List of equipment of the United States Armed Forces


The equipment of the United States Armed Forces includes, but is not limited to, weapons, ammunition, vehicles, and attire.


Name Type Caliber Branches Notes Picture
Small arms
M9 Pistol Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Standard service pistol. To be replaced by the M17 M9-pistolet.jpg
M11 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard To be replaced by the M18 SIG Sauer P226 neu.jpg
M17, M18 MHS Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Standard service pistol. Customized version of the SIG Sauer P320 XM17-XM18 Modular Handgun.jpg
M1911 Semi-automatic pistol .45 ACP Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Limited service M1911 A1 pistol.jpg
M4A1 Carbine 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, USSOCOM M4A1 currently the standard service rifle of the US Army. M4-Transparent.png
M16A2 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Virtually phased out, still in limited service M16A2 - AM.016070.jpg
M16A4 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Marine Corps, Army USMC M16A4 Rifle.JPG
HK416 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO USSOCOM HK416N.png
Mk 16 Mod 0 / Mk 17 Mod 0 SCAR Assault rifle Battle rifle 5.56×45mm NATO 7.62×51mm NATO USSOCOM, USMC Maratime Raid Force FN SCAR-L - FN SCAR-H.jpg
M14 Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Limited service, mostly ceremonial M14 afmil.jpg
Mk 14 EBR Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO USSOCOM, Army, Coast Guard PEO M14 EBR.jpg
M39 EMR Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Marine Corps, USSOCOM USMC-090417-M-4595B-185.jpg
SDM-R Designated marksman rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Army SquadDesignatedMarksmen.jpg
M110 SASS Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, USSOCOM To replace the M39 & Mk 11 (USMC)
and M14 EBR (Army)
PEO M110 SASS Profile.jpg
M110A1 CSASS Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marine Corps, USSOCOM HK 417 Sniper M110A1 SDMR.jpg
M24 SWS Sniper Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, USSOCOM PEO M24 SWS.jpg
M2010 ESR Sniper Rifle .300 Winchester Magnum Army XM2010 November 2010.jpg
M40 Sniper Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Marine Corps, USSOCOM M40 01.jpg
Mk 13 Sniper Rifle .300 Winchester Magnum USSOCOM (Mod 5), Marine Corps (Mod 7) Mk.13 MOD 5 sniper rifle.jpg
Mk 21 PSR Sniper Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum Army R-MSR.jpg
Mk 22 ASR Sniper Rifle .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, .308 Winchester, .338 Norma Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum USSOCOM, Army, Marine Corps To replace the M2010 ESR and MK13 MRAD black-barrel-profile.jpg
M107 Anti-material rifle .50 BMG Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, USSOCOM M107 html 5f1f60d5.gif
500 MILS Shotgun 12-gauge Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy also 500M MILS PEO Mossberg 590A1.jpg
M870 Shotgun 12-gauge Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard Remington 870.png
M26 MASS Shotgun 12-gauge Army PEO M26 MASS Stand-alone.jpg
MP5 Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, USSOCOM Heckler Koch MP5.jpg
MP7 Submachine gun 4.6×30mm HK Army, Navy, Coast Guard, USSOCOM H&K MP7.jpg
APC9 Pro-K SCW Submachine gun 9x19mm Parabellum Army, Air Force Police Carbine APC Parabellum 9x19 calibre Switzerland Swiss defence industrry military technology 001.jpg
M27 IAR Squad automatic weapon 5.56×45mm NATO Marine Corps Derived from the HK 416, USMC standard issue. Island Warriors destroy targets 150120-M-QH615-161.jpg
M249 SAW Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy
M240 General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy M240-1.jpg
M60 General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, USSOCOM M60.jpg
Small Arms Ammunition
Vehicle weapons
M61 Vulcan Six-barrelled Gatling gun 20×102mm Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard Vulcan1.jpg
M134 Six-barrelled Gatling gun 7.62×51mm NATO Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy Mi-171Š sliding door - Minigun.jpg
M2 HMG Heavy machine gun .50 BMG Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard M2 machine gun at Musee de l Armee-IMG 7566-white.jpg
Mk 19 Grenade Machine Gun Automatic grenade launcher 40mm grenades Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard
Anti-Tank Weapons
FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile System 127mm Army, Marine Corps Army-fgm148.jpg
AT4 Anti-Tank Rocket System 84mm Army, Air Force Adopted by the US Army as the;
"Lightweight Multipurpose Weapon M136"
M3 MAAWS Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifle 84x246mm R Army, USSOCOM Carl Gustav M3 Kokonaisturvallisuus 2015.jpg
SMAW Anti-Tank Rocket System 83.5mm Army, Marine Corps Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon.jpg
Anti-Air Weapons
FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS Army, Marine Corps USMC Stinger launch at Twentynine Palms July 2001.jpg
M120 Mortar 120mm mortar Army, Marine Corps U.S. Soldiers, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, explain how to use an M120 120 mm mortar system to Iraqi 110704-A-PT121-003.jpg
M252 Mortar Mortar 81mm mortar Army, Marine Corps USMC mortarmen in Helmand province Afghanistan1.jpg
M224 Mortar Mortar 60mm mortar Army, Marine Corps USMC-120419-M-AB169-002.jpg


Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Name Description Branches Version Quantity[3] Notes Picture
Close air support
Fairchild Republic
A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog
Close Air Support, Forward Air Control Air Force A-10C
713 The A-10 was planned to be replaced by the F-35A Lightning II and retired, however the Air Force is now considering to extend the life of the plane and find another successor. The F-35A Lightning II will be considered as a successor but for now will play its own role.
A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg
Close Air Support, Air Interdiction and Force Protection Air Force AC-130H Spectre

AC-130U Spooky II
21 16 AC-130J planned to replace AC-130H;
AC-130 gunship firing broadside at dusk.jpg
Strategic bomber
B-1 Lancer
Long-range multirole heavy bomber Air Force B-1B 104 Supersonic Strategic Bomber, will serve until the 2030s, to be replaced by the Next-Generation Bomber
B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg
Northrop Grumman
B-2 Spirit
Low observable strategic stealth heavy bomber Air Force B-2A 20
B-2 Spirit original.jpg
B-52 Stratofortress
High altitude long-range strategic heavy bomber Air Force B-52A
744 To be in active service until 2045; B-52H Stratofortress is the only one used in service today
Usaf.Boeing B-52.jpg
Military transport aircraft
Grumman/ Northrop Grumman
C-2 Greyhound
Carrier based cargo aircraft Navy C-2A
58 It was developed from the E-2 Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control
C-2A DN-SC-89-09037.JPEG
C-5 Galaxy
Intercontinental outsize heavy cargo transport Air Force C-5A
C-5M Super Galaxy
126 C-5A retired; C-5B and C-5C to be upgraded to C-5M
C-12 Huron
Passenger/Cargo aircraft; Surveillance aircraft variant Army, Air Force
Army, Air Force
Army, Air Force
Air Force
Air Force
C-12 Huron in flight.jpg
C-17 Globemaster III
Intercontinental strategic transport Air Force C-17A 180 223 planned
C17 aircraft alt.jpg
Passenger aircraft Navy
Air Force
Air Force
19 C-20
USMC C-20.jpg
Boeing VC-25 Executive Transport Aircraft Air Force VC-25A


2 Used as Air Force One. VC-25A based on Boeing 747-200B to be replaced by VC-25B. Two VC-25B to be built, based on Boeing 747-8I.
Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore.jpg
C-27J Spartan
Medium-lift tactical transport aircraft Air Force C-27J 13 Total Planned 38;Joint US-Italian design
Alenia C27J Spartan 04.jpg
Passenger aircraft Air Force C-32 6
Passenger aircraft Army, Air Force,
Navy, Coast Guard
C-40 Clipper
Passenger aircraft Navy
Air Force
Air Force
USAF Boeing C-40B CBR Gilbert-1.jpg
C-130 Hercules
Tactical transport aircraft Air Force, Coast Guard C-130A
2,500 C-130J to replace C-130E; 129 C-130J planned;C-130A,C-130B,C-130C already retired
Lockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg
Lockheed Martin
C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical transport aircraft Air Force C-130J
89 C-130J to replace C-130E
RAAF Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 YPMC Creek.jpg
C-145 Skytruck Light utility transport AFSOC C-145 10
Airborne early warning and control
Grumman/Northrop Grumman
E-2 Hawkeye
All-weather carrier based airborne early warning and control Navy E-2A
75 E-2A and E-2B retired;E-2Cto be replaced by E-2D starting 2014; TE-2A is a trainer
E-2C Hawkeye and Mount Fuji.jpg
E-3 Sentry
Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) Air Force E-3B
E-3 Sentry exercise Green Flag 2012 (Cropped).jpg
E-4 Nightwatch
National emergency airborne command post Air Force E-4A
4 E-4A was later upgraded to E-4B
E 4b.jpg
E-6 Mercury
Naval Communications Relay/Airborne Command Post Navy E-6A
16 E-6A was later upgraded to E-6B
US Navy E-6 Mercury.jpg
Northrop Grumman
E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint-STARS)
Airborne Battle Management Platform Air Force E-8A
16 E-8A was a prototype; E-8 B was the final version but the E-8C was favored because of a second-hand built aircraft.
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Lockheed P-3 Orion Anti-Submarine Marine Patrol Aircraft Navy P-3A
Landing approach of Lockheed P-3C Orion (60+01).jpg
Boeing P-8 Poseidon Anti-Submarine, Anti-Surface, Shipping Interdiction Patrol Aircraft Navy P-8A 122
US Navy P-8 Poseidon taking off at Perth Airport.jpg
Electronic warfare aircraft
EA-18G Growler (Grizzly)
Carrier based Electronic Warfare Aircraft Navy EA-18G 108 Grizzly is the nickname used on the radio to avoid confusion between "Prowler" and "Growler"; 114 ordered; EA-18G is a modified version of F/A 18 Hornet; will later replace the EA-6A Prowler
EA-18G VX-31 over Ridgecrest CA 2009.jpg
EC-130H Compass Call
Electronic Warfare Aircraft Air Force EC-130H
EC-130H Block 30
EC-130H Block 35
EC-130H Compass Call 060617.jpg
Air superiority fighter
McDonnell Douglas
F-15 Eagle
Air Superiority Aircraft Air Force F-15A
1,500 F-15A and F-15B retired; Being partially replaced by the F-22; expected service until 2025
F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Air Superiority Aircraft Air Force F-22A 195
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH.jpg
Multirole combat aircraft
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Multi-role combat aircraft Air Force F-15E 203
USAF F-15E Strike Eagle Iraq 1999.jpg
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Multi-role combat aircraft Air Force F-16C/F-16D Total Force 1018 To be replaced by F-35A in 2025; USAF has ceased to purchase F-16s however they still produce it to be exported to other countries.
F-16 June 2008.jpg
F/A-18 Hornet Carrier based Multi-role Combat Aircraft Navy F/A-18A
1,480 To be replaced F-35C; 565 F/A-18E, F/A 18F Super hornet planned
USMC FA-18 Hornet.JPEG
Boeing F/A-18E/ F/A18F Super Hornet Carrier based Multi-role Combat Aircraft Navy F/A18E
497 Service started in 1999 and will be used until 2030
FA-18 Hornet VFA-41.jpg
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Advanced Multi-role combat aircraft Air Force
535 Multi role strike fighter. F-35C Navy Variant carrier based.
F-35A flight (cropped).jpg

