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List of equipment of the United States Armed Forces

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The equipment of the United States Armed Forces includes: weapons, ammunition, vehicles, and attire.

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Name Type Manufacturer Caliber Branches Notes Picture
M9 Pistol Semi-automatic pistol Beretta 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Standard service pistol. To be replaced by the M17.
M11 Semi-automatic pistol SIG Sauer 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard Compact/carry pistol. Will be replaced by the M18.
M17, M18 MHS Semi-automatic pistol SIG Sauer 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Next generation service pistol. Customized version of the SIG Sauer P320.
M1911 Semi-automatic pistol Colt Manufacturing Company .45 ACP Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, USSOCOM Limited service, currently in special operations use as the upgraded M45 model.
Assault rifles, battle rifles, bolt action rifles and carbines
M1903 Springfield Bolt-action rifle Springfield Armory .30-03 Springfield.30-06 Springfield Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Still in use with Junior ROTC units for ceremonial purposes.
M1 Garand Semi-automatic rifle Springfield Armory .30-06 Springfield (7.62×63mm)
7.62×51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) (Postwar use by U.S. Navy)
Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Mostly ceremonial.
M4 carbine/M4A1 Assault rifle, Carbine Colt Manufacturing Company 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, USSOCOM M4A1 currently the standard service rifle of the United States Army.
M16A2 Assault rifle Colt Manufacturing Company 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Virtually phased out, still in limited service.
M16A3, M16A4 Assault rifle Colt Manufacturing Company 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Marine Corps M16A4 still in use with some Marine Corps units.
HK416 Assault rifle Heckler & Koch 5.56×45mm NATO USSOCOM Piston operated rifle, ergonomics and controls based on the M16/M4 platform.
M27 IAR Assault rifle, Squad automatic weapon Heckler & Koch 5.56×45mm NATO Marine Corps Derived from the HK 416, currently supplementing the M249 as the Marine Corps’ squad automatic weapon (SAW). In 2018, the Marine Corps announced plans to make the M27 the standard-issue rifle for all infantry riflemen.
Mk 16 Mod 0, Mk 17 Mod 0 SCAR Assault rifle (SCAR L) Battle rifle (SCAR H) FN Herstal 5.56×45mm NATO 7.62×51mm NATO USSOCOM, USMC Maritime Raid Force
M14 Battle rifle Springfield ArmoryWinchesterHarrington & RichardsonThompson-Ramo-Wooldridge, Inc. 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Limited service, mostly ceremonial.
HK417 Battle rifle Heckler & Koch 7.62x51mm NATO Navy Adopted as a battle rifle by Naval Special Warfare and JSOC units.[citation needed]
MCX Assault rifle SIG Sauer 5.56×45mm NATO, .300 AAC Blackout USSOCOM
XM7 NGSW Assault rifle SIG Sauer .277 FURY NGSW program Selected by the United States Army to replace the M16/M4 platform.
Sniper rifles, marksman rifles and anti-materiel sniper rifles
Mk 14 EBR Designated marksman rifle/Sniper rifle Smith Enterprise, Inc. 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Coast Guard, USSOCOM
M39 EMR Designated marksman rifle Sage International 7.62×51mm NATO, Marine Corps, USSOCOM
SDM-R Designated marksman rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Army
M110 SASS Designated marksman rifle, sniper rifle Knight's Armament Company 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, USSOCOM To replace the M39 & Mk 11 (USMC)
and M14 EBR (Army)
M110A1 CSASS Designated marksman rifle, sniper rifle Heckler & Koch 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, USSOCOM M110 Sniper Made from Heckler Koch
