Famous WW2 operations involved transport gliders, for troops landing and vehicles transportation behind front lines. Gliders were cheap and quiet aircraft. The advantage over individual parachutes were landings grouped in a smaller area, allowing troops to be quickly operational.
XCG-16 assault glider, source: Retro-Mechanix
Browsing online seems to show an absence of gliders in the modern era. Are there any military (transport/troop) gliders in use in modern armies?