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The number and quality of weapons that the US Navy currently have make it the strongest Navy in the world.
Mark 38s based on the M242 Bushmaster has a 25mm automatic gun that allows it to fire nonstop and its short barrel makes it easier to install. Phalanx CIWS anti-aircraft guns are used by warships to counter anti-ship missiles as well. It’s so good at its job that a ground version called the LPWS is used for testing as part of the C-RAM systems.
Railguns can launch projectiles up to 112 miles – and that’s just the beginning. The Navy aims to increase that range to 250 years from now. Highly accurate UGM-133A Tridents used in Ohio-class submarines makeup 52% of the US strategic nuclear force and can cover 7,000 miles. To top it off, a Laser Weapon System developed by Kratos Defense can destroy drones and small vessels.
These weapons aren’t even half of what they have in their arsenal. Take a look at this list compiled by Wild Iron in the video below to see how impressive these weapon systems can be.