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The US military (Department of Defense) is composed of five military branches: the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard. It has 1,369,532 active military personnel. The defense budget is set at $612 billion, with US military spending totaling to 39% of the world’s expenditure in military.
The US military’s power is best illustrated in its fleet of 19 aircraft carriers, which is 7 more when compared to the 12 aircraft carriers owned by the other countries combined all over the world. These carriers allow the army to set up military bases anywhere in the world.
The army has also come up with new equipment using its cutting-edge technology, like the Navy’s rail gun, which uses electromagnetism to power projectiles. This weapon is now being considered a game-changer considering that a rail gun is cheaper than other conventional forms of weapons.
In recent news, the Secretary of Defense said it is reinforcing the US troops in the face of Russia’s increased security threat which resurfaced in the recent Crimean crisis. Aside from Ukraine, the army is helping out fight against Islamic militants such as ISIS in Iran and Syria, as well as continuing to provide assistance to the Afghan troops.
This is a video from the War in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). Here we can see that a U.S. soldier from 1st ID, 1st Brigade, 2-34 Bravo Co, 3rd PLT REAPERS gets shot by a distant Taliban sniper but shockingly continues his fight. This is a helmet camera footage of the soldier himself that was […]
Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division is developing a fusion reactor that is small enough to go on an airplane, yet powerful enough to power a warship or space station. They are calling it the Compact Fusion Reactor, or the CFR. They believe they will test a CFR design in less than a year. If Lockheed […]
The reliability and accuracy in handguns came into existence with the arrival of the Kimber 1911 series. These pistols marked a significant event in the history of hand-held weapons. They are high-end handguns and favorites with competitive shooters and law enforcement officers alike. The Kimber 1911 series provides reliable, handy and effective handgun pistols with […]
Poland is making defense technology splashes lately with the arrival of its PL-01 Tank concept, thought to be one of the tanks of the future that governments are starting to move towards. The Polish Government, Orbrum, and BAE Systems are working jointly on this project. The PL-01 Tank has a major feature, that it is virtually invisible to radar and thermals, […]
Before we get into the specifics of the MQ-9 Reaper Drone, one of the deadliest drones in the US arsenal, we must first cover some history. History of the Drone A third of the US Air Force’s aircraft is estimated to comprise of drones today. The concept of drones is not a new one. The history […]