Equipment of the United States Armed Forces

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The Equipment of the United States Armed Forces can be subdivided into: ammunition, weapons, vehicles and attire.

Ammunition[edit]

Weapons[edit]

Weapons
Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Small arms
M16A2 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Virtually phased out, still in limited service M16A2 - AM.016070.jpg
M16A4 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Marine Corps, Army USMC M16A4 Rifle.JPG
M4 Carbine Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Standard service rifle of the US armed forces M4-Transparent.png
HK416 Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO USSOCOM HK416N.png
Mk17 Mod 0 Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO USSOCOM
M14 Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Limited service, mostly ceremonial M14 afmil.jpg
Mk 14 EBR Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO USSOCOM, Army PEO M14 EBR.jpg
SAM-R Designated marksman rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Marine Corps MK-11 sniper rifle USMC.jpg
SDM-R Designated marksman rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Army US Navy 070907-N-6477M-113 A U.S. Special Forces Soldier conducts rehearsal, training and pre-operation conformation on the MK 12 sniper rifle.jpg
Mk 12 SPR Designated marksman rifle 5.56×45mm NATO USSOCOM Being replaced by the Mk 17 Mod 0 by 2017 Mk12 Mod0 Profile.jpg
M110 SASS Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army (as CSASS), Marine Corps To replace the M39 & Mk 11 (USMC)
and M14 EBR (Army)
PEO M110 SASS Profile.jpg
M24 Sniper Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, USSOCOM PEO M24 SWS.jpg
M107 Anti-material rifle .50 BMG Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, USSOCOM M107 html 5f1f60d5.gif
500 MILS Shotgun 12-gauge Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy also 500M MILS PEO Mossberg 590A1.jpg
M870 Shotgun 12-gauge Army, Marine Corps, Navy Remington 870.png
M26 MASS Shotgun 12-gauge Army PEO M26 MASS Stand-alone.jpg
MP5 Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, USSOCOM Heckler Koch MP5.jpg
MP7 Submachine gun 4.6×30mm HK Army, Navy, USSOCOM H&K MP7.jpg
M240 General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy M240-1.jpg
M60 General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, USSOCOM M60.jpg
M249 Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy ceneter
M27 IAR Light Machine Gun 5.56×45mm NATO Marine Corps HK416N.png
M9 Pistol Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Standard service pistol M9-pistolet.jpg
P226 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy SIG Sauer P226 neu.jpg
M1911 Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Limited service M1911 A1 pistol.jpg
Vehicle weapons
M61 Vulcan Six-barrelled Gatling gun 20×102mm Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy Vulcan1.jpg
M134 Six-barrelled Gatling gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy Special forces gatling gun.jpg
M2 HMG Heavy machine gun .50 BMG Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy Machine gun M2 1.jpg
Mk 19 Grenade Machine Gun Automatic grenade launcher 40mm grenades Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy
MK19-02.jpg
Anti-Tank Weapons
FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile System 127mm Army, Marine Corps Army-fgm148.jpg
AT4 Anti-Tank Rocket System 84mm Army, Air Force AT4 rocket launcher.jpg
M3 MAAWS Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifle 84x246mm R Army, USSOCOM Japanese 20th Infantry Regiment man Carl Gustav at training exericse.jpg
SMAW Anti-Tank Rocket System 83.5mm Army, Marine Corps Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon.jpg
Anti-Air Weapons
FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS Army, Marine Corps Stinger 2.jpg
Mortars
M120 Mortar 120mm mortar Army, Marine Corps U.S. Soldiers, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, explain how to use an M120 120 mm mortar system to Iraqi 110704-A-PT121-003.jpg
M252 Mortar Mortar 81mm mortar Army, Marine Corps USMC mortarmen in Helmand province Afghanistan1.jpg
M224 Mortar Mortar 60mm mortar Army, Marine Corps USMC-120419-M-AB169-002.jpg

Vehicles[edit]

Fixed-Wing Aircraft[edit]

Name Description Branches Version Quantity[3] Notes Picture
Close air support
Fairchild Republic
A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog
Close Air Support, Forward Air Control Air Force A-10C
OA-10A
713 To be replaced by F-35 Lightning II starting on 2028 or later; OA-10 is an observation variant
A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg
Lockheed
AC-130
Close Air Support, Air Interdiction and Force Protection Air Force AC-130H Spectre

