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- Combat arms : In a land military organization, the functions of infantry, units based on armored fighting vehicles, artillery, air, artillery and missile defense, combat engineers, army cooperation aviation and special operations forces. All combat arms units engage in direct contact with enemy personnel or systems.
- Mobility (military) : Add brief definition or description
- Countermobility : Military engineering activities to limit the mobility of the adversary, such as disrupting transportation and creating military obstacles and reinforcing difficult terrain
- Combat engineering vehicle : A multipurpose armored vehicle that supports, and may transport, combat engineers on a battlefie.d
- Assault Breacher Vehicle : U.S. Marine Corps vehicle remanufactured from M1 Abrams tanks for combat engineers to use in penetrating obstacles, standard minefields, and areas with improvised explosive devices
- BAT-M (combat engineering vehicle) : Combat engineering vehicle derivative of the Soviet T-54 (tank)
- BAT-2 (combat engineering vehicle) : Soviet combat engineering vehicle derivative of the T-64 (tank), with a large earthmoving blade at the front, a soil ripper spike at the rear and a 2-ton crane on the top; carries 5 combat engineers and 3-man vehicle crew; high cost limited its deployment
- M729 (combat engineering vehicle) : No longer in service, a U.S. Army vehicle, built on an M60 Patton tank chassis, which carried a lifting crane, short-barrelled 165mm gun for destroying obstacles, and other equipment to support combat engineer functions on the battlefield
- M1132 engineer squad vehicle : Light, wheeled, highly mobile combat engineering vehicle, part of the Stryker family of military vehicles and deployed with Stryker Brigade Combat Teams
- Bridging : Add brief definition or description
- Countermining : Disabling or detonation of hostile land and sea mines using sympathetic detonation, principally caused by deliberately placed explosives
- Demining : A subset of mine warfare, usually refers to clearing land mines after the end of conflict; it is sometimes called humanitarian demining, and is often done by organizations much more poorly equipped than combat engineers
- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Demolitions : The engineering discipline of demolishing and clearing structures that are no longer needed, in both military and civilian contexts
- Explosive ordnance disposal : The techniques of identifying hazardous explosive devices, including unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices (IED), determining if they can be rendered safe, and either attempting to render them safe or, after suitable precautions, destroying them in place
- Mine (land warfare) : A destructive device used in land warfare, which waits passively for a target and then detonates due to some action or physical property of the target; in general usage, mines are purpose-built while improvised explosive devices are not
- Brigade : A military unit of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers, organized either for a combined arms combat function or a support role
- Direct support : "A [military] mission requiring a force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly to the supported force’s request for assistance." (U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff)