(ORDO NEWS) — Military technology has come a long way since the days of the bow and arrow. Advances in technology have led to faster aircraft, laser-guided weapons, and drones carrying bombs.
The tactics and strategy of military conflicts have changed a lot with the advent of these technologies. Why are they so remarkable?
Combat drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, allow troops to deploy weapons during conflicts while remaining at a safe distance thousands of miles from the front lines.
Thus, the lives of pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles are not in danger, which helps the military to limit the number of casualties in combat.
Submarines have revolutionized naval combat by allowing submarines to attack enemy ships while remaining out of radar range.
The first successful U-boat attack on a warship occurred during America’s internal civil conflicts, which lasted from 1861 to 1865. In February 1864, the Confederate submarine CSS H.L. Hunley sank the American ship Housatonic in South Carolina waters.
Nuclear bombs are the most destructive weapons of mankind. The power of these warheads comes from nuclear reactions that release massive amounts of energy.
The world’s first nuclear weapon, or atomic bomb, was developed by physicists working on the Manhattan Project during World War II. In August 1945, two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Bombs killed thousands of innocent lives, and the US authorities are still ashamed of this act.
Stealth aircraft, as their name suggests, help pilots be less visible in the sky. Aircraft cannot be made completely invisible to radar, but stealth aircraft use a number of advanced technologies to reduce aircraft reflections in the radio frequency and infrared spectra.
Stealth technology increases the chances of a successful attack as it is harder for enemies to find, track and defend against these aircraft.
Remote control of rudders with electric drives
This technology, also called Fly-by-wire, replaces manual flight control with an electronic interface that uses computer-generated signals transmitted over wires to move the controls.
The introduction of fly-by-wire systems into aircraft has improved the accuracy of computer guidance and control. For example, fly-by-wire systems could automatically stabilize an aircraft without using manual control.
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