Rotary Winged-Aircraft/VTOL/VSTOL

Name Branches Type Version Quantity[3] Notes Picture
AV-8B Harrier II Marine Corps Close Air Support
To be replaced by F-35B; The original variant of this aircraft is of British design
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Marine Corps Advanced Multi-role combat aircraft F-35B 535 Supersonic STOVL multirole fighter
160308-M-BL734-841 (25076029673).jpg
V-22 Osprey Marines Corps
Air Force
Cargo Helicopter MV-22B
360 planned
50 planned
Marine V-22 Osprey.jpg
Rotary Winged-Aircraft
UH-1Y Venom Marine Corps Utility Helicopter UH-1Y 92
UH-1Y USS San Deigo.jpg
AH-1 Super Cobra Marine Corps Attack Helicopter AH-1W Cobra 168 To be upgraded/replaced AH-1Z Viper
AH-1 Cobra.jpg
AH-1Z Viper Marine Corps Attack Helicopter AH-1Z 28 189 planned
AH-1Z lands on USS Makin Island LHD-8.jpg
AH-64 Apache Army Attack Helicopter AH-64A
AH-64D Apache Longbow
AH-64D Apache Longbow.jpg
CH-47 Chinook Army Cargo Helicopter CH-47D
190 CH-47F ordered
CH-47 2.jpg
CH-53E Super Stallion Marine Corps Cargo Helicopter CH-53E 139
A CH-53E Super Stallion with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.jpg
EH-60 Army Electronic-Warfare Helicopter EH-60A 64
HH-60 Jay Hawk Coast Guard Recovery Helicopter HH-60J
US Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration.jpg
HH-60 Pave Hawk Air Force Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60G 99
HH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard Search and Rescue Helicopter MH-65C
101 This aircraft is of French design
Two coast guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopters.jpg
MH-6 Little Bird Army Special operations Utility Helicopter/ Attack Helicopter AH/MH-6J
MH-6 Little Bird.jpg
MH-60 Black Hawk Army Multi-mission Helicopter MH-60K
MH-60K Black Hawk.jpg
SH-60 Seahawk Navy Search and Rescue Helicopter
Multi-mission Helicopter
Multi-mission Helicopter
Anti-submarine Helicopter Helicopter
Anti-submarine Helicopter Helicopter

300 planned
273 planned
SH-60B Seahawk.jpg
T-57 Sea Ranger Navy Training Helicopter TH-57B
TH57C boat ops.jpg
TH-67 Creek Army Training Helicopter TH-67 172 The aircraft is a joint US-Canadian design
TH-67A Creek.jpg
UH-1N Twin Huey Marine Corps Utility Aircraft UH-1N
US Marine Corps UH-1N Huey helicopter.jpg
UH-60 Black Hawk Army Utility Aircraft UH-60A
1227 planned
UH-72 Lakota Army Utility Aircraft UH-72A 250 345 planned
UH-72 Lakota2.jpg


