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USS Farragut (DDG-99), an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis combat system-equipped guided missile destroyer. The class has become the longest production run for any post-World War II U.S. Navy surface combatant, with the potential to exceed over a hundred ships.
The ubiquitous M4, a 5.56×45mm (NATO cartridge), air-cooled, direct impingement gas-operated, magazine-fed, carbine-length assault rifle, based on the M16 family of service weapons.

The equipment of the United States Navy have been subdivided into: watercraft, aircraft, munitions, vehicles, and small arms.

Surface ships[edit]

Commissioned surface ships and submarines (arranged by class and displacement)

Class Image Individual ships Notes
Aircraft carriers (11)
Gerald R. Ford USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) 10 planned, 1 in service, and 2 under construction.
10 carriers of the Nimitz class are in service.
Amphibious assault ships (9)
America 11 planned, 2 in service, 2 under construction
7 in service
Amphibious Command Ships (2)
Blue Ridge
USS Blue Ridge is the oldest deployed ship in the navy.
Amphibious transport docks (12)
San Antonio
26 planned, 12 in service, 2 under construction
Dock landing ships (10)
Harpers Ferry
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)
USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)
USS Oak Hill (LSD-51)
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)
4 (In service)
Whidbey Island
6 (In service)
Cruisers (13)
13 (In service)
Destroyers (72)
Arleigh Burke USS William P. Lawrence in 2015

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
USS Barry (DDG-52)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54)
USS Stout (DDG-55)
USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)
USS Mitscher (DDG-57)
USS Laboon (DDG-58)
USS Russell (DDG-59)
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60)
USS Ramage (DDG-61)
USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)
USS Stethem (DDG-63)
USS Carney (DDG-64)
USS Benfold (DDG-65)
USS Gonzalez (DDG-66)
USS Cole (DDG-67)
USS The Sullivans (DDG-68)
USS Milius (DDG-69)
USS Hopper (DDG-70)
USS Ross (DDG-71)
USS Mahan (DDG-72)
USS Decatur (DDG-73)
USS McFaul (DDG-74)
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75)
USS Higgins (DDG-76)
USS O'Kane (DDG-77)
USS Porter (DDG-78)
USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79)
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81)
USS Lassen (DDG-82)
USS Howard (DDG-83)
USS Bulkeley (DDG-84)
USS McCampbell (DDG-85)
USS Shoup (DDG-86)
USS Mason (DDG-87)
USS Preble (DDG-88)
USS Mustin (DDG-89)
USS Chafee (DDG-90)
USS Pinckney (DDG-91)
USS Momsen (DDG-92)
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93)
USS Nitze (DDG-94)
USS James E. Williams (DDG-95)
USS Bainbridge (DDG-96)
USS Halsey (DDG-97)
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)
USS Farragut (DDG-99)
USS Kidd (DDG-100)
USS Gridley (DDG-101)
USS Sampson (DDG-102)
USS Truxtun (DDG-103)
USS Sterett (DDG-104)
USS Dewey (DDG-105)
USS Stockdale (DDG-106)
USS Gravely (DDG-107)
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108)
USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)

USS Spruance (DDG-111)
USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)
USS John Finn (DDG-113)
USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114)
USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)
USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116)
USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117)
USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118)
USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)
USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG-121)
USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123)
USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125)
92 planned, 73 in service, 10 under construction
Zumwalt Future_USS_Zumwalt%27s_first_underway_at_sea.jpg USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
3 Planned
Frigate (3)
USS Constellation (FFG-62)
USS Congress (FFG-63)
USS Chesapeake (FFG-64)
20 planned, 1 under construction
Littoral combat ships / Corvettes (23)
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
USS Wichita (LCS-13)
USS Billings (LCS-15)
USS Indianapolis (LCS-17)
USS St. Louis (LCS-19)
USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS-21)
USS Cooperstown (LCS-23)
USS Marinette (LCS-25)
16 planned, 8 in service, 3 under construction
USS Jackson (LCS-6)
USS Montgomery (LCS-8)
USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10)
USS Omaha (LCS-12)
USS Manchester (LCS-14)
USS Tulsa (LCS-16)
USS Charleston (LCS-18)
USS Cincinnati (LCS-20)
USS Kansas City (LCS-22)
USS Oakland (LCS-24)
USS Mobile (LCS-26)
USS Savannah (LCS-28)
USS Canberra (LCS-30)
USS Santa Barbara (LCS-32)
USS Augusta (LCS-34)
19 planned, 15 in service, 2 under construction
Expeditionary Mobile Base (3)
Lewis B. Puller 6 planned
Mine countermeasure ships (8)
Submarine Tender (2)
Emory S. Land
Technological research ship (1)
USS Pueblo (AGER-2) Captured and currently possessed by North Korea
Original six frigates (1)
Classic Frigate
USS Constitution The oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy

Small boats[edit]

Boat Image Armament Notes
Mk 5 SOC M2 Browning .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun and M240 General Purpose Machine Gun Transportable by Lockheed C-5 Galaxy only
SOC-R GAU-17 minigun, M2 Browning .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun, M240 General Purpose Machine Gun, and 40mm Mk 19 grenade launcher Transportable by CH-47, C-130, and larger aircraft
RHIB M2 Browning .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun, M240 General Purpose Machine Gun, and M249 light machine gun


Class Image Individual boats Notes
Ballistic missile submarine (14)
Cruise missile submarine (4)
Attack (51)
Los Angeles
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)

66 planned, 22 in service, 10 under construction[1] (Including Current fleet)

4 planned for active service
Deep Drone 8000 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
Deep-submergence rescue vehicle


Aircraft Image Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
F/A-18 Super Hornet United States Multirole F/A-18E/F 421[2] 76 on order[2]
F-35 Lightning II United States Multirole F-35C 30[2] 16+188 on order[2]
Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence
E-2 Hawkeye United States Carrier capable airborne early warning E-2C/D 97[3] 27 on order[3]
EP-3 ARIES II United States Signals Intelligence EP-3E 12[3]
E-6 Mercury United States Airborne command and control E-6B 16[3]
EA-18 Growler United States Electronic warfare EA-18G 152[3]
Maritime Patrol
P-3 Orion United States Maritime patrol P-3C 28[3] To be replaced by the P-8 Poseidon.[4]
P-8 Poseidon United States Maritime patrol P-8A 112[3] 18 on order[3]
KC-130 Hercules United States Aerial refueling/transport KC-130T 10[3]
C-2 Greyhound United States Carrier based transport C-2A 33[3] Planned to be Replaced with V-22 Osprey
C-12 Huron United States Transport UC-12 13[3]
C-20 Grey Ghost United States Transport C-20G 3[3]
C-26 Metroliner United States Transport C-26D 8[3]
C-38 Courier Israel Transport C-38A 2[3]
C-40 Clipper United States Transport C-40A 17[3]
C-130 Hercules United States Transport C-130T 17[3]
C-130J Super Hercules United States Transport C-130J 1[3]
V-22 Osprey United States Tiltrotor CMV-22B 12[3] 49 on order[3]

Gradual replacement for the C-2 Greyhound[5]

MH-53 Sea Dragon United States Multi-mission helicopter MH-53E 29[3]
HH-60 Rescue Hawk United States Search and rescue helicopter HH-60H 8[3]
MH-60 Seahawk United States Anti-submarine warfare helicopter MH-60R
SH-60 Seahawk United States Anti-submarine warfare helicopter SH-60B
Trainer Aircraft
TH-57 Sea Ranger United States Training helicopter TH-57B
UH-72 Lakota Multinational Training helicopter UH-72A 5[3]
TH-73 Thrasher Italy / United States Training helicopter TH-73A 3[3] 128 on order[3]
U-1 Otter Canada Trainer U-1B 1[3] Otter NU-1B is the oldest aircraft in the U.S. Navy, in service at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Md.[6]
U-6 Beaver Canada Trainer U-6A 2[3]
F-5 Tiger II United States Adversary trainer F-5F
F-16 Fighting Falcon United States Adversary trainer F-16A
F/A-18 Hornet United States Trainer F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F 183[3] Operated by reserve, training and development squadrons in a role described as "non-deployable".[7][8]

While the F/A-18C is possessed by the Navy Reserve Strike fighter squadron VFA-204, due to their unsuitability in combat situations in regards to their lack of modern avionics, communications equipment and weapons integration, they are used solely as an adversary/aggressor trainer.[9][10]

