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Equipment of the United States Navy

The Equipment of the United States Navy can be subdivided into: firearms, vessels, aircraft, munitions, vehicles, and attire.


  • Small Arms 1
  • Vessels 2
    • Ships 2.1
    • Submarines 2.2
  • Aircraft 3
    • Fixed-Wing 3.1
    • Helicopters 3.2
  • Munitions 4
  • Land Vehicles 5
  • References 6
  • See also 7

Small Arms

Model Image Caliber Type Origin Details
M9 9mm Pistol  Italy
P226 9mm Pistol   Switzerland P226, P226R, P228, and P229 (M11 Mod 0)
Mk 23 Mod 0 .45 ACP Pistol  Germany
M1911 .45 ACP Pistol  United States Limited service
Submachine Guns
MP5 9mm Submachine gun  Germany MP5, MP5K, MP5N, MP5SD
Assault Rifles
M16 5.56x45mm NATO Assault rifle  United States Virtually universally phased out in favor of the M4 and SCARs
M4 5.56x45mm NATO Carbine  United States Standard service rifle. M4A1 SOPMOD
Mk 17 Mod 0 7.62x51mm NATO Assault rifle  United States
HK416 5.56x45mm NATO Carbine  Germany
HK417 7.62x51mm NATO Assault rifle  Germany
500 MILLS 12-gauge Shotgun  United States
M1014 12-gauge Shotgun  Italy
Machine Guns
Mk 46 Mod 0 5.56x45mm Light machine gun  United States
Mk 48 7.62x51mm Light machine gun  United States
M240 7.62x51mm NATO General purpose machine gun  United States
Mk 43 Mod 0 7.62x51mm NATO General purpose machine gun  United States Belt-fed
Browning M2HB .50 BMG Heavy machine gun  United States Mounted on vehicles or tripods
DMRs and Sniper Rifles
Mk 11 Mod 0 7.62x51mm NATO Sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle  United States
Mk 12 SPR 5.56x45mm NATO Sniper rifle/dsignated marksman rifle  United States
Mk 13 Mod 5 .300 Winchester Magnum Sniper rifle  United States
M14 7.62x51mm NATO Designated marksman rifle  United States
McMillan Tac-338 .338 Lapua Magnum Sniper rifle  United States
M24 7.62x51mm NATO Sniper rifle  United States
M107 .50 BMG Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle  United States
Mk 15 .50 BMG Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle  United States
Grenade-Based Weapons
Mk 19 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Belt-fed
HK GMG 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  Germany Belt-fed
M203 40mm Grenade launcher  United States Single-shot underbarrel grenade launcher
Mk 14 40mm Grenade launcher  South Africa Six-shot revolver-type grenade launcher
Portable Anti-Materiel Weapons
AT4 40mm Anti-tank weapon  United States
M3 MAAWS[1] 84x246mm R Anti-tank recoilless rifle  Sweden
FGM-148 Javelin Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile  United States


Commissioned ships/submarines arranged by class and displacement.


Class Image Individual Ships
Aircraft Carriers
Nimitz Class
Amphibious Assault Ships
Wasp Class
Tarawa Class
USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
Amphibious Transport Docks
San Anpoonio Class
Amphibious Command Ships
Blue Ridge Class
USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
Dock Landing Ships
Harpers Ferry Class
USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)
USS Oak Hill (LSD-51)
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)
Whidbey Island Class
Arleigh Burke Class
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
USS Bainbridge (DDG-96)
USS Barry (DDG-52)
USS Benfold (DDG-65)
USS Bulkeley (DDG-84)
USS Carney (DDG-64)
USS Chafee (DDG-90)
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93)
USS Cole (DDG-67)
USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54)
USS Decatur (DDG-73)
USS Dewey (DDG-105)
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75)
USS Farragut (DDG-99)
USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62)
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)
USS Gonzalez (DDG-66)
USS Gravely (DDG-107)
USS Gridley (DDG-101)
USS Halsey (DDG-97)
USS Higgins (DDG-76)
USS Hopper (DDG-70)
USS Howard (DDG-83)
USS James E. Williams (DDG-95)
USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)
USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)
USS Kidd (DDG-100)
USS Laboon (DDG-58)
USS Lassen (DDG-82)
USS Mahan (DDG-72)
USS Mason (DDG-87)
USS McCampbell (DDG-85)
USS McFaul (DDG-74)
USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)
USS Milius (DDG-69)
USS Mitscher (DDG-57)
USS Momsen (DDG-92)
USS Mustin (DDG-89)
USS Nitze (DDG-94)
USS O'Kane (DDG-77)
USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79)
USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60)
USS Pinckney (DDG-91)
USS Porter (DDG-78)
USS Preble (DDG-88)
USS Ramage (DDG-61)
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
USS Ross (DDG-71)
USS Russell (DDG-59)
USS Sampson (DDG-102)
USS Shoup (DDG-86)
USS Spruance (DDG-111)
USS Sterett (DDG-104)
USS Stethem (DDG-63)
USS Stockdale (DDG-106)
USS Stout (DDG-55)
USS The Sullivans (DDG-68)
USS Truxtun (DDG-103)
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108)
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81)
Ticonderoga Class
Sub Tenders
Emory Land Class
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39)
USS Frank Cable (AS-40)
Self-Defense Test Ship
Spruance Class
USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964)
Afloat Forward Staging Base
Trenton Class
USS Ponce (LPD-15)
Oliver Hazard Perry Class
Littoral Combat Ships
Freedom Class
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
Independence Class
USS Coronado (LCS-4)
USS Independence (LCS-2)
Original 6 Frigates
Classic Frigate
USS Constitution
Mine Countermeasure Ships
Avenger Class
Technological Research Ship
Banner Class
USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
Technological Research Ship
Austin Class
USS Denver (LPD-9)
Coastal Patrol Ships
Cyclone Class


