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- Army aviation : Helicopter, light fixed-wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles intended to be under the direct control of, and immediately responsive to, ground commanders
- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
- UH-1 Iroquois : More often known as the "Huey", and an icon of the Vietnam War; a light tactical transport helicopter and armed helicopter, with an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter derivative
- Mi-28 (helicopter) : A Russian armed helicopter, with the Western designation HAVOC, with a secondary combat search and rescue role
- M60 machine gun : A widely used, U.S. designed medium machine gun firing 7.62mm NATO-standard rifle ammunition, but not itself being a NATO standard weapon
- M2 machine gun : A .50 caliber heavy machine gun, designed at the end of the First World War, which remains, after only slight modifications, in U.S. and worldwide service in infantry, vehicle, naval and aircraft applications
- FIM-92 Stinger : A second-generation United States Army surface-to-air missile that can be fired from a soldier's shoulder, from vehicle-mounted launchers, and, in an air-to-air missile configuration, from attack helicopters. Uses combined infrared-ultraviolet guidance to resist countermeasures.
- Algerian War : (1954-1962) Fought by Algerians seeking independence from French colonial rule.
- Vietnam War : A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975.
- Attack helicopter : A helicopter equipped with built-in heavy weapons, which has no standard cargo capacity and is used as a "flying tank" in close air support or battlefield air interdiction.
- Joint warfare in South Vietnam 1964-1968 : The period of the Vietnam War in which large numbers of foreign ground troops, primarily but not exclusively U.S., allied with the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam against the People's Army of Viet Nam and the Viet Cong
- Man-portable air defense system : A surface-to-air missile that can be carried and fired by a single soldier.
- Night vision devices : Devices that amplify very low levels of visible or infrared light, such as starlight, allowing people to see in apparent darkness. They do not work when no light is present, as do forward-looking infrared systems