U.S. Soldiers carry some of the most advanced equipment on the planet. These gadgets range from portable GPS receivers that allow Soldiers to easily navigate an area of operations to non-lethal laser devices that can safely stop a potential threat in its tracks.

AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

This dual-sensor night vision goggle has both thermal and non-thermal image intensifying capabilities. This system is equipped to handle any low-vision environment, including heavy rain, fog, snow, and smoke.

Survival Kit Ready Access (SKRAM)


The Survival Kit Ready Access Modular (SKRAM) provides Soldiers with essential equipment and supplies during an escape-and-evade scenario. The kit includes life-support equipment, water, ammunition, a field sleeping system, water filters and sterilizers and other gear.

Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE)

Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE)

The Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) is a specialized carrier that holds all of a Soldier’s mission-essential items.

Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder (TRIGR)

Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder

These devices, which can be tripod-mounted or handheld, provide and analyze target data.

Microclimate Cooling System

Micro Cooling System

The microclimate cooling system reduces heat stress to helicopter crewmembers, especially while they are wearing chemical and biological protective equipment in hot weather.

Green Laser Interdiction System

Soldier using a Green Laser Interdiction System (GLIS)

The Green Laser Interdiction System (GLIS) is a rifle-mounted laser that allows the operator to stop hostile actions safely, without discharging a weapon. It can divert, disrupt or delay potential threats before they can engage friendly forces. It is also an effective, non-lethal means to warn civilians that they are approaching a zone of military operations.