AC-130U Spooky II
21 16 AC-130J planned to replace AC-130H;
AC-130 gunship firing broadside at dusk.jpg
Strategic bomber
Rockwell/Boeing
B-1 Lancer
Long-range multirole heavy bomber Air Force B-1B 104 Only Active Supersonic Bomber in the US Air Force and will serve until the 2030s, to be replaced by the Next-Generation Bomber
B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg
Northrop Grumman
B-2 Spirit
Low observable strategic stealth heavy bomber Air Force B-2A 21
B-2 Spirit original.jpg
Boeing
B-52 Stratofortress
High altitude long-range strategic heavy bomber Air Force B-52A
B-52B
B-52C
B-52D
B-52E
B-52F
B-52G
B-52H
RB-52C
744 To be used until 2045; B-52H Stratofortress is the only one used in service today
Usaf.Boeing B-52.jpg
Military transport aircraft
Grumman/ Northrop Grumman
C-2 Greyhound
Carrier based cargo aircraft Navy C-2A
C-2A(R)
58 It was developed from the E-2 Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control
C-2A DN-SC-89-09037.JPEG
Lockheed
C-5 Galaxy
Intercontinental outsize heavy cargo transport Air Force C-5A
C-5B
C-5C
C-5M Super Galaxy
126 C-5A retired; C-5B and C-5C to be upgraded to C-5M
Usaf.c5.galaxy.750pix.jpg
Beechcraft
C-12 Huron
Passenger/Cargo aircraft; Surveillance aircraft variant Army, Air Force
Army, Air Force
Army, Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
C-12C
C-12D
C-12F
C-12J
MC-12W
69
C-12 Huron in flight.jpg
Boeing
C-17 Globemaster III
Intercontinental strategic transport Air Force C-17A 180 223 planned
C17 aircraft alt.jpg
Gulfstream
C-20
Passenger aircraft Navy
Air Force
Army
Navy
Air Force
Navy
Army
C-20A
C-20B
C-20C
C-20D
C-20H
C-20G
C-20J
19 C-20
USMC C-20.jpg
Alenia
C-27J Spartan
Medium-lift tactical transport aircraft Air Force C-27J 13 Total Planned 38;Joint US-Italian design
Alenia C27J Spartan 04.jpg
Boeing
C-32
Passenger aircraft Air Force C-32 6
USAF C-32A.jpg
Gulfstream
C-37
Passenger aircraft Army, Air Force
Navy, Coast Guard
C-37A
C-37B
14
G5-N551GA-070919-04cr-16.jpg
Boeing
C-40 Clipper
Passenger aircraft Navy
Air Force
Air Force
C-40A
C-40B
C-40C
21
USAF Boeing C-40B CBR Gilbert-1.jpg
Lockheed
C-130 Hercules
Tactical transport aircraft Air Force C-130A
C-130B
C-130E
C-130H
C-130H-30
2,500 C-130J to replace C-130E; 129 C-130J planned;C-130A,C-130B,C-130C already retired
Lockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg
Lockheed Martin
C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical transport aircraft Air Force C-130J
C-130J-30
89 C-130J to replace C-130E
RAAF Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 YPMC Creek.jpg
C-145 Skytruck Light utility transport AFSOC C-145 10
PZL M28 USAF.JPG
Airborne early warning and control
Grumman/Northrop Grumman
E-2 Hawkeye
All-weather carrier based airborne early warning and control Navy E-2A
E-2B
E-2C
E-2D
TE-2A
75 E-2A and E-2B retired;E-2Cto be replaced by E-2D starting 2014; TE-2A is a trainer
E-2C Hawkeye and Mount Fuji.jpg
Boeing
E-3 Sentry
Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) Air Force E-3B
E-3C
22
10
E-3 Sentry exercise Green Flag 2012 (Cropped).jpg
Boeing
E-4 Nightwatch
National emergency airborne command post Air Force E-4A
E-4B
4 E-4A was later upgraded to E-4B
E 4b.jpg
Boeing
E-6 Mercury
Naval Communications Relay/Airborne Command Post Navy E-6A
E-6B
16 E-6A was later upgraded to E-6B
US Navy E-6 Mercury.jpg
Northrop Grumman
E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint-STARS)
Airborne Battle Management Platform Air Force E-8A
E-8B
E-8C
16 E-8A was a prototype; E-8 B was the final version but the E-8C was favored because of a second-hand built aircraft.
Usaf.e8.750pix.jpg
Electronic warfare aircraft
Northrop Grumman
EA-6 Prowler
Carrier based electronic warfare aircraft Marine Corps EA-6A Electric Intruder
EA-6B Prowler
170 The EA-6A was based from the retired A-6 Intruder which has electronic warfare capabilities but was later modified to EA-6B Prowler which is a dedicated Electronic Warfare aircraft; will later be replaced by EA-18G Growler. Retired from the Navy in mid-2015.
Usnavy.ea6b.prowler.750pix.jpg
.
Boeing
EA-18G Growler (Grizzly)
Carrier based Electronic Warfare Aircraft Navy EA-18G 108 Grizzly is the nickname used on the radio to avoid confusion between "Prowler" and "Growler"; 114 ordered; EA-18G is a modified version of F/A 18 Hornet; will later replace the EA-6A Prowler
EA-18G VX-31 over Ridgecrest CA 2009.jpg
Lockheed
EC-130H Compass Call
Electronic Warfare Aircraft Air Force EC-130H
EC-130H Block 30
EC-130H Block 35
14
EC-130H Compass Call 060617.jpg
Air superiority fighter
McDonnell Douglas
F-15 Eagle
Air Superiority Aircraft Air Force F-15A
F-15B
F-15C
F-15D
1,500 F-15A and F-15B retired; Being partially replaced by the F-22; expected service until 2025
F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Air Superiority Aircraft Air Force F-22A 195 Although the same as the F-15 as an Air Superiority Fighter both of them fulfill this role through different ways.