Name Subs Image Notes
Ballistic Missile
Ohio Class
Seawolf Class
USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
Virginia Class
10 active, at least 30 planned
Los Angeles Class

In addition, the Navy operates the following ships:

Non-Commissioned (USNS);
Support (MV, RV - or no prefix);
Ready Reserve Force ships (MV, SS, GTS);



Aircraft Image Origin Versions Quantity[3] Notes
Cargo/Transport Aircraft
C-2 Greyhound  USA C-2A 34
C-9 Skytrain II  USA C-9B 15 To be replaced by C-40 Clipper
Gulfstream C-20  USA C-20A
Cessna UC-35  USA Utility Aircraft UC-35D 1
Gulfstream C-37  USA C-37A
CT-39 Sabreliner  USA CT-39G 1
C-40 Clipper  USA C-40A 11
C-130 Hercules  USA C-130T 19
ELINT/Command and Control Aircraft
E-2 Hawkeye  USA E-2C 67 To be replaced by E-2D starting in 2014
E-6 Mercury  USA E-6B 16
EA-18G Growler  USA EA-18G 114[4] 114 ordered[5]
Fighter Aircraft
F-5 Tiger II  USA F-5F
Used for adversary training[6]
F/A-18 Hornet  USA F/A-18A
To be replaced by F-35C
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet  USA F/A-18E
F-35 Lightning II  USA F-35C 4 NAS Pax River SDD aircraft, 260 planned[7]
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
P-3 Orion  USA P-3C 154[8] To be replaced by P-8
Trainer Aircraft
T-6 Texan II  USA T-6A
T-34 Mentor  USA T-34C 229 To be replaced by T-6B
T-39 Sabreliner  USA T-39G
Beech T-44  USA T-44A 52
T-45 Goshawk  USA T-45C 218


Helicopter Image Origin Role Variants Quantity[3] Notes
HH-60 Rescue Hawk  USA Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60H 49
MH-53 Sea Dragon  USA Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-53E 36
MH-60 Seahawk  USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
Multi-Mission Helicopter
291 planned[9]
275 planned[9]
SH-60 Seahawk  USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter SH-60B
TH-57 Sea Ranger  USA Training Helicopter TH-57B


Name Image Type Versions Name Image Type Versions
CBU-87 Cluster bomb AIM-7 Medium-range, semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile AIM-7A, AIM-7B, AIM-7C, AIM-7D, AIM-7E, AIM-7E2, AIM-7F, AIM-7M, AIM-7P, and RIM-7M
CBU-78 Air-dropped anti-tank and anti-personnel mines CBU-78/B AIM-9 Short-range air-to-air missile AIM-9D, AIM-9G, AIM-9H, AIM-9L, AIM-9M, AIM-9R, and AIM-9X
CBU-97 Cluster bomb AIM-120 Medium-range, active radar homing air-to-air missile AIM-120A, AIM-120B, AIM-120C, AIM-120C-4/5/6/7, AIM-120D
CBU-100 Cluster bomb B61 Nuclear bomb B61 Mod 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, and 12
AGM-65 Guided air-to-surface missile AGM-65A/B, AGM-65D, AGM-65E, AGM-65F/G, AGM-65H, AGM-65J, and AGM-65K AGM-84 Anti-ship missile AGM-84, RGM-84, and UGM-84
AGM-88 Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile AGM-88E AARGM AGM-154 Glide bomb AGM-154A, AGM-154B, AGM-154C

Land Vehicles

In addition to the vehicles listed here, the Navy Seabees operate a number of trucks and construction vehicles.
Name Image Type Quantity Notes
DPV Patrol Vehicle
LSSV Multi-Purpose Vehicle


  1. ^ Carl Gustaf Selected as Standard Equipment for US Army Light Infantry Units -, 20 February 2014
  2. ^ United States Navy (2010-09-17). "Frigates - FFG". Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ "EA-18G Growler overview" (PDF). Boeing. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Заключен последний контракт на приобретение "Супер Хорнетов" и "Гроулеров" для ВМС США". 29 October 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "F-5N/F Freedom Fighter | NAVAIR – U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command – Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Evaluation". Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "News Article: Plan Improves Navy, Marine Corps Air Capabilities". Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "P-3C Orion long range ASW aircraft.",, 18 February 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  9. ^ a b c d Sikorsky Delivers 400th MH-60 SEAHAWK Helicopter to U.S. Navy -, 23 July 2013

See also

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