Name Type Branches Quantity[3] Notes Picture
Delta IV Orbital launch vehicle n/a n/a
Delta-4H DSP-23 2.jpg
Global Positioning System Navigation and Timing Space Force 30[4]
GPS Satellite NASA art-iif.jpg

Land vehicles

Name Branches Quantity Variants Notes Picture
Main Battle Tank
M1 Abrams Army, Marine Corps 8,848 M1A1 MBT
M104 Wolverine Bridge Layer
M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle
M1 Panther II Mine Clearing Blade/Roller System
M1A1 Abrams with Integrated Management System new Tank Urban Survivability Kit Dec. 2007.jpg
Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Bradley Fighting Vehicle Army 6,724 M2A3 Bradley IFV
M3 Recon Vehicle
M4 Command and Control Vehicle
Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle
M6 Linebacker Air Defense
Bradley Engineer Squad Vehicle
Armored Personnel Carrier
M113 armored personnel carrier Army, Air Force 6,000 M58 Wolf
M548A3 Cargo Carrier
M90A13 Improved TOW Vehicle
M106A43 Mortar Carrier
US M113 in Samarra Iraq.jpg
Stryker Army, Marines, Air Force 4,187 M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle
M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle
M1128 Mobile Gun System
M1129 Mortar Carrier
M1130 Commander's Vehicle
M1131 Fire Support Vehicle
M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle
M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle
M1134 Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle
M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Reconnaissance Vehicle
Stryker ICV front q.jpg
LARC-V Navy, Army 200 LARC-V Amphibious
LARC of BMU-2.jpg
LAV-25 Marine Corps 1,500 LAV-25A2 Amphibious recon vehicle
LAV-AT (Anti-Tank)
LAV-M (Mortar Carrier)
LAV-R (Recovery vehicle)
LAV-AD (Air Defense)
LAV-C2 (Command and Control)
LAV-LOG (Logistics)
LAV-MEWSS Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System
LAV-25 armored vehicle.jpg
Assault Amphibious Vehicle (Amphibious) Marine Corps 1,311 AAVP-7A1 (Personnel)
AAVC-7A1 (Command)
US Navy 020912-N-8087H-005 AAV launches from the well deck.jpg
Mine-Protected Ambush resistant/Medium Mine Protected Vehicle
RG-31 Nyala Army 1,964 RG-31 Charger US Army Version The RG-31 originated from South Africa
RG-33 Army 1,735 RG-33 Originated from South Africa
Cougar (vehicle) Army, Marine Corps, Air Force 3,500 ordered Cougar Hardened Engineering Vehicle
Cougar Joint EOD Response Vehicle
International MaxxPro Marine Corps, Army 5,250 ordered MaxxPro Dash
International MaxxPro.jpg
BAE Caiman Marine Corps, Army 2,800 ordered
Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq.jpg
Oshkosh M-ATV Army, Marine Corps 8,108 ordered
Mine resistant ambush protected ATV.jpg
Buffalo (mine protected vehicle) Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy 200
Buffalo mine-protected vehicle.jpg
Armored Cars
Humvee Army, Marine Corps, Air Force,Navy, Coast Guard 260,000 Active Denial System
Ground Mobility Vehicle (Special Forces Variant)
Integrated Meteorological System
ZEUS-HLONS (HMMWV Laser Ordnance Neutralization System)
M1097 Heavy HMMWV Avenger
M1097A2 Unarmored Cargo/Troop/Air-defense Carrier
M1114 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1116 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1145 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1151A1 Up-Armored Armament Carrier
M1152A1 Up-Armored Cargo/Troop Carrier
M1165A1 Up-Armored General Purpose Vehicle
M1167A1 Up-Armored TOW Carrier
M1114 cruising by mrkoww.jpg
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle Army (Military Police) 1,836 Command and Control
Recovery Vehicle
Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition
Infantry Carrier Vehicle
M1200 Armored Knight FiST-V
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle.jpg
Light Utility Vehicle
Desert Patrol Vehicle Army, Navy (Navy SEALs) Used extensively on Operation Desert Storm specifically the Navy SEALs
US Navy 020413-N-5362A-013 U.S. Navy SEALs (SEa, Air, Land) operate Desert Patrol Vehicles (DPV) while preparing for an upcoming mission.jpg
Light Strike Vehicle Army
Advanced Light Strike Vehicle Marine Corps, Navy (Navy SEALs)
Chenowth Advanced Light Strike Vehicle.jpg
Ranger Special Operations Vehicle Army 12 Exclusive use by the 75th Ranger Regiment
RSOV at National War College April 19, 2001.JPEG
Interim Fast Attack Vehicle Marine Corps (Force Recon), Navy (Navy SEALs) 157
USMC Fast Attack Vehicle (IFAV).1.JPEG
Growler Marine Corps Can be Airlifted by a V-22 Osprey
USMC Growler.jpg
M939 Truck 25,000[5] Intention is to replace with the Oshkosh FMTV. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.
Lean-Ox Fetival 2013 Army truck.JPG
FMTV 108,800 (Active in all services) Oshkosh Defense - >23,400 trucks/>11,400 trailers (current manufacturer). 74,000 trucks and trailers by legacy manufacturers. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.[5] MTV-of-the-New-Jersey-National-Guard.jpg
HEMTT >27,000 (new build and remanufactured)[6] Figures include National Guard and Air Force Hemtt iraq.jpg
Oshkosh HET 4,079 (delivered; not all remain in service)[7] 2,488 M1070A0 tractors and >2,600 M1000 trailers delivered of which at least 1,009 tractors and >1000 trailers have been Reset. 1,591 M1070A1 delivered. Figures include National Guard and Air Force.
Military engineering vehicle
M9 Armored Combat Earthmover Army 447 Bulldozer
M9 ACE Vehicle.JPG
M60 Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge Army, Marine Corps M60 AVLB
Bridge Layer
M60A1 Armored Vehicle Landing Bridge.jpg
M88 Recovery Vehicle Army, Marine Corps M88A2 Hercules Armoured recovery vehicle
M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle in pm.jpg
Caterpillar D7 Army, Marine Corps Bulldozer
Caterpillar D9 Army Bulldozer
M816 Wrecker Army Armoured recovery vehicle
Chubby (mine detection system) Army Detection and Mine Removal Vehicle; Originated from South Africa
Self-propelled artillery
Dragon Fire (Self-propelled mortar carrier) Marine Corps 66
M109 Paladin Army 850 M109A6
Artillery Corps Fires Practice Cannon3.jpg
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Army, Marine Corps 500
HIMARS - missile launched.jpg
M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System Army 991 M270A1 Production ceased in 2003
Army mlrs 1982 02.jpg
Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Army 1000
Avenger missile.jpg
MIM-104 Patriot Army 1106 Launchers MM-140F (PAC-3) Its purpose is for Anti-ballistic missile uses
Patriot System 2.jpg
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Army 24 Its purpose is for Anti-ballistic missile uses
THAAD Launcher.jpg


