Top 10 most powerful weapons of America

Top 10 most powerful weapons of America

The U.S. military is clearly the most sophisticated,most advanced and most powerful force on the planet for a very simple reason - having the best weapons. But what are top of these weapon systems America has? 

1.AH-64 Apache

AH-64 Apache

AH-64 Apache is an American four-blade twin-turboattack helicopter. It features a nose-mounted sensor suited for target acquisition and night vision systems. Equipped with a 30-millimeter cannon, Hellfire missiles and sophisticated sensors, the Apache combines speed, firepower and range that allows the Army to strike enemies long before they come within firing distance. It is equally useful at hunting down insurgents or destroying enemy armored columns in every kind of warfare.

2.The Arleigh Burke class destroyers 

Arleigh Burke class destroyer

The Arleigh Burke class destroyers are some of the most balanced, capable ships fielded by any modern navy. The heart of the Burke's combat systems is in its Aegis radar system, which is capable of directing a variety of air defense missiles against incoming targets. The destroyers are heavily armed with conventional guns. 127-millimeter gun is mounted on the bow capable of anti-ship, shore bombardment and even a limited anti-air role. These destroyers are armed with Two 25 mm guns and 4 caliber machine guns. Finally, each ship has two Phalanx close-in weapon systems designed to shoot down incoming missiles, but also capable of firing on helicopters,drones and small boats. This Incredible looking having Star War's appearance the $4.4 Billion destroyer is already out there roaming the world's oceans. the ship is designed to be almost invisible. The destroyer's RCS is not more than a fishing boat despite having a whopping length of 600-feet. The ship is armed with two long-range guns that fire guided artillery shells up to 72 miles away. The destroyer is also equipped with two small guns to protect it from ships or airborne enemies that get too close. The ship will also be equipped with a science fiction style rail gun and laser weapons. These array of advance weaponry and stealth make this ship one of the most lethal destroyers in the world.  

3.F-35 Lightning II 

F-35 Lightning II
F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat,single-engine and all-weather stealth multi role fighters. This fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attacks, aerial reconnaissance and air defense missions. The F-35 has three variants including vertical take-off like a helicopter. They are equipped with laser guided missiles and bombs and will secretly blitz enemy bases into dust. The United States plans to buy more than 2500 of these aircraft. 

4.M1 Abrams 

M1 Abrams
M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank. Highly mobile, designed for modern ground warfare, the M1A1 is considered one of the best protected tanks in the world. Notable features include the use of a powerful multi fuel turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. At a whopping weight of 62 tons, it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service. Three main versions of the Abrams havebeen deployed since its inception namely, M1, M1A2 and M1A2 - incorporating improved armaments, protection and electronics. These improvements and other upgrades have allowed this long-serving vehicle to remain in front-line for many years. In addition, development for the improved M1A3 version has been known since 2009.
 

5.Ballistic missile Minuteman III 

Ballistic missile Minuteman III
ballistic missile Minuteman III is the strategic nuclear deterrence has become less prominent since the end of the Cold War. The backbone of America's nuclear deterrence remains the 1960s intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III. Over the years, the long-serving missile has been modified and upgraded with better guidance systems and new rocket motors. Though originally designed to be fitted with three multiple independent reentry vehicles, The current version of the missile carries 300-kiloton weapons. The United States plans to continue to upgrade that missile, but eventually will have to develop a new ICBM to replace the Minute man III. 

6.Ohio class guided-missile submarine

Ohio class guided-missile submarines
There are three major types of submarines in the US Navy: ballistic missile, attack and cruise missile submarines. All these subs in the U.S. Navy are nuclear-powered. Ballistic submarine have a single strategic mission of carrying nuclear ballistic missiles. Attack submarines have several tactical missions,including sinking enemies' ships and subs, launching cruise missiles, and gathering intelligence.Ohio class guided-missile submarines are one of the most feared subs in the world. These submarines are equipped with 154 cruise missiles and can carry up to four platoons of Navy SEALs. The Los Angeles, Sea-wolf and Virginia class submarines are capable of performing seek-and-destroy missions, surveillance, reconnaissance, irregular warfare, covert troops insertion, mine and anti-mine operations. In addition, these subs are armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles as well. 

7.B-2 bombers

B-2 bomber

The Air Force tiny fleet of twenty B-2 bombers is the only stealth long-range strike asset in the US arsenal. No other aircraft has the range to take off from the continental United States and strike at targets on the other side of the globe inside highly contested airspace. The B-2 has unrefueled range of around 6000 nautical miles, but that can be extended up to 10,000 with aerial refueling. There is no other warplane in the US Air Force inventory, which is capable to penetrate the kinds of dense air defenses. At a whopping $2 billion price tag, this aircraftis the top most expensive aircraft jets in world.


8.The Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor is arguably the best stealth fighter jet in existence. The F-22 is extremely stealthy and fitted with advanced avionics. Further it can cruise at supersonic speeds greater than Mach 2.25 at altitudes up to 60,000 ft for extended periods. When operating at lower speeds and altitudes,it has the ability to vector thrust from its engines-which gives it tremendous maneuverability. In short, the Raptor's combination of sheer speed, altitude, stealth and powerful sensors make it a lethal killer in the sky. 

9.US aircraft carrier fleet

world's largest aircraft carrier fleet

The U.S. Navy has the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with 24 in service, 2 under construction, 2 ordered and 15 planed. Largest and latest of these warships is Ford class super carrier. Ford class can carry an air wing that includes 85 fixed-wing aircraft, naval helicopters and drones. These include F-35, FA-18 Super Hornet, EA-18Growlers and Hawkeye early warning aircraft. Defensive weapons of the Ford class include two launchers with 32 Sea Sparrow Missiles. It has also 21 Rolling Airframe Missiles which are used against anti-ship missiles at close range. Moreover there are four 20 mm Phalanx close-in systems. 

10.US Air force

Us Air Force
The ford class has the largest and most powerful air force than the whole air force of many nations. By operating these aircraft carriers United States will remain unchallenged sea force on earth throughout the 21st century. 

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