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Super Weapons America’s Enemies Are Developing

Super Weapons America’s Enemies Are Developing

– [Narrator] As political
tensions heighten around the world, the threat of war is becoming all the more likely, with the Doomsday Clock, which
represents worldwide dangers, being recently turned closer to midnight. Improved technologies, along with increasingly
conflicting interests, means that militaries around the world are now developing their own munitions. So that begs the question, what types of weapons would
the west be subject to should war break out? It’s time to baton down the hatches as we look at 10 of the most
destructive super weapons being designed by America’s enemies. (soft playful music) – Amazing!
(digital chiming) – [Narrator] Number 10: Aviation Thermobaric
Bomb of Increased Power. The affectionately titled MOAB, which stands for mother of all bombs, was dropped by US forces on
an ISIS stronghold in 2017. It is the largest non-nuclear
weapon ever used in combat, and obliterated its target. Well, Russia has one that’s more powerful, known as the Aviation Thermobaric
Bomb of Increased Power. Working in a similar way to
the American designed weapon, this one is dropped from a bomber and glides down with a parachute. It detonates before hitting the ground by the ignition of a fuel-air mixture, and the force it produces is
the equivalent to a small nuke. That’s four times as powerful as the one that was dropped on an ISIS bunker. It works in two stages, with the initial blast
releasing explosive materials in a cloud, which is then detonated. The pressure wave that this creates evaporates everything
that lies in its path, and is followed by a vacuum effect that compounds the damage. This insane weapon has
only ever been used once, during a test in 2007, and
the temperatures recorded were twice that of the MOAB. Enemies of Russia better watch out, because this really is the daddy! Number nine: Chinese Naval Fleet. The Chinese ship, the Liaoning, is a Soviet built aircraft carrier that the Chinese bought in 2012. It went through an extensive refit before going into service, and was the first Chinese
aircraft carrier to enter service. With over 2,000 personnel on board, and even its own TV channel, it’s a sign of the country’s ambitions, and only the beginning. However, the US shouldn’t
really be that worried. The US has 11 aircraft carriers, while this is China’s
only aircraft carrier, and far less advanced than
those in service by the US Navy. For example, the Liaoning launches planes off a sky jump style deck because it lacks the catapults
that US carriers have. Not only that, American
made aircraft carriers are two steps ahead, already developing electromagnetic aircraft launch systems instead of steam
catapulted launch systems, which take time to recover. But China also has a number
of nuclear powered submarines, with the most recent
being the type 094 class. There are currently thought to be four of them patrolling the waters, each of which are armed
with 12 ballistic missiles with a range of 5,000 miles, which allows them to be
in range of US territory while remaining in Chinese waters. While this may be worrying, their fleet is still
less than a 10th the size of the US Navy submarine fleet. But the Chinese fleet is advancing. They also now operates
drones, with the CH-5 variant having a range of up to 12,500 miles. They’re equipped with smart bombs, missiles, and radar jammers. Previous models have already
been used to eliminate Isis and Boko Haram threats. They’re fairly similar to
America’s Global Hawk drones, but are not yet anywhere
near as effective. Number eight: Russian Defenses. As well as offensive weaponry, Russia is significantly expanding its defensive capabilities. The Naval Proton Gun, for example, is a shore based protection outpost that’s designed to prevent
craft of any size from landing. It’s a souped-up version of
the Russian AK-130 canon, which is mounted on
ships, and is able to fire up to 40 rounds a minute
to a distance of 15 miles. With a laser designator
and liquid cooled barrels, it can track even the smallest of vessels by their motion in the water. The shells cannot be shot down by vessel defense systems, however, railguns on the upcoming US
Navy Zumwalt class destroyers could take these weapons out due to their high speed
of mach five to six. Then In 2017, the Almaz-Antey
defense contractor completed trials of a new high-altitude missile defense system, called the S-500, which is due to enter service by 2020. The missiles have homing heads, so can be launched as soon
as a threat is detected, follow, and ultimately neutralize any incoming missile attack. The deployment of these,
along with smaller versions for use on the battlefield,
will protect them from all but the most advanced threats. Number seven: North Korean EMP. North Korea is somewhat of an unknown when it comes to weapons development. The reclusive country
has long been associated with nuclear research, and
in the past couple of years it launched a number of missile tests and conducted underground detonations. They’re also thought
to be heavily involved in chemical weapons research, but despite all of these threats, the most damage they could cause would be through the
use of a nuclear weapon, not because of its direct impact, but the electromagnetic
pulse that it would generate. If they do manage to develop a missile, capable of delivering a nuclear payload to the continental United States, it’s more likely that
they will detonate it at high altitude. The resulting blast would
rain contaminated material down to the ground, but the resulting EMP would have the potential
to knock out large parts of the energy grid. This, in itself, would have
a far more destructive damage to the country’s economy than if they directly targeted a city. Number six: Yu-74 Hypersonic Missile. NATO provides a wall of defense for the countries that
are signed up to it, but future technologies mean that the traditional defensive
techniques may not be enough. In 2016, reports surfaced of the Russian built
Yu-71 Hypersonic missile, essentially a nuclear
glider that could fly, without detection, to virtually anywhere in the world before
delivering its payload. Once launched it enters a
low orbit around the earth and can reach up to 7,680 miles per hour. This would allow it to reach
London in only 13 minutes and the Eastern coast of the
US in little more than an hour. What’s more, the missile will be able to hold 24 separate warheads, each of which can be precisely targeted. Another powerful missile
is the BrahMos missile, which has been a collaborative effort between the Russians and
the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization. The first successful test
fire of this new design was conducted in 2013, and it’s currently the
fastest cruise missile in use. It’s able to be fired from a
submarine, ship, or from land, and to make it even more effective, they are currently working on making a version that’s supersonic. While there are rumors that NATO missile defense
systems won’t be able to shoot these mach two
to three missiles down, it is thought that SM-6