M24 SWS Sniper rifle Remington Arms Company 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, USSOCOM
M2010 ESR Sniper rifle Remington Arms Company .300 Winchester Magnum Army
M40 Sniper rifle Remington Arms Company 7.62×51mm NATO Marine Corps, USSOCOM Upgraded M40A1, M40A3, and M40A5 models were used by Marine Corps scout snipers.
M1903 Springfield Bolt-action rifle Springfield Armory .30-03 Springfield.30-06 Springfield Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Mostly ceremonial.
Mk 13 Sniper rifle Accuracy International/Remington Arms Company .300 Winchester Magnum USSOCOM (Mod 5), Marine Corps (Mod 7) Replaced the M40A5 in USMC service.
Mk 21 PSR Sniper rifle Remington Arms Company 7.62×51mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum Army
MK20 SSR Tactical precision rifle, designated marksman rifle FN Herstal 7.62x51mm NATO, 6.5 Creedmoor Army
Mk 22 ASR Sniper rifle Barrett Firearms Company .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, .308 Winchester, .338 Norma Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum Army, Marine Corps, USSOCOM To replace the M2010 ESR and MK13.
Barrett 50 Cal/M82, M107 Anti-materiel sniper rifle Barrett Firearms Company .50 BMG Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, USSOCOM
M590 Shotgun O.F. Mossberg & Sons 12-gauge Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force Also 500M MILS.[citation needed]
Remington Model 870 Shotgun Remington Arms Company 12-gauge Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard
M1014 Semi-automatic shotgun Benelli Armi SPA 12-gauge Army, Marine Corps
M26 MASS Shotgun C-More Systems 12-gauge Army
Submachine guns
MP5 Submachine gun Heckler & Koch 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, USSOCOM
MP7 Submachine gun, Personal defense weapon Heckler & Koch 4.6×30mm HK Army, Navy, Coast Guard, USSOCOM[citation needed]
APC9 Pro-K SCW Submachine gun Brügger & Thomet 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Air Force
Machine guns
M249 SAW Light machine gun, squad automatic weapon FN Herstal 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force
M240 General purpose medium machine gun FN Herstal 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard
M60 General purpose medium machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, USSOCOM
XM250 Light machine gun SIG Sauer .277 Fury NGSW program Winner of the NGSW program in April 2022, selected by the United States Army to replace the M249 SAW.
Small arms ammunition
Heavy weapons and mounted weapons
M61 Vulcan Gatling gun - six-barrels General Dynamics 20×102mm Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard
M134 Gatling gun - six-barrels 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy
M2 HMG Heavy machine gun .50 BMG Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard
Mk 19 Grenade Machine Gun Automatic grenade launcher General Dynamics 40 mm grenades Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard
Mk 47 Striker Automatic grenade launcher General Dynamics 40 mm grenades USSOCOM
GAU-19 Gatling gun General Dynamics .50 BMG
Explosive launchers
FGM-148 Javelin Anti-tank guided missile system Raytheon & Lockheed Martin 127mm Army, Marine Corps
M136 (AT4) Anti-tank rocket system Alliant Techsystems 84mm Army, Air Force Adopted by the United States Army as the "Lightweight Multipurpose Weapon M136".
M3 MAAWS Anti-tank recoilless rifle Saab Bofors Dynamics 84x246mm R Army, USSOCOM
SMAW Anti-tank rocket system Nammo Talley 83.5mm Army, Marine Corps
Anti-air weapons
FIM-92 Stinger Man-portable air-defense system Raytheon Missiles & Defense Army, Marine Corps
M120 Mortar Soltam Systems 120 mm mortar Army, Marine Corps
M252 Mortar 81 mm mortar Army, Marine Corps
M224 Mortar 60 mm mortar Army, Marine Corps