An F-15 would go on dogfighting whilst the F-22 would simply go Airborne and shoot down enemy aircraft at far ranges thus preventing any actual encounters with other aircraft.

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH.jpg
Multirole combat aircraft
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Multi-role combat aircraft Air Force F-15E 203
USAF F-15E Strike Eagle Iraq 1999.jpg
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Multi-role combat aircraft Air Force F-16C/F-16D Total Force 1018 To be replaced by F-35A on 2025; USAF ceased to purchase F-16's however they still produce it to be exported to other countries.
F-16 June 2008.jpg
F/A-18 Hornet Carrier based Multi-role Combat Aircraft Navy F/A-18A
F/A-18B
F/A-18C
F/A-18D
1,480 To be replaced F-35C; 565 F/A-18E, F/A 18F Super hornet planned
USMC FA-18 Hornet.JPEG
Boeing F/A-18E/ F/A18F Super Hornet Carrier based Multi-role Combat Aircraft Navy F/A18E
F/A-18F
F/A-18E/F
497 Service will start on 2015 and will be used until 2015
FA-18 Hornet VFA-41.jpg
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Advanced Multi-role combat aircraft Air Force
Marine Corps
Navy
F-35A
F-35B
F-35C
63 Planned to replace all aircraft except the F-22 Raptor in the future. Together with the F-22 Raptor the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps would have all of the roles they needed with just two aircraft designs. The F-35 would suit the Advanced Multi-role combat aircraft whilst the F-22 would suit the role of Air Superiority Fighter.
CF-1 flight test.jpg

Rotary Winged-Aircraft/VTOL/VSTOL[edit]

Name Branches Type Version Quantity[3] Notes Picture
VSTOL/VTOL
AV-8B Harrier II Marine Corps Close Air Support
Trainer
AV-8B
TAV-8B
99
19
To be replaced by F-35B; The original variant of this aircraft is of British design
Harrier.av8b.750pix.jpg
V-22 Osprey Marines Corps
Air Force
Cargo Helicopter MV-22B
CV-22B
126
17
360 planned
50 planned
Marine V-22 Osprey.jpg
Rotary Winged-Aircraft
AH-1 Super Cobra Marine Corps Attack Helicopter AH-1W Cobra 168 To be upgraded/replaced AH-1Z Viper
AH-1 Cobra.jpg
AH-1Z Viper Marine Corps Attack Helicopter AH-1Z 28 189 planned
AH-1Z lands on USS Makin Island LHD-8.jpg
AH-64 Apache Army Attack Helicopter AH-64A
AH-64D Apache Longbow
107
619
AH-64D Apache Longbow.jpg
CH-47 Chinook Army Cargo Helicopter CH-47D
CH-47F
394
48
190 CH-47F ordered
CH-47 2.jpg
CH-53 Sea Stallion Marine Corps Cargo Helicopter CH-53E 139
CH-53D Sea Stallion.jpg
EH-60 Army Electronic-Warfare Helicopter EH-60A 64
HH-60 Jay Hawk Coast Guard Recovery Helicopter HH-60J
HH-60T
41
US Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration.jpg
HH-60 Pave Hawk Air Force Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60G 99
Pavehawk.750pix.jpg
HH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard Search and Rescue Helicopter MH-65C
MH-65D
MH-65E
101 This aircraft is of French design
Two coast guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopters.jpg
MH-6 Little Bird Army Special operations Utility Helicopter/ Attack Helicopter AH/MH-6J
AH/MH-6M
A/MH-6X
AH-6C
AH-6F
AH-6G
EH-6E
MH-6E
MH-6H
---
MH-6 Little Bird.jpg
MH-60 Black Hawk Army Multi-mission Helicopter MH-60K
MH-60L
23
35
MH-60K Black Hawk.jpg
OH-58 Kiowa Army Armed Light Observation Helicopter OH-58A
OH-58C
OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
150
210
368
A/C models to be replaced by UH-72 Lakota
OH-58D 2.jpg
SH-60 Seahawk Navy Search and Rescue Helicopter
Multi-mission Helicopter
Multi-mission Helicopter
Anti-submarine Helicopter Helicopter
Anti-submarine Helicopter Helicopter
HH-60H
MH-60R
MH-60S
SH-60B
SH-60F
49
76
145
129
60





