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Aviation Technology

Alphabetic list of (military) aviation technical terms.

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A
AMRAAM:
Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
ATFLIR:
Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infra-Red


F
Flaps:
Flaps are mounted on almost every military and civil airplane. They are located on the trailing edge of a wing to increase the amount of lift (see definition lift)
during take-off. During landing the flaps are also activated to increase as much as possible drag to decrease the velocity. Flaps can also be located on the leading edge. The types of trailing edge flaps are; pain flap, splitted flap, slotted flapand fowler flap. The types of leading edge flaps are; krueger flap and variable camber flaps.
Slotted flaps are also used as double-slotted or triple-slotted flaps. More slots results in a increasing adjacent of the boundary layer. However, more slots will result in more weight. That's why designers will limited the amount of slots.


I



J
JDAM:
Joint Direct Attack Munitions. A modern family of USAF boms. JDAM is positioned by satelite

K
KLu:
Royal Netherlands Air Force





L
LANTIRN:
Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night.


Leading Edge:
the leading edge is the front position of a wing


Luftwaffe:
German Air Force

M
MIDS:
Multifunctional Information Distribution System

N
NAVFLIR:
Navigation Forward Looking Infrared (zie o.a. F/A-18 Hornet)

P
Propulsion:
The principle of propulsion is based to accelare to environment or a part of it (in case of aircraft; the air).

R
RAF:
Royal Air Force

RNLAF:
Royal Netherlands Air Force


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T

U
USAF:
United States Air Force
USMC:
United States Marine Corps.

V


Air Data Instruments

Cockpit
Flight Controls
Navigation Aids (NAVAIDS)

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