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List of equipment of the United States Army

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The United States Army uses various equipment in the course of their work.

Small arms


Model Image Caliber Type Origin Details
9×19mm NATO Pistol
 United States
Beretta 92FS – Being replaced by the M17 Modular Handgun System[1][2]
9×19mm NATO Pistol  United States
SIG Sauer P228 – Being replaced by the M18 Modular Handgun System[2]
M17, M18
XM17-XM18 Modular Handgun.jpg
9×19mm NATO Pistol
 United States
SIG Sauer P320 – Winner of the Modular Handgun System program; replacing all M9 and M11 pistols across all branches of the US Military[3]
Mk 25
SIG Sauer P226 neu.jpg
9×19mm NATO Pistol  West Germany
 United States
SIG P226 – used by special operations forces[4]
Glock 26
Glock 26 (6971790359).jpg
9×19mm NATO Pistol  United States Glock 26 – limited use by special operations forces[5][6][7][8]
Glock 19
Glock 19 Generation 4-removebg.png
9×19mm NATO Pistol  United States Glock 19 – widespread use in special operations/replacing the Sig Sauer P226 and Colt M45A1[9][8]
Glock 17
GLOCK 17 Gen 4 Pistol MOD 45160305.jpg
9×19mm NATO Pistol  United States Glock 17 – limited use by special operations forces[8]
Submachine guns
B&T APC9 Pro-K
B&T APC 9 K side profile.jpg
9×19mm NATO Submachine gun  United States
Used in Military Police and Security Details as Sub Compact Weapon (SCW)[10]
As of 2019 the United States has adopted a small number for use.
9×19mm NATO Submachine gun  Germany
Used in night operations, close quarters, hostage rescue, and escort[citation needed]
HK MP5 noBG.png
9×19mm NATO Submachine gun  Germany Used in night operations, close quarters, hostage rescue, and escort[citation needed]
Assault rifles, battle rifles
M4 Carbine with M203 Grenade Launcher.png
5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle, Carbine  United States Standard service rifle. To be partially replaced by the XM7, winner of the Next Generation Squad Weapon Program[11][12]
Mk 17 Mod 0
Scar H Standard.png
7.62×51mm NATO Battle rifle  Belgium
 United States
Used by US Army Rangers, US Army Special Forces, and Delta Force[13]
5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle  Germany Used by Delta Force[citation needed]
M16A4-JH01 noBG.jpg
5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle  United States Former standard service rifle. Formerly in use with Army National Guard. Still in service with some units.[14][15]
5.56×45mm NATO, .300 AAC Blackout Assault rifle  Germany
Used by special operations forces[citation needed]
SIG Sauer XM5.png
6.8x51mm Assault rifle  United States Future standard service rifle, replacing the M4A1 for close combat forces. Winner of the NGSW program in April 2022.[16]
PEO Mossberg 590A1.jpg
12-gauge Pump action shotgun  United States In use[17]
Benelli m4 2.jpg
12-gauge Semi-automatic shotgun  Italy [citation needed]
PEO M26 MASS Stand-alone.jpg
12-gauge Modular accessory shotgun system  United States Attaches to M4 or standalone[18]
Machine guns
M249 Automatic Rifle.jpg
5.56×45mm NATO Light machine gun, Squad automatic weapon  United States Belt-fed, but can be used with STANAG magazines. To be replaced by the XM250, winner of the Next Generation Squad Weapon Program[19][20]
M240B Medium Machine Gun (7414626696).jpg
7.62×51mm NATO General purpose medium machine gun  United States Belt-fed[21][22]
XM250 automatic rifle.jpg
6.8x51mm Light machine gun  United States Future light machine gun, winner of the NGSW program in April 2022.[23]
M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg
 12.7×99mm NATO (.50 BMG) Heavy machine gun  United States Mounted on vehicles or tripods.[24]
Designated marksman rifles and sniper rifles
Mk 14 EBR
PEO M14 EBR.jpg
7.62×51mm NATO Designated marksman rifle  United States Variant of the M14 rifle. To be replaced with the M110A1 SDMR[25]
M110 ECP Left.jpg
7.62×51mm NATO, 6.5mm Creedmoor Semi-automatic Sniper rifle  United States KAC SR-25. Originally planned to be replaced with the M110A1 CSASS[26]
M110A1 SDMR / M110A1 CSASS
M110A1 SDMR.jpg
7.62×51mm NATO Designated marksman rifle, Sniper rifle  Germany Based on HK G28 (a variant of HK417). Two variants of M110A1 have been seen, M110A1 CSASS (meant to replace M110 SASS)[26] and M110A1 SDMR (meant to replace MK14 EBR)[27]
7.62×51mm NATO Sniper rifle  United States Remington 700. Reconfigured into M2010 ESR[28]
M2010 ESR
XM2010 November 2010.jpg
.300 Winchester Magnum Sniper rifle  United States Reconfigured M24 rifles[28]
Mk 13
Mk.13 MOD 5 sniper rifle.jpg
.300 Winchester Magnum Sniper rifle  United Kingdom Accuracy International Chassis System version 2.0 mated to a long action Remington 700 receiver.[29]
Mk 20 SSR
MK 17 Sniper Support Rifle.png
7.62×51mm NATO, 6.5mm Creedmoor Tactical precision rifle, Designated marksman rifle  Belgium
 United States
Mk 21 PSR
7.62×51mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum Sniper rifle  United States Remington MSR
Mk 22 ASR / Mk 22 PSR
MRAD black-barrel-profile.jpg
7.62×51mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum Sniper rifle  United States Barret MRAD
Barrett M82/M107
12.7×99mm NATO (.50 BMG) Anti materiel sniper rifle  United States


