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An army is a military organization. It can refer to any armed force, or more specifically a force primarily designed for land-based war.

Most (but not all) armed forces make considerable organizational distinction between the land-based warfare of an army, the sea-based warfare of a navy, and the air-based warfare of an air force - often splitting the three components into mostly independent forces.

Modern armies use infantry, armoured fighting vehicles (e.g. tanks), artillery, and aircraft (usually helicopters).

An army can also refer to a large military unit.

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