The US military can rightfully be considered the most expensive army on the planet for one simple reason: the budget allows you to develop the most sophisticated weapons. The country invests a lot of money in the development of weapons systems and does not hesitate to use them in real conditions.
M1A1 AbramsThe main battle tank of the United States of America, which has been produced since 1980. Excellent performance characteristics, serious power and a relatively low price make this machine one of the best on the modern battlefield.
AH-1Z ViperThis attack helicopter is one of the most powerful helicopters in the world. The Viper, equipped with upgraded engines and improved avionics, entered service only in 2011 and is now in service only with the US Marine Corps.
AV-8B Harrier IIThe classic Marine attack aircraft underwent a major modification in 1993. A reliable and versatile aircraft with a vertical takeoff function can have a significant impact on the outcome of any battle.
LAV-25Actually, a lightly armored car is produced for the American Marines by Canada. In fact, the LAV-25 is a deeply modernized chassis of the Swiss-made MOWAG Piranha I. The body of the vehicle protects the crew from bullets and fragmentation grenades, and a 25 mm rifled gun allows the armored car to act as a serious fire support for infantry.
AH-64 ApacheSince the mid-1980s, the Apache has been the main attack helicopter of the US Army. Now it is also the most common combat helicopter in the world, due to its high combat power, maneuverability and relatively low cost of the machine.
M-109A6 PaladinA self-propelled artillery mount that can single-handedly turn the tide of battle. The Paladin is armed with a 155 mm M126 howitzer and a 12.7 mm M2NV machine gun.
BGM-71 TOWThe heavy anti-tank system has been one of the most common anti-tank systems in the world for twenty years. The missile is launched from a portable launcher, and can also be launched from a launcher located on various vehicles. It is "Tou" that the rebels are now actively using in battles in Syria.
M-2 .50 Caliber Machine GunIt is hard to believe, but this heavy machine gun was put into service in 1933. The successful design and increased weight of the bullet allows the operator to achieve the highest accuracy. For example, Marine sniper Carlos Hascock used his machine gun for sniping: he managed to hit targets at a distance of 2250 meters.
Northrop Grumman B-2 SpiritWhat could be more dangerous than a strategic bomber? The legendary B-2 Spirit is designed to break through dense air defenses and is able to "deliver a package" to a distance of 13 thousand kilometers. True, one machine costs a billion dollars, which is an order of magnitude more expensive than almost all similar solutions.
F-15E Strike EagleThe American two-seat fighter-bomber proved to be excellent in military operations in the Middle East and the Balkans. The F-15E is able to quickly strike at strategically important targets and, more importantly, is perfectly able to protect itself from a possible attack by enemy fighters.