Fixed-wing aircraft

Name Description Manufacturer Version Branches Quantity[3] Notes Picture
Close air support
Fairchild Republic
 A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog
Close Air Support, Forward Air Control Fairchild Republic A-10C
Air Force 284 The A-10 was planned to be replaced by the F-35A Lightning II and retired, however the Air Force is now considering to extend the life of the plane and find another successor. The F-35A Lightning II will be considered as a successor but for now will play its own role.
Close Air Support, Air Interdiction and Force Protection Lockheed Martin AC-130H Spectre

AC-130U Spooky II
Air Force 21 16 AC-130J planned to replace AC-130H;
Strategic bomber
 B-1 Lancer
Long-range multirole heavy bomber Rockwell International (now part of Boeing) B-1B Air Force 43 Supersonic Strategic Bomber, will serve until the 2030s, to be replaced by the Next-Generation Bomber
Northrop Grumman
 B-2 Spirit
Low observable strategic stealth heavy bomber Northrop Grumman B-2A Air Force 19
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Low observable strategic stealth heavy bomber Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Air Force 1 (≈100) In Dev for ≈2026
B-52 Stratofortress
High altitude long-range strategic heavy bomber Boeing B-52A
Air Force 72 To be in active service until 2045; B-52H Stratofortress is the only one used in service today
Military transport aircraft
 C-5 Galaxy
Intercontinental outsize heavy cargo transport Lockheed Martin C-5A
C-5M Super Galaxy
Air Force 52 C-5A retired; C-5B and C-5C to be upgraded to C-5M
 C-12 Huron
Passenger/Cargo aircraft; Surveillance aircraft variant Beechcraft C-12C
Army, Air Force
Army, Air Force
Army, Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
 C-17 Globemaster III
Intercontinental strategic transport Boeing C-17A Air Force 157
Passenger aircraft Gulfstream Aerospace C-20A
Air Force
Air Force
19 C-20
Boeing VC-25 Executive Transport Aircraft Boeing VC-25A


Air Force 2 Used as Air Force One. VC-25A based on Boeing 747-200B to be replaced by VC-25B. Two VC-25B to be built, based on Boeing 747-8I.
 C-27J Spartan
Medium-lift tactical transport aircraft Leonardo C-27J Air Force 13 Total Planned 38;Joint US-Italian design
Passenger aircraft Boeing C-32 Air Force 6
Passenger aircraft Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A
Army, Air Force,
Navy, Coast Guard
 C-40 Clipper
Passenger aircraft Boeing C-40A
Air Force
Air Force
 C-130 Hercules
Tactical transport aircraft Lockheed Martin C-130A
Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy 172 C-130J to replace C-130E; 129 C-130J planned;C-130A,C-130B,C-130C already retired
Lockheed Martin
 C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical transport aircraft Lockheed Martin C-130J
Air Force 89 C-130J to replace C-130E
Lockheed HC-130 Hercules Combat Search and Rescue aircraft Lockheed Martin HC-130H
Air Force, Coast Guard 64
C-145 Skytruck Light utility transport PZL Mielec C-145 AFSOC 10
Airborne early warning and control
Grumman/Northrop Grumman
 E-2 Hawkeye
All-weather carrier based airborne early warning and control Northrop Grumman E-2A
Navy 31 E-2A and E-2B retired;E-2Cto be replaced by E-2D starting 2014; TE-2A is a trainer
 E-3 Sentry
Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) Boeing E-3B
Air Force 22
 E-4 Nightwatch
National emergency airborne command post Boeing E-4A
Air Force 4 E-4A was later upgraded to E-4B
 E-6 Mercury
Naval Communications Relay/Airborne Command Post Boeing E-6A
Navy 16 E-6A was later upgraded to E-6B
Northrop Grumman
 E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint-STARS)
Airborne Battle Management Platform Northrop Grumman E-8A
Air Force 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.
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Lockheed P-3 Orion Anti-Submarine Marine Patrol Aircraft Lockheed Martin P-3A
Navy 28 Soon to be phased out by new P-8 Poseidons. 11 Are EP-3E operated as SIGNIT aircraft.
Boeing P-8 Poseidon Anti-Submarine, Anti-Surface, Shipping Interdiction Patrol Aircraft Boeing P-8A Navy 112
Electronic-warfare aircraft
 EA-18G Growler (Grizzly)
Carrier-based Electronic-Warfare Aircraft Major components:

Boeing & Northrop Grumman

EA-18G Navy 48 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
EC-130H Compass Call
Electronic-Warfare Aircraft Lockheed Martin EC-130H
EC-130H Block 30
EC-130H Block 35
Air Force 14
Air superiority fighter
McDonnell Douglas
 F-15 Eagle
Air Superiority Aircraft Boeing F-15A
Air Force 168 F-15A and F-15B retired; Being partially replaced by the F-22; expected service until 2025
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Air Superiority Aircraft Major components:

Boeing &Lockheed Martin

F-22A Air Force 177
Multirole combat aircraft
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Multi-role combat aircraft Boeing F-15E Air Force 203
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Multi-role combat aircraft Lockheed Martin F-16C/F-16D Air Force
936[4] To be replaced by F-35A in 2025; USAF has ceased to purchase F-16s however they still produce it to be exported to other countries, service life extended by two decades.
F/A-18 Hornet Carrier based Multi-role Combat Aircraft Major components:

Boeing & Northrop Grumman

Navy 500 To be replaced F-35C; 565 F/A-18E, F/A 18F Super hornet planned
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Advanced Multi-role combat aircraft Major components:

Lockheed Martin& Northrop Grumman

Air Force
118 Multi role strike fighter. F-35C Navy Variant carrier based.

