Conversion Survey, 1997: Global Disarmament and Disposal of Surplus Weapons

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List of selected acronyms and abbreviations
ABM Anti-ballistic missile
ACDA Arms Control and Disarmament Agency ( United States)
ACV Armored combat vehicle
AEC Atomic Energy Corporation ( South Africa)
APC Armored personnel carrier
ARMSCOR South African Armaments Corporation
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
BASIC British American Security Information Council
C31 Command, control, communications and intelligence systems
CANDU Canadian deuterium-uranium reactors
CCW Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects
CEE Central and Eastern Europe
CFE Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CTR Cooperative Threat Reduction (Nunn- Lugar Program)
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( United States)
DHA United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs
DoD Department of Defense
DoE Department of Energy
DRMS Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service ( United States)
DSA Defense Sales Agency ( United Kingdom)
EDA Excess Defense Articles ( United States)
EU European Union
FAFVC Federal Armed Forces Verification Center ( Germany)
FBH Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
FRY Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GDR German Democratic Republic
HEU Highly enriched uranium
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
IFOR International Peace Implementation Force (Bosnia-Hezegovina)
IISS International Institute for Strategic Studies
IMF international Monetary Fund
INF Intermediate-range nuclear forces
LEU Low-enriched uranium
LWR Light-water reactor
MBT Main battle tank
MINATOM Ministry of Atomic Energy ( Russia)
MoD Ministry of Defence
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MOX Mixed oxide (uranium and plutonium)
MC&A Material control and accounting
MPC&A Material protection, control and accounting
MRL Multiple rocket launcher
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( United States)
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO Non-governmental organization
NIS Newly Independent States (of the former Soviet Union)
NPT Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRC National Research Council ( United States)
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPCW Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OPEC Organization of Oil Producing and Exporting Countries
OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
PLA People's Liberation Army ( China)
PTS Provisional Technical Secretariat ( OPCW)
R&D Research and development
RS Republika Srpska
SAM Surface-to-air missile
SANDF South African National Defence Force
SIPRI Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
SLBM Submarine-launched ballistic missile
SNDV Strategic nuclear delivery vehicle
SSBN Nuclear-powered, ballistic-missile submarine
START Strategic Arms Reduction Talks/Treaty
TLE Treaty-limited equipment (CFE Treaty)
TRP Technology Reinvestment Program ( United States)
UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
UXO Unexploded ordnance
WTO Warsaw Treaty Organization
ton Metric ton (1,000 kilograms)

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