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Acquisition Logistics is everything involved in acquiring logistics support equipment and personnel for a new weapons system. The formal definition is "the process of systematically identifying, defining, designing, developing, producing, acquiring, delivering, installing, and upgrading logistics support capability requirements through the acquisition process for Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment. 









 Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics





	
	
Related Terms: Acquisition Logistics - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Air - A transportation medium; the atmosphere; or the area between earth and space.

Related Terms: Air - aircraft | airport | medium | transportation |

Air Force - The branch of military that conducts air operations. Acronym: AF  Air Force

Related Terms: Air Force - army | marine | marines | military | navy |

Air Ride Suspension - Suspension which supports the load on air-filled rubber bags rather than steel springs. Compressed air is supplied by the same engine-driven air compressor and reservoir tanks which provide air to the air brake system. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Air Ride Suspension - trailer | truck | trucking |

Aircraft - A vehicle designed for air transportation. Acronym: A/C, ACFT  Aircraft

Related Terms: Aircraft - aerospace | air | airborne | air cargo | air carrier | air freight | airline | airport | freight |

Airline - A business that provides the scheduled transportation of people and goods by air.

Related Terms: Airline - air | aircraft | airport | business | goods | transport | transportation |

Airport - A facility from which aircraft takeoff and land.

Related Terms: Airport - aircraft | airway | facility | land |

Airway - A covered ramp used for loading and unloading aircraft passengers.

Related Terms: Airway - aircraft | airline | load | loading | passenger | unload |

ALAMOS - Automatic Lider for Air Monitoring Operating Systems, an Albert-Ball Report. Prepared for the European Parliament (EP) in 1983, it criticized the investment and consumption policies of the Member States, identified national obstacles to the development of EC-wide trade, and commented adversely on the fragmentation and duplication of national research and Acronym: ALAMOS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ALAMOS - international | trade |

Black Box - Any removable and replaceable unit in a system, usually an electronic device; or the data recorder in an aircraft.

Related Terms: Black Box - aircraft | component | parts | spare | spares |

Blair House Agreement - A compromise settlement between the USA and the EC in 1993 on an agricultural trade structure to rescue the possible collapse of the Uruguay Round of talks within the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Blair House Agreement - international | trade |

Bogey - Assembly of two or more axles, usually a pair in tandem. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Bogey - bogie | trucking |

Bogie - Assembly of two or more axles, usually a pair in tandem. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Bogie - bogey | trucking |

Cargo - The freight carred by a ship, aircraft, truck or other vessel or vehicle.

Related Terms: Cargo - aircraft | cargo handler | freight | ship | truck | vehicle | vessel |

Commercial off the Shelf - Commercial Off The Shelf refers to software and hardware technology which is commercially available and requires minimum changes (design/development), if any, before implementation. S Shared Resource Center, 1994. October 1992. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. "CALS Testing Programs, Status and Strategy" October 1992. Acronym: COTS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Commercial off the Shelf - acquisition | commercial | contracting | hardware | inventory | make-or-buy | procurement | reliability | software |

Computer Graphics Metafile - This file format standard is a two-dimensional picture description or vector-oriented illustration data delivered in digital format. CGM is suited for illustrations often found in training, maintenance, and technical manuals. [MIL-D-28003, ISO 8632.1-4, FIPS 128-1] 1994. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994 "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Acronym: CGM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Computer Graphics Metafile - computer | military | software | vector graphics |

Council of Ministers - The executive organ of the EC representing the Member States, with one representative per country. Because it is responsible for a broad range of policy sectors, it has no fixed membership. the composition of each Council meeting is determined by a particular policy agenda. At its core are the gatherings Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Council of Ministers - international | trade |

Defacto Standard - A standard which has been endorsed by industry or government, but not officially approved by an accredited standards body such as ISO. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Defacto Standard - continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | industry | international standards organization | proprietary standard | standard |

Deficiency Payments - Funds provided to producers within the price guarantee system of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to give them a fair price for their produce and labour when their costs are higher than the market prices for their produce. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Deficiency Payments - international | trade |

Depot Maintenance - Activities extending beyond the capabilities of the organizational or intermediate levels. Depot maintenance tasks include overhaul, repair, major modification, and technical assistance. Acronym: DM

Related Terms: Depot Maintenance - field maintenance | intermediate maintenance | levels of maintenance | maintenance | organizational maintenance | overhaul | repair |

Dock - A platform for loading or unloading trucks, trains, ships, or aircraft; or an aircraft hangar.  Dock

Related Terms: Dock - hangar | load | loading | pier | unload |

Domestic - Of or relating to trade, affairs, or business within a country.