Rotary Winged-Aircraft/VTOL/VSTOL

Name Type Manufacturer Version Branches Quantity[3] Notes Picture
AV-8B Harrier II Close air support
Major components:

Boeing & BAE Systems

Marine Corps 99
To be replaced by F-35B; The original variant of this aircraft is of British design.
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Advanced multi-role combat aircraft Major components:

Lockheed Martin& Northrop Grumman

F-35B Marine Corps 535 Supersonic STOVL multirole fighter
V-22 Osprey Cargo helicopter Major components:

Bell Textron & Boeing

Marines Corps
Air Force
360 planned
50 planned
Rotary winged-aircraft
UH-1Y Venom Utility helicopter Bell Textron UH-1Y Marine Corps 92
AH-1 Super Cobra Attack helicopter Bell Textron AH-1W Cobra Marine Corps 168 To be upgraded/replaced AH-1Z Viper.
AH-1Z Viper Attack helicopter Bell Textron AH-1Z Marine Corps 28 189 planned
AH-64 Apache Attack helicopter Boeing AH-64A
AH-64D Apache Longbow
Army 107
CH-47 Chinook Cargo helicopter Boeing CH-47D
Army 394
190 CH-47F ordered
CH-53E Super Stallion Cargo helicopter Sikorsky CH-53E Marines Corps
CH-53K King Stallion Cargo helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K
EH-60 Electronic-warfare helicopter Sikorsky EH-60A Army 64
HH-60 Jay Hawk Recovery helicopter Sikorsky HH-60J
Coast Guard 41
HH-60 Pave Hawk Search and rescue helicopter Sikorsky HH-60G
Air Force 99
HH-65 Dolphin Search and rescue helicopter Airbus Helicopters MH-65C
Coast Guard 101 This aircraft is of French design.
MH-6 Little Bird Special operations utility helicopter / Attack helicopter AH/MH-6J
Army ---
MH-60 Black Hawk Multi-mission helicopter Sikorsky MH-60K
Army 23
SH-60 Seahawk Search and rescue helicopter
Multi-mission helicopter
Multi-mission helicopter
Anti-submarine helicopter Helicopter
Anti-submarine helicopter Helicopter
Sikorsky HH-60H
Navy 49

300 planned
273 planned
T-57 Sea Ranger Training helicopter Bell Textron TH-57B
Navy 44
TH-67 Creek Training helicopter Bell Textron TH-67 Army 172 The aircraft is a joint US-Canadian design.
UH-1N Twin Huey Utility aircraft Bell Textron UH-1N Marine Corps
UH-60 Black Hawk Utility aircraft Sikorsky UH-60A
Army 751
1227 planned
UH-72 Lakota Utility aircraft Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Army 250 345 planned


Name Type Branches Quantity[3] Notes Picture
Delta IV Orbital launch vehicle n/a n/a
Global Positioning System Navigation and timing Space Force 30[5]

