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NATO reporting names
  NATO reporting names are code names for Soviet/Russian military equipment. They provide unambiguous and easily understood English language words in a uniform manner in place of the original designations - which may have been unknown (to the West) at the time.

NATO maintains lists of these names. The assignment of the names for the Soviet/Russian military equipment was once managed by the five-nation Air Standardization Coordinating Committee (ASCC) (now called the Air and Space Interoperability Council, or ASIC) which includes representatives of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The code naming system was originally used for Soviet/Russian types only, but was later also used for Chinese aircraft and missiles.

Early knowledge of true designations may lead to an end to new allocations.
 
  Lists of NATO reporting names  
  Missiles  
  A Air-to-Air Missiles  
  K Air-to-Surface Missiles  
  G Surface-to-Air Missiles, including ship-and submarine launched missiles  
  S Surface-to-Surface Missiles, including ship-and submarine launched missiles and anti-tank missiles  
  Aircraft  
  B Bomber Aircraft  
  C Commercial Aircraft and Cargo Aircraft  
  F Fighter Aircraft and Ground Attack Aircraft  
  H Helicopters  
  M Miscellaneous Aircraft (all aircraft not included in other categories)  
  For fixed-wing aircraft, one syllable names were used for propeller-powered craft (turboprops included), while two-syllable names indicated jet engines.

Variants of aircraft are designated by suffix letters, for example "Hip-A". Characters "I" and "O" are not used. Small updates are designated "Mod.", for example "Hind-E Mod.". Subtypes of a variant are sometimes designated by adding numerical suffixes, like in "Hind-G1" and "Hind-G2".

Allocated in order of being noticed by Western intelligence agencies, leading to anomalies, eg. V-24 prototypes "Hind-B" while first production aircraft (seen first) "Hind-A".
 
  List of NATO reporting names for Helicopters  
 
Haitun Z-9 (China)
Halo Mil Mi-26
Hare Mil Mi-1, PZL SM-1
Harke Mil Mi-10
Harke-A
Harke-B
Mil Mi-10
Mil Mi-10K
Harp Kamov Ka-20
Hat Kamov Ka-10
Havoc Mil Mi-28
Havoc-A
Havoc-B
Mil Mi-28
Mil Mi-28N
Haze Mil Mi-14
Haze-A
Haze-B
Haze-C
Mil Mi-14PL
Mil Mi-14BT
Mil Mi-14PS
Helix Kamov Ka-27, Ka-28, Ka-29, Ka-32
Helix-A
Helix-B
Helix-C
Helix-D
Kamov Ka-27PL, Ka-28
Kamov Ka-29TB
Kamov Ka-32
Kamov Ka-27PS
Hen Kamov Ka-15
Hermit Mil Mi-34
Hind Mil Mi-24, Mi-25, Mi-35
Hind-A
Hind-B
Hind-C
Hind-D
Hind-E
Hind-E Mod.
Hind-F
Hind-G1
Hind-G2
Mil Mi-24A
Mil V-24 prototype
Mil Mi-24U
Mil Mi-24D, Mi-24DU, Mi-25
Mil Mi-24V, Mi-35
Mil Mi-24VM
Mil Mi-24P, Mi-35P
Mil Mi-24RCh
Mil Mi-24K
Hip Mil Mi-8, Mi-9, Mi-17
Hip-A
Hip-B
Hip-C
Hip-D
Hip-E
Hip-F
Hip-G
Hip-H
Hip-J
Hip-K
Mil V-8 prototype with 1x AI-24V engine
Mil V-8A prototype with 2x TV2-117 engines
Mil Mi-8T, Mi-8P, Mi-8S
Mil Mi-8VKP
Mil Mi-8TV
Mil Mi-8TVK
Mil Mi-9
Mil Mi-8MT, Mi-8MTV, Mi-17
Mil Mi-8SMV
Mil Mi-8PP, Mi-8PPA
Hog Kamov Ka-18
Hokum Kamov Ka-50, Ka-52
Hokum-A
Hokum-B
Kamov Ka-50
Kamov Ka-52
Homer Mil V-12
Hoodlum Kamov Ka-26, Ka-126, Ka-226
Hoodlum-A
Hoodlum-B
Kamov Ka-26
Kamov Ka-126
Hook Mil Mi-6, Mi-22
Hook-A
Hook-B
Hook-C
Mil Mi-6, Mi-6A
Mil Mi-6VKP
Mil Mi-6AYa (Mi-22)
Hoop Kamov Ka-22
Hoplite Mil V-2, PZL Mi-2
Hormone Kamov Ka-25
Hormone-A
Hormone-B
Hormone-C
Kamov Ka-25PL
Kamov Ka-25Tz
Kamov Ka-25PS
Horse Yakovlev Yak-24
Hound Mil Mi-4
Hound-A
Hound-B
Hound-C
Mil Mi-4, Mi-4A, Mi-4P, Mi-4S
Mil Mi-4M, Mi-4ME
Mil Mi-4PP
 
Page last updated 25 January 2015