Related Terms: Domestic - business | international | interstate | intrastate | trade |

ECLAIR - See European Collaborative Linkage of Agriculture and Industry through Research. Acronym: ECLAIR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ECLAIR - international | trade | European Collaborative Linkage of Agriculture and Industry through Research |

Encryption - A method of ensuring data secrecy. The message is coded using a key available only to the sender and the receiver. The coded message is sent to the receiver and then decoded upon receipt. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Encryption - computer | continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | data | security | telecommunications |

FLAIR - See Food-Linked Agricultural Industrial Research. Acronym: FLAIR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: FLAIR - international | trade | Food-Linked Agricultural Industrial Research |

Flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing - FCIM is the integration of equipment, software, communication, human resources, and business practices within an enterprise to rapidly manufacture, repair, and deliver items on demand with continuous improvements in the processes. The FCIM initiative is a Joint Service and Agency effort to establish and implement the procedures and processes needed Acronym: FCIM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"_

Related Terms: Flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing - business | computer | computer-aided manufacturing | computer-integrated manufacturing | integration | management | policy | quality | software |

Food-Linked Agricultural Industrial Research - A 1989 programme to improve the competitiveness of the European food industry, raise levels of food safety and hygiene, and strengthen the scientific and technical basis of the food industry. Acronym: FLAIR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Food-Linked Agricultural Industrial Research - international | trade |

General Affairs Council - The regular meetings of the national Foreign Ministers, the most important sessions of the Council of Ministers. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: General Affairs Council - international | trade |

Hangar - A building in which aircraft are parked.  Hangar

Related Terms: Hangar - aircraft | facility |

Intelligent Transportation Systems - Blanket term for a wide array of technologies, including electronic sensors, computer hardware and software and radio communications. The purpose of IVHS is to increase efficiency of use of existing highways, reducing travel time, fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. There are five functional areas: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS). Acronym: ITS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Intelligent Transportation Systems - automatic vehicle identification | automated vehicle location | intelligent vehicle highway systems | trucking | weight-in-motion |

Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems - Blanket term for a wide array of technologies, including electronic sensors, computer hardware and software and radio communications. The purpose of IVHS is to increase efficiency of use of existing highways, reducing travel time, fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. There are five functional areas: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS). Acronym: IVHS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems - automatic vehicle identification | automated vehicle location | intelligent transportation systems | trucking | weight-in-motion |

Joint CALS Management Office - The JCMO was established as a joint (multi) military organization comprised of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in order to implement common (joint) CALS solutions. The JCMO developed the DoD CALS Architecture released in June 1991. Acronym: JCMO Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Joint CALS Management Office - air force | army | joint computer-aided acquisition and logistic support | management | marines | military | navy | organization |

Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support - The JCALS program is the Department of Defense's lead system for implementation of CALS. The functionality of JCALS will provide automation of technical manuals and other maintenance documents. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. Acronym: JCALS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support - acquisition | continuous acquisition and life-cycle support | defense | department of defense | military | maintenance | manufacturing | support | technology |

Levels of Maintenance - The distinctive depths of repair, maintenance, or inspection for which a system or component is designed; examples are no repair, two-level, three-level, five-level, depot, intermediate, or field.

