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10 of the most expensive and most modern military developments (10 photos)

As a rule, the military get the best financial support of the government: in the end, from the guys in the form depends sovereignty. Constant arms race is like a black hole that could swallow any, even quite an astronomical amount of money. Fortunately, this is not without a trace. The result of endless cash injections have become a new battle “beasts” – the cost of the most recent developments is so high that can lead the country to economic collapse and without any war.

INS Vikramaditya

Cost: $ 2.35 billion

“Vikramaditya” – class aircraft carrier “Kiev”, acquired by India from Russia. The modifications requested by customers, the extra cost several tens of millions of dollars – but the total number of zeros in the sum is not so important.The carrier is able to carry more than thirty combat aircraft and take on board up to 2,000 people.

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B-2 Spirit

Cost: $ 2.4 billion
Somewhat outdated, but still very expensive stealth bomber B-2 “Spirit” is designed for tactical nuclear strikes on the distant enemy forces. B-2 is able to bring a gift of 16 nuclear warheads over a distance of 6000 nautical miles and not spill a drop – in which he was, of course, helps specially developed technology for evading radar.

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The aircraft carrier “Varyag”

Cost: $ 2.4 billion
After the collapse of the Soviet Union is still unfinished “Varyag” went to Ukraine, hastened to sell the ship for ridiculous $ 20 million in a Chinese travel agency. Instead of using an aircraft carrier as a floating casino, the government of the DPRK has brought it into the dry dock. Military experts believe that “Varyag” was the training platform, which may well turn into a warship if necessary.

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Submarine Virginia

Cost: $ 2.4 billion
A new class of submarine is capable of operation in shallow water, which makes it a serious problem for standing in the port of enemy ships. Class ship “Virginia” is working on a nuclear reactor and is equipped with four torpedo tubes and twelve vertical launchers.

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USS America

Cost: $ 3.4 billion
America is one of the newest ships of the US Navy. It is a miracle of military equipment, on the deck which is waiting in the wings 34 assault aircraft, able to refract the outcome of any battle. USS America cruising range exceeds 22,000 nautical miles – a real castle, with the option of self-propelled destruction.

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The aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle”

Cost: $ 4 billion
The controversial project on the development of which lasted several decades and countless funds, became the first French aircraft carrier with a nuclear reactor. 40 aircraft and 1900 crew members – can only test it in action.Behind this, however, the case will not rise: in January 2015 the French Government decided to send an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf to attack terrorist positions from ISIS.

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HMS Astute

Cost: $ 4 billion
The submarine of the Royal Navy HMS Astute belongs to a new class of “Nimitz”. More recently, it is a miracle of engineering fell aground off the coast of Scotland, which caused a number of caustic remarks of the British press. HMS Astute is equipped with modern torpedoes Spearfish, each capable of sinking the ship at a distance of 30 nautical miles. In addition, the submarine includes ammunition Tomahawk missile, which exceeds the range of 1,000 nautical miles.

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USS Zumwalt

Cost: $ 7 billion
Advanced automation system installed on the USS Zumwalt, which reduced the number of teams to a minimum. Stuffed to the brim with the latest technological developments, “Zamvolt” should become a major US warships in the next couple of decades – unless, of course, the budget will be enough.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

Cost: $ 9.3 billion
“Queen Elizabeth”, barely descended from slipways, was the largest warship of the United Kingdom. This aircraft carrier, whose technical equipment is almost the best in its class, able to master the journey of 10 000 nautical miles without refueling: you might think that the United Kingdom seriously going to regain the status of the Queen of the Seas.

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USS Gerald Ford

Cost: $ 13 billion
The most expensive military equipment of the world has become, by right, the aircraft carrier “Gerald Ford”, whose impressive dimensions are out of focus due to enemy radar specially developed stealth technology. This monolithic war god is able to run 220 aircraft a day – a “throughput” capacity to provide two runways and as many as five thousand crew members.

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