At the end of World War II the first Nuclear Bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The United States were the ones that dropped the bombs. A difference between regular bombs and nuclear bombs is the range nuclear bombs can reach. A 20 megaton nuclear bomb covers 2500 square miles.
First Nuclear Bomb Dropped
Uzi Machine Gun Created
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In 1950 Uziel Gal created a new machine gun. It was named Uzi after its creator. It weighed 9 pounds and was used by the Arab-Israeli army. It was a cheap and efficient weapon.
The Ak-47, or the Kalashnikov Model was invented by Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov. The Ak-47 rifle is now commonly used by terrorists.
This year the M16 rifle was created by Eugene Stoner. Now it is the standard weapon for the United States armed forces.
M16 Rifle Created
The Taser was Created
Between 1966 and 1974 the Taser was invented. Taser stands for "Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle." The taser in a non-lethal weapon with short duration. It can cause pain in a person without killing it. It is now used mainly by Australia and the United States by Law Enforcing Units.
During the Iraq War new technologies were developed which were used in weapons. They had access to microchips in missiles to be invisible to radars and avoid being detected.
Iraq War New Technologies
India carries three nuclear test including a thermonuclear weapon. Due to these tests, Pakistan also carried 6 nuclear tests.
The Active Denial System was designated as Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration. The active Denial System is a non-lethal weapon using energy that will incapacitate the target without causing harm. It is used for large ranges. The United States created this weapon.
Active Denial System
A primary version of the railgun was invented by the United States military. It can accelerate projectiles at seven times the speed of sound. This was not the final version of the weapon. The United States also tested the weapon.
The AuroraExcalibur was tested and it was successful. It is an aircrafts not controlled by man that can carry and shoot missiles on board with a remote control. The test was directed by the United States Aviation Technology Directorate and it was tested in Maryland.
Aurora Excalibur Tested
The XM-25 Grenade Launcher was used in Afghanistan. This weapon is used for firing up to 25 grenades at any distance. It can be programmed by the user due to its combination of gun and computer.
XM-25 Grenade Launcher
The Free Electron Laser was designed. This was for the Navy to use to shoot down missiles or rockets that will attack them with the use of lasers.
Free Electron Laser Designed
TheUnited States was the country that exported the most number of guns selling weapons to 98 countries between 2013 and 2017.
There were aproximetaly 14,500 nuclear weapons in the world. The United States and Russia own most of those weapons.
Interesting Facts in 2018
Countries with Nuclear bombs: United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.
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