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- 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
- 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
- Armored fighting vehicle : A military vehicle that is both protected against blast and fragments, and either has offensive weapons or directly supports combat by vehicles with offensive weapons
- 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
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- 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
- Heavy Equipment Transporter System : The combination of a 8x8 M1070 tractor and a 70-ton semi-trailer, M1000, principally for road transportation of the M1 Abrams tank
- Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck : Standard modular heavy truck series for the United States Army
- Landing Craft Utility : A large landing craft type that is not tightly dependent on an amphibious warfare ship for support, but can sail for 10 days as a coastal transport
- Laser rangefinder : A device, analogous to radar but using light rather than radio waves, which measures the distance to an object of interest.
- M104 Wolverine : A self-propelled armored launcher for bridges, capable of carrying M1 Abrams tanks; only a few were built due to their cost
- M109 howitzer : A family of self-propelled 155mm howitzers developed by the U.S. Army
- 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
- M60 Patton (tank) : A widely used U.S. designed main battle tank (military) tank, replaced by the M1 Abrams (tank), and itself a derivative of the M48 Patton (tank)
- Military : The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense.
- 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
- Operation DESERT SHIELD : That part of the Gulf War following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, beginning with the acceptance of Coalition support by Saudi Arabia, and ending with the start of the air campaign, Operation DESERT STORM.
- Saddam Fedayeen : An Iraqi paramilitary force, fanatically loyal to Saddam Hussein and usually commanded by his son, Uday Hussein, used for internal control, and, surprisingly, against the supply lines of US forces in the Iraq War
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