Over the past 70 years, NATO has improved its weaponry against external challenges. Here are the 10 most powerful weapons of this alliance.
The F-35 Lightning II is a fifth generation American stealth fighter. A number of NATO member states see F-35 fighters as a leap in combat capability when they can perform missions such as air support, tactical bombing and air combat.
“Hurricane” Eurofighter Typhoon is a multirole fighter designed by a number of NATO countries such as Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. This fighter is capable of air superiority, ground attack, reconnaissance and airspace protection. Observers say Typhoon is comparable to the Russian version of Flanker, also known as the Su-35.
Bombers are also on NATO’s list of the most powerful weapons. According to Military.com, since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, American bombers have been operating in Europe alternately. In the same year, the Pentagon sent two B-2 Spirit bombers and three B-52 planes to Europe for training. The B-1B Lancer is also the type of American bomber used by NATO allies.
Faced with threats from submarine weapons, NATO quickly increased its ability to track and track enemy nuclear submarines both above and below water. Among them, the US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft is arguably the most effective “submarine killer”.
One effective means of increasing anti-submarine resistance that many NATO countries take is the use of destroyers. These ships have submarine detection equipment at different depths. According to Bryan Clark, an expert at the Center for Strategy and Budget Assessment, NATO countries, especially Italy, France, Spain, Norway and Denmark all own destroyers with the ability to detect ships. implicitly effective.
The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter can carry 16 Hellfire missiles at the same time with each missile capable of destroying enemy armored vehicles.
German Leopard 2 battle tanks are known as “indestructible” weapons. While Leopard 2 is an important part of NATO’s armored force with the ability to effectively engage in combat against ISIS in Syria, this tank is also considered one of the leading tanks of the NATO alliance, along with American M1 Abrams and British Challenger 2.
Patriot is an effective missile defense system currently in use throughout the world, including NATO members.
Virginia-powered submarines are among the world’s most destructive. These submarines “are really useful for conducting cruise missile attacks against Russian air defenses,” said Bryan Clark.
America’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, powered by nuclear power, is among the largest aircraft carriers in the world. Aircraft carriers are also a powerful weapon that some European countries like Britain and France possess. Clark said on Business Insider that the US carrier’s arrival in the North Atlantic is intended to show Russia that the US can send carriers to the region and can launch such attacks. Baltic sea without many obstacles