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Today we talk about modern designs of American weapons, which provide military-technical superiority of the United States on land, at sea and in the air.
No. 1. F-22 Raptor. What is that? The first ever adopted the fifth generation fighter. The USAF started flying the F-22 in 2005, today the Americans built the 187 production aircraft. It is much less than originally planned 750, but too much by today’s standards. The multi-purpose fighter. In addition to missiles of class “air-air” AIM-120 and AIM-9 it can carry two JDAM bombs or eight miniature GBU-39. The plane confirmed his versatility in Syria, when 11-hour flight was carried out shock task, scouted the enemy ground forces made to target other aircraft and escorted the bombers.
Superiority over the enemy. The main feature is the stealth. Before us is a complete stealth that can perform all the tasks now lying on the shoulders of fourth-generation fighters. And even more. The F-22 is much faster than the other fighters: he is able to develop a supersonic cruise speed 1960 km/h. together with a powerful radar APG-77 initiative in aerial combat always (or almost always) be on the side of the “Raptor”. So the sum of the qualities is the most powerful “fighter” in the world.
Recently F-22 in the Arsenal of the Americans has added a new fifth generation fighter — F-35. It is cheaper, but at the same time inferior to “Raptor” for a number of characteristics. In the future the F-35 will have broad impact the ability and will, in fact, the world’s best fighter-bomber.
No. 2. AH-64 Apache. What is that? The main attack helicopter of the US army and the most widespread machine in this class. Now built more than 2 thousand AH-64. Basically, the Americans supplied the helicopter to its allies, including NATO. Latest modification — AH-64D Apache Block III or AH-64E Apache Guardian. He also can control multiple UAVs in flight.
Superiority over the enemy. AH-64 Apache is sometimes called the “old” helicopter. Indicate that he has a lot of competitors in the market. But even the experts forget that the later variant the AH-64D Apache Longbow have abilities that others do not have helicopters.
With missiles AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire, having an active radar homing head, the helicopter crew may work on the principle of “fire and forget”. So after starting the car is almost not limited in the maneuvers. Like no European “Tiger”, or the Russian Mi-28 and Ka-52.
No. 3. FGM-148 Javelin. What is that? If we’re talking about missiles, you just can’t pass by the famous American portable anti-tank missile system (ATGM) FGM-148 Javelin. This is the first serial of the third generation ATGM. The United States took it on Board in 1996. The complex was successfully used in Iraq and some other countries, is exported. Maximum effective range is 2,500 m. Time alerting is less than 30 seconds.
Superiority over the enemy. Have anti-tank systems of the previous generation, such as domestic “Reflex” or “cornet”, guidance is carried out by laser beam, which requires target illumination until the moment of its destruction missile and constrains actions of calculation. In this sense, American Javelin, was a real revolution. The rocket complex has an infrared seeker: it implements the principle of “fire and forget”. The rocket is able to soar up after the start and hit the tank in a vulnerable top. So “Javelina” anyway, is in front of him, the T-34, t-72B3, or “Leopard”. The result is likely to be the same.
In addition to “Javelina” the principle of “fire and forget” implemented on the Israeli Spike ATGM and the Japanese Type 01 LMAT.
No. 4. UGM-133A “Trident II” (D5). What is that? It is the American solid-fuel Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched on Board the nuclear submarines, especially the type of “Ohio”. In fact, the “Trident II” — the basis of American nuclear triad. And, although the cold war is over, to abandon the “nuclear club” of the USA do not intend to.
Superiority over the enemy. No other solid fuel ballistic missile in the world has these capabilities and no other sub does not bear as many ICBMs as “Ohio” (on Board the boats of this type carries 24 ballistic missiles “Trident II”). In the range of 11,300 km UGM-133A “Trident II” (D5) has a throw weight of 2,800 kg. For comparison, the throw-weight of a new “Mace” is 1150 kg.
“Trident II” has a fantastic reliability: 4 Dec 1989 19 Dec 2009 made 130 runs — all successful.
No. 5. Aircraft carriers like “Gerald R. Ford”. What is the. We just could not get past the main novelties of the American military-industrial complex in recent years (if not decades) is the latest type of aircraft carrier “Gerald R. Ford”. The lead ship was commissioned recently: may 31, 2017. All of these carriers are planning to build ten new ships will gradually replace the honored carriers of type “nimits”. In General, the ships are conceptually close and both types of carriers ensure American superiority in the World ocean.
Superiority over the enemy, No country in the world there is nothing similar to the “Nimitz” or the “Gerald R. Ford”. Other carriers, such as the French “Charles de Gaulle”, much smaller in size and are incomparably smaller number of aircraft and helicopters. Just aviation group “Gerald R. Ford” includes 75 aircraft. The main novelty of the F-35. It’s the only carrier-based fighter of the fifth generation.
Another feature of the ship electromagnetic launch catapult EMALS, which will increase the maximum number of launches of aircraft in comparison with a steam catapult like on the “Nimitz”.
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