The new ships will replace the capabilities currently provided by the auxiliary oiler replenishment ships.
What does AO stand for?
AO stands for Auxiliary Oiler (Ship Type)
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 60 other meanings of AO in our Acronym Attic
- Australian Airlines (IATA airline code)
- Australian Open (tennis tournament)
- Authentic Orginal (retail)
- Authorized Outage
- Authorizing Official (for IMPAC Purchases)
- Automags Online
- Automated Office
- Automated Operations
- Autonomous Okrug
- Autres Objets (Canada universal postal union)
Samples in periodicals archive:
While the SMART ship design had a reduced Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment capability (AOR) than the current replenishment ships HMCS Preserver and Protecteur, it could carry 6,500 tons of fuel, enough to support a task force of three or four frigates.
In that time, the Hercules CC-130 transport, the medium logistics vehicles wheeled (MLVWs), the main battle tanks (MBTs), the M-109 howitzers, the navy's Tribal class destroyers and auxiliary oilers will have reached obsolescence.