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Outline of military science and technology

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to military science: Military science – study of the technique, psychology, practice and other phenomena which constitute war and armed conflict. It strives to be a scientific system that if properly employed, will greatly enhance the practitioners ability to prevail in an armed conflict with any adversary. To this end, it is unconcerned whether that adversary is an opposing military force, guerrillas or other irregulars, or any adversary who knows of or utilizes military science in response.


List of military alliances

This is the list of military alliances.Numerous forms of military and defensive alliances have existed between states since early human history.This is a comprehensive list of the most important.


List of Allied vessels struck by Japanese special attack weapons

There were more than 400 Allied vessels struck by Japanese special attack weapons in the last twelve months of World War II, including some vessels that were struck as many as six times in one attack. The one special weapon that is most often associated with World War II is the Japanese kamikaze aircraft. Kamikaze was used to describe the way the Japanese believed they would be victorious by destroying the Allied fleet by crashing aircraft into their ships. The word kamikaze originated as the name of major typhoons in 1274 and 1281, which dispersed Mongolian invasion fleets under Kublai Kh ...


Multiservice tactical brevity code

Multiservice tactical brevity codes are codes used by various military forces. The codes procedure words, a type of voice procedure, are designed to convey complex information with a few words.


List of camouflage methods

Camouflage is the concealment of animals or objects of military interest by any combination of methods that helps them to remain unnoticed. This includes the use of high-contrast disruptive patterns as used on military uniforms, but anything that delays recognition can be used as camouflage. Camouflage involves deception, whether by looking like the background or by resembling something else, which may be plainly visible to observers. This article lists methods used by animals and the military to escape notice.


List of military clothing camouflage patterns

This is a list of military clothing camouflage patterns used for battledress. Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. Textile patterns for uniforms have multiple functions, including camouflage, identifying friend from foe, and esprit de corps. The list is organized by pattern; only patterned textiles are shown. It includes current and past issue patterns, with dates; users may include armed, paramilitary, police, firefighting, search and rescue, counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism and other secu ...


List of cancelled military projects

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List of countries by military expenditure per capita

This is a list of countries by military expenditure per capita, the amount spent by a nation on its military per capita in a given year. This list is sourced from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute for the year 2018.


List of countries with overseas military bases

The establishment of military bases abroad enables a country to project power, e.g. to conduct expeditionary warfare, and thereby influence events abroad. Depending on their size and infrastructure, they can be used as staging areas for logistical, communications and intelligence support. Many conflicts throughout modern history have resulted in overseas military bases being established in large numbers by world powers and the existence of bases abroad has served countries having them in achieving political and military goals. The British Empire and other colonial powers established overse ...


List of drone strikes in Pakistan

24 January 2018: A drone strike carried out by the Resolute Support Mission in Kurram Agency targeted an Afghan refugee camp. This strike was condemned by the Pakistani government. 8 February 2018: A U.S. drone strike on a compound in the border village of Gorwak in North Waziristan, killing 7 militants, the apparent target of the strike was Qudrat Ullah, the Haqqani network’s local commander, though it is unclear if he was among those killed. 17 January 2018: At least one man was severely injured in a drone strike allegedly carried out by a US spy plane in Badshah Kot, Kurram Agency.


List of drone strikes in Yemen

After the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, the US military attacked Islamist militant presence in Yemen, in particular Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula using drone warfare. After the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, the Saudi led coalition attacked Houthi rebels using drone warfare. The Houthi movement have also used drone warfare to attack the Saudi led coalition and pro Yemen government troops.


List of enlistment age by country

Afghanistan – 18 voluntary Argentina – 18 voluntary Algeria – 17 voluntary, 19 compulsory Australia – 18 voluntary; age 17 with parental consent Antigua and Barbuda – 18 voluntary Austria – 17 voluntary, 18 compulsory Angola – 18 voluntary – men, 20 voluntary – women, 20 compulsory – men Azerbaijan – 17 voluntary, 18 compulsory Albania – 19 voluntary; age lowered to 18 during wartime Armenia – 17 military cadets, 18 compulsory


Glossary of military abbreviations

List of abbreviations, acronyms and initials related to military subjects such as modern armour, artillery, infantry, and weapons, along with their definitions.


