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- Artillery : Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance
- Howitzer : An artillery piece with a medium ratio between barrel length and diameter; longer than a mortar and shorter than a gun; the most common form of modern cannon
- Indirect fire : Weapons fire that is fired in an arc such that the projectile rises above the target elevation and descends to hit the target
- Self-propelled artillery : An artillery piece, usually wheels or tracks, which has its own power source for road movement. While it may move with supporting vehicles such as ammunition carriers, it does not depend on them for propulsion.
- G5 howitzer : Designed by Gerard Bull in South Africa, a family of 155mm howitzers with exceptionally long range
- Bofors FH77 : Swedish 155mm howitzer, either towed or mounted on a wheeled truck chassis
- M109 howitzer : A family of self-propelled 155mm howitzers developed by the U.S. Army
- M198 howitzer : Lightweight towed 155mm howitzer of the U.S. Marine Corps, being replaced by the M777
- M777 howitzer : British-developed, extremely lightweight towed 155mm howitzer, used by the U.S. Marine Corps in network-centric warfare with precision-guided munitions such as the M982 Excalibur guided shell
- PzH 2000 howitzer : Advanced German-designed 155mm howitzer used by the Italian, Dutch and Greek Armies
- Krasnopol guided shell : Russian 152 and 155mm laser-guided artillery shell
- M107 shell : Standard US-NATO 155mm howitzer blast-fragmentation unguided warhead; to be replaced by the M795 shell
- M712 Copperhead : First operational guided shell for 155mm howitzers; laser-guided; effective but prohibitively expensive; used in Gulf War
- M795 shell : Replacement for the 155mm howitzer shell with increased lethality and range, and insensitive high explosive rather than TNT
- M864 shell : Base bleed but unguided extended-range shell for 155mm howitzers
- M982 Excalibur : Guided shell for 155mm howitzers; lower cost and more modern than the M712 Copperhead; rocket-assisted for extended range and with GPS/INS guidance
- Counterbattery : Defense against enemy artillery involving identifying the point of origin of hostile fire and directing lethal force against it
- Suppressive fire : Weapons fire directed at troops or another weapons system, not necessarily to destroy it, but to degrade its performance below the level needed to fulfill its mission objectives
- Future Combat Systems : An cancelled development program,including a variety of military systems, including armored fighting vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, artillery, precision guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles; was an evolutionary step in the restructuring of the United States Army and tailored to the brigade combat team organizational structure but will continue partially in the Brigade Combat Team Modernization
- Marine Air-Ground Task Force : The basic structure of United States Marine Corps combined arms, task-organized units
- Operation DESERT SABRE : That part of the Gulf War that began when conventional units of the Coalition crossed the Kuwaiti or Iraqi border, and ended with the cease-fire.
- Restructuring of the United States Army : A major doctrinal and organization redesign of the United States Army, with its chief feature being moving from the division to the Brigade Combat Team and new supporting brigade structures as the basic Unit of Action
- Vietnam War ground technology : Military technology in support of ground operations, including helicopters and air assault, either associated with or introduced in Vietnam, between 1962 and 1975
- Chemical weapon : A weapon that cause death or disease by means of chemical interaction with the metabolism of the victim, as opposed to causing injury through blast, thermal, or other effects not on a molecular level
- Cluster munition : A military weapon, fired or dropped from another weapon, that releases smaller submunitions that cause the actual destructive effect
- 105mm howitzer : Common caliber for light howitzers; principally used for specialized applications where weight is critical, such as aircraft use on the AC-130 or wheeled fire support vehicles
- 130mm gun : An older piece of Soviet-designed artillery, which outranged most light (105mm) and medium 155mm howitzers of its time
- 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.
- 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.