The most expensive military developments in our time


The cost of the most recent military developments so high that it can lead the country to economic collapse and without any war.

INS Vikramaditya

Price: $ 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 aircraft carrier is able to carry more than thirty combat aircraft and take on board up to 2000 people.

B-2 Spirit

Cost: $ 2.4 billion

Somewhat outdated, but still very expensive stealth bomber B-2 “Spirit” is designed for tactical nuclear strikes against distant enemy forces.

B-2 is able to bring a gift of 16 nuclear warheads over a distance of 6000 nautical miles and not to spill a single drop – in which he was, of course, helps specially designed for evading radar technology.

Aircraft carrier “Varyag”

Cost: $ 2.4 billion

After the collapse of the Soviet Union is still unfinished “Varyag” went to Ukraine, hurried to sell the ship for ridiculous $ 20 million to a Chinese travel agency.

Instead of using an aircraft carrier as a floating casino, the DPRK government has brought it into the dry dock.

Military experts believe that the “Varyag” was the training platform, which may well turn into a battle ship, if necessary.

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 staying in the port of the enemy ships.

The ship “Virginia” class working on a nuclear reactor and is equipped with four torpedo tubes and twelve vertical launchers.

USS America

Cost: $ 3.4 billion

America is one of the newest US Navy ships. 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.

Range USS America travel more than 22,000 nautical miles – a real fortress with the destruction of the self-propelled option.

Aircraft carrier “Sharl De Goll”

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 – it remains only to 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 the positions of the ISIS terrorists.

HMS Astute

Cost: $ 4 billion

The submarine of the Royal Navy HMS Astute provides a new class “Nimitz”. Relatively 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 of which can sink the ship at a distance of 30 nautical miles.

In addition, the submarine includes ammunition Tomahawk missile flight range exceeding 1,000 nautical miles.

USS Zumwalt

Cost: $ 7 billion

An advanced automation system installed on the USS Zumwalt, allowed to reduce the number of teams to a minimum. Packed to the brim with the latest technological developments “Zamvolt” must become the main US combat ship for the next couple of decades – unless, of course, the budget will be enough.

HMS Queen Elizabeth

Cost: $ 9.3 billion

“Koroleva Elizaveta”, barely descended from slipways, has become 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.

USS Gerald Ford

Cost: $ 13 billion

The most expensive military equipment of the world has become, as of right, the aircraft carrier “Gerald Ford”, whose impressive dimensions are outside the focus of the enemy radar thanks to a specially developed stealth technology.

This monolithic god of war is capable of running 220 planes a day – a “throughput” capacity to provide the two runways and as many as five thousand crew members.