Equipment of the United States Navy

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The Equipment of the United States Navy can be subdivided into: firearms, vessels, aircraft, munitions, vehicles, and attire.

Small Arms[edit]

Model Image Caliber Type Origin Details
M9 M9-pistolet.jpg 9mm Pistol  Italy
P226 Sig Sauer P226.jpg 9mm Pistol   Switzerland P226, P226R, P228, and P229 (M11 Mod 0)
Mk 23 Mod 0 Mark23SuppressedLeft.jpg .45 ACP Pistol  Germany
M1911 M1911A1.png .45 ACP Pistol  United States Limited service
Submachine Guns
MP5 Hkmp5count-terr-wiki.jpg 9mm Submachine gun  Germany MP5, MP5K, MP5N, MP5SD
Assault Rifles
M16 M16a2-final.png 5.56x45mm NATO Assault rifle  United States Virtually universally phased out in favor of the M4 and SCARs
M4 M4 PEO Soldier.jpg 5.56x45mm NATO Carbine  United States Standard service rifle. M4A1 SOPMOD
Mk 17 Mod 0 FN SCAR-H (Standard).jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Assault rifle  United States
HK416 HK416.jpg 5.56x45mm NATO Carbine  Germany
HK417 Heckler&Koch HK MR308 linke Seite.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Assault rifle  Germany
500 MILLS PEO Mossberg 590A1.jpg 12-gauge Shotgun  United States
M1014 Benelli m4 2.jpg 12-gauge Shotgun  Italy
Machine Guns
Mk 46 Mod 0 PEO M249 Para ACOG.jpg 5.56x45mm Light machine gun  United States
Mk 48 Mk 48 PEO Soldier.jpg 7.62x51mm Light machine gun  United States
M240 PEO M240B Profile.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO General purpose machine gun  United States
Mk 43 Mod 0 M60GPMG.jpeg 7.62x51mm NATO General purpose machine gun  United States Belt-fed
Browning M2HB Machine gun M2 1.jpg .50 BMG Heavy machine gun  United States Mounted on vehicles or tripods
DMRs and Sniper Rifles
Mk 11 Mod 0 SR-25 pic02.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle  United States
Mk 12 SPR SPR-A Profile.jpg 5.56x45mm NATO Sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle  United States
Mk 13 Mod 5 Mk.13 MOD 5 sniper rifle.jpg .300 Winchester Magnum Sniper rifle  United States
M14 M14 afmil.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Designated marksman rifle  United States
McMillan Tac-338 .338 Lapua Magnum Sniper rifle  United States
M24 PEO M24 SWS.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Sniper rifle  United States
M107 M107 1.jpg .50 BMG Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle  United States
Mk 15 Tac50white1.jpg .50 BMG Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle  United States
Grenade-Based Weapons
Mk 19 MK19-02.jpg 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Belt-fed
HK GMG HK GMW.jpg 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  Germany Belt-fed
M203 M203 1.jpg 40mm Grenade launcher  United States Single-shot underbarrel grenade launcher
Mk 14 M-32 Grenade Launcher.jpg 40mm Grenade launcher  South Africa Six-shot revolver-type grenade launcher
Portable Anti-Materiel Weapons
AT4 AT-4Launcher.jpeg 40mm Anti-tank weapon  United States
M3 MAAWS[1] US SOF M3 Carl Gustav.jpg 84x246mm R Anti-tank recoilless rifle  Sweden
FGM-148 Javelin FGM-148 Javelin - ID DM-SD-04-07567.JPEG Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile  United States


Commissioned ships/submarines arranged by class and displacement.


