List of equipment of the United States Army
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Small armsSIG Sauer MPX|| || 9 x 19mm NATO || Submachine gun || Germany
Switzerland || Used in night operations, close quarters, hostage rescue, and escort
|M9||9 x 19mm NATO||Pistol||Italy||To be replaced by the Modular Handgun System|
|M11||9 x 19mm NATO||Pistol|| Germany
|To be replaced by the Modular Handgun System|
|M17||9 x 19mm NATO||Pistol||Germany||Won the Modular Handgun System competition|
|MP5||9 x 19mm NATO||Submachine gun||Germany||Used in night operations, close quarters, hostage rescue, and escort|
|Small Caliber Rifles/carbine|
|M16||5.56×45mm NATO||Assault rifle||United States||Replaced in active duty by the M4, though still in service in large numbers with the National Guard.|
|M4||5.56×45mm NATO||Carbine||United States||Standard service rifle.|
|HK416||5.56×45mm NATO||Assault rifle||Germany||Used by Joint Special Operations Command|
|Sig Sauer MCX||5.56×45mm NATO||Assault rifle|| Germany
|Used by Joint Special Operations Command|
|500 MILLS||12-gauge||Shotgun||United States|
|M26 MASS||12-gauge||Modular Accessory Shotgun System, Attaches to M4 or standalone||United States|
|M249||5.56×45mm NATO||Light machine gun||United States||Belt-fed, but can be used with STANAG magazines|
|M240||7.62×51mm NATO||General purpose machine gun||United States||Belt-fed|
|Browning M2||.50 BMG||Heavy machine gun||United States||Mounted on vehicles or tripods.|
|DMRs and sniper rifles|
|Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Designated marksman rifle||United States|
|M110||7.62×51mm NATO||Sniper rifle||United States||To be replaced by a version of the Heckler & Koch G28.|
|SIG Sauer 716 G2||7.62×51mm||Sniper rifle|| Germany
|M2010||.300 Winchester Magnum||Sniper rifle||United States|
|M107||.50 BMG||Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle||United States|
|Mk 20 SSR||7.62×51mm||Sniper rifle||Belgium|
|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||Grenade launcher||Germany||Single-shot underbarrel or stand-alone grenade launcher|
|M67||Fragmentation grenade||United States|
|M18||Smoke grenade||United States|
|Portable anti-materiel weapons|
|M141||83.5mm||Anti-fortification||United States||Single-shot shoulder-launched weapon designed to defeat hardened structures. Based on the SMAW.|
|M72 LAW||66mm||Anti-tank weapon||United States|
|M3 MAAWS||84x246mm R||Anti-tank recoilless rifle||Sweden|
|BGM-71 TOW||Guided anti-tank missile||United States|
|FGM-148 Javelin||Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile||United States|
|FIM-92 Stinger||Anti-aircraft missile||United States|
|M224||60 mm||United States||Unknown|
|M252||81 mm||United Kingdom||Unknown|
|M109||155 mm self-propelled howitzer||United States||414|||
|M777||155 mm gun-howitzer||United Kingdom||456|
|M119||105 mm howitzer||United Kingdom||408|
|M270||United States||126||Armored, self-propelled, multiple rocket launcher|
|M142||United States||216||M270 pod mounted on a standard Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) truck frame|
|C-RAM||United States||Unknown||Trailer-mounted version of the Phalanx CIWS|
|AN/TWQ-1 Avenger||United States||~800||Self-propelled surface-to-air missile system mounted on a HMMWV|
|MIM-104||United States||1,100||Mobile, long-range(by US standards) surface-to-air missile with anti-ballistic missile capability|
|HMMWV||United States||150,000 all services||Around 40% of those remaining in service are armored. The armored HMMWVs in service are to be replaced by the JLTV.|
|Light Strike Vehicle||United States||Unknown|