List of Iraqi aerial victories during the Iran–Iraq war

The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988. The following list contains Iraqi victories by known Iraqi pilots. Note the list is far from complete. The confirmed victories are bold and probable victories are italic in the column of victims.


List of accidents and incidents involving transport or storage of ammunition

Accidents and incidents involving transport or storage of ammunition include: City Point, Virginia, Union army supply depot sabotaged in 1864 by Confederate Secret Service SS El Estero, ammunition ship that caught fire in New York Harbor in 1943 during World War II 2008 Gerdec explosions, Albania Naval Weapons Station Yorktown VA November 1943 explosion-6 killed Soham rail disaster, 2 June 1944, fire and subsequent explosion of a freight wagon carrying high explosives. Cali explosion, 1956 explosion of seven army ammunition trucks loaded with 1053 boxes of dynamite, which were parked overn ...


List of flagships

In its strictest sense, a flagship is any naval vessel on which a flag officer is embarked. Some navies have permanent flagships, a designation which may be either functional or ceremonial.


List of global manpower fit for military service

The following list projects the total number of people around the globe that are eligible for military service. The estimates are drawn from demographic projections in the CIA World Factbook as of 2009. As defined by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, "fit for military service" means all citizens of a country between the ages of 16 and 49 that are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons.


List of military inventions

A military invention is an invention that was first created by a military. There are many inventions that were originally created by the military and subsequently found civilian uses.


Main supply route

A main supply route is the route or routes designated within an area of operations upon which the bulk of traffic flows in support of military operations and humanitarian operations. MSR is a term that is also used in insurgency and irregular war scenarios. Because of the intense and predictable flow of constrained military traffic MSRs can often become targets for opposing forces, was the case with the Airport Road in Baghdad, a short but dangerous route.


List of modern armament manufacturers

The following list of modern armament manufacturers presents major companies producing modern weapons and munitions for military, paramilitary, government agency and civilian. The companies are listed by their full name followed by the short form, or common acronym, if any, in parentheses. The country the company is based in, if the information is available, follows that.


List of medieval and early modern gunpowder artillery

Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact, Jeff Kinard. Science and Civilisation in China: Military technology: The gunpowder epic, Joseph Needham English Civil War Artillery 1642-51, Chris Henry, 2005, Osprey: Oxford.


List of military tactics

This page contains a list of military tactics. The meaning of the phrase is context sensitive, and has varied over time, like the difference between "strategy" and "tactics".


List of comparative military ranks

This article is a list of various states armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.



A swashbuckler is a heroic archetype in European adventure literature that is typified by the use of a sword, acrobatics, guile and chivalric ideals. The archetype also became common as a film genre.


List of established military terms

This is a list of established military terms which have been in use for at least 50 years. Since technology has changed, not all of them are in current use, or they may have been superseded by more modern terms. However, they are still in current use in articles about previous military periods. Some of them like camouflet have been adapted to describe modern versions of old techniques.


List of U.S. Army rocket launchers by model number

M1 rocket launcher, 2.36 inch, solid tube shoulder mount. Bazooka A1 Simplified design with improved electrical system M2 M5 M7 A1 Battery ignition replaced by trigger magneto M1 rocket projector, 3.25 inch, rail, trailer mount M3 M4 M8 rocket launcher, possibly T34 rocket launcher? M6 M9 rocket launcher, 2.36 inch, break down tube, shoulder mount. Bazooka M12 rocket launcher, 4.5 inch, single tube, tripod mount. M10 rocket launcher, 4.5 inch, 3 plastic tube, aircraft mount. A1 plastic tube M12/M12A1 use M8 HE rockets and M9 practice rockets M11 E2 Magnesium alloy tube uses T38E7 HE rocket ...


List of unmanned aerial vehicles

AeroDreams Chi-7 AeroDreams Nostromo Yagua AeroVision Arcangel AeroVision - agricultural and civilian surveillance 2010 Mantis UAV - combat 2009 Quimar MQ-2 "Bigua" FMA IA X 59 Dronner FAdeA - reconnaissance 1972 Nostromo Centinela Lipan M3 "Apache" - reconnaissance 2007 Nostromo Yarara Nostromo Cabure Nostromo Defensa AeroDreams Strix Reconnaissance 2006 Lipan XM4 - reconnaissance development Quimar MQ-1 "Chimango" ARA Guardian UAV - reconnaissance 2007


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