(NOTE: The latest edition of the Weapon Systems Handbook was updated in July 2019, but is still titled "Weapon Systems Handbook 2018." To access the this document, click on the link below, under "Related Documents" or navigate to the following URL: https://www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/558424.pdf)
This biennial publication details the U.S. Army's major weapon systems and equipment programs, as well as our Science and Technology initiatives.
With responsibility for several hundred programs, the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and larger Army Acquisition Workforce -- comprised of more than 39,000 military and civilian professionals -- have the unique and solemn responsibility of providing the materiel solutions that ensure our Soldiers are equipped and ready for any mission, anywhere in the world. They depend on us to get it right.
With program descriptions, status and specifications, projected activities, as well as benefits to the Soldier, this handbook is designed to give you a better understanding of our efforts to provide Soldiers with the advanced, world-class capabilities they need to win our nation's wars and come home safely.
This year, we are also showcasing the individual organizations that collectively form the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)), as well as the important work they do to make the Total Army more lethal, capable and efficient.
We hope that you find this handbook a valuable and informative resource.