The High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is the replacement vehicle for the M151 series jeeps. The HMMWV's mission is to provide a light tactical vehicle for command and control, special purpose shelter carriers, and special purpose weapons platforms throughout all areas of the modern battlefield. The HMMWV was produced in several configurations to support weapons systems, command and control systems, field ambulances, and ammunition, troop and general cargo transport. They are also air transportable and air-droppable from a variety of aircraft.
MRAP - All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) offers the same level of armored protection as previous MRAPs but with better mobility. Its main advantage compared to the HMMWV is its better protection against improvised explosive devices, underbody mines and small arms fire threats.
The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are a family of armored wheeled military vehicles used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The MRAP Family was designed to provide multi-mission vehicle platforms capable of mitigating Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), as well as providing protection against underbody mines and small arms fire threats.
The Buffalo is the only Category III MRAP currently fielded by the U.S. armed forces. It is used for mine/IED clearance operations and explosive ordnance disposal. The vehicle is equipped with a single aft mounted access door, as well as six roof-mounted hatches in the passenger compartment. It is equipped with a hydraulically-powered articulated "claw" operated remotely from within the vehicle, which can be used to dig, extract, and remove objects in the soil without exposing the vehicle’s crew. The Buffalo is air transportable by the C-17 or the C-5A.
The Light Armored Vehicle family is an 8x8 wheel, diesel-powered, lightly-armored vehicle platform that combines speed, mobility and firepower to fulfill a variety of missions for the U.S. Marine Corps. These vehicles are all-terrain, all-weather vehicles with night capabilities. They are air transportable via C-130, C-141, C-5 and CH-53E. The vehicles are fully amphibious with a maximum of 3 minutes preparation.
The Stryker is a family of 8 wheel drive heavily armored vehicles designed to maneuver more easily in close and urban terrain while providing protection in the open. It is being produced in two major variants: the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) and the Mobile Gun System (MGS), while the ICV comes in nine different variants. The Stryker can be deployed by C-5 Galaxy (carries 4), C-17 Globemaster (carries 3), and C-130 Hercules (carries 1) military transport aircraft and be combat-ready upon arrival.
The Growler Internally Transportable Vehicles are used by the United States Marine Corps as light attack vehicles to support expeditionary forces. The M1161 and M1163 are the only production tactical vehicles certified by the U.S. Military to fly in the V-22. The Growler allows U.S. forces to take advantage of the Osprey’s 500 km/h cruising speed. Main role of this aerial-deployable vehicle is to operate in forward areas.
The Chenowth Advanced Light Strike Vehicle is essentially a buggy. It combines low weight, high speed and good cross-country mobility. The vehicle has a high-strength tubular frame with a roll cage. They are used for hit-and-run style raids and scouting missions. The ALSV can be carried internally in CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters. Three of these vehicles can be carried by the C-130 Hercules tactical cargo aircraft. They can also be paradropped.
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a full spectrum, combat proven, all weather, 24/7 lethal and responsive, precision strike weapon system. It is a C-130 transportable, wheeled, indirect fire, rocket/missile launcher capable of engaging a variety of targets while firing all rockets and missiles in the current and future Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) family of munitions and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) family of munitions. The HIMARS launcher has extensive commonality in both functionality and operational employment with the M270A1 MLRS.
The M93A1 Fox is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle used by the U.S. Army. The vehicle can detect, identify and mark the areas of nuclear and chemical contamination. It can take samples of soil, water and vegetation to provide accurate information to commanders.
The Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck family of vehicles is designed for cross-country military missions to transport ammunition, petroleum, oils and lubricants, unit resupply, and other missions throughout the tactical environment to support modern and highly mobile combat units. It comes in several configurations, including the M978 Tanker variant, the M983 Patriot Tractor, and the M1120 Load Handling System.
The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) consists of the M1070 Truck Tractor and the M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer. Its mission is to transport, deploy, recover and evacuate combat-loaded main battle tanks and other heavy tracked and wheeled vehicles to and from the battlefield. They can also carry construction materials and other heavy loads. The HETS is air transportable via C-5 and C-17 aircraft.
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system is intended to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theater ballistic missiles. The THAAD system provides the upper tier of a „layered defensive shield” to protect high value strategic or tactical sites. The system is capable of intercepting exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric threats. A THAAD battery typically operates nine launcher vehicles, with two mobile tactical operations centers (TOCs) and a ground-based radar (GBR).