A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. As an adjective the term “military” is also used to refer to any property or aspect of a military. Militaries often function as societies within societies, by having their own military communities, economies, education, medicine, judiciary and other aspects of a functioning civilian society.

The military uses a great variety of equipment, often crossing over the various equipment categories we have listed in this website, as the military makes use of whatever equipment it takes to get the job done.


U.S. Navy Photo: Photographers Mate 1st Class – Brien Aho


USAF Photo: Capt Kelley Thibodeau


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo: Lee Roberts


Photo: United States Marine Corps