In air exercises, it is common to "spike" or lock onto a friendly without engaging.This causes the targeted aircraft's defense systems to warn of active targeting.He may have locked you unintentionally, or to help find you visually, etc.
When the Air Force became independent, 'black' shoes replaced the 'brown' shoes worn by the Army at that time. (US Navy) Things and people related to the naval aviation community.
From the time when brown shoes were authorized only for aviation ratings and officers.(US Air Force & US Navy) Used during flight operations.
The variants BFN or Bum Fuck Nowhere are used in the same sense.(US, Canada) A form of hazing meted out to unpopular service members.
Involves covering the head and arms of the target with a blanket to prevent fighting back or identification of the attackers while a beating is administered.(UK) Any storeman (even if he doesn't deal with blankets) .
the American English meaning of "military") and therefore this article includes naval and air forces slang as well as the military slang of armies.
Military slang is also used to reinforce the (usually friendly) interservice rivalries.
"Buddy Spike" is a term used to reassure the "spiked" aircraft that the lock came from a friendly aircraft.
For example: Suppose you were fighting in an exercise as blue air with opposing red air trying to shoot you.
"(US) A derogatory term used by cadets at the United States Military Academy and midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy to refer to the United States Air Force Academy.
Refers to the perception of more relaxed standards of military discipline, and the generally less spartan living conditions for cadets, at the AFA as compared to the other academies.(Singapore) Reference to senior officers of rank major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel, whose rank insignias are respectively one, two, or three State Crests, the outline of each resembling a crab.
Sentences to the CCF are usually as a result of an Article 15 and are generally not career-ending in nature.