United States Navy
Commissioned Ships
Class Type Branch Active Notes Image
Gerald R. Ford-class Aircraft carrier Navy 1 10 planned
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) underway on 8 April 2017.JPG
Nimitz-class Aircraft carrier Navy 10 Class of 10
USS Nimitz in Victoria Canada 036.jpg
America-class Amphibious assault ship Navy 2 11 planned
USS America (LHA 6) June 2012.JPG
Wasp-class Amphibious assault ship Navy 7 Class of 8
USS Wasp (LHD 1).jpg
Blue Ridge-class Amphibious Command Ship Navy 2 Class of 2
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-JCC 20) in Souda Bay.jpg
San Antonio-class Amphibious transport dock Navy 11 13 planned
LPD-17 Class.jpg
Los Angeles-class Attack submarine Navy 32 Class of 62
USS Greeneville (SSN-772).jpg
Seawolf-class Attack submarine Navy 3 Class of 3
USS Connecticut SSN-22.jpg
Virginia-class Attack submarine Navy 16 66 planned
US Navy 080621-N-8467N-001 Pre-commissioning Unit New Hampshire (SSN 778) sits moored to the pier at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard moments before her christening ceremony commenced.jpg
Ohio-class Ballistic missile submarine Navy 14 Class of 18, 4 converted to SSGN
Ohio-class submarine launches Tomahawk Cruise missiles (artist concept).jpg
Ticonderoga-class Cruiser Navy 22 Class of 27
US Navy 030903-N-5024R-003 USS Port Royal (DDG 73) departed on deployment.jpg
Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Navy 65 82 planned
USS Arleigh Burke Mediterranean.jpg
Whidbey Island-class Dock landing ship Navy 8 Class of 8
USS Whidbey Island001.jpg
Harpers Ferry-class Dock landing ship Navy 4 Class of 4
USS Harpers Ferry Gulf of Thailand 2008.jpg
Ohio-class Guided missile submarine Navy 4 Converted from a class of 18 SSBN
Ohio-class submarine launches Tomahawk Cruise missiles (artist concept).jpg
Freedom-class Littoral combat ship Navy 6 15 planned
Independence-class Littoral combat ship Navy 7 17 planned
USS Independence (LCS-2) at Naval Air Station Key West, 29 March 2010 (100329-N-1481K-298).jpg
Avenger-class Mine countermeasures vessel Navy 11 Class of 14
USS Avenger MCM-1.jpg
Cyclone-class Patrol boat Navy 13 Class of 14
USS Hurricane (PC-3), USS Typhoon (PC-5) and USS Chinook (PC-9) underway in March 2015.JPG
Emory S. Land-class Submarine tender Navy 2 Class of 3
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) at Gaeta, Italy, on 18 February 2004 (040218-N-4376H-014).jpg
USS Pueblo Technical Research Ship Navy 1 Held captive in North Korea. Not counted as part of deployed combat fleet.
USS Pueblo (AGER-2) 02.jpg
USS Constitution Classic Frigate Navy 1 Oldest commissioned ship afloat. Not counted as part of deployed combat fleet
USS Constitution-IMG 5343.jpg
Non-Commissioned Ships
Henry J. Kaiser-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler Navy (MSC) 15 Class of 16
USNS Big Horn.jpg
USNS Invincible Missile Range Instrumentation Ship Navy (MSC) 1 Class of 18. Converted from Ocean Surveillance Ship.
USNS Invincible (T-AGM 24).jpg
Howard O. Lorenzen-class Missile Range Instrumentation Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Howard O. Lorenzen on the Columbia River (140516-Z-PL933-055).jpg
Waters-class Navigation Test Support Ship Navy (MSC) 1
T-AGS-45 Waters.jpg
Pathfinder-class Survey Ship Navy (MSC) 6 Class of 7.
USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) underway in the Gulf Of Mexico on 19 September 1994 (6490546).jpg
Sea-based X-band Radar Mobile Early Warning Radar Platform Navy (MSC) 1 `
Sbx underway.jpg
Victorious-class Ocean Surveillance Ship Navy (MSC) 4
Impeccable-class Ocean Surveillance Ship Navy (MSC) 1
USNS Impeccable T-AGOS-23.jpg
Lewis and Clark-class Dry Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 14
USNS Lewis and Clark T-AKE-1.jpg
Guam-class High Speed Transport Navy (MSC) 1 Former Hawaii Superferry ship MV Huakai
USNS Guam(T-HST-1) left front view at Port of Yokohama July 26, 2019 01.jpg
Watson-class Vehicle Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 8
Aerial port bow view of the Watson class large medium-speed RO-RO ship USNS Pomeroy (T-AKR 316).jpg
2nd Lt. John P. Bobo-class Strategic Sealift Ship Navy (MSC) 5
US Navy strategic sealift ship USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK-3008) off the coast of Saipan.jpg
Shughart-class Vehicle Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 1
Small shughart.jpg
Bob Hope-class Vehicle Cargo Ship Navy (MSC) 7
USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) at anchorage in Souda harbor.jpg
Powhatan-class Ocean Tug Navy (MSC) 4 Class of 7
USNS Apache (T-ATF 271) starboard view.jpg
Mercy-class Hospital Ship Navy (MSC) 2 Former San Clemente-class oil tankers
USNS Mercy docking in Los Angeles for COVID-19 response.jpg
Safeguard-class Salvage Ship Navy (MSC) 4
USS safegu-m.jpg
USNS Lawrence H. Gianella Petroleum Tanker Navy (MSC) 1
USNS Gianella.jpg
Supply-class Fast Combat Support Ship Navy (MSC) 2 Class of 4
USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on 7 May 2006 (6697433).jpg
Montford Point-class Expeditionary Transfer Dock Navy (MSC) 4
USNS Montford Point (T-MLP-1) underway in July 2014.JPG
Zeus-class Cable Ship Navy (MSC) 1
USNS Zeus.jpg
Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport Navy (MSC) 10 14 planned.
USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) - 5.jpg
Special Warfare and Costal Riverine Force