Land vehicles

Name Manufacturer Variants Branches Quantity Notes Picture
Main battle tanks
M1 Abrams Lima Army Tank Plant M1A1 MBT
M104 Wolverine Bridge Layer
M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle
M1 Panther II Mine Clearing Blade/Roller System
Army 8870
General Dynamics Griffin General Dynamics Griffin II
Griffin III
Army 96 (504 planned)
Infantry fighting vehicles
Bradley Fighting Vehicle BAE Systems Platforms & Services M2A3 Bradley IFV
M3 Recon Vehicle
M4 Command and Control Vehicle
Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle
M6 Linebacker Air Defense
Bradley Engineer Squad Vehicle
Army 6,723
Armored personnel carrier
M113 BAE Systems Platforms & Services M58 Wolf
M548A3 Cargo Carrier
M90A13 Improved TOW Vehicle
M106A43 Mortar Carrier
Army, Air Force 6,000
Stryker General Dynamics Land Systems 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
Army, Marines, Air Force 4,187
Assault Amphibious Vehicle (Amphibious) BAE Systems Platforms & Services AAVP-7A1 (Personnel)
AAVC-7A1 (Command)
Marine Corps 1,311 Amphibious
LAV-25 General Dynamics Land Systems 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
Marine Corps 1,500 Amphibious
LARC-V Power Dynamics LARC-V Navy, Army 200 Amphibious
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Next Generation Combat Vehicle M1283 General Purpose
M1284 Medical Evacuation Vehicle
M1285 Medical Treatment Vehicle
M1286 Mission Command
M1287 Mortar Carrier Vehicle
Army 2,897 planned Amphibious
Mine-Protected Ambush resistant/Medium Mine Protected Vehicle
RG-31 Nyala Land Systems OMC RG-31 Charger US Army Version Army 1,964 The RG-31 originated from South Africa
RG-33 Land Systems OMC RG-33 Army 1,735 Originated from South Africa
Cougar Force Protection, Inc. Cougar Hardened Engineering Vehicle
Cougar Joint EOD Response Vehicle
Army, Marine Corps, Air Force 3,500 ordered
International MaxxPro International Truck MaxxPro Dash
Marine Corps, Army 5,250 ordered
BAE Caiman BAE Systems Platforms & Services Marine Corps, Army 2,800 ordered
Oshkosh M-ATV Oshkosh Corporation Special forces
Army, Marine Corps,USSOCOM 8,108 ordered Extended variants in production
Buffalo Force Protection, Inc. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy 200
Armored cars
Humvee AM General 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
Army, Marine Corps, Air Force,Navy, Coast Guard 260,000
Oshkosh L-ATV Oshkosh Corporation Army and Marines 19,150 ordered
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle Textron Marine & Land Systems Command and Control
Recovery Vehicle
Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition
Infantry Carrier Vehicle
M1200 Armored Knight FiST-V
Army (Military Police) 1,836«
Light utility vehicle
Desert Patrol Vehicle Chenowth Racing Products, Inc. Army, Navy (Navy SEALs) Used extensively on Operation Desert Storm specifically the Navy SEALs
Light Strike Vehicle Chenowth Racing Products, Inc. Army
Advanced Light Strike Vehicle Chenowth Racing Products, Inc. Marine Corps, Navy (Navy SEALs)
Ranger Special Operations Vehicle Land RoverOtokar Army 12 Exclusive use by the 75th Ranger Regiment
Interim Fast Attack Vehicle Magna Steyr Marine Corps (Force Recon), Navy (Navy SEALs) 157
Growler Growler Manufacturing and Engineering Marine Corps Can be Airlifted by a V-22 Osprey
M939 Truck AM General 25,000[6] Intention is to replace with the Oshkosh FMTV. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.
FMTV Oshkosh Corporation 108,800 (Active in all services) 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.[6]
HEMTT Oshkosh Corporation >27,000 (new build and remanufactured)[7] Figures include National Guard and Air Force.
Oshkosh HET Oshkosh Corporation 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. 4,079 (delivered; not all remain in service)[8] Figures include National Guard and Air Force.
Military engineering vehicle
M9 Armored Combat Earthmover International HarvesterCaterpillar Army 447 Bulldozer
M60 Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge Anniston Army Depot M60 AVLB
Army, Marine Corps Bridge layer
M88 Recovery Vehicle BAE Systems Land and Armaments M88A2 Hercules Army, Marine Corps Armoured recovery vehicle
Caterpillar D7 Caterpillar Army, Marine Corps Bulldozer
Caterpillar D9 Caterpillar Army Bulldozer
M816 Wrecker AM General Army Armoured recovery vehicle
Chubby DCD GroupCritical Solutions International Army Detection and mine removal vehicle; originated from South Africa
Self-propelled artillery
Dragon Fire Marine Corps 66
M109 Paladin BAE Systems Platforms & Services M109A6 Army 850
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Lockheed Martin Army, Marine Corps 500
M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System Lockheed Martin M270A1 Army 991 Production ceased in 2003.
Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Boeing Army 1000
MIM-104 Patriot Lockheed Martin MM-140F (PAC-3) Army 1106 Launchers Its purpose is for anti-ballistic missile uses.
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Lockheed Martin Army 48 Its purpose is for anti-ballistic missile uses.


