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What does AO stand for?

AO stands for Auxiliary Oiler (Ship Type)

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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.