300 planned
273 planned
SH-60B Seahawk.jpg
T-57 Sea Ranger Navy Training Helicopter TH-57B
TH-57C
44
85
TH57C boat ops.jpg
TH-67 Creek Army Training Helicopter TH-67 172 The aircraft is a joint US-Canadian design
TH-67A Creek.jpg
UH-1 Iroquois Air Force
Army
Air Force
Marine Corps
Marine Corps
Training Helicopter
Utility Aircraft
Utility Aircraft
Utility Aircraft
TH-1
UH1-H
UH-1N
UH-1Y
27
175
88
31
UH-1Y to replace UH-1N; UH-1H of Army to be replaced by U-72 Lakota; UH-1N Twin Huey; UH-1Y Venom
Huey1.jpg
UH-60 Black Hawk Army Utility Aircraft UH-60A
UH-60L
UH-60M
751
592
100
1227 planned
Blackhawk.jpg
UH-72 Lakota Army Utility Aircraft UH-72A 250 345 planned
UH-72 Lakota2.jpg

Spacecraft[edit]

Name Type Branches Quantity[3] Notes Picture
Spacecraft
Delta IV Orbital launch vehicle Irrelevant Irrelevant
Delta-4H DSP-23 2.jpg
Global Positioning System Navigation and Timing All 30[4]
GPS Satellite NASA art-iif.jpg

Land vehicles[edit]