United States Navy
Commissioned Ships
Class Builders Type Branch Active Notes Image
Gerald R. Ford-class Newport News Shipbuilding Aircraft carrier Navy 1 10 planned
Nimitz-class Newport News Shipbuilding Aircraft carrier Navy 10 Class of 10

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

Amphibious assault ship Navy 4 9 planned
Wasp-class Ingalls Shipbuilding Amphibious assault ship Navy 7 Class of 8
Blue Ridge-class Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - LCC 19

Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. - LCC 20

Amphibious Command Ship Navy 2 Class of 2
San Antonio-class Huntington Ingalls Industries Amphibious transport dock Navy 11 13 planned
Los Angeles-class

Newport News Shipbuilding
General Dynamics Electric Boat

Attack submarine Navy 28 Class of 62
Seawolf-class General Dynamics Electric Boat Attack submarine Navy 3 Class of 3

General Dynamics Electric Boat Huntington Ingalls Industries

Attack submarine Navy 16 66 planned
Ohio-class General Dynamics Electric Boat Ballistic missile submarine Navy 14 Class of 18, 4 converted to SSGN

Ingalls Shipbuilding
Bath Iron Works

Cruiser Navy 22 Class of 27
Arleigh Burke-class

Ingalls Shipbuilding
Bath Iron Works

Destroyer Navy 70 77 planned

Ingalls Shipbuilding
Bath Iron Works

Destroyer Navy 3 2 Planned
Constellation-class Fincantieri Marinette Marine Frigate Navy 3 20 planned
Whidbey Island-class Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company Dock landing ship Navy 8 Class of 8
Harpers Ferry-class Avondale Shipyard Dock landing ship Navy 4 Class of 4
Ohio-class General Dynamics Electric Boat Guided missile submarine Navy 4 Converted from a class of 18 SSBN
Freedom-class Fincantieri Marinette Marine Littoral combat ship Navy 6 15 planned
Independence-class Austal USA Littoral combat ship Navy 7 17 planned

Peterson Shipbuilders
Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Mine countermeasures vessel Navy 11 Class of 14
Cyclone-class Bollinger Shipyards Patrol boat Navy 13 Class of 14
Emory S. Land-class Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company Submarine tender Navy 2 Class of 3
USS Pueblo Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Corporation Technical Research Ship Navy 1 Held captive in North Korea. Not counted as part of deployed combat fleet.
USS Constitution Edmund Hartt's Shipyard Classic Frigate Navy 1 Oldest commissioned ship afloat. Not counted as part of deployed combat fleet
Non-Commissioned Ships
Henry J. Kaiser-class

Avondale Shipyard

Fleet Replenishment Oiler Navy (MSC) 15 Class of 16
USNS Invincible Tacoma Boatbuilding Company Missile Range Instrumentation Ship Navy (MSC) 1 Class of 18. Converted from Ocean Surveillance Ship.
Howard O. Lorenzen-class

VT Halter Marine

Missile Range Instrumentation Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Waters-class Avondale Industries, Inc Navigation Test Support Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Pathfinder-class Halter Marine Survey Ship Navy (MSC) 6 Class of 7.
Sea-based X-band Radar Mobile Early Warning Radar Platform Navy (MSC) 1 `
Victorious-class McDermott Shipyards Ocean Surveillance Ship Navy (MSC) 4

