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What does s.a.s stand for?

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Sas or SAS may refer to:

Military Special Forces Edit

  • Special Air Service, the principal special forces unit of the British Army, which was in WW2 a joint British-French-Belgian unit
  • French SAS: Predecessor units of the French Army's 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (1er RPIMa):
    • Two Free French regiments in WW2 which were part of the original Special Air Service: 3 SAS and 4 SAS
      • 3e Regiment de chasseurs parachutistes (3e RCP), also known as 3 SAS.
      • 2e Regiment de chasseurs parachutistes (2e RCP), also known as 4 SAS (note the 'inconsistent' numbering).
    • 1st Colonial Demi-Brigade of SAS Parachute Commandos (1ere Demi-Brigade Coloniale de commandos parachutistes SAS) Dec 1947 - Feb 1955
  • Belgian SAS: unit formed from the Belgian Independent Parachute Coy., also known as the Belgian Sqn., or, later, 5 SAS.
  • Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), an Australian regiment derived from the British Army regiment
  • New Zealand Special Air Service (NZ SAS), New Zealand regiment derived from the British Army regiment
  • Canadian Special Air Service Company: short-lived post-war Company (not Squadron), 1947-1949.
  • Rhodesian Special Air Service (now disbanded)
  • Su Altı Savunma, a special operations unit of the Turkish Navy

Other Military Edit

  • During the Algerian War, the French army CIMIC|civil-military cooperation units in Algeria were called SAS (Special Administrative Sections)

History Edit

These two entries are words, not acronyms.
  • Sas coat-of-arms, a Polish coat of arms
  • Sas of Moldavia, a Voivode ruling over the lands of what was to become Moldavia between 1354-1358

Science and technology Edit

Nuclear Technology Edit

  • Safety Analysis System (SAS), Safety Analysis System, a computer code developed in Argonne National Laboratory

Astronomy and space exploration Edit

  • Small Astronomy Satellite, a series of NASA satellites
    • Uhuru (satellite), also known as SAS-1
    • SAS-2, or Second Small Astronomy Satellite
    • SAS-3, or Third Small Astronomy Satellite
  • Space activity suit, a spacesuit which provides mechanical pressure by means of elastic garments
  • Space adaptation syndrome, an illness akin to motion sickness experienced by many first-time space travelers

Computing Edit

  • SAS System, a multi-platform software suite used for statistical analysis, graphical and data mining applications, among other uses
  • SAS Institute, a privately-owned North Carolina software consortium that develops and markets the SAS System (above)
  • Secure Attention Sequence or secure attention key, a method to invoke a computer operating system's attention, usually signaling it to show the log on screen
  • Serial Attached SCSI, a computer bus technology primarily designed for the transfer of data to and from storage devices and drives (e.g., hard disks)
  • Spatially Aware Sublayer, an optional sublayer of the MAC that provides spatial reuse in Resilient Packet Ring
  • Standalone server

Other Edit

  • Southern Audio Services, also known as Bazooka Audio
  • A French book series Son Altesse Sérénissime (His Serene Highness) Malko Linge by French author Gérard de Villiers.
  • Sleep apnea syndrome
  • Slot Accounting System (SAS) protocol, a slot machine communication method created by the International Game Technology (IGT) corporation
  • Small-angle scattering (SAS), a scattering technique based on the deflection of a beam of particles away from the straight trajectory after it interacts with a sample
  • Solvent-accessible surface or accessible surface area, the surface area of a biomolecule (protein, DNA, etc.) that is accessible to a solvent
  • Subarachnoid space, the space between the arachnoid mater and pia mater in the brain
  • Synthetic aperture sonar, a form of sonar in which sophisticated post-processing of sonar data are used in ways closely analogous to synthetic aperture radar
  • Sub Aortic Stenosis, a constriction of the myocardium near the aortic valve
  • Stability Augmentation System, an avionics system.
  • Sense About Science, a UK body promoting respect for good science

Academics Edit

  • School of Advanced Study, a listed organization of the University of London with ten member institutes
  • School for Advanced Studies, a dual-enrollment high school program in Miami, Fl
  • Semester at Sea, a shipboard academic program administered by the University of Virginia
  • Sekolah Alam Shah, a premier boarding school in Malaysia
  • Shanghai American School, an international school in Shanghai
  • Singapore American School, an international school in Singapore
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, the main scientific and research institution in Slovakia fostering basic and strategic basic research
  • Society for Amateur Scientists, an American organisation
  • Space Access Society, an organization dedicated to increasing the viability and reducing the cost of commercial access to space travel
  • Studia Academica Slovaca, a summer school teaching the Slovak language
  • Society for Animation Studies, an international scholarly organisation
  • St. Augustine's School, a school in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India
  • Strong American Schools, the nonprofit running "ED in 08," an information and advocacy campaign aimed at bringing education reform to the forefront of the 2008 presidential candidates' campaign policies
  • Sussex Archaeological Society

Business Edit

  • SAS (TV station), a television station in Adelaide, South Australia
  • SAS Institute Inc., a software company
  • SAS Group, Scandinavian Airlines System Group, an airline and hotel company in Europe, based in Stockholm, Sweden
    • Scandinavian Airlines System, an airline company in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
    • Radisson Hotels, branded Radisson SAS in parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia
    • SAS Cargo Group, a cargo company in North Europe
  • SAS Shoemakers, a shoe company
  • Société par actions simplifiée, a type of French limited company
  • Statements on Auditing Standards, a series of internationally recognized auditing standards
    • Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70: Service Organizations or SAS 70, defines the professional standards used by a service auditor
    • Statement on Auditing Standards No. 99: Consideration of Fraud or SAS 99, defines the professional standards used by auditors in relation to fraud
  • Surfers Against Sewage, UK-based environmental campaign group

Music Edit

  • Southern All Stars, a Japanese rock band
  • Stubborn All-Stars, a ska band from New York
  • Stretch Arm Strong, a band from South Carolina

Transport Edit

  • Second Avenue Subway, a new subway line in New York City
  • The IATA airport code for Salton Sea Airport
  • Scandinavian Airlines System, an airline serving the Nordic States
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