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materiel

Definition/Scope: Things of all kinds required for the equipment, maintenance, operation, and support of military activities, both combatant and noncombatant. 2) In a restricted sense, those things used in combat or logistic support operations, such as weapons, motor vehicles, airplanes, component parts of machines, and special-purpose clothing, as distinguished from items of ordinary use, such as uniforms, bedding, and housekeeping equipment.



Acronym:

DOTMLPF-P

Narrower Terms:

retrograde materiel

Related Terms:

Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership Policy and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy
logistical support


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