Offensive Warfare Technology

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Over the course of time, warfare has grown to reach devastating power due to the advances of technology. In the first wars, we were still using rows of men in flanks to fire shots at one another. As new inventions came about that advanced warfare, we altered how we fought from flanks, to trenches, to a government building, or now from the comfort of your own home. Through the new technologies we have accumulated, war has become impersonal through the advancements of cyber attacks and remote controlled weaponry that can cause irreparable damages to countries and their government infrastructures.The dissemination of this technology has caused huge advancement on the offensive and defensive fronts, as well as inducing tensions among various nations. …show more content…
Submarines are a huge part of naval warfare because they are essential in carrying materials and supports attacks. They also help out in doing reconnaissance and establishing blockades against other nations (Chow). Other offensive technologies, such as the RPG (rocket propelled grenade), are often used in combatant settings. They are incredibly effective in allowing a single person to take down helicopters, tanks, and buildings (Technology of War). Rocket and bomb technology have also advanced to create tomahawks and smart bombs. Tomahawks are equipped with a GPS and can travel at speeds of 550 mph (Chow). Smart bombs are also much more advanced with new technologies. Old bombs were basic with three components: some type of explosive material, a casing, and a fuze. Smart bombs are equipped with sensor systems, adjustable wings to improve accuracy, and a control panel that connects back to a computer at a secure location controlling the speed, trajectory, and time of detonation (Technology of War). Aircrafts are also suited with stealth technology from Germany that helps conceal the aircraft and increases accuracy for a successful attack. Many of these aircrafts include the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, and the B-2 Spirit (Chow). Technology has made leaps and bounds since the early 1900’s and is continuing to grow …show more content…
One of the most well known, most destructive devices ever employed is the nuclear bomb. Developed by physicists working on the Manhattan Project in WWII, this atomic bomb is the equivalent of detonating thirty million pounds of TNT (Chow). Although these bombs have only been used twice in history during 1945, many countries have now rushed to gain this technology. Nine countries now possess nuclear weapons and have the technology to enforce them (Technology of War). Not only can we attack from the Earth, but we also possess warheads in space. These armed space stations can launch accurate attacks toward Earth, and they are also able to destroy other countries satellites and space systems. In 2007, test runs have proved the effectiveness of this technology in taking down missiles and destroying satellites (Chow). While there is technology to attack others by land and by space, attacks are also possible though organisms. Biological warfare is just as dangerous as an atomic bomb when concerning casualties. Any type of animal or ammunition can now be infected with any type of virus, such as smallpox, anthrax, the plague, other non-lethal viruses, and possibly even Ebola, and then be transferred to another country to kill hundreds of thousands of people. While rodents and insects can deliver these biological death warrants, they can also be delivered through aerosol

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