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- Air-to-surface missile : Launched from an fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, missiles of this category have a wide variety of ranges, sensors, autonomy vs. man-in-the-loop control, warheads, and need for battle damage assessment
- Precision-guided munition : A powered or unpowered weapon that adjusts its flight path to hit a specific target, with a circular error probability in the low number of meters, often less than the radius of destruction
- United States Marine Corps : A branch of the United States Armed Forces, with primary responsibilities as naval infantry and in amphibious warfare, are organized in Marine Air-Ground Task Forces capable of serving as up to corps headquarters with integrated close air support
- Raytheon : A large US technology company, much of whose market is military, but also provides products, especially electronics, to the civilian sector
- AGM-114 Hellfire : A U.S. Army guided missile, fired from attack helicopters, Air Force and CIA unmanned aerial vehicles and ground platforms against tanks and other armored vehicles, bunkers, "soft" vehicles, and cave targets.
- Unmanned aerial vehicle : Add brief definition or description
- MQ-1 Predator : A medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle used for armed reconnaissance by the Central Intelligence Agency, and for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition at the level of Unified Combatant Commands; it will be replaced by its larger descendant, the MQ-9 Reaper
- MQ-9 Reaper : A U.S. Air Force medium-to-high altitude unmanned aerial vehicle, capable of both attack and intelligence, surveillance and reconnnaissance; operated by the U.S. and U.K.
- KC-130J HARVEST HAWK : U.S. Marine Corps variant of existing KC-130 tanker/transport aircraft, giving them a surveillance and ground attack capability, although not as extensive as the Air Force AC-130; the aircraft retain air refueling capability
- AC-130 : Heavily armed transport aircraft, based on the C-130 Hercules, used to provide air support to special operations forces.
- Littoral Combat Ship : Lighter than a U.S. destroyer or frigate, (but heavier than a corvette or fast attack craft) relatively low-cost U.S. Navy warship type, capable of ocean crossings but optimized for coastal operations including mine warfare (MIW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASW).
- Protector Remote Weapons Station : Family of remotely operated mounts for weapons and their associated target viewing and sighting devices, developed by Norway's Kongsberg and used by many nations
- Inertial navigation : Navigation method that does not depend on external references, but computes the present position by sensing the movement of the navigating platform from a precisely known starting point in space, using accelerometers to sense position changes from a reference provided by gyroscopes
- Laser designator : A device that puts a distinctive, usually invisible, pattern of laser energy on an object, for purposes such as designating the target of a laser-guided bomb
- Global Positioning System : Originally developed for U.S. military needs, a satellite-based system for obtaining precise position and time information; the most widely used part of the Global Navigation Satellite System
- Fuze : A mechanical, pyrotechnic or electronic device that causes the initiation of a detonator after some sensed event or events
- MQ-7 Shadow : Add brief definition or description
- Small Tactical Munition : Add brief definition or description
- Joint Air-Ground Missile : U.S. development program to replace short-range tactical missiles including the [AGM-114 Hellfire]], AGM-65 Maverick, and BGM-71 TOW
- Lynx Wildcat : Add brief definition or description
- Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System : Originally developed for the cancelled Future Combat Systems of the U.S. Army, a system based around Precision Attack Missiles for fires beyond the range of 155mm howitzers.