|Oshkosh L-ATV||United States||53,582 (procurement objective)||Will part-replace the Humvee. Oshkosh Defense was awarded JLTV contract on 25 August 2015 for up to 16,901 JLTVs. Procurement objective is 53,582, 49,099 for the U.S. Army and 4,483 for the U.S. Marine Corps.|
|RSOV||United Kingdom||60 (delivered)|
|M939 Truck||United States||25,000||Intention is to replace with the Oshkosh FMTV. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.|
|FMTV||United States||108,800 (delivered; FMTV trucks and companion trailers)||Oshkosh Defense - >23,400 trucks/>11,400 trailers (current manufacturer). 74,000 trucks and trailers by legacy manufacturers. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.|
|HEMTT||United States||>27,000 (new build and remanufactured)||Figures include National Guard and Air Force|
|Oshkosh HET||United States||4,079 (delivered; not all remain in service)||2,488 M1070A0 tractors and >2,600 M1000 trailers delivered of which at least 1,009 tractors and >1000 trailers have been Reset. 1,591 M1070A1 delivered. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.|
|M1 Abrams||United States||8,100 active service||Main battle tank.|
|M1120 Series||Canada||4,466||Armored personnel carrier|
|M113||United States||1,568 active duty||Armored personnel carrier|
|M1117||United States||2,900||Armored car|
|M2 Bradley||United States||1,199 active
639 in reserve
|Infantry fighting vehicle|
|M3 Bradley||United States||453 active
259 in reserve
|Infantry fighting vehicle|
|M88 Hercules||United States||748||Armored recovery vehicle|
|M9||United States||~490||Combat engineering vehicle|
|M-ATV||United States||8,722 (delivered; all services)||Around 7,000 M-ATV are being retained, 5,651 of these (inc. 250 for SOCOM) by the Army. Oshkosh currently has a Reset contract in place.|
|United States||4,400 (est.)||Post-Afghanistan/Iraq the U.S. Army is not retaining any Cougar MRAPs.|
|International MaxxPro||United States||8,780 (all services)||Army to retain 2,934 MaxxPro post-Afghanistan/Iraq.|
|RG-31||South Africa||2,300 (est.) (all services)||1,679 under MRAP procurement and 570 ONS Army; at least 894 Mk5E are required for conversion into MMPV Type II by the Army|
|South Africa||2,386 (all services)||712 will be retained by the Army as MMPV Type 1.|
The Pentagon bought 25,000 MRAP vehicles since 2007 in 25 variants through rapid acquisition with no long-term plans for the platforms. The Army plans to divest 7,456 vehicles and retain 8,585. Of the total number of vehicles the Army is to keep, 5,036 are to be put in storage, 1,073 used for training and the remainder spread across the active force. The Oshkosh M-ATV will be kept the most at 5,681 vehicles, as it is smaller and lighter than other MRAPs for off-road mobility. The other most retained vehicle will be the Navistar MaxxPro Dash with 2,633 vehicles and 301 Maxxpro ambulances. Other MRAPs such as the Cougar, BAE Caiman, and larger MaxxPros will be disposed.
- The M240, MK 19, and M2 machine guns can be mounted on vehicles.
- The M134 Minigun, fires 7.62mm ammunition at 3,000 to 4,000 rpm.
- The M3P Machine Gun, an M2 variant with a higher rate of fire mounted on the Avenger Humvee.
- The GAU-19, a rotary gun that fires .50 caliber ammunition. Mounted on Humvees and helicopters.
- The M230 Autocannon fires 30×113mm ammunition at a rate of 625 rounds per minute. It is mounted on the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk Direct Action Penetrator helicopters.
- The M242 Autocannon fires 25×137mm ammunition at a rate of 200 rounds per minute. It is one of the primary armaments of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and is one of a variety of anti-air and anti-surface naval armaments.
The U.S. Army operates some fixed-wing aircraft and many helicopters.
|EO-5||Canada||Reconnaissance||EO-5C||5||Previously designated as RC-7B|
|Cessna UC-35||USA||Utility aircraft||UC-35A
|AH-6 Little Bird||USA||Attack helicopter||MH/AH-6M||47|
|AH-64 Apache||USA||Attack helicopter||AH-64D
|CH-47 Chinook||USA||Cargo helicopter||CH-47D
|EH-60 Black Hawk||USA||Electronic-warfare helicopter||EH-60A||64|
|MH-47 Chinook||USA||Multi-mission helicopter||MH-47G||27|
|MH-60 Black Hawk||USA||Multi-mission helicopter||MH-60K
|TH-67 Creek|| USA
|Trainer helicopter||TH-67||180||To be retired by 2020|
|UH-60 Black Hawk||USA||Utility helicopter||UH-60A
|UH-72 Lakota|| USA
|Utility helicopter||UH-72A||250||345 planned|
|DHC-6 Twin Otter||Canada||Utility STOL aircraft||UV-18A||6|
|Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)|
|AeroVironment Switchblade||Attack UAV|
|RQ-11B Raven||Hand-launched UAV|
|Prioria Robotics Maveric||Hand-launched UAV||36|||
|RQ-20A Puma||Hand-launched UAV|
|RQ-7B Shadow||Reconnaissance UAV|
|MQ-1C Warrior||Extended-Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) UAV||132|
The Army still operates several vessels.
|General Frank S. Besson Class||Logistics Support Vessel||2||8|
|Stalwart Class||Ocean Surveillance Ship||1|
|Runnymede Class||Landing Craft Utility||35|
|MGen. Nathanael Greene Class||Large Tug||6|
|Army Combat Uniform (ACU)||Universal Camouflage Pattern
||The ACU uses a new military camouflage pattern called the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), which blends green, tan, and gray to work effectively in desert, woodland, and urban environments. The color scheme of the Army Combat Uniform is composed of a slate gray, desert sand and foliage green pixel pattern, which becomes darker or lighter depending on exposure to sunlight.
Soldiers operating in Afghanistan are issued an ACU with the more appropriate "MultiCam" pattern. In June 2015, the Army announced to replace its UCP pattern with the Operational Camouflage Pattern, which is a modified version of the Multicam. The UCP will eventually be phased out by September 2019.
|Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU)||Universal Camouflage Pattern||
||A2CU replaces the Improved Aviation Battle Dress Uniform.|
|Physical Fitness Uniform|
The standard garrison service uniform is known as "Army Greens" or "Class-As". The "Army Blue" uniform, is currently the Army's formal dress uniform, but in 2009 it will replace the Army Green and the Army White uniforms (a uniform similar to the Army Green uniform, but worn in tropical postings) and will become the new Army Service Uniform, which will function as both a garrison uniform (when worn with a white shirt and necktie) and a dress uniform (when worn with a white shirt and either a necktie for parades or a bow tie for "after six" or "black tie" events). The Patrol Cap is worn with the ACU for garrison duty; and the beret with the Army Service Uniform for non-ceremonial functions. The Army Blue Service Cap, is allowed for wear by any soldier ranked CPL or above at the discretion of the commander.
Body armor in all units is the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, which is now being supplemented with the lightweight Modular Body Armor Vest and Soldier Plate Carrier System. Head protection is provided by the Advanced Combat Helmet and Modular Integrated Communications Helmet, which are being replaced in deployed units by the Enhanced Combat Helmet.
Modular sleep system
The Modular Sleep System (MSS) is a sleeping bag kit used by the United States Army and manufactured by Tennier Industries. It consists of a camouflaged, waterproof, breathable bivy cover, a lightweight patrol sleeping bag, and an intermediate cold-weather sleeping bag (note that the color differs depending on the vintage of the gear). Compression sacks are included to store and carry the system. The MSS is available in a variety of camouflage patterns. The patrol bag provides weather protection from 35–50 °F (2–10 °C). The intermediate bag provides cold weather protection from −5–35 °F (−21–2 °C). Combining the patrol bag and intermediate bags provides extreme cold weather protection in temperatures as low as −30 °F (−34 °C). The bivy cover can be used with each of three MSS configurations (patrol, intermediate, or combined) to provide environmental protection from wind and water. The sleeping bags are made of ripstop nylon fabrics and continuous-filament polyester insulation; the camouflage bivy cover is made with waterproof, breathable, coated or laminated nylon fabric; the compression sacks are made with water-resistant and durable nylon fabrics.
This section incorporates work from https://peosoldier.army.mil/newpeo/Equipment/Temp.asp?id=CIE_SS, which is in the public domain as it is a work of the United States Military.
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