Today the world has progressed in almost every field and precisely we talk about science and technology then the progress that we humans have made is simply very amazing. Due to this the technology has so much progressed and has touched new heights. Each day we are learning about advancement in this field. Precisely due to this the technology used in the military operations has also become so much advanced. Some incredible weapons have been designed and are used now a day which are of extremely high caliber. Here in this very article we are going to talk about ten such military weapons which are best in the world at the moment. This follows the list.
10. Trident II Missile
This list starts with the ballistic missile which is capable enough to be launched from a submarine named as the Trident missile. This missile is equipped with the multiple independent targetable re-entry vehicles. A whopping 52.2 billion US dollars is spent in the manufacture of this ballistic missile. This missile has been developed by the Lockheed Martin and is the most important weapon of the United States Navy. The total length of this missile is 44 feet and its weight is approximately 80 tones. The most important point which can be noted down here is that it can travel with a speed of 13,000 miles per hour.
9. P-8A Poseidon
The next most advanced military weapon that we have in this list is P 8A Poseidon. This aircraft which is being used for the military work has been developed by the United States Navy. It is the Boeing Defence, Space and Security which has been responsible for the design purpose of this aircraft. At the moment there are only 7 aircraft that we have in the whole world and it is only the United States Navy & Indian Navy which is its users. There are various kinds of missile and other weapons on the board of this aircraft which make it suitable to fit into this category.
8. V-22 Osprey
Used mostly by the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps, the next military weapon that we have in this list is V-22 Osprey. This is a tiltrotor aircraft which is very much capable of landing and take-off vertically. Because of its high speed cruise performance it has been well suited for the military operations. The production of this aircraft started in the year 1988 and at present there are 160 units of this aircraft in this whole world.
7. XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun
Another most advanced military weapon that we have in this list is the XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun which has been very much famous as well as wanted among the military of almost every country. ACSW stands for the Advanced Crew Served Weapon. This is a perfect weapon in order to shoot various people as well as the armored automobiles which can in tern become very dangerous in the battle field. This machine gun which comes into the heavy category was initially made by the military of the United States. The range of this gun is up to 2 miles and at an instant it can fore 260 units.
6. F-22 Raptor
Now the next weapon that we have in this list is the F-22 Raptor. This is a stealth air superiority fighter plane which is designed and manufactured by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Boeing Defence, Space and Security. This company is based in the United States and since its introduction in the year 2005 it is one of the most demanded aircraft that we have in the different air forces. The specialty of this fighter plane is its ability to attack the target on ground, signal intelligence and so on. Mostly it is the United States Air Force which uses this aircraft in its military operation.
5. DDG-51 Destroyer
The most advanced military weapon that we have at the number fifth place is the DDG-51 Destroyer which is also known by the name of Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer by many people around the world. At the moment there are 75 units of this destroyer in the whole world. The total cost involved in its production is 101.8 billion US dollars. The length of this carrier is 500 feet and it can withstand the total weight of around 9,200 tonnes on it. Further there are also the Tomahawk missiles and different types of torpedoes on this destroyer which makes it even more dangerous.
4. F-2000 Assault Rifle
The next advanced military weapon that we have in this list is the F 2000 Assault Rifle. This is actually a Bullpup assault rifle which was developed in the country of Belgium. The name of its manufacturer is FN Herstal and its designing started in the year 1995. Finally in the year 2001 after a long and successful designing, this assault rifle came into the market. It is a 5.56×45 mm rifle. It is a gas operated rotating bolt rifle which is very much in use by the various armies of different countries. Undoubtedly this is one of the most advanced military weapons that we have in the world at the moment.
3. Hypersonic Railgun
This prototype Railgun which has been given the name of Hypersonic Railgun has been under development and was first tested by the United States Navy. The most important and the amazing part here is to note down that this Railgun can be used to shoot the enemies who are situated at very far places. Within a very short span of time, the whole target would be wiped of as it uses the forces generated with the help of the electromagnetic effects. When it was tested successfully then it was recorded that this Railgun can travel at a distance of 4,000 miles within a span of one hour at the zero elevation. This is something which is very much incredible.
2. Virginia Class Submarine
Further the most advanced military weapon that we have in this list is Virginia Class Submarine. This is a submarine which is of the nuclear type. The total cost which was spent in its production is 83.7 billion US dollars. Further 7.2 billion US dollars were spent in its research and development. Virginia Class Submarines are tagged as the most advanced and the most updated submarines in the world at the moment. The total length of this submarine is 377 feet and it weighs around 7,800 tones. In total there are 38 different weapons on this submarine which includes some of the best and the most advanced ones.
1. Joint Strike Fighter
With absolutely no doubt the best and the most advanced military weapon that we have today in this whole world is the Joint Strike Fighter. When this fighter plane will be fully operational after passing all the security measures, it will be the most exciting and also the most dangerous weapon in the whole world. It will not only replace many existing fighter planes but will also be a boon for any army that is equipped with it. Currently there are only a few armies in the whole world who are equipped with this amazing fighter plane and this list includes armed from United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherland and Canada.