Equipment of the United States Navy

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

Small Arms

Model Image Caliber Type Origin Details
M9 M9-pistolet.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum Pistol  Italy Standard service pistol
P226 150px 9×19mm Parabellum Pistol   Switzerland P226, P226R, P228, and P229 (M11 Mod 0)
Mk 23 Mod 0 150px .45 ACP Pistol  Germany
M1911 M1911A1.png .45 ACP Pistol  United States Limited service
Submachine Guns
MP5 Heckler Koch MP5.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum Submachine gun  Germany MP5, MP5K, MP5N, MP5SD
MP7 H&K MP7.jpg HK 4.6×30mm Submachine gun  Germany
M16 M16a2-final.png 5.56×45mm NATO Assault rifle  United States Virtually universally phased out in favor of the M4
M4 M4 PEO Soldier.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO Carbine  United States Standard service rifle
HK416 HK416.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO Carbine  Germany
HK417 Heckler&Koch HK MR308 linke Seite.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO Battle rifle  Germany
Mk 17 Mod 0 7.62×51mm NATO Battle rifle  United States Used by all branches of USSOCOM
M14 M14 afmil.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO Battle rifle  United States Limited service
500 MILS 150px 12-gauge Shotgun  United States
M1014 Benelli m4 2.jpg 12-gauge Shotgun  Italy
Machine Guns
M249 150px 5.56×45mm NATO Light machine gun  United States Belt-fed but can be used with STANAG magazines
Mk 48 150px 7.62×51mm NATO Light machine gun  United States Belt-fed
M240 150px 7.62×51mm NATO General purpose machine gun  United States Belt-fed
M60 series M60GPMG.jpeg 7.62×51mm NATO General purpose machine gun  United States Belt-fed, current models: E4 (Mk 43 mod 0/1) and E6
Browning M2HB Machine gun M2 1.jpg .50 BMG Heavy machine gun  United States Mounted on vehicles or tripods
DMRs and Sniper Rifles
Mk 11 Mod 0 150px 7.62×51mm NATO Sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle  United States
Mk 12 SPR 150px 5.56×45mm NATO Sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle  United States
Mk 13 Mod 5 Mk.13 MOD 5 sniper rifle.jpg .300 Winchester Magnum Sniper rifle  United States
M24 PEO M24 SWS.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO Sniper rifle  United States
M107 M107 1.jpg .50 BMG Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle  United States
Mk 15 150px .50 BMG Anti-materiel rifle, sniper rifle  United States
Grenade-Based Weapons
Mk 19 MK19-02.jpg 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  United States Belt-fed
HK GMG HK GMW.jpg 40mm Automatic grenade launcher  Germany Belt-fed
M203 M203 1.jpg 40mm Grenade launcher  United States Single-shot underbarrel grenade launcher
Mk 14 M-32 Grenade Launcher.jpg 40mm Grenade launcher  South Africa Six-shot revolver-type grenade launcher
Portable Anti-Materiel Weapons
AT4 AT-4Launcher.jpeg 84mm Anti-tank weapon  Sweden
M3 MAAWS[1] US SOF M3 Carl Gustav.jpg 84x246mm R Anti-tank recoilless rifle  Sweden
FGM-148 Javelin FGM-148 Javelin - ID DM-SD-04-07567.JPEG 127mm Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile  United States


Commissioned surface ships and submarines (arranged by class and displacement)


Class Image Individual Ships Notes
Aircraft Carriers
Nimitz Class
Uss Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).jpg
Amphibious Assault Ships
Wasp Class
America Class 150px USS America (LHA-6) 11 planned
Amphibious Transport Docks
San Antonio Class
LPD-17 Class.jpg
12 planned
Amphibious Command Ships
Blue Ridge Class USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
USS Blue Ridge is the oldest deployed ship
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)
76 planned
Ticonderoga Class
US Navy 030903-N-5024R-003 USS Port Royal (DDG 73) departed on deployment.jpg
Sub Tenders
Emory Land Class USS Emory S. Land (AS-39)
USS Frank Cable (AS-40)
Afloat Forward Staging Base
Trenton Class
USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15)
Littoral Combat Ships
Freedom Class USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
USS Milwaukee (LCS-5)
16 planned
Independence Class
USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce (cropped).jpg
USS Coronado (LCS-4)
USS Independence (LCS-2)
USS Jackson (LCS-6)
16 planned
Mine Countermeasure Ships
Avenger Class
Coastal Patrol Ships
Cyclone Class
Technological Research Ship (non-deployed)
Banner Class
USS Pueblo (AGER-2).jpg
USS Pueblo (AGER-2) Captured and currently possessed by North Korea
Original 6 Frigates (non-deployed)
Classic Frigate photo essay 120819-N-MJ265-210.jpg
USS Constitution The oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy


Name Subs Image Notes
Missile (Ballistic)
Ohio Class
USS Alabama (SSBN-731) en pruebas.jpg
Missile (Guided)
Ohio Class
USS Alabama (SSBN-731) en pruebas.jpg
Seawolf Class
USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
Virginia Class
US Navy 040730-N-1234E-002 PCU Virginia (SSN 774) returns to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard.jpg
48 planned
Los Angeles Class
USS Greeneville (SSN-772).jpg