Model Image Caliber Type Origin Details
Grenade-based weapons
Mk 19
40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Belt-fed.[31][32]
Mk 47 Striker
MK47 Striker closeup.jpg
40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Equipped with fire-control system
PEO M203A2 Grenade Launcher.png
40mm Grenade launcher  United States Single-shot underbarrel grenade launcher[33][34]
PEO M320 Grenade Launcher.jpg
40mm Grenade launcher  Germany
 United States
Single-shot underbarrel or stand-alone grenade launcher
Fragmentation grenade  United States
M18 Grenade.svg
Smoke grenade  United States
Flashbang  United States
Portable anti-materiel weapons
M136 AT4
2-8 Live Fire Manuever 140225-M-BZ307-087.jpg
84mm Anti-tank weapon  Sweden
M141 BDM extended.jpg
83.5mm Anti-fortification  United States Single-shot shoulder-launched weapon designed to defeat hardened structures. Based on the SMAW.
M72A2 LAW.png
66mm Anti-tank weapon  United States
84x246mm R Anti-tank recoilless rifle  Sweden [35]
Hires 090509-A-4842R-001a.jpg
152mm Wire-guided anti-tank missile  United States
FGM-148 Javelin
FGM-148 Javelin (5160721562).jpg
127mm Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile  United States
FIM-92 Stinger
FIM-92 (JASDF) noBG.png
70mm Anti-aircraft missile  United States [36]
M202 FLASH.jpg
66mm M235 Incendiary TPA Multishot incendiary rocket launcher  United States


Model Image Caliber Origin Numbers Details
60mm mortar round being launch (crop).jpg
60 mm  United States Unknown
M252 mortar usmc.jpg
81 mm  United Kingdom 990[41]
GIs in Konar Province -b.jpg
120 mm  Israel 1,076[41]
M119a trimmed.jpg
105 mm howitzer  United Kingdom
 United States
821[41] 821 M119A2/3
M777A2 howitzer at the 2018 ADFA Open Day.jpg
155 mm gun-howitzer  United Kingdom
 United States
518[41] 518 M777A2[41]
Bae PIM upgrade.jpg
155 mm self-propelled howitzer  United States 1,000[41] 98 M109A7, 900 M109A6[41]
Rocket artillery
MLRS 05.jpg
227 mm self-propelled salvo rocket system  United States 991[41] 991 M270A1.[41] Armored, self-propelled, multiple rocket launcher
HIMARS - missile launched.jpg
227 mm self-propelled salvo rocket system  United States 375[41] M270 pod mounted on a standard Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) truck frame
Air defense
Centurion C-RAM
20 mm rotary cannon system  United States Unknown Trailer-mounted version of the Phalanx CIWS
Avenger missile.jpg
70 mm self-propelled SAM system  United States 703+[45][46][unreliable source?] Self-propelled surface-to-air missile system mounted on a HMMWV
MIM-104 Patriot.JPG
410 mm SAM system  United States 480[45] Mobile, long-range surface-to-air missile with anti-ballistic missile capability
The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test - US Army.jpg
340 mm ABM system
370 mm ABM system
 United States 42[47] Mobile, long-range anti-ballistic missile