Related Terms: Levels of Maintenance - level of repair | level of repair analysis | repair | repair levels |

Lift Axle - Extra, unpowered axle needed only when the vehicle is loaded, allowing it to meet federal and state vehicle weight standards. The lift axle is mounted to an air spring suspension that raises the axle when it is not required. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Lift Axle - axle | trucking |

Maintainability (1) - The measure of the ability of an item to be retained in or restored to specified condition when maintenance is performed by personnel having specified skill levels, using prescribed procedures and resources, at each prescribed level of maintenance and repair. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

Related Terms: Maintainability (1) - engineering | design | logistics | maintenance | manufacturing | reliability | support |

Maintenance Planning - The process of identifying and arranging, in an orderly manner, all required elements of the maintenance/repair support capability necessary to ensure Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment are capable of performing their operational missions until phase-out or retirement. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Maintenance Planning - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

Manifest - An itemized list of all passengers and cargo onboard a ship or aircraft; a listing of goods carried by a truck or train; or a listing of railcars in a train. Acronym:  Manifest

Related Terms: Manifest - aircraft | bill of lading | cargo | inventory | invoice | passenger | railcar | ship | train | truck |

Montant Forfaitaire - The amount by which the levy on imports from one Member State to another was reduced to give EC producers and suppliers an advantage over those from outside the EC. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Montant Forfaitaire - international | trade |

Nouvelles Frontiéres - A 1986 ruling by the Court of Justice which ruled that air transport was not exempt from EC competition policy. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Nouvelles Frontiéres - international | trade |

Overhaul - To extensively inspect and repair a system or component.

Related Terms: Overhaul - component | depot | inspection | maintenance | repair | system |

Pounds Per Square Inch - In trucking, unit of measurement for tire air pressure, air brake system pressure and turbocharger boost. Acronym: PSI, psi Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Pounds Per Square Inch - truck | trucking |

Repair - The act of restoring something to it's original condition.

Related Terms: Repair - maintenance | parts | repair parts | replacement | spare | spares | surveyor |

Repair Parts - Spares used to replace failed components during maintenance.

Related Terms: Repair Parts - components | failure | maintenance | malfunction | parts | spare | spares | supplies |

Shipyard - A facility for building or repairing ships.  Shipyard

Related Terms: Shipyard - facility | repair | ship |

Speedability - Top speed a vehicle can attain as determined by engine power, engine governed speed, gross weight, driveline efficiency, air resistance, grade and load. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Speedability - trucking | vehicle |

Surveyor - An unbiased examiner of damaged goods or property for the purpose of determining the extent of repair or replacement.

Related Terms: Surveyor - goods | repair | replacement |

Tandem Axle - Pair of axles and associated suspension usually located close together. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Tandem Axle - axle | spread axle | tandems | trucking |

Tandems - Pair of axles and associated suspension usually located close together. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Tandems - axle | spread axle | tandem axle | trucking |

Tanker - A vehicle for transporting bulk liquid freight; a tanker ship; a tanker truck or trailer; or a tanker aircraft. The equivalent form of rail transport is the tank car.  Tanker

Related Terms: Tanker - aircraft | bulk | car | freight | railroad | ship | trailer | transportation | truck | vehicle |

Taxiway - A road or path for aircraft that connects a runway with other airport facilities.  Taxiway

Related Terms: Taxiway - aircraft | airport | facility | runway |

Technical Data - Includes flight manuals, operator manuals, maintenance instructions (organizational, intermediate, and depot levels), illustrated parts breakdowns, time compliance technical orders (TCTOs), and commercial manuals required to operate, maintain, service, repair, overhaul, and modify the systems, subsystems, or equipment acquired by the Air Force. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Technical Data - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

TREVI - A forum created in 1975 for intergovernmental cooperation on matters relating to internal security, organized crime, terrorism, and drug trafficking, and forming the basis of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) estblished by the Treaty on European Union. Acronym: TREVI Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: TREVI - international | trade |

Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards - Set of codes developed to facilitate computerized tracking of parts and labor used in equipment repair. Established and maintained by the American Trucking Associations. Acronym: VMRS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards - maintenance | trucking |

Warranties - Warranties are contractor commitments to repair or replace equipment found to be defective within a specified period. Warranties provide incentives for production of systems with high reliability and maintainability, and invoke cost penalties (direct and/or indirect) on the contractor if standards are not met. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Warranties - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |


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