Combat Rubber Raiding Craft Inflatable Boat Navy
U.S. Marines aboard a combat rubber raiding craft.jpg
Small Unit Riverine Craft Rigid Buoyant Boat Navy
US Navy 070123-N-5758H-150 Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron One (RIVRON-1), based at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, train aboard Small Unit River Craft (SURC), during a unit-level training exercise.jpg
Riverine Command Boat Riverine Fast Assault Craft Navy
US Navy 110712-N-CD297-143 Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 participate in pre-deployment exercises in a riverine command boat.jpg
Rigid Raider Fast Assault Craft Navy
Wfm rigid raider.jpg
Mark V Special Operations Craft Special Operations Craft Navy
US Navy 090428-N-4205W-840 MARK V Special Operations Craft.jpg
Special Operations Craft–Riverine Special Operations Craft Navy
US Navy 040421-N-0000R-002 Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen (SWCC) assigned to Special Boat Team Twenty-Two demonstrate the new Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R).jpg
Mark VI Patrol Boat Special Operations Craft Navy
US patrol vessels off Yap - 190703-N-LN093-1091.jpg
Landing Craft
Landing Craft Air Cushion Hovercraft Landing Craft Navy 97
Landing Craft Air Cushion, LCAC 2105.jpg
Landing Craft Utility 1466, 1610 & 1627 Classes Landing Craft Utility Navy 32
US Navy 111011-N-WA347-041 Landing craft utility (LCU) 1627 departs the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).jpg
United States Coast Guard
Class Type Branch Active Notes Image
Legend-class National Security Cutter Coast Guard 8 11 planned
USCG National Security Cutter BERTHOLF (WMSL-750).jpeg
Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 3 Class of 12
USCGC Tampa WMEC-902.jpg
Famous-class Medium Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 13 Class of 13
Thetis cutter WMEC-910.jpg
Reliance-class Medium Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 14 Class of 16
USCGC Reliance WMEC 615.jpg
Alex Haley-class Medium Endurance Cutter Coast Guard 1 Former USS Edenton (ATS-1)
Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter Coast Guard 36 64 planned
Island-class Patrol Boat Coast Guard 37 Class of 49
USCGC Mustang (WPB-1310).jpg
Marine Protector-class Patrol Boat Coast Guard 73
USCGC Sea Dog - 090506-G-------121.jpg
Healy-class Icebreaker Coast Guard 1
USCGC Healy.gif
Polar-class Icebreaker Coast Guard 1 Class of 2
Uscgc polar star.jpg
Mackinaw-class Icebreaker Coast Guard 1 Used primarily in the Great Lakes
USCGC Mackinaw.jpg
Juniper-class Seagoing Buoy Tender Coast Guard 16
USCGC Hickory (WLB-212).jpg
Keeper-class Coastal Buoy Tender Coast Guard 14
USCGC Ida Lewis in New York Harbor.jpg
Bay-class Icebreaking Tugboat Coast Guard 9 10 Planned
USCGC Thunder Bay.jpg
100 Foot-class Inland Buoy Tender Coast Guard 2
Cutter spotted during training (6956111397).jpg
100 Foot-class Inland Construction Tender Coast Guard 3
USCGC Smilax underway.jpg
65 Foot-class Inland Buoy Tender Coast Guard 2
USCGC Elderberry in Gastineau Channel.jpg
USCGC Eagle Sail Training Vessel Coast Guard 1 Former Nazi German Barque Horst Wessel
160 Foot-class Inland Construction Tender Coast Guard 4
75 Foot-class Inland Construction Tender Coast Guard
75 Foot-class River Buoy Tender Coast Guard
65 Foot-class River Buoy Tender Coast Guard
65 Foot-class Small Harbor Tug Coast Guard
52-foot Motor Lifeboat Lifeboat Coast Guard 4
All four USCG 52 foot motor lifeboats.jpg
47-foot Motor Lifeboat Lifeboat Coast Guard 227
USCG 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat-Morro Bay CA.jpg
Aids to Navigation Boat Aids to Navigation Boat Coast Guard 145
USCG 55 foot aid to navigation vessel -a.jpg
25-foot Transportable Port Security Boat Security Boat Coast Guard To be transferred to the Army
US Coast Guard Transportable Port Security Unit.jpg
32-foot Transportable Port Security Boat Security Boat Coast Guard
USCG transportable port security boats, at Guantanamo, circa 2015.jpg
Short Range Prosecutor Rigid Hulled Inflatable Coast Guard
Flickr - Official U.S. Navy Imagery - U.S. Marines make their approach to a Thai fishing vessel in a U.S. Coast Guard short range prosecutor during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise with the Royal Thai Navy..jpg
Long Range Interceptor Rigid Hulled Inflatable Coast Guard
USCG long range interceptor launching from Bertholf.jpg
Defender-class Response Boat Coast Guard
Defender class boat USCG Gastineau C WC26.jpg
Response Boat–Small II Response Boat Coast Guard
USCG 29-foot Response Boat-Small -a.jpg
Response Boat–Medium Response Boat Coast Guard
Response Boat Medium 45 (2296554504).jpg
United States Army
Class Type Branch Active Notes Image
General Frank S. Besson-class logistics support vessel Army 8 Class of 8
LSV-7 SSGT Robert T Kuroda.jpg
Runnymede-class large landing craft Army 35 Class of 35
LCU2000 class landing craft.JPG
LCM-8 mechanized landing craft Army 40 Class of 40
Lcm-8 1972.jpg
MGen. Nathanael Greene-class large coastal tug Army 6 Class of 6
United States Air Force
Class Type Branch Active Notes Image
Rising Star-class tugboat Air Force 1 Class of 1
USAF Rising Star, used during the 2 months a year Thule, AFB's port is open -- 130925-F-ZZ999-001.jpg
MR-120 drone recovery vessel Air Force 3 Class of 3
Drone Recovery Ships of the U.S. Air Force (82 ATRS).jpg