Name Branches Quantity Variants Notes Picture
Main Battle Tank
M1 Abrams Army, Marine Corps 6,343 M1A1 MBT
M1A2 MBT
M104 Wolverine Bridge Layer
M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle
M1 Panther II Mine Clearing Blade/Roller System
M1A1 Abrams with Integrated Management System new Tank Urban Survivability Kit Dec. 2007.jpg
Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Bradley Fighting Vehicle Army 6,724 M2A3 Bradley IFV
M3 Recon Vehicle
M4 Command and Control Vehicle
Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle
M6 Linebacker Air Defense
Bradley Engineer Squad Vehicle
1BFV01.jpg
Armored Personnel Carrier
M113 armored personnel carrier Army, Air Force 6,000 M58 Wolf
M113 AMEV
M548A3 Cargo Carrier
M90A13 Improved TOW Vehicle
M106A43 Mortar Carrier
US M113 in Samarra Iraq.jpg
Stryker Army, Marines, Air Force 4,187 M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle
M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle
M1128 Mobile Gun System
M1129 Mortar Carrier
M1130 Commander's Vehicle
M1131 Fire Support Vehicle
M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle
M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle
M1134 Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle
M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Reconnaissance Vehicle
Stryker ICV front q.jpg
LAV-25 Marine Corps 1,500 LAV-25A2 Amphibious recon vehicle
LAV-AT (Anti-Tank)
LAV-M (Mortar Carrier)
LAV-R (Recovery vehicle)
LAV-AD (Air Defense
LAV-C2 (Command and Control)
LAV-LOG (Logistics)
LAV-MEWSS Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System
Amphibious
LAV-25 armored vehicle.jpg
Assault Amphibious Vehicle (Amphibious) Marine Corps 1,311 AAVP-7A1 (Personnel)
AAVC-7A1 (Command)
AAVR-7A1(Recovery)
Amphibious
US Navy 020912-N-8087H-005 AAV launches from the well deck.jpg
Mine-Protected Ambush resistant/Medium Mine Protected Vehicle
RG-31 Nyala Army 1,964 RG-31 Charger US Army Version The RG-31 originated from South Africa
RG-31.JPG
RG-33 Army 1,735 RG-33 Originated from South Africa
Permissions-Errors-Rg-33.jpg
Cougar (vehicle) Army, Marine Corps, Air Force 3,500 ordered Cougar Hardened Engineering Vehicle
Cougar Joint EOD Response Vehicle
FPCougar.jpg
International MaxxPro Marine Corps, Army 5,250 ordered MaxxPro Dash
MRV
International MaxxPro.jpg
BAE Caiman Marine Corps, Army 2,800 ordered -----
Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq.jpg
Oshkosh M-ATV Army, Marine Corps 8,108 ordered ---
Mine resistant ambush protected ATV.jpg
Buffalo (mine protected vehicle) Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy 200 ----
Buffalo mine-protected vehicle.jpg
Armored Cars
Humvee Army, Marine Corps, Air Force,Navy, Coast Guard 260,000 Active Denial System
Ground Mobility Vehicle (Special Forces Variant)
Integrated Meteorological System
ZEUS-HLONS (HMMWV Laser Ordnance Neutralization System)
M1097 Heavy HMMWV Avenger
M1097A2 Unarmored Cargo/Troop/Air-defense Carrier
M1114 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1116 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1145 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1151A1 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1152A1 Up-Armored Cargo/Troop Carrier
M1165A1 Up-Armored General Purpose Vehicle
M1167A1 Up-Armored TOW Carrier
M1114 cruising by mrkoww.jpg
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle Army (Military Police) 1,836 Command and Control
Recovery Vehicle
Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition
Ambulance
Infantry Carrier Vehicle
M1200 Armored Knight FiST-V
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle.jpg
Light Utility Vehicle
Desert Patrol Vehicle Army, Navy (Navy SEALS) --- ---- Used extensively on Operation Desert Strom specifically the Navy SEALS
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
Light Strike Vehicle Army --- ---
Fast-Attack-Vehicle-1.jpg
Advanced Light Strike Vehicle Marine Corps, Navy (Navy SEALS) ---- ----
Ranger Special Operations Vehicle Army 12 ---- Exclusive use by the 75th Ranger Regiment
RSOV at National War College April 19, 2001.JPEG
Interim Fast Attack Vehicle Marine Corps (Force Recon), Navy (Navy SEALS) 157 ---
USMC Fast Attack Vehicle (IFAV).1.JPEG
Growler Marine Corps -- -- Can be Airlifted by a V-22 Osprey
USMC Growler.jpg
Military engineering vehicle
M9 Armored Combat Earthmover Army 447 ---- Basically a Bulldozer
M9 ACE Vehicle.JPG
M60 Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge Army, Marine Corps --- M60 AVLB
M60A1 AVLB
Basically a Bridge Layer
M60A1 Armored Vehicle Landing Bridge.jpg
M88 Recovery Vehicle Army, Marine Corps --- M88A2 Hercules Basically an Armoured recovery vehicle
M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle in pm.jpg
Caterpillar D7 Army, Marine Corps --- --- Basically a Bulldozer
D7marines01.jpg
Caterpillar D9 Army --- --- Basically a Bulldozer
IDF-D9-Zachi-Evenor-001.jpg
M816 Wrecker Army --- ---- Basically an Armoured recovery vehicle
M816b.jpg
Chubby (mine detection system) Army ---- ---- Basically a Detection and Mine Removal Vehicle; Originated from South Africa
Self-propelled artillery
Dragon Fire (Self-propelled mortar carrier) Marine Corps 66 ---
Dragonfire2cropped.jpg
M109 Paladin Army 850 M109A6
Artillery Corps Fires Practice Cannon3.jpg
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Army, Marine Corps 500 ---
HIMARS - missile launched.jpg
M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System Army 991 M270A1 Production ceased on 2003
Army mlrs 1982 02.jpg
Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Army 1000 ---
Avenger missile.jpg
MIM-104 Patriot Army 1106 Launchers MM-140F (PAC-3) Its purpose is for Anti-ballistic missile uses
Patriot System 2.jpg
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Army 24 --- Its purpose is for Anti-ballistic missile uses
THAAD Launcher.jpg