Name Image Origin Quantity Notes
Light vehicles
 United States ~50,000 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
Oshkosh JLTV.jpg
 United States 53,582 (procurement objective)

11,000+ delivered to Army and Marine Corps

Will part-replace the Humvee. Oshkosh Defense was awarded JLTV contract on 25 August 2015 for up to 16,901 JLTVs. The procurement objective is a total of 53,582; 49,099 for the U.S. Army and 4,483 for the U.S. Marine Corps.[48]
Land Rover, licence registration '-17.JPG
 United Kingdom 60 (delivered)
Infantry Squad Vehicle
Infantry Squad Vehicle.jpg
 United States 649 (procurement objective) Based on Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 platform. Designed to provide greater mobility to Infantry Brigade Combat Teams.[49]
 United States 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.[50]
Hemtt iraq.jpg
 United States >27,000 (new build and remanufactured)[51] Figures include National Guard and Air Force
M939 Truck  United States 25,000[50] Intention is to replace with the Oshkosh FMTV. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.
M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter  United States 4,079 (delivered; not all remain in service)[52] 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.
Small Unit Support vehicle  United States
Armored vehicles
M1 Abrams  United States 5,500[53]
Main battle tank. 390 M1A2 SEPv3, 1,605 M1A2 SEPv2 and 650 M1A1 SA in active service. 3,450 M1A1/A2 in storage.[54]
M2 Bradley  United States 4,500[41]
Infantry fighting vehicle
M3 Bradley  United States 1,200 [41]
Reconnaissance "Cavalry Fighting Vehicle"
M1120 Stryker  Canada United States 4,351[41] Armored personnel carrier
Allied Spirit I 150126-A-LO967-001.jpg
 United States 5,000[41]
Armored personnel carrier
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle.jpg
 United States 2,900[41] Armored car
M88 Hercules
M88 Track Recovery Vehicle.jpg
 United States 1,195 active[41]
1,000 in storage[41]
Armored recovery vehicle. 835 M88A2, 360 M88A1 active.[41] 1,000 M88A1 in storage.[41]
M1200 Armored Knight
M1200 Guardian "Armored Knight" (14794103335).jpg
 United States 465[41] Armored utility vehicle
M9  United States 250[41] Combat engineering vehicle
 United States/
Armored bulldozer
M153 CROWS mounted on a U.S. Army M-ATV.jpg
 United States 5,651[41]
International MaxxPro
International MaxxPro.jpg
 United States 2,934[41]
 South Africa 2,300 (est.) (all services)[55] 1,679 under MRAP procurement and 570 ONS Army; at least 894 Mk5E are required for conversion into MMPV Type II by the Army[55]
RG-33L photo essay 070824-N-2855B-120.jpg
 South Africa 2,386 (all services)[55] 712 will be retained by the Army as MMPV Type 1.[55]
Buffalo mine-protected vehicle.jpg
 United States 750[56]
M1074 Joint Assault Bridge System
Engineer here are ready to testing of the Joint Assault Bridge.jpg
 United States Up to 337
M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle
Combined Resolve III 141024-A-LO967-008.jpg
 United States Mine-clearing vehicle

MRAP vehicles

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.[57]

Vehicle-mounted weapons


The U.S. Army operates some fixed-wing aircraft and many helicopters.[60]