Class Image Individual Ships
Aircraft Carriers
Nimitz Class
Uss Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).jpg
Amphibious Assault Ships
Wasp Class
USS Wasp (LHD 1).jpg
Tarawa Class
USS Saipan LHA-2 amphibious assault ship.jpg
USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
America Class USS America (LHA-6) off Rio de Janeiro in August 2014.JPG USS America (LHA-6)
Amphibious Transport Docks
San Antonio Class
LPD-17 Class.jpg
Amphibious Command Ships
Blue Ridge Class
USS blueridge.jpg
USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
Dock Landing Ships
Harpers Ferry Class
US Navy 071007-N-4014G-055 Dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) approaches Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) for an underway replenishment.jpg
USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)
USS Oak Hill (LSD-51)
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)
Whidbey Island Class
USS Whidbey Island001.jpg
Arleigh Burke Class
USS Barry DDG52.jpg
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
USS Bainbridge (DDG-96)
USS Barry (DDG-52)
USS Benfold (DDG-65)
USS Bulkeley (DDG-84)
USS Carney (DDG-64)
USS Chafee (DDG-90)
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93)
USS Cole (DDG-67)
USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54)
USS Decatur (DDG-73)
USS Dewey (DDG-105)
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75)
USS Farragut (DDG-99)
USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)
USS Gonzalez (DDG-66)
USS Gravely (DDG-107)
USS Gridley (DDG-101)
USS Halsey (DDG-97)
USS Higgins (DDG-76)
USS Hopper (DDG-70)
USS Howard (DDG-83)
USS James E. Williams (DDG-95)
USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)
USS Kidd (DDG-100)
USS Laboon (DDG-58)
USS Lassen (DDG-82)
USS Mahan (DDG-72)
USS Mason (DDG-87)
USS McCampbell (DDG-85)
USS McFaul (DDG-74)
USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)
USS Milius (DDG-69)
USS Mitscher (DDG-57)
USS Momsen (DDG-92)
USS Mustin (DDG-89)
USS Nitze (DDG-94)
USS O'Kane (DDG-77)
USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79)
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60)
USS Pinckney (DDG-91)
USS Porter (DDG-78)
USS Preble (DDG-88)
USS Ramage (DDG-61)
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
USS Ross (DDG-71)
USS Russell (DDG-59)
USS Sampson (DDG-102)
USS Shoup (DDG-86)
USS Spruance (DDG-111)
USS Sterett (DDG-104)
USS Stethem (DDG-63)
USS Stockdale (DDG-106)
USS Stout (DDG-55)
USS The Sullivans (DDG-68)
USS Truxtun (DDG-103)
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108)
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81)
Ticonderoga Class
US Navy 030903-N-5024R-003 USS Port Royal (DDG 73) departed on deployment.jpg
Sub Tenders
Emory Land Class
US Navy 100723-N-2531C-003 he submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) transits through Apra Harbor after a port visit to Naval Base Guam.jpg
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39)
USS Frank Cable (AS-40)
Afloat Forward Staging Base
Trenton Class
USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15)
Oliver Hazard Perry Class
USS McInerney;mciflagfly.JPG
Littoral Combat Ships
Freedom Class
USS Freedom (LCS 1).jpg
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
Independence Class
USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce (cropped).jpg
USS Coronado (LCS-4)
USS Independence (LCS-2)
Original 6 Frigates
Classic Frigate photo essay 120819-N-MJ265-210.jpg
USS Constitution
Mine Countermeasure Ships
Avenger Class
USS Gladiator MCM-11.jpg
Technological Research Ship
Banner Class
USS Pueblo (AGER-2).jpg
USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
Technological Research Ship
Austin Class
USS Trenton LPD-14 fleetweek2004.jpg
USS Denver (LPD-9)
Coastal Patrol Ships
Cyclone Class
USS Tempest PC-2.jpg


Name Subs Image Notes
Ballistic Missile
Ohio Class
USS Alabama (SSBN-731) en pruebas.jpg
Seawolf Class
USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
Virginia Class
US Navy 040730-N-1234E-002 PCU Virginia (SSN 774) returns to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard.jpg
11 active, at least 30 planned
Los Angeles Class
USS Greeneville (SSN-772).jpg

Additional ships[edit]

The Navy also operates the following ships:

Non-Commissioned (USNS);
Support (MV, RV - or no prefix);
Ready Reserve Force ships (MV, SS, GTS);



