Military Time Zones|
ZULU TIME - GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT) - UNIVERSAL TIME (UT)
U.S. Military, operations are conducted around the world in many
different time zones. Often, single and joint operations are conducted
across different time zones. For example, an operation in Iraq may be
planned and directed in Florida, with aircraft launched from Italy and
the Persian Gulf. Because of this, the military uses Zulu Time as a
base reference, and the phonetic alphabet to designate other military
time zones. (Zulu Time is also known as Greenwich Mean Time and
Universal Time.) Zulu Time is the time in Greenwich, England. The
chart below shows Zulu Time in relation to other military time zones.
For example, if it
were 1100 hours Zulu Time, then in New York City it would be 0600
hours Romeo Time (1100 - 5 = 0600). In Moscow it would be 1400 hours
Charlie Time (1100 + 3 = 1400).