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- 155mm howitzer : Implemented in self-propelled or lightweight towed versions, this howitzer size, with slight variations in caliber, is the world's most common medium artillery type
- 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment : Formerly the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the longest-serving Cavalry unit in the U.S. Army, a medium Stryker Brigade Combat Team assigned to United States European Command
- A-10 Thunderbolt II : A heavily armed close air support and ground attack aircraft, which can loiter over a battlefield and then hit targets with great accuracy, while retaining high survivability against ground fire.
- APG-78 : A U.S. Army millimeter wave radar system shared among the Longbow versions of the AH-64 Apache heavy attack helicopter, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter
- Anti-tank gun : Narrowly, a gun (artillery) optimized to defeat tank armor; more generally, an obsolete approach of free-standing artillery pieces (i.e., not armored fighting vehicles) used against tanks
- Anti-tank missile : A air-to-surface or surface-to-surface missile, optimized to defeat the most heavily armored tanks by such measures as attacking the thinnest armor, or using dual warheads to defeat reactive armor
- Anti-tank warfare : The practice of measures, on or adjacent to the battlefield, to damage or destroy armored fighting vehicles including tanks, or to interfere with the ability of those vehicles to move on that battlefield
- Anti-tank weapon : A guided or unguided weapon intended to penetrate armored fighting vehicles; may be a cannon-fired projectile, unguided rocket, gravity bomb, cluster submunition or land mine, or other means of disabling or destroying the target
- Antitank cluster submunition : Individual weapons, released by a cluster munition, which only threaten armored fighting vehicles and will not be detonated by individuals. They may make immediate attacks, or create a temporary antitank minefield
- Antitank weapon : A term that has broadened to describe any weapon intended to pierce the protective armor of an armored fighting vehicle, and, in some cases, protected structures such as bunkers
- Armor (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Armor (military unit) : A unit, or branch of service, historically derived from cavalry, that specializes in operating from armored fighting vehicles, using speed, maneuver, heavy weapons, and shock attack to dominate their enemy
- Armor (vehicle protective) : A covering over vulnerable parts of a vehicle, to resist harmful effects; the protection can combine specific materials with particular geometric configurations of those materials
- Battle of Ap Bac : Fought on January 2, 1963, a small but politically significant battle of the Vietnam War, won by the Viet Cong against Army of the Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN) troops with United States Army advisors. It was significant in that the command failures were publicized to the press by John Paul Vann; denials by U.S. senior commanders started the pattern of aggressive investigative journalism
- Bulldozer : A piece of construction equipment, with military applications, characterized by a movable blade for pushing earth or debris on the front of a tracked vehicle with great traction and power
- Cannon : Sizable crew-served weapons, which fire projectiles through a tube called a barrel.
- Cavalry : Military units that emphasize speed and mobility, and are used for scouting, harassment, and raiding; the original cavalry were on horses while modern variants use fast ground vehicles or helicopters
- Cluster munition : A military weapon, fired or dropped from another weapon, that releases smaller submunitions that cause the actual destructive effect
- 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.
- Combat service support : Those military functions that sustain combat units, including but not limited to supply, maintenance, transportation, finance, general construction, health services, etc.
- Dual-purpose gun : A artillery piece, now most commonly on ships, which has a sufficiently wide range of aiming angles, fire control, and ammunition that it can engage in two distinctly different type of targeting, such as anti-surface warfare and anti-air warfare, or anti-tank warfare and anti-aircraft artillery
- Euromissile HOT : European wire-guided anti-tank missile for vehicles and helicopters, similar to the U.S. BGM-71 TOW
- 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
- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- Infantry fighting vehicle : A vehicle intended to carry infantry onto a battlefield, sometimes allowing them to fight from inside and always to dismount and fight on foot; it accompanies dismounts and provides heavier fire support than they can carry
- Laser rangefinder : A device, analogous to radar but using light rather than radio waves, which measures the distance to an object of interest.
- M2 Bradley (armored fighting vehicle) : A family of armored fighting vehicles, with roles including infantry fighting vehicle, scouting, forward observer, and other functions in a platform sufficiently survivable to accompany the M1 Abrams tank, although needing more protection
- M242 Bushmaster : A 25mm autocannon used on a wide variety of land, sea, and air platforms
- M26 (rocket) : A series of long-range (20mi/32 km-28mi/45km) unguided rockets fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, carrying 518 to 644 cluster submunitions; retired due to an excessive number of submunitions failing to detonate and becoming effective minefields
- M30 (rocket) : An aerodynamically steered, rocket-propelled surface-to-surface missile, carrying cluster submunitions, fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System at greater ranges than the M109 howitzer
- 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
- 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
- Rocket science : Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science")
- 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.
- Skeet (submunition) : U.S. explosively formed projectile delivered from a cluster munition, intended for top-attack on armored fighting vehicles
- South Africa : The southernmost African nation; population about 50,000,000.
- Soviet support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War : Soviet technical assistance and sales of military and dual-use equipment, beginning in approximately 1975, to Iraq, and continuing through the Iran-Iraq War; the Soviet Union and France were the leading military suppliers to Iraq
- Squad (land forces) : The basic unit of infantry military tactics, composed of 7-13 soldiers, and subdivided into two or more fire teams
- Starship Troopers (book) : Perhaps best recognized for its portrayal of future infantry using powered exoskeleton suits dropped from space, this book, by Robert A. Heinlein, was the first to make the professional reading list of all four U.S. military services, with its insights into military discipline, motivation and command. The movie version shares little besides the title; there are no serious plot similarities
- Tank (military) : A large land combat vehicle that moves on continuous tracks rather than wheels, has its primary armament in a rotating armored turret, is armored against more than small arms fire, and, while it can be extremely effective in many combat situations, is optimized to kill other tanks
- Total Force Concept : A doctrine that allocates most of the active-duty (i.e., Regular) troops of the United States Army to combat arms roles, while assigning combat support and combat service support to the Reserve Components of the United States Army Reserve and Army National Guard (United States)
- Warfighter Information Network–Tactical : Deployed in several increments of increasing capability, this is the partially deplyed tactical communications system for the U.S. Army, which have far more bandwidth and is becoming a mobile "on the move" self-organizing network; sometimes called the "tactical internet" Through the Army Battle Command System, it interfaces to the Global Information Grid.