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Introduced Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
C-12 Huron
40156 Beech C-12U Huron US Army (11090471675).jpg
 United States Cargo/Transport 1972 C-12
C-20 Gulfstream
Gulfstream Aerospace C-20F Gulfstream IV (G-IV), USA - Army AN1831074.jpg
 United States Cargo/Transport 1992 C-20H 1[61]
Gulfstream C-20
 United States Cargo/Transport 1997 C-20H 1[61]
C-26 Metroliner
Metroliner C-26.jpg
 United States Cargo/Transport 1980s C-26E 12[61]
C-27J Spartan  Italy Cargo/Transport 2008 C-27J 7[61]
CASA 212 SOF Operation Toy Drop Week 005.jpg
 Spain Cargo/Transport 2002 C-41A 5[62]
 Canada Reconnaissance 1975 EO-5C 3[61] Previously designated as RC-7B
RC-12 Huron
USA Army Beechcraft.jpg
 United States Reconnaissance 1974 RC-12D
N8200H (8540449918).jpg
 Canada Reconnaissance 2020 RO-6A 11[61]
Cessna UC-35
Cessna uc-35a citation 560 ultra v arp.jpg
 United States Utility aircraft 1987 UC-35A
AH-6 Little Bird
MH-6 Little Bird.jpg
 United States Attack helicopter 1980 MH/AH-6M 47[61] 74 on order[61]
AH-64 Apache
AH-64D Apache Longbow.jpg
 United States Attack helicopter 1986 AH-64D
819[61] 22 on order[61]
CH-47 Chinook
CH-47 2.jpg
 United States Cargo helicopter 1962 CH-47D
EH-60 Black Hawk
UH-60A Black Hawk.jpg
 United States Electronic-warfare helicopter 1979 EH-60A 64
MH-47 Chinook
07-3774 PAE (17300527729).jpg
 United States Multi-mission helicopter 1962 MH-47G 27
UH-1 Iroquois
US Army UH-1H 20130704.jpg
 United States Utility helicopter 1966 UH-1H 29[61]
UH-60 Black Hawk
 United States Utility helicopter 1979 UH-60A
1227 planned
UH-72 Lakota
UH-72 Lakota2.jpg
 United States
 European Union
Utility helicopter 2007 UH-72A 419[61] 47 on order[61]

87 used for training.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
AeroVironment Switchblade
Switchblade 300 launch.jpg
 United States Loitering munition 2012 4400+ dagger
RQ-11B Raven
A U.S. Marine, right, with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares an RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial system for a demonstration flight for members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in support of exercise 120411-M-FR139-051.jpg
 United States Hand-launched UAV 2003 5000 dagger
Prioria Robotics Maveric
Maveric InFlight.jpg
 United States Hand-launched UAV 36 [65]
RQ-20A Puma
RQ20A-130304-M-DE426-001 crop.jpg
 United States Hand-launched UAV 2007 325 dagger
RQ-7B Shadow
Shadow 200 UAV.jpg
 United States Reconnaissance UAV 2002 500+ dagger
MQ-1C Gray Eagle
MQ-1C Warrior (2005-08-11).jpg
 United States Extended-Range Multi-Purpose UAV 2009 132
[citation needed]
  • dagger (numbers as per individual articles)

Number of aircraft

As of 4 April 2019, the Army has;

  • 193 – fixed-wing/STOL aircraft +
  • 3,372 – rotary-wing/helicopters =
  • 3,565 – total crewed aircraft +
  • 10,441 – UAVs/UCAVs/drones =
  • 14,006 – grand total of aircraft


The Army also operates several vessels.[66]

Name Image Type Versions Quantity
General Frank S. Besson Class
LSV-7 SSGT Robert T Kuroda.jpg
Logistics support vessel 2 8
Stalwart Class
USAS Worthy KMRSS.jpg
Ocean surveillance ship 1
Runnymede Class
LCU2000 class landing craft.JPG
Landing craft utility 35
MGen. Nathanael Greene Class
USAV Major General Henry Knox.JPG
Large tug 6


Current attire
Name Pattern name(s) Pattern Image Notes
Army Combat Uniform (ACU) Operational Camouflage Pattern
Operational Camouflage Pattern 2015 (cropped).jpg
The OCP uniform was originally codenamed Scorpion W2 in the early 2000s. In response to soldiers' complaints about the ineffectiveness of the Universal Camouflage Pattern that had been in service for the past decade, the army conducted a program between uniform manufacturers in 2015 to find a replacement. The OCP pattern was declared the winner and began to be rolled out in June 2015 and became mandatory in September 2019.[67]
Army Combat Shirt (ACS) Universal Camouflage Pattern
Operational Camouflage Pattern
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern.jpg

Operational Camouflage Pattern 2015 (cropped).jpg
Army Combat Shirt.png
Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU) Universal Camouflage Pattern
Operational Camouflage Pattern
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern.jpg