Tampa Shipyards

Ocean Surveillance Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Lewis and Clark-class General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Dry Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 14
Guam-class Austal USA High Speed Transport Navy (MSC) 1 Former Hawaii Superferry ship MV Huakai
Watson-class National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Vehicle Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 8
2nd Lt. John P. Bobo-class General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division Strategic Sealift Ship Navy (MSC) 5
Shughart-class Lindøværftet Vehicle Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Bob Hope-class Avondale Shipyard Vehicle Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 7
Powhatan-class Marinette Marine Corporation Ocean Tug Navy (MSC) 4 Class of 7
Mercy-class National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Hospital Ship Navy (MSC) 2 Former San Clemente-class oil tankers
Safeguard-class Peterson Builders Salvage Ship Navy (MSC) 4
USNS Lawrence H. Gianella American Ship Building Company Petroleum Tanker Navy (MSC) 1
Supply-class National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Fast Combat Support Ship Navy (MSC) 2 Class of 4
Montford Point-class National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Expeditionary Transfer Dock Navy (MSC) 4
Zeus-class National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Cable Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Spearhead-class Austal USA Expeditionary Fast Transport Navy (MSC) 10 14 planned.
Special Warfare and Coastal Riverine Force
Combat Rubber Raiding Craft Zodiac Milpro Inflatable Boat Navy
Small Unit Riverine Craft Raytheon Naval & Maritime Integrated Systems Rigid Buoyant Boat Navy
Riverine Command Boat Dockstavarvet Riverine Fast Assault Craft Navy
Rigid Raider BAE Systems Surface Ships Fast Assault Craft Navy
Mark V Special Operations Craft VT Halter Marine Special Operations Craft Navy
Special Operations Craft – Riverine Special Operations Craft Navy
Mark VI Patrol Boat SAFE Boats International Special Operations Craft Navy
Landing Craft
Landing Craft Air Cushion Textron Marine and Land SystemsAvondale Gulfport Marine Hovercraft Landing Craft Navy 97
Landing Craft Utility 1466, 1610 & 1627 Classes Landing Craft Utility Navy 32
United States Coast Guard
Class Builders Type Branch Active Notes Image
Legend-class Ingalls Shipbuilding National Security Cutter Coast Guard 8 11 planned
Hamilton-class Avondale Shipyards High Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 3 Class of 12
Famous-class Robert Derecktor Shipyard Inc Tacoma Boatbuilding Company Medium Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 13 Class of 13

Todd Shipyards
American Ship Building Company
U.S. Coast Guard Yard
Christy Corporation

Medium Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 14 Class of 16
Edenton-class Brooke Marine Medium Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 1 Former USS Edenton (ATS-1)
Sentinel-class Bollinger Shipyards, Fast Response Cutter Coast Guard 36 64 planned
Island-class Bollinger Shipyards, Patrol Boat Coast Guard 37 Class of 49
Marine Protector-class Bollinger Shipyards, Patrol Boat Coast Guard 73
Healy-class Avondale Industries Icebreaker Coast Guard 1
Polar-class Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company Icebreaker Coast Guard 1 Class of 2
Mackinaw-class Fincantieri Marinette Marine Icebreaker Coast Guard 1 Used primarily in the Great Lakes
Juniper-class Fincantieri Marinette Marine Seagoing Buoy Tender Coast Guard 16
Keeper-class Fincantieri Marinette Marine Coastal Buoy Tender Coast Guard 14
Bay-class Tacoma Boatbuilding Company Icebreaking Tugboat Coast Guard 9 10 Planned
100 Foot-class Inland Buoy Tender Coast Guard 2
100 Foot-class Inland Construction Tender Coast Guard 3
65 Foot-class Inland Buoy Tender Coast Guard 2
USCGC Eagle Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sail Training Vessel Coast Guard 1 Former Nazi German Barque Horst Wessel
160 Foot-class Inland Construction Tender Coast Guard 4
75 Foot-class Inland Construction Tender Coast Guard
75 Foot-class River Buoy Tender Coast Guard
65 Foot-class River Buoy Tender Coast Guard
65 Foot-class Small Harbor Tug Coast Guard
52-foot Motor Lifeboat U.S. Coast Guard Yard Lifeboat Coast Guard 4
47-foot Motor Lifeboat Textron Marine Lifeboat Coast Guard 227
Aids to Navigation Boat Aids to Navigation Boat Coast Guard 145
32-foot Transportable Port Security Boat Kvichak Marine Industries Security Boat Coast Guard
25-foot Transportable Port Security Boat Boston Whaler Security Boat Coast Guard To be transferred to the Army
Short Range Prosecutor Rigid Hulled Inflatable Coast Guard
Long Range Interceptor Rigid Hulled Inflatable Coast Guard
Defender-class SAFE Boats International Response Boat Coast Guard
Response Boat–Small II Response Boat Coast Guard
Response Boat–Medium Fincantieri Marinette Marine Response Boat Coast Guard
United States Army
Class Builders Type Branch Active Notes Image
General Frank S. Besson-class VT Halter Marine logistics support vessel Army 8 Class of 8
Runnymede-class VT Halter Marine large landing craft Army 35 Class of 35
LCM-8 mechanized landing craft Army 40 Class of 40
MGen. Nathanael Greene-class VT Halter Marine large coastal tug Army 6 Class of 6
United States Air Force
Class Builders Type Branch Active Notes Image
Rising Star-class Swiftships yard tugboat Air Force 1 Class of 1
MR-120 drone recovery vessel Air Force 3 Class of 3



