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- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat.
- Combined arms : Military actions that involve the coordinated effort of different types of ground troops (e.g., infantry, artillery, engineers) or different military services (e.g., Army and Air Force)
- Advanced Gun System : Add brief definition or description
- AN/SYQ-27 : Add brief definition or description
- Landing Craft Rocket : Second World War vessel for a variant of naval gunfire support in amphibious warfare. Along with the landing craft carrying troops, some landing craft would be filled with rows of multiple rocket launchers, so that a massive amount of fire could be delivered alongside or just ahead of the troops, stunning defenders that survived.
- Naval Fire Control System : Also known as the AN/SYQ-27, this is a system for assisting U.S. Navy and NATO gunfire support ashore, taking and deconflicting calls for fires, and passing signals to the actual gun system.
- Naval guns and gunnery : Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them.
- Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System : A U.S. Army and Marine artillery fire control system that cooperates with Navy and Air Force fire control systems, as well as British, French, Italian and German artillery systems.
- 57mm naval gun : An increasingly common light naval dual-purpose gun; modern versions are usually full automatic and thus can deliver a volume of fire equivalent to guns of larger caliber
- 76mm naval gun : As 76mm or 3-inch, this has been a standard light naval dual-purpose gun caliber of many navies; new full automatic weapons with advanced ammunition can be comparable to older medium weapons
- 4.5" naval gun : Actually 4.45", this caliber has been the standard medium naval gun of the Royal Navy since 1938; post-WWII use is principally for naval gunfire support
- 4.5"-45 caliber gun : From 1938 to 1966, the Royal Navy's standard series of medium naval guns
- 4.5"-55 caliber Mark 8 gun : A redesigned British naval gun intended to have a higher rate of fire than its Mark 6 predecessor, but whose Mark 0 first version suffered from jamming during the Falklands War; the current Mark 1 has substantial changes and is replacing Mark 0s.
- 5" naval gun : The U.S. Navy standard medium naval gun series, used by many navies
- 5"-38 caliber gun : A dual purpose (DP) gun, effective for both surface and antiaircraft use, mounted on very many U.S. Navy ships in the World War II era, but which has disappeared from service today.
- 5"-54 caliber gun : Until the introduction of the 5"-62 caliber gun, the primary medium naval gun of U.S. warships after the Second World War
- 5"-62 caliber gun : The main gun for shore bombardment and some anti-surface warfare on newer U.S. Navy warships; the successor to 5"-54 caliber guns.
- 8" naval gun : A heavy naval gun, the point of reference for a heavy cruiser main battery as defined by the Washington Naval Treaty; often considered the heaviest practical caliber for naval gunfire support
- Controlling close support to ground forces : Doctrine for deconflicting and activelu controlling all forms of kinetic and nonkinetic fires support to troops close enough to the enemy that there is a significant danger of fratricide or degrading friendly capabilities
- Forward observer : An individual or team, specializing in artillery, who accompanies ground troops and directs indirect fire artillery in support of those ground troops
- Global Command and Control System-Maritime : U.S. Navy component of the Global Information Grid
- 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
- 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