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- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- Anti-shipping missile : An air, surface (sea or land), or submarine-launched missile that can track and intercept a maneuvering ship target against the background of moving water
- AGM-84 Harpoon : A U.S. developed anti-shipping missile that can be launched from aircraft, ships and submarines
- Exocet : An aging French anti-shipping missile, which can be fired from land, aircraft, helicopter, submarine and ship platforms, and which has a considerable combat record
- Moskit : A family of Russian supersonic, sea-skimming anti-shipping missiles, ship- and air-launched, all designated by NATO as the SS-N-22 SUNBURN guided missile
- 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
- BGM-71 TOW : A heavy antitank missile, launched from ground or helicopter platforms; all but the recent air-launched version trail a thin wire through which they receive man-in-the-loop guidance commands
- FGM-148 Javelin : A shoulder-fired, "fire and forget" missile using thermal viewing in the control unit and seeker, the missile has selectable pop-up anti-tank and direct fire (i.e., against buildings) flight modes
- Griffin missile : Small air-to-surface missile developed with Raytheon internal funding, for unmanned aerial vehicles and applications where a small area of effect is desired
- Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System : Originally developed for the cancelled Future Combat Systems of the U.S. Army, a system based around Precision Attack Missiles for fires beyond the range of 155mm howitzers.
- Loitering Attack Missile : Add brief definition or description
- Precision Attack Missile : Raytheon-developed battlefield surface-to-surface missile; 40 km (25 mi) range with large hard-target/anti-armor warhead; fired by Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System in canceled U.S. Army Future Combat Systems and under diminishing consideration for U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship; more powerful, expensive, and longer-ranged than competing Griffin missile, a Raytheon-funded development
- MGM-52 Lance : A short range ballistic missile, deployed only with W70 nuclear warheads; the last nuclear-armed tactical missile of the U.S. Army; replaced by the MGM-140 ATACMS and still used as a target for ballistic missile defense tests
- M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System : A fully-tracked artillery firing platform that carries two munitions pods, containing either six rockets or short-range surface-to-surface missiles, or one MGM-140 ATACMS tactical ballistic missile
- 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
- XM31 (rocket) : A surface-to-surface missile using aerodynamic flight control, carrying a unitary warhead, fired from the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System or M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, at targets beyond the range of M109 howitzers
- MGM-140 ATACMS : A short- to medium-range ballistic missile, developed by the U.S. Army to engage high-value ground targets beyond the range of cannon, yet under the direct control of ground forces commanders; fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System
- Theater ballistic missile : A short- to medium- or intermediate-range surface-to-surface missile intended for use within a region rather than between continents, whose speed is less than that of an intercontinental ballistic missile making it an easier ballistic missile defense problem
- V-2 : World's first operational ballistic missile, developed by Nazi Germany: (Vergeltungswaffe 2).
- SS-1 SCUD : A Soviet-designed short range and inaccurate ballistic missile, a near-copy of the Second World War V-2 missile, that was widely exported, copied, employed as a base for new development, and used in combat by Iraq
- Jericho (missile) : Family of Israeli Defense Forces solid-fueled ballistic missiles; Jericho III is of the intermediate-range class
- Shahab-3 (missile) : Iranian ballistic missile, initially of the medium range category but being upgraded to intermediate range; capable of carrying a nuclear weapon although accuracy may be limited
- Cruise missile : A guided missile that uses aerodynamic forces, as well as active jet or rocket propulsion, to stay airborne and to adjust its course.
- Intermediate-range ballistic missile : Ballistic missile with a range between 1,400-5,499 km (1,500-3,437 mi).
- Intercontinental ballistic missile : A ballistic missile, carrying one or more warheads, with a range in excess of 5500 kilometers; the definition traditionally referred to land-based weapons, but some submarine-launched ballistic missiles have this capability
- UGM-27 Titan II : A second-generation U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile able to lift unusually large warheads, and used as a space launch vehicle after military retirement. As an ICBM, it carried the largest warhead of any U.S. missile
- LGM-30 Minuteman : In the Minuteman III version, the only operational US land-based intercontinental ballistic missile, fired from ultrahardened underground silos
- 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
- 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.
- Air-to-surface missile : Launched from an fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, missiles of this category have a wide variety of ranges, sensors, autonomy vs. man-in-the-loop control, warheads, and need for battle damage assessment
- 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
- 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
- Destroyer : While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets
- 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
- 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
- Unguided rocket : A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched
- Unitary warhead : A warhead for artillery, unguided rockets, or missiles, which is filled with a single explosive charge rather than cluster submunitions
- Warhead : That part of a military weapon, which actively moves to strike a target, that causes the desired destructive effect on the target