Dress uniforms
Branch Name Notes Image
Army Army Service Uniform Currently used as both service and dress uniform. Being replaced by Army Greens as service uniform.
Marine Corps Blue Dress
Blue–White Dress Authorized for summer wear for officers only.
Red Dress Worn by the United States Marine Band and United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps only.
Navy Service Dress Blue Worn in the winter, and year-round for travel.
Officer / CPO
Service Dress White Worn in the summer.
Officer / CPO
Air Force Air Force Service Uniform Currently worn as both service and dress uniforms.
Space Force Space Force Service Uniform Same as Air Force Service Dress Uniform.
Coast Guard Service Dress Blue Worn year round by junior enlisted personnel and in winter only by officers and chief petty officers.
Service Dress White Same as Navy Service Dress Whites, but worn with Coast Guard insignia. Worn by officers only and chief petty officers only in summer.
Service uniforms
Branch Name Notes Image
Army Army Service Uniform Gradually being phased out in this role. Will be completely restricted to dress wear by 2028.
Army Greens Gradually replacing the Army Service Uniform in this role from 2020.
Marine Corps Service Uniform
Navy Service Khaki Uniform Worn by officers and chief petty officers only.
Summer White Service Uniform Worn in Summer by officers and chief petty officers only.
Navy Service Uniform Worn year round by junior enlisted personnel.
Air Force Air Force Service Dress Uniform Worn as both a service and a dress uniform.
Space Force Space Force Service Dress Uniform Same as Air Force Service Dress Uniform.
Coast Guard Winter Dress Blue Uniform Worn in winter.
Tropical Blue Uniform Worn in warm weather and year-round for general office wear.
Combat / Working uniforms
Branch Name Notes Image
Army Army Combat Uniform
Marine Corps Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform
Navy Navy Working Uniform
Shipboard Working Uniform
Air Force Airman Battle Uniform ABU completely phased out on 1 April 2021.
Army Combat Uniform Standard uniform of the USAF. Worn with brown name and rank / Air Force tapes. Completely replaced ABU on 1 April 2021.
Space Force Worn with blue name / Space Force tapes.
Coast Guard Operational Dress Uniform
Navy Working Uniform Worn by Port Security Units, Law Enforcement Detachments, and personnel deployed overseas.

Camouflage patterns

Camouflage patterns
List of current camouflage patterns and uniforms
Branch Camouflage pattern Image Picture


Operational Camouflage Pattern used for the current Army Combat Uniform (ACU).
Pattern is known as OCP – OEF Camouflage Pattern. Operational Camouflage Patternand

Marine Corps
MARPAT pattern, used for the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) in two variants, woodland and desert.

Navy Working Uniform (NWU). Comes in two variants – standard woodland for garrison use and desert for deployment use.

Air Force

Operational Camouflage Pattern used on Army Combat Uniform (ACU) which has completely replaced the |Digitalized tigerstripe Airman Battle Uniform (ABU).

United States Coast Guard seal

Coast Guard
Operational Dress Uniform (ODU).
Coast Guard – ODU
Coast Guard – CGCUU (used in oversea deployment or combat operations

Common uniform for the SOCOM is still in development. Currently, MultiCam is widely used, replacing old BDU's.

See also


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  2. ^ "Small Caliber Ammunition". Alliant Tech Systems(ATK). Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  3. ^ a b c "Factsheet". 28 May 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Infographic: The Countries That Use F-16 Fighter Jets". Statista Daily Data. 2023-08-25. Retrieved 2023-11-26.
  5. ^ "GPS Wing Reaches GPS III IBR Milestone". Inside GNSS. 10 November 2008. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  6. ^ a b "Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) (Nov)". IHS Jane's. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  7. ^ "Oshkosh M977 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) and M989A1 heavy expanded mobility ammunition trailer (HEMAT)". IHS Jane's Shaun C Connors & Christopher F. Foss. 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  8. ^ "Oshkosh M1070 and M1070A1 (8 × 8) Heavy Equipment Transporters (HETs) and M1000 semi-trailer". IHS Jane's Shaun C Connors & Christopher F Foss. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
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