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What is the NATO Phonetic Alphabet? Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta....
The NATO phonetic alphabet , officially denoted as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet , and also commonly known as the ICAO phonetic alphabet , and in a variation also known officially as the ITU phonetic alphabet and figure code , is the most widely used radiotelephone spelling alphabet. Although often called "phonetic alphabets", spelling alphabets are unrelated to phonetic transcription systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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Most of us know, or at least have heard of the military alphabet in some way. We hear it being used in war and actions movies, video games, and even in comic books and novels. But most people have no idea why it is used, how or why it was formed, or why it has become one of the most effective forms of tactical radio communication — not only in the U. Long before the modern military alphabet was created, the ITU International Telecommunication Union had created the first spelling alphabet to be internationally recognized. Several changes were made to the original version of the spelling alphabet in The new and improved version was then adopted by the International Commission of Air Navigation and was used for civil aviation purposes until the beginning of WWII. Before both forces starting using the ICAO phonetic alphabet in , the British and American military agencies had developed their own spelling alphabets.
Imagine that you are a radiotelegraph operator during the war trying to warn soldiers on the front lines of an incoming mustard gas attack. Messages can be distorted due to the noise of battle, poor broadcast signal, or even language barriers. However, if the transmission uses a radiotelephonic spelling alphabet — substituting a code word for each letter of the alphabet — then critical messages are more likely to be understood correctly. The NATO phonetic alphabet became effective in and just a few years later became the established universal phonetic alphabet. However, it took several adaptations before the version used today came into effect. In the s, the International Telecommunication Union ITU produced the first phonetic alphabet to be recognized internationally.