Aircraft Image Origin Versions Quantity[3] Notes
Cargo/Transport Aircraft
C-2 Greyhound C-2A DN-SC-89-09037.JPEG  USA C-2A 34
Gulfstream C-20 C-20 Gulfstream.png  USA C-20A
Cessna UC-35 Cessna uc-35a citation 560 ultra v arp.jpg  USA UC-35D 1
Gulfstream C-37 And-c-37a-89aw.jpg  USA C-37A
CT-39 Sabreliner T39 mainlarge cnatra navy.jpg  USA CT-39G 1
C-40 Clipper US Navy 100126-N-0705K-003 Naval Air Crewmen 2nd Class Nicole Garza and David Murray and Naval Air Crewman 1st Class David McDermott load cargo bound for Haiti at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.jpg  USA C-40A 11
C-130 Hercules Lockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg  USA C-130T 19
ELINT/Command and Control Aircraft
E-2 Hawkeye E-2C Hawkeye Bear Aces.jpg  USA E-2C
E-6 Mercury US Navy E-6 Mercury.jpg  USA E-6B 16
EA-18G Growler EA-18G at Whidbey April 2007.jpg  USA EA-18G 114[4] 114 ordered[5]
EP-3 ARIES II EP-3E DN-SD-07-09322.JPEG  USA EP-3E 11
Fighter Aircraft
F-5 Tiger II F-5N from VFC-111 Sundowners taxiing.jpg  USA F-5F
Used for adversary training[6]
F/A-18 Hornet FA-18-NAVY-Blue-Diamond.jpg  USA F/A-18A
To be replaced by F-35C
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet F-18E landing 06-10304cr.jpg  USA F/A-18E
F-35 Lightning II CF-1 flight test.jpg  USA F-35C 4 NAS Pax River SDD aircraft, 260 planned[7]
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
P-3 Orion P-3 VQ-1 2004.jpg  USA P-3C 154[8] To be replaced by P-8
P-8 Poseidon P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014.JPG  USA P-8A 13
Trainer Aircraft
T-6 Texan II T6 Texan II Pensacola Navy.jpg  USA T-6A
T-34 Mentor T-34C-1.jpg  USA T-34C 229 To be replaced by T-6B
T-39 Sabreliner T39 mainlarge cnatra navy.jpg  USA T-39G
Beech T-44 T 44 4LR.jpg  USA T-44A 52
T-45 Goshawk T-45A Goshawk 03.jpg  USA T-45C 218


Helicopter Image Origin Role Variants Quantity[3] Notes
HH-60 Rescue Hawk SH-60 Seahawk.jpg  USA Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60H 49
MH-53 Sea Dragon 164766 Sikorsky HH-53E USN (9980494023).jpg  USA Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-53E 36
MH-60 Seahawk MH-60R.jpg  USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
Multi-Mission Helicopter
291 planned[9]
275 planned[9]
SH-60 Seahawk SH-60B Seahawk.jpg  USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter SH-60B
TH-57 Sea Ranger TH57C boat ops.jpg  USA Training Helicopter TH-57B


Name Image Type Versions Name Image Type Versions
CBU-87 Cbu-87 cluster bomb.jpg Cluster bomb AIM-7 AIM-7 wing install.jpg Medium-range, semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile AIM-7A, AIM-7B, AIM-7C, AIM-7D, AIM-7E, AIM-7E2, AIM-7F, AIM-7M, AIM-7P, and RIM-7M
CBU-78 Cbu89bomb.png Air-dropped anti-tank and anti-personnel mines CBU-78/B AIM-9 Sidewider missile 20040710 145400 1.4.jpg Short-range air-to-air missile AIM-9D, AIM-9G, AIM-9H, AIM-9L, AIM-9M, AIM-9R, and AIM-9X
CBU-97 SFW CBU-97.jpg Cluster bomb AIM-120 AIM-120 AMRAAM.jpg Medium-range, active radar homing air-to-air missile AIM-120A, AIM-120B, AIM-120C, AIM-120C-4/5/6/7, AIM-120D
CBU-100 GBU-99 AGM-12B AGM-12C.jpg Cluster bomb B61 B-61 bomb.jpg Nuclear bomb B61 Mod 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, and 12
AGM-65 AGM-65 Maverick MG 1382.jpg Guided air-to-surface missile AGM-65A/B, AGM-65D, AGM-65E, AGM-65F/G, AGM-65H, AGM-65J, and AGM-65K AGM-84 Harpoon asm bowfin museum.jpg Anti-ship missile AGM-84, RGM-84, and UGM-84
AGM-88 AGM-88E HARM p1230047.jpg Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile AGM-88E AARGM AGM-154 AGM-154 JSOW 01.jpg Glide bomb AGM-154A, AGM-154B, AGM-154C

Land Vehicles[edit]

In addition to the vehicles listed here, the Navy Seabees operate a number of trucks and construction vehicles.

Name Image Type Quantity Notes
DPV US Navy 020413-N-5362A-013 U.S. Navy SEALs (SEa, Air, Land) operate Desert Patrol Vehicles (DPV) while preparing for an upcoming mission.jpg Patrol Vehicle
LSSV MP MilCOTS.jpg Multi-Purpose Vehicle


See also[edit]