Watercraft[edit]

Watercraft
Name Type Branches Quantity Notes Picture
Austin class Afloat forward staging base Navy 1
130426-N-GZ984-233.jpg
Nimitz class Aircraft carrier Navy 10
USS Nimitz in Victoria Canada 036.jpg
America class Amphibious assault ship Navy 1 11 planned
USS America (LHA 6) June 2012.JPG
Wasp class Amphibious assault ship Navy 8
USS Wasp (LHD 1).jpg
Blue Ridge class Amphibious Command Ship Navy 2
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-JCC 20) in Souda Bay.jpg
San Antonio class Amphibious transport dock Navy 9 12 planned
LPD-17 Class.jpg
Los Angeles class Attack submarine Navy 39
USS Greeneville (SSN-772).jpg
Seawolf class Attack submarine Navy 3
USNavySeawolfSubmarine.jpg
Virginia class Attack submarine Navy 12 48 planned
US Navy 080621-N-8467N-001 Pre-commissioning Unit New Hampshire (SSN 778) sits moored to the pier at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard moments before her christening ceremony commenced.jpg
Ohio class Ballistic missile submarine Navy 14
Ohio-class submarine launches Tomahawk Cruise missiles (artist concept).jpg
Ticonderoga class Cruiser Navy 22
US Navy 030903-N-5024R-003 USS Port Royal (DDG 73) departed on deployment.jpg
Arleigh Burke class Destroyer Navy 62 76 planned
USS Arleigh Burke Mediterranean.jpg
Whidbey Island class Dock landing ship Navy 8
USS Whidbey Island001.jpg
Harpers Ferry class Dock landing ship Navy 4
USS Harpers Ferry Gulf of Thailand 2008.jpg
Ohio class Guided missile submarine Navy 4
Ohio-class submarine launches Tomahawk Cruise missiles (artist concept).jpg
Freedom class Littoral combat ship Navy 3 12 planned
USS-Freedom-130222-N-DR144-174-crop.jpg
Independence class Littoral combat ship Navy 3 12 planned
USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce.jpg
Avenger class Mine countermeasures vessel Navy 11
USS Avenger MCM-1.jpg
Cyclone class Patrol boat Navy 14
USS Hurricane (PC-3), USS Typhoon (PC-5) and USS Chinook (PC-9) underway in March 2015.JPG
Emory S. Land class Submarine tender Navy 2
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39).jpg
  • Watercraft up to date as of: 25 October 2015

Attire[edit]

Attire
List of current camouflage patterns and uniforms
Branch Camouflage pattern Image Picture
Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg
Army
Universal Camouflage Pattern, used for the Army Combat Uniform (ACU).
Units deployed in Afghanistan are being issued MultiCam instead of standard UCP. Pattern is known as OCP - OEF Camouflage Pattern.
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern.jpg
and
Multicam pattern.jpg
Army Combat Uniform.jpg
USMC logo.svg
Marine Corps
MARPAT pattern, used for the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) in two variants, woodland and desert. MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg MARPAT desert pattern.jpg Plate United States Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniforms 2003.png
Seal of the United States Department of the Navy (alternate).svg
Navy
Navy Working Uniform (NWU). Comes in three variants - standard blue-grey for shipboard and garrison use, woodland, and desert. Navy WCU Insignia.jpg US Navy 041018-N-0000X-006 The Navy introduced a set of concept working uniforms for Sailors E-1 through O-10, Oct. 18th, in response to the fleet's feedback on current uniforms.jpg
Seal of the US Air Force.svg
Air Force
Digitalized tigerstripe, used for the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU).

Some deployed ground units in Afghanistan use MultiCam.
ABU camouflage.jpg USAF Airman Battle Uniform.jpg
United States Coast Guard seal
Coast Guard
Operational Dress Uniform (ODU).
SOCOM.jpg
SOCOM
Common uniform for the SOCOM is still in development. Currently, MultiCam is widely used, replacing old BDU's. Multicam pattern.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Small Caliber Ammunition". 2013 Army Weapon Systems Handbook (pdf). Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Small Caliber Ammunition". Alliant Tech Systems(ATK). Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Factsheet". May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 2013. 
  4. ^ "GPS Wing Reaches GPS III IBR Milestone". Inside GNSS. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 2012-12-09.