Operational Camouflage Pattern 2015 (cropped).jpg
Army Aircrew Combat Uniform.jpg
A2CU replaces the Improved Aviation Battle Dress Uniform.
ECWCS (Extended Cold Weather Clothing System / Extended Climate Warfighter Clothing System)
Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System.jpg
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 replaced the Army Green and the Army White uniforms (a uniform similar to the Army Green uniform, but worn in tropical postings) and became the new Army Service Uniform, which functions 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

Name Pattern name(s) Pattern Image Notes
PASGT (Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops)
PASGT vest and helmet, 1991.jpg
ACH (Advanced Combat Helmet)
1st MEB Helmet Insignia.jpeg
MICH (Modular Integrated Communications Helmet)
Ain't no sunshine when he's gone 170207-M-HF454-121.jpg
ECH (Enhanced Combat Helmet )
ECH high cut 2.png
FAST (Future Assault Shell Technology)
Ops-Core FAST helmet.jpg
IHPS (Integrated Head Protection System)
IHPS helmet.jpg

Body Armor
Name Pattern name(s) Pattern Image Notes
PASGT (Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops)
PASGT vest and helmet, 1991.jpg
Ranger Body Armor
Ranger Body Armor (PS-930).jpg
IBA/OTV (Interceptor Body Armor / Outer Tactical Vest)
Interceptor Body Armor vests.png
IOTV (Improved Outer Tactical Vest)
MultiCam IOTV.jpg
MBAV (Modular Body Armor Vest)
SPCS (Soldier Plate Carrier System)
Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS).jpg
MSV (Modular Scalable Vest)
MSV Kit.jpg

Field equipment

Modular sleep system

A Modular Sleep System in use
A Modular Sleep System in use

The Modular Sleep System (MSS) is a sleeping bag kit part of the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (Gen I to Gen III) 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.[68]

Army Elements Fleece

Used by Army aviation crews to adapt to varying mission requirements and environmental conditions.

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3D printing

In November 2012, the U.S. Army developed a tactical 3D printing capability to allow it to rapidly manufacture critical components on the battlefield.[69] Additive manufacturing is now a capability at Rock Island Arsenal[70] where parts can now be manufactured outside a factory including:

  • M1A1 Abrams tank turret[70]
  • 40 mm grenade launcher[70]

Future acquisitions

The U.S. Army has announced plans to replace numerous weapons in its arsenal, such as the M4 Carbine and M2 Bradley IFV.

Future Acquisitions
Small Arms:
Name Image Type Origin Notes
Next Generation Squad Weapon[71] Assault Rifle, Support Weapon  United States The Next Generation Squad Weapon Program is a United States military program created to replace the M4, M249, M240, and 5.56mm round, as well as provide new digital rifle optics.[72][73]

See also


  1. ^ M9 Pistol, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  2. ^ a b John Pike. "M9 9 mm Beretta Pistol". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  3. ^ Army picks Sig Sauer's P320 handgun to replace M9 service pistol, Fox News Tech
  4. ^ "P226 MK25 FULL-SIZE". Sig Sauer. Archived from the original on 24 April 2022. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  5. ^ "National Stock Number NSN 1005-01-658-7261, 1005016587261". NSN Lookup. Archived from the original on 17 June 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  6. ^ Barth, Skip. "National Defense Industrial Association Equipping the SOF Ground Combatant" (PDF). NDIA Proceedings. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  7. ^ Gray, Warren (20 June 2020). "The Guns of Delta Force". Gunpowder Magazine. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  8. ^ a b c Gurwitch, Jeff (3 September 2018). "Glock 19 (G19) Compact 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: How and Why US Army Special Forces (SF) Adopted It…a Little History". Defense Review. Archived from the original on 7 September 2018.
  9. ^ "PISTOL,9 MILLIMETER,SEMI-AUTOMAT". NSN Lookup. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Army Selects B&T APC9K for New Sub Compact Weapon – Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews". 1 April 2019. Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  11. ^ M4 Carbine, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  12. ^ John Pike (21 December 2010). "M4 / M4A1 5.56mm Carbine". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  13. ^ "FN 5.56 SCAR Retained in USSOCOM's Inventory". 7 July 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  14. ^ M16 Rifle, U.S. Army Fact Files.
  15. ^ John Pike (22 December 2010). "M16 5.56mm Rifle". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
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