T-6 Texan II United States Trainer T-6A
293[3] 29 on order
T-34 Mentor United States Trainer T-34C 13[3]
T-38 Talon United States Supersonic jet trainer T-38A 10[3]
T-44 Pegasus United States Multi-engine trainer T-44A 56[3]
T-45 Goshawk United Kingdom / United States Carrier based trainer T-45C 191[3]
Unmanned Aerial Systems
MQ-4C Triton United States Surveillance & patrol aircraft MQ-4 30
MQ-8 Fire Scout United States UAV helicopter MQ-8A
MQ-8C Fire Scout United States UAV helicopter MQ-8C 19 [11]
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray United States UAV Aerial refueling MQ-25 T1 1 72 planned [12]


Name Image Type Versions Name Image Type Versions
MK84 General-purpose bomb AIM-7 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 Air-dropped anti-tank and anti-personnel mines CBU-78/B AIM-9 Short-range air-to-air missile AIM-9D, AIM-9G, AIM-9H, AIM-9L, AIM-9M, AIM-9R, and AIM-9X
MK83 General-purpose bomb BLU-110 AIM-120 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 Cluster bomb MK82 General-purpose bomb BLU-111/B, BLU-111A/B, BLU-126/B
AGM-65 Guided air-to-surface missile AGM-65A/B, AGM-65D, AGM-65E, AGM-65F/G, AGM-65H, AGM-65J, and AGM-65K AGM-84 Anti-ship missile AGM-84, RGM-84, and UGM-84
AGM-88 Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile AGM-88E AARGM AGM-154 Glide bomb AGM-154A, AGM-154B, AGM-154C
AGM-114 Guided air-to-surface missile AGM-114B, AGM-114K, AGM-114M BGM-109 cruise missile BGM-109C, BGM-109D, RGM-109E, UGM-109E
RIM-116 Close-in weapons system RIM-116A, RIM-116B UGM-133 SLBM UGM-133 Trident II
RIM-162 Surface-to-air missile RIM-162 ESSM RIM-66 Surface-to-air missile RIM-66K, RIM-66L, RIM-66M
RIM-174A Standard ERAM Surface-to-air missile RIM-174A Block IA, RIM-174A Block IB RIM-161 Anti-ballistic missile RIM-161C

Land vehicles[edit]

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

Name Image Type Notes
M939 Utility vehicle Used primarily by Expeditionary Forces
FMTV Utility vehicle Used primarily by Expeditionary Forces
MTVR 6x6 tactical truck Used by Navy Seabees
HMMWV Light utility vehicle Used primarily by Expeditionary Forces. To be replaced by M-ATV and JLTV.
Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP, LUV To replace HMMWV, used by Navy Special Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams.
Oshkosh JLTV light multi-role vehicle/light tactical vehicle and MRAP To replace HMMWV, used by Navy Special Warfare teams
Buffalo MRAP Used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Navy Seabees
Cougar MRAP and IFV H (4x4) / HE (6x6) variants both used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Navy Seabees
LARC-V amphibious vehicle Used by amphibious naval beach units
DPV Patrol vehicle to be replaced by ALSV
ALSV Special Attack Vehicle Replacing DPV
LSSV Multi-purpose vehicle Used by Navy Special Warfare teams for various missions

Small arms[edit]

Model Image Caliber Type Origin Details
M17 9×19mm Parabellum Pistol  Switzerland Standard service pistol.
M9 9×19mm Parabellum Pistol  Italy Standard service pistol.
P226 9×19mm Parabellum Pistol  Switzerland P226, P226R, P228, P229 (M11 Mod 0), P229R-DAK and

Mk 25. Used by Naval Special Operations.

Mk 23 Mod 0 .45 ACP Pistol  Germany Used by Naval Special Warfare.
M1911 .45 ACP Pistol  United States Limited service.
G19 9x19mm Parabellum Pistol  Austria Adopted by Naval Special Warfare in 2016 as the Mk 27. Slowly replacing the Mk 25.
HK45 .45 ACP Pistol  Germany HK 45 Compact Tactical V3;

Adopted by Naval Special Warfare as the Mk 24.

