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- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
- Air defense artillery : A combat arms branch of the United States Army, responsible for defending ground forces and the continental United States against aircraft and missile attack
- Antipersonnel cluster submunition : Destructive devices, released by a cluster munition, which are principally designed to injure or kill people; "dual-purpose" submunitions can also penetrate walls and light armor
- Battalion : Military formation of defined size, equipment, and organization, traditionally specialized for one function, such as infantry, artillery, transportation or intelligence; usually commanded by a lieutenant colonel; combat arms battalions may have 500-1000 soldiers; they are more mixed in function under the Restructuring of the United States Army
- Battery (artillery) : The basic tactical organization for artillery units, consisting, in modern militaries, of a group of multiple rocket launchers, howitzers, or guided missile launchers that will be under common control and often fire at the same target
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- Battery (military unit) : The basic tactical unit of artillery, with a homogeneous function such as firing an artillery piece or providing ammunition
- Cannon : Sizable crew-served weapons, which fire projectiles through a tube called a barrel.
- Circular error probability : The most common metric of how close to a target a weapon will strike: the radius of a circle, centered on the mean impact point, in which half the projectiles of that weapon will hit
- Cluster munition : A military weapon, fired or dropped from another weapon, that releases smaller submunitions that cause the actual destructive effect
- Counterbattery : Defense against enemy artillery involving identifying the point of origin of hostile fire and directing lethal force against it
- Dien Bien Phu : Site in northern Vietnam of a 1954 decisive battle that soon forced France to relinquish control of colonial Indochina.
- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- 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
- Infantry : Soldiers that directly confront the enemy, overcoming them with fire and maneuver while on foot or in specialized vehicles
- Katyusha rocket : Specifically a Soviet Second World War area bombardment unguided rocket fired from truck-mounted multiple rocket launchers; generic term for 120-130mm rockets launched either in salvos or from improvised single launchers; succeeded by GRAD rocket
- Korean War of 1592-1598 : Fought on the Korean peninsula from 1592 to 1598 between Japan and the Chinese tributary alliance (Korea, China, Ryukyus, Java, etc.), and resulted in Japanese retreat.
- 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.
- 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
- Landing craft : A boat or other self-propelled watercraft, carried aboard a ship, intended for amphibious warfare or similar operations where landings at a prepared seaport are not practical. Such a craft may discharge troops or equipment on the beach, or may be capable of independent movement on land.
- : A U.S. dual-purpose cluster submunition dispersed by the M26 unguided rocket fired from the M270 multiple launch rocket system
- Naval gunfire support : naval gun, unguided rocket, and guided missile fire from ships, in direct support of ground forces; does not include close air support even if the aircraft fly from ships
- 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
- 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.
- Suppression of enemy air defense : Military actions taken to reduce the effectiveness, or destroy, the radars, radio and other communications links, surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft artillery, fighter aircraft and their airbases and command posts of air defense systems
- 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
- Unguided rocket : A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched
- Warhead : That part of a military weapon, which actively moves to strike a target, that causes the desired destructive effect on the target