Dress Uniforms
Branch Name Notes Image
Army Army Service Uniform Currently used as both service and dress uniform. Being replaced by Army Greens as service uniform
Marine Corps Blue Dress
Blue–White Dress Authorized for summer wear for officers only.
Plate VIII, Marine Barracks Ceremonial Uniforms - U.S. Marine Corps Uniforms 1983 (1984), by Donna J. Neary.jpg
Red Dress Worn by the United States Marine Band and United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps only.
Navy Service Dress Blue Worn in the winter, and year-round for travel.
Officer / CPO
Service Dress White Worn in the Summer
Officer / CPO
Air Force Air Force Service Uniform Currently worn as both service and dress uniforms.
Space Force Space Force Service Uniform Same as Air Force Service Dress Uniform.
Coast Guard Service Dress Blue Worn year round by junior enlisted personnel and in winter only by officers and chief petty officers.
Coast Guard Full Dress Blue uniform.jpg
Service Dress White Same as Navy Service Dress Whites, but worn with Coast Guard insignia. Worn by officers only and chief petty officers only in summer.
Service Uniforms
Branch Name Notes Image
Army Army Service Uniform Gradually being phased out in this role. Will be completely restricted to dress wear by 2028.
Army Greens Gradually replacing the Army Service Uniform in this role from 2020.
Marine Corps Service Uniform
Navy Service Khaki Uniform Worn by officers and chief petty officers only.
Summer White Service Uniform Worn in Summer by officers and chief petty officers only.
Navy Service Uniform Worn year round by junior enlisted personnel.
Air Force Air Force Service Dress Uniform Worn as both a service and a dress uniform.
Space Force Space Force Service Dress Uniform Same as Air Force Service Dress Uniform.
Coast Guard Winter Dress Blue Uniform Worn in winter.
Tropical Blue Uniform Worn in warm weather and year-round for general office wear.
USCGAUX Tropical Blue Long.jpg
Combat / Working Uniforms
Branch Name Notes Image
Army Army Combat Uniform
Marine Corps Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform
Navy Navy Working Uniform
Shipboard Working Uniform
Air Force Airman Battle Uniform ABU completely phased out on 1 April 2021.
Army Combat Uniform Standard uniform of the USAF. Worn with brown name and rank / Air Force tapes. Completely replaced ABU on 1 April 2021.
Space Force Worn with blue name / Space Force tapes.
Coast Guard Operational Dress Uniform
Navy Working Uniform Worn by Port Security Units, Law Enforcement Detachments, and personnel deployed overseas.

