U.S. Army Soldiers are better equipped than any fighting force on Earth. Take a look at the latest gear being placed in their hands.

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Inspection of M119-A2 weapon
DAGR handheld gps locator

GPS Locator

When the mission calls for a precise location, a Global Positioning System (GPS) Locator is indispensable. It calculates the distance to at least four Earth-orbiting satellites (out of a total of 27) through a process called "trilateration"—eliminating any doubt about where Soldiers may be in relation to their unit or their objective.

Photo of Soldier in Ghilli suit

Ghillie Suit

Staying invisible can mean the difference between mission success and failure. The Army has developed special, non-traditional camouflage outfits called "ghillie suits" that cover a Soldier from boots to helmet in synthetic vegetation for added concealment.

Satellite Communication System Operator SGT Jamers

Long-Range Communications

Soldiers use the latest technology to communicate through radio or text messages via satellite or computer. Satellite systems, configured as either large, land-mounted terminals or transportable systems, are critical to the success of these communications.

M24 Sniper Weapons System Rifle

M24 Sniper Weapons System

The Army's M24 Sniper Weapons System (SWS) is one of the most highly accurate sniping systems in use today. It has a strong, lightweight stock made of Kevlar, graphite and fiberglass, a two-foot long barrel and a detachable bipod for pinpoint accuracy.

Army Airborne Soldiers on ground

Night Vision

This advanced technology allows Soldiers to see during night operations or in low-light environments. Night vision equipment amplifies visible and non-visible light so that the human eye can see it.