Procurement Acronyms

Regime Finance and Procurement - Annex L


Acronym Meaning
ABS Scientific Bureau for Drug Information and Medical Appliances
AEST Albostangy Equipment Services and Trade
AP ammonium perchlorate
ARADET Arab Company for Detergent Chemicals
ARC Arabian Russian Company of Jordan
ARI acute respiratory infections
ASB Arabic Scientific Bureau
ATGM anti-tank guided missile
AWACS airborne warning and control systems
AZ-11 a type of liquid rocket propellant, composed of 2 components (DETA and UDMH), according to captured documents
bbl/d barrels per day
BCP Border Control Checkpoints
BME Belmetalenergo
BOP Balance of Payments
BW Biological Weapons
CA Commercial Attaché
CAEC Abrasive Import and Export Corporation
CBI Central Bank of Iraq
CBJ Central Bank of Jordan
CBS Central Bank of Syria
CBW Chemical and biological weapons
CCD Charge coupled device
CGMS Control and Guidance Missile System
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CNC Computer numeric controlled machines or devices
CoM Council of Ministers
CoS Chief of Staff
CPA Coalition Provision Authority
CPMIEC China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation
CPU Central Processing Unit
CW Chemical weapons
DETA diethylenetriamine: one of the two components of AZ-11, a type of liquid rocket propellant
DGMI Directorate of General Military Intelligence
DGS Directorate of General Security
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
Diwan The Presidential Office
DMI Directorate of Military Intelligence
DOCEX Document Exploitation
DPRK Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
EAC Economic Affairs Committee
ECCM Electronic Counter-Countermeasure
ECM Electro-chemical machining
EGC Electric-Gaz-Com
EMIS Electromagnetic Isotope Separation
EP Entry Points
ETGC External Technology General Corporation
EUC end-user certificates
EW Electronic Warfare
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FCDC Foreign Currency Disbursement Committee
FEAL Food Examination and Analysis Lab
FRY Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GID General Intelligence Directorate (Jordan)
GPS Global Positioning System
GRL Goods Review List
HDI Human Development Index
HE high explosive
HF High Frequency
HSBC Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation
HUMINT Human Intelligence
HVD High-Value Detainee
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAEC Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission
IAF Iraqi Armed Forces
ID Iraqi Dinar
IFAT A Swiss-based, Consen subsidiary established in August 1983
IID International Industrial Development
IIS Iraqi Intelligence Service
IIS M19 The primary IIS body handling procurement of specialized items. Redesignated as M4/8 in recent years, and also was known as the Technical Consultation Company or the Trade Office
IIS M23 MIC Security Directorate
IIS M4 Foreign Clandestine Operations branch of the Iraqi Intelligence Service or Directorate of Secret Service
IIS M4/8 Formerly the IIS M19, organized into three different sections, the internal section, the foreign section, and the trading section
IIS Section One The internal section primarily responsible for creating front companies inside Iraq and facilitating trade with these companies to import/export oil, batteries, copper and food products
ILTC Iraqi Land Transportation Company
IMF International Monetary Fund
INOC Iraq National Oil Company
ISG Iraq Survey Group
ITU International Telecommunication Union
JD Joint Delegation
KGB Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti
KOMID North Korea’s Korea Mining Development Corporation. Previously known as the External Technology General Corporation (ETGC)
LU Launcher units
IIS M-5 The IIS Directorate of Counterintelligence or Counterespionage Directorate
MABOT Mina al Bakr Offshore Terminal
MANPADS Man portable Air Defense Systems
MFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MHESR Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
MIC Military Industrialization Commission
MoA Ministry of Agriculture
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoF Ministry of Finance
MoH Ministry of Health
MoI Ministry of Industry
MoO Ministry of Oil
MoT Ministry of Trade
MoTC Ministry of Transport and Communication
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NORINCO China North Industries Corporation
NSC National Security Council
NVD Night Vision Devices
NVG Night Vision Goggles
OFF United Nations Oil-for-Food program
OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OIP Office of the Iraq Program
OMI Organization of Military Industrialization, synonymous with the MIC, the preferred usage
R&D Research & Development
RCC Revolutionary Command Council
RG Republican Guard
RNA Research and News Analyzing
RPG Rocket Propelled Grenade
SAM Surface-to-Air Missile
SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
SDI Samarra Drug Industries
SFOR Stabilization Forces
SISMI Italian Intelligence and Military Security Service
SOE State-Owned Enterprises
SOMO State Oil Marketing Organization
SRG Special Republican Guard
SSM Surface-to-Surface missiles
SSO Special Security Organization
TAGCO Trading and Agriculture General Company
TIS Thermal imagery sight
TOSSCO Technical Oilfield Services and Supply Company
TPAO Turkish Petroleum Company
TPIC Turkish Petroleum International Company, a TPAO subsidiary
TTC Thermal tracking camera
UAE United Arab Emirates
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UDMH One of the two components of AZ-11, a liquid rocket propellant
UHF Ultra -High Frequency
UN United Nations
UNCC United Nations Compensation Commission
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
UNMOVIC United Nations Monitoring Verification & Inspection Commission
UNOPS United Nations Operations
UNSC United Nations Security Council
UNSCOM United Nations Special Commission
UNSCR United Nations Security Council Resolution
UNSYG UN Secretary General
UTL United Telecommunications Limited
VHF Very High Frequency
WFP World Food Program
WHO World Health Organization
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction


Posted: Apr 23, 2007 08:35 AM
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2007 08:35 AM