Camouflage patterns

Camouflage Patterns
List of current camouflage patterns and uniforms
Branch Camouflage pattern Image Picture
United States Department of the Army Seal.svg

Operational Camouflage Pattern used for the current Army Combat Uniform (ACU).
Units deployed in Afghanistan are also being issued with MultiCam. Pattern is known as OCP – OEF Camouflage Pattern. Operational Camouflage Patternand
Multicam pattern.jpg

USMC logo.svg
Marine Corps
MARPAT pattern, used for the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) in two variants, woodland and desert. MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg MARPAT desert pattern.jpg U.S. Marines Combat Utility Uniforms 2003, Full-Color Plate (2003), by John M. Carrillo.png
Navy Working Uniform (NWU). Comes in two variants – standard woodland for garrison use and desert for deployment use.
Seal of the US Air Force.svg
Air Force

Operational Camouflage Pattern used on Army Combat Uniform (ACU) which has completely replaced the |Digitalized tigerstripe Airman Battle Uniform (ABU).

Some deployed ground units in Afghanistan use MultiCam.

ABU camouflage.jpg USAF Airman Battle Uniform.jpg
United States Coast Guard seal
Coast Guard
Operational Dress Uniform (ODU).
Coast Guard – ODUCoast Guard – CGCUU (used in oversea deployment or combat operations)
Common uniform for the SOCOM is still in development. Currently, MultiCam is widely used, replacing old BDU's. Multicam pattern.jpg

See also


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  2. ^ "Small Caliber Ammunition". Alliant Tech Systems(ATK). Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  3. ^ a b c "Factsheet". 28 May 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ "GPS Wing Reaches GPS III IBR Milestone". Inside GNSS. 10 November 2008. Archived from the original on 23 May 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  5. ^ a b "Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) (Nov)". IHS Jane's. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  6. ^ "Oshkosh M977 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) and M989A1 heavy expanded mobility ammunition trailer (HEMAT)". IHS Jane's Shaun C Connors & Christopher F. Foss. 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  7. ^ "Oshkosh M1070 and M1070A1 (8 × 8) Heavy Equipment Transporters (HETs) and M1000 semi-trailer". IHS Jane's Shaun C Connors & Christopher F Foss. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-09-22.