Additional ships

The Navy also 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 Notes
Cargo/Transport Aircraft
C-2 Greyhound C-2A DN-SC-89-09037.JPEG  USA C-2A 34 Conducts COD (carrier onboard deliver) missions
Gulfstream C-20 C-20 Gulfstream.png  USA C-20A
Generally used for VIP transport
Cessna UC-35 Cessna uc-35a citation 560 ultra v arp.jpg  USA UC-35D 1
Gulfstream C-37 And-c-37a-89aw.jpg  USA C-37A
CT-39 Sabreliner T39 mainlarge cnatra navy.jpg  USA CT-39G 1
C-40 Clipper US Navy 100126-N-0705K-003 Naval Air Crewmen 2nd Class Nicole Garza and David Murray and Naval Air Crewman 1st Class David McDermott load cargo bound for Haiti at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.jpg  USA C-40A 11
C-130 Hercules Lockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg  USA C-130T 19
ELINT/Command and Control Aircraft
E-2 Hawkeye E-2C Hawkeye Bear Aces.jpg  USA E-2C
Carrier capable AWACS
E-6 Mercury US Navy E-6 Mercury.jpg  USA E-6B 16
EA-18G Growler EA-18G at Whidbey April 2007.jpg  USA EA-18G 135[2]
EP-3 ARIES II EP-3E DN-SD-07-09322.JPEG  USA EP-3E 11
Fighter Aircraft
F-5 Tiger II F-5N of VFC-111 at NAS Key West in November 2014.JPG  USA F-5F
Used for adversary training[3]
F/A-18 Hornet FA-18-NAVY-Blue-Diamond.jpg  USA F/A-18A
To be replaced by F-35C
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet F-18E landing 06-10304cr.jpg  USA F/A-18E
F-35 Lightning II 150px  USA F-35C 26[5] 260 planned[6][7]
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
P-3 Orion P-3 VQ-1 2004.jpg  USA P-3C 154[8] To be replaced by P-8
P-8 Poseidon P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014.JPG  USA P-8A 61[9] 117 Planned[9][10]
Trainer Aircraft
T-6 Texan II T6 Texan II Pensacola Navy.jpg  USA T-6A
T-34 Mentor T-34C-1.jpg  USA T-34C 229 To be replaced by T-6B
T-39 Sabreliner T39 mainlarge cnatra navy.jpg  USA T-39G
Beech T-44 T 44 4LR.jpg  USA T-44A 52
T-45 Goshawk T-45A Goshawk 03.jpg  USA T-45C 218


Helicopter Image Origin Role Variants Quantity[11] Notes
HH-60 Rescue Hawk SH-60 Seahawk.jpg  USA Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60H 49
MH-53 Sea Dragon 164766 Sikorsky HH-53E USN (9980494023).jpg  USA Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-53E 36
MH-60 Seahawk MH-60R.jpg  USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
Multi-Mission Helicopter
291 planned[14]
SH-60 Seahawk SH-60B Seahawk.jpg  USA Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter SH-60B
TH-57 Sea Ranger TH57C boat ops.jpg  USA Training Helicopter TH-57B


Name Image Type Versions Name Image Type Versions
MK84 US Navy 030830-N-6187M-001 Sailors remove a hoisting sling from an ammo crate carrying 2000-pound Mark 84 general purpose bombs.jpg General-purpose bomb AIM-7 AIM-7 wing install.jpg 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 Cbu89bomb.png Air-dropped anti-tank and anti-personnel mines CBU-78/B AIM-9 Sidewider missile 20040710 145400 1.4.jpg Short-range air-to-air missile AIM-9D, AIM-9G, AIM-9H, AIM-9L, AIM-9M, AIM-9R, and AIM-9X
MK83 Mark 83 Bombs.jpg General-purpose bomb BLU-110 AIM-120 AIM-120 AMRAAM.jpg 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 150px Cluster bomb MK82 Mk. 81 250-lb and Mk. 82 Snakeye I 500-lb.jpg General-purpose bomb BLU-111/B, BLU-111A/B, BLU-126/B
AGM-65 AGM-65 Maverick MG 1382.jpg Guided air-to-surface missile AGM-65A/B, AGM-65D, AGM-65E, AGM-65F/G, AGM-65H, AGM-65J, and AGM-65K AGM-84 Harpoon asm bowfin museum.jpg Anti-ship missile AGM-84, RGM-84, and UGM-84
AGM-88 AGM-88E HARM p1230047.jpg Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile AGM-88E AARGM AGM-154 AGM-154 01.jpg Glide bomb AGM-154A, AGM-154B, AGM-154C
AGM-114 Lockheed Martin Longbow Hellfire.jpg Guided air-to-surface missile AGM-114B, AGM-114K, AGM-114M BGM-109 Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile -crop.jpg cruise missile BGM-109C, BGM-109D, RGM-109E, UGM-109E
RIM-116 USS New Orleans (LPD-18) launches RIM-116 missile 2013.jpg Close-in weapons system RIM-116A, RIM-116B UGM-133 Trident II missile image.jpg SLBM UGM-133 Trident II
RIM-162 RIM-162 launched from USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) July 2010.jpg Surface-to-air missile RIM-162 ESSM RIM-66 Standard Missile.jpg Surface-to-air missile RIM-66K, RIM-66L, RIM-66M
RIM-67 RIM-67B Standard.JPEG Surface-to-air missile RIM-156A (ex-RIM-67E) RIM-161 USS Lake Erie (CG-70) SM-3 start.jpg Anti-ballistic missile RIM-161C

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
M939 US Marine Corps 030224-M-XT622-034 USMC M923 (6X6) 5-ton cargo truck heads a convoy departing Camp Matilda, Kuwait crop.jpg Utility vehicle
HMMWV Humvee in difficult terrain.jpg Light utility vehicle
DPV 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 Patrol Vehicle
LSSV MP MilCOTS.jpg Multi-Purpose Vehicle


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