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U.S. Army Equipment Encyclopedia

Weapons, Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles, Helicopters, Artillery, Programs, and Systems - plus the Army Posture Statement, Weapon Systems Document, Acquisitions

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Hundreds of U.S. Army systems - from artillery to helicopters - are comprehensively described in this detailed, up-to-date encyclopedia of Army equipment. This massive 1300-page report also includes the latest Army Posture Statement, a major government report on defense acquisitions, Army equipping strategy white paper, advanced technology for wheeled and tracked vehicles, and the 2012 Army Modernization Plan.

Here are some of the systems covered (space limitations prevent a complete listing): Smart Munitions, Conventional Munitions, Mortar Systems, Weapon Aiming and Fire Control, Warheads, Explosives, Gun Propellants, Small Caliber and Infantry Weapons, Medium Caliber Weapons, Aircraft Armaments, Combat Vehicle Armaments, Tank Munitions Development, Countermines, Antipersonnel Landmine Alternatives, Non-Lethal Capabilities, Demolitions, Fuzes, Advanced Energy Weapons Systems; Abrams, Apache Longbow, Avenger, Bayonet, Black Hawk, Bradley, Chinook, Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle), Javelin, Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST), Kiowa Warrior, MLRS, M-4 Carbine, M-9 Pistol, M-16 Rifle, MK19-3 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, Field Protective Mask, M40/M42-Series, Tracked Vehicles Abrams Bradley M88A2 M113, Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Reconnaissance System M93/M93A1, Towed Howitzer (105 mm) M102, M113 Family of Vehicles, Towed Howitzer (105mm) M119A1/A2, M120/M121 Mortar, Towed Howitzer (155mm) M198, M203/M203A1 Grenade Launcher, M224 Mortar, M-240B Machine Gun, M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), M252 Mortar, M-240B Machine Gun, M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), M252 Mortar, Chemical Agent Detector Kit, M256A1, M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), Paladin, Palletized Load System (PLS), Patriot, Stryker, Tow; 2.75 Inch Rocket Systems (Hydra), Abrams Tank Upgrade (M1A2), Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure/Common Missile Warning System (ATIRCM/CMWS), Air Warrior (AW), Air/Missile Defense Planning and Control System (AMDPCS), Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL), All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS), Armored Knight Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), Army Key Management System (AKMS), Artillery Ammunition Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT), Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3), Biometric Enabling Capability (BEC), Black Hawk/UH-6044 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems Upgrade Calibration Sets Equipment (CALSETS), Chemical Biological Medical Systems – Diagnostics Chemical Biological Medical Systems – Prophylaxis Chemical Biological Medical Systems/Transformational Medical Technologies–Therapeutics Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR SKO), Chemical Demilitarization CH-47 Chinook Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT), Combat Service Support Communications (CSS Comms), Command Post Systems and Integration (CPS&I), Common Hardware Systems (CHS), Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS), Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) – XM25 Countermine Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Defense Enterprise Wideband SATCOM System (DEWSS), Distributed Common Ground System–Army (DCGS-A), Distributed Learning System (DLS), Dry Support Bridge (DSB), Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team (E-IBCT), Capabilities IBCT Increment Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS), Excalibur (XM982), Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), Fixed Wing Force Protection Systems Force Provider (FP), Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2), Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2), Future Tank Main Gun Ammunition (FTMGA), much more.