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This article lists military technology items, devices and methods. The classification of weapons of war is one of the research issues of military science.


Martial arts

Martial arts, also known as fighting systems, are bodies of codified practices or traditions of training for unarmed and armed combat, usually without the use of guns and other modern weapons.

  • List of martial arts
  • List of martial arts weapons
  • List of martial arts-related topics

Personal weapons (Mêlée)

Mêlée generally means hand-to-hand combat or mano-a-mano. Weapons commonly used in mêlée include swords, clubs, spears, axes, or fists: almost any tool with which one can hit someone else.

  • List of Mêlée weapons

Armour etc.

Armour, is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers.

  • List of armour types


Munition is often defined as a synonym for ammunition. A slightly broader definition would include bombs, missiles, warheads, and mines.

  • Bullet
    • List of rifle cartridges
    • List of handgun cartridges
    • List of cartridges (weaponry), pistol and rifle
    • List of Shotgun cartridges
  • Missile
    • List of missiles
  • Bombs
    • List of bombs
  • Mines
    • List of landmines
    • Naval mines

Small arms and firearms

A firearm is a kinetic energy weapon that fires either a single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant.

  • List of firearms
  • List of machine guns
  • List of pistols
  • List of assault rifles
  • List of shotguns
  • List of submachine guns


Artillery are usually large caliber weapons firing projectiles one at a time. Artillery pieces are crew serviced weapons that provide direct or indirect trajectories for the shell.

  • List of artillery
  • List of artillery by country
  • Medieval siege weaponry

Military ground vehicles

Military vehicles are land combat or transportation vehicles, excluding rail-based, which are designed for or in significant use by military forces.

  • List of military vehicles
  • List of armoured fighting vehicles
  • List of tanks

Military aviation and aircraft

Military aviation includes any use of aircraft by a country's military, including such areas as transport, training, disaster relief, border patrol, search and rescue, surveillance, surveying, peacekeeping, and (very rarely) aerial warfare.

  • List of aircraft
  • List of aircraft weapons

Naval warfare

Naval warfare is combat in and on seas and oceans.

  • List of navies
  • List of historical ship and boat types
  • List of aircraft carriers
  • List of submarines
    • List of submarine classes

Military robots

Military robots are autonomous or remote-controlled devices designed for military applications.

  • Artificial powered exoskeletons
  • Bomb disposal robots
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles
  • Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles
  • Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

Military tactics, Military strategy and Military doctrine

Military tactics is the collective name for methods of engaging and defeating an enemy in battle. Military strategy is a collective name for planning the conduct of warfare. Military doctrine is a level of military planning between national strategy and unit-level tactics, techniques, and procedures.

  • List of military tactics
  • List of military strategies
  • List of military doctrines
  • Principles of military strategy

Military unit

A military unit is an organization within an armed force. It may consist of any number of soldiers, ships, vehicles, or aircraft. Armies, navies, and air forces, are organised hierarchically into groups of various sizes for functional, tactical and administrative purposes.

  • military rank
  • comparative military ranks

Military communications

Military communications is defined as the transmission medium that links military components on the battlefield.


Fortifications are military constructions and buildings designed for defence in warfare.

  • List of fortifications
  • List of forts

See also

  • Bellifortis, late medieval treatise on military technology.

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