Submachine guns
MP5 9×19mm Parabellum Submachine gun  Germany MP5, MP5K, MP5N, MP5SD, may be replaced by lighter and cheaper Universal Machine Pistol
MP7 HK 4.6×30mm Submachine gun, Personal defense weapon  Germany Used by JSOC units.
Assault rifles, Battle rifles
M16 5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle  United States Phased out in favor of the M4
M4/M4A1 5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle, Carbine  United States Standard service rifle
HK416 5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle  Germany D10RS variant with a 10.4-inch barrel.

Used by Naval Special Warfare and JSOC.

HK417 7.62×51mm NATO Battle rifle  Germany Adopted as a battle rifle and marksman rifle by Naval Special Warfare and JSOC units.
Mk 16 Mod 0 + MK17 Mod 0 5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle (SCAR L), Battle Rifle (SCAR H)  Belgium
 United States
Used by all branches of USSOCOM
M14 7.62×51mm NATO Battle rifle  United States Limited service
Designated marksman rifles (DMR) and sniper rifles
Mk 11 Mod 0 7.62×51mm NATO Sniper rifle, Designated marksman rifle  United States Used by Naval Special Warfare
Mk 12 SPR 5.56×45mm NATO Designated marksman rifle  United States Used by all Branches of USSOCOM
Mk 13 Mod 5 .300 Winchester Magnum Sniper rifle  United States Used by Naval Special Warfare
McMillan Tac-338[13] .338 Lapua Magnum Sniper rifle, anti-materiel  United States Bolt-Action rifle used by Naval Special Warfare.
Mk 15 .50 BMG Anti materiel sniper rifle  United States Bolt-Action rifle used by Naval Special Warfare.
Barrett 50 cal/M82/M107 .50 BMG Anti materiel sniper rifle  United States Semi-Automatic
500 MILS 12-gauge Shotgun  United States Pump-Action
M1014 12-gauge Shotgun  Italy Semi-Automatic
M870 12-gauge Shotgun  United States Pump-Action
Machine guns
M249 5.56×45mm NATO Light machine gun, Squad automatic weapon  United States Belt-fed but can be used with STANAG magazines
Mk 48 7.62×51mm NATO General purpose light machine gun  Belgium
 United States
M240 7.62×51mm NATO General purpose medium machine gun  Belgium
 United States
M60 7.62×51mm NATO General purpose medium machine gun  United States Belt-fed, current models: E4 (Mk 43 mod 0/1) and E6
Browning M2HB .50 BMG Heavy machine gun  United States Mounted on vehicles or tripods
Grenade-based weapons
Mk 19 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Belt-fed
Mk 47 Striker 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Fire-control system
M203 40mm Grenade launcher  United States Single-shot underbarrel grenade launcher
M320 40mm Single shot Grenade launcher  Germany
 United States
Single-shot underbarrel or stand-alone grenade launcher
Mk 14 40mm Grenade launcher  South Africa Six-shot revolver-type grenade launcher
M67 frag Frag hand grenade  United States
M18 Smoke grenade  United States Used for signaling with aerial assets and concealment
Portable anti-materiel weapons
AT4 84mm Anti-tank weapon  Sweden
M3 MAAWS 84x246mm R Anti-tank recoilless rifle  Sweden
FGM-148 Javelin 127mm Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile  United States
FIM-92 Stinger 70mm S.A.M.  United States
Gatling guns
Mk 25 Mod 0 Minigun 7.62x51mm NATO six-barrel Gatling gun  United States

Individual equipment[edit]

Model Image Type Variants Details
Uniform equipment
NWU combat uniform
battledress Type III (woodland), Type II (desert), and Type I (canceled) standard issue Naval issue combat uniform
MARPAT Camouflage pattern Desert, Woodland, Winter, Urban (prototype) Limited-issue for certain positions
Advanced Bomb Suit bomb suit Used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams
Interceptor Body Armor ballistic vest U.S. Woodland, Coyote Tan, Desert camouflage or "Chocolate Chip" uniform, and Universal Camouflage Pattern May be replaced by Combat Integrated Releasable Armor System or various ballistic vests like the Improved Modular Tactical Vest and Improved Scalable Plate Carrier used by the U.S. Marine Corps
Combat Integrated Releasable Armor System modular ballistic vest Replaces the Full Spectrum Battle Equipment Amphibious Assault Vest
Enhanced Combat Helmet Combat helmet Replaces Advanced Combat Helmet and Lightweight Helmet

See also[edit]


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