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of the following UN organizations: IAEA, ILO, ITC, UNDP, UN/FALD, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNOPS, UNRWA, WFP, and WIPO: http://www.uncsd.org/

 

 
 
 

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