long-range naval missiles should do the trick. Number five: Russian Submarines. As much as the race for
dominance above the waves has led to the construction
of massive warships, it’s possible that the
vessels that sail underwater provide the biggest threat. Russia has a large fleet of submarines, and in recent years they’ve
been more active than ever. For example, at the end of 2017, NATO released a report
detailing a noticeable increase in Russian undersea
activity in the Atlantic. Recent developments in the Russian navy have seen them move towards
quieter and more lethal designs. They now have 60 full-sized subs to the 66 that the US operates. But one frightening innovation
is the new drone sub. Completely unmanned, it
can carry nuclear weapons to within range of anywhere on earth, and are much smaller
than the manned vessels. They also have a range of
automated spy submarines that can remain undetected
or, if they wish, imitate any other class of sub. Their weapon systems are advancing too. Embarrassingly, Russia
recently revealed secret plans for a long-range nuclear
torpedo, called Status-6, which appeared on a
Russian TV news network. Launched by a submarine,
it would create wide areas of radioactive contamination,
the document says. Worse yet, Russian military experts note that a warhead of up to 100 megatons could produce a tsunami up to 500 meters, or 1,650 feet high, wiping out all living
things 1,500 kilometers or 930 miles deep inside US territory. Now that’s worrying. Even though it can’t always be seen, the war for underwater superiority is only just getting started. Number four: Strategic Bombers. No arsenal would be complete
without some serious air power, and recently both Russia and China have revealed their new look bombers. The Tupolev PAK-DA is the
new Russian stealth bomber that in early 2018, the US
Nuclear Posture Review mentioned as being something they should be prepared to come up against in the future. It’s a very long-term project though, so isn’t in operation yet,
and that’s a good thing. It’s expected to be optimized as a strategic missile carrier with the ability to launch
long-range cruise missiles, as well as dropping nuclear gravity bombs. Like its US counterpart, the B-52, it’s designed to evade detection and be able to covertly
fly into enemy territories. It’s not expected to come into service until the 2030s, though, so it’s not something to
worry about quite yet. China’s new Xian H-20
bomber, on the other hand, is expected to be in service soon, and it’s at the cutting
edge of stealth technology. Little is known about this
vehicle at the moment, but it’s said to resemble
the B-2 Spirit bomber that’s used by the US Air Force, and will have a payload
capacity of 45 tons. As well as being able to
deliver traditional payloads, this bomber is also
being designed to engage in electronic warfare with the ability to disable other aircraft mid-flight. But again, western nations
seem to have this covered, since the US alone has 21 operational B-2
Spirit Stealth bombers. Number three: Chinese Missiles. With vast resources devoted to
developing new technologies, China is fast becoming
one of the world leaders in missile design. In 2014, they carried out a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, which had multiple warheads. The basis of the design came from plans that were illegally obtained
from the US in the 1990s, and while it’s not a new idea, it’s the first time it’s been
applied to Chinese weaponry. Known as the DF-41 missile, each warhead is independently
targetable once released, which means that it
only takes one of these to get through defenses before they can cause serious damage. A test in 2007 showed
evidence of another area in which Chinese missiles are developing, ones that can take out satellites. The SC-19 anti-satellite missile was the first successful
test of this type of weapon since the US military did
something similar in 1985. Launched as a multistage
solid-fuel missile, it was able to track a weather satellite, and destroy it by simply smashing into it. This is no easy thing to do, because it requires precise tracking and guidance to accomplish. It means that now, if the
Chinese are suspicious of any satellites, they
have the capabilities to knock them out. Number two: Russian Super Tank. Despite the fact that the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, Russia continues to be a powerful force on the world stage and still
develops cutting-edge weaponry. You may have seen some images of their supposed new super
tank circulating last year, which turned out to be
no more than concept art created by a video game designer, but this doesn’t mean
the super tank is a myth. In 2016, British military intelligence issued a warning about a new design, called the Armata tank. While its battleground
abilities have yet to be seen, it’s thought to be much lighter and faster than those owned by Western forces, and has a novel turret design that is more efficient at
protecting crews under fire. Surrounded by newly
designed composite armor, equipped with a cutting-edge radar system, and reportedly having a
higher muzzle velocity gun and upgraded missile system, this tank will be well placed on the battlefields of the future, and one to be wary of. However, it will be
difficult for this tank to out-do the performance of
NATO tanks like the M1 Abrams, let alone outnumber them. NATO has around four times the amount of battle tanks as
Russia at their disposal. Number one: Cyber Military Espionage. So we’ve seen that militarily, the US and NATO has this
whole conventional war thing figured out pretty well. That’s why the biggest threat to the West isn’t necessarily the physical
weaponry they’re up against. China’s equivalent to the US Cyber Command is called the Strategic
Support Force, or SSF. They’re responsible
for top level decisions about cyber policy and,
after years in development, are thought to have superior capabilities to the US in this regard. They conduct cyber-espionage, directly hacking into the
files of foreign governments to collect information,
and propaganda campaigns, which are less direct ways
of achieving certain aims. Their skills in the cyber arena could spell danger for the West. Militaries are so reliant on technology, that a skilled attack or computer virus penetrating US cyber security
could disable the whole force. Of course, it’s not just
China that does this, they’re just the world leaders. Russia also has an
effective cyber division that is suspected of
having influenced elections across the world in recent years, including those for the recent American and French presidents elections,
as well as the Brexit vote. North Korea is also
actively involved in this, as unlike traditional warfare, it can be conducted
from virtually anywhere, without needing visible military hardware. A number of recent breaches of
nationally important systems in America, Europe, and Asia
have been blamed on them, and they show no sign of holding back. So they there are, the weapons that will have a large role to play in the wars of the future. Which of these are you
most concerned about, and are there any others you think should have made the list? Leave your comments below to let me know. Thanks for watching. (light upbeat music)

100 comments on “Super Weapons America’s Enemies Are Developing

  1. The U.s is developing things too. But they don't brag and show what they are making often, so other countries can't compete to make the same thing. These prototype weapons is whats in area 51. This is why people believe its alien space craft and guns. This is why Trump has such a slick and smug face when someone say they can "Blow America out the water". America already secretly has lazers on some of their larger planes. Look it up.

  2. the aircraft carrier of china may be advance but still china wants to capture phillippines with that.hahahaha.

  3. America's enemies? WTF is wrong with you? I'm truly amazed, but not becouse of the video you made. I'm amazed how stupid you are!

  4. Serbia shouted down the B2 bomber in 90's with one anti aircraft system that was 40 years old in that tike (now about 70), that system wasn't used in the world for a long time because even some museums didn't have that, and one man i forgot the name, pathetically carried that sistem and shouted 4x F16, not one and then B2., and when NATO saw we are showing how many casualties we've made to them, they pissed off.

  5. Have a listen to this American fuk Head trying to push the Russian involvement in elections your a fuk head mate

  6. Russia is trying pursue peace they are only making these weapons because the west is being so aggressive


  8. 3:17 shows a us drone… just say that you dont have pictures of chinas drone instead of thinking that no one will notice.

  9. That "Chinese drone" was american, I can tell because of the insignia, it was the same as the one shown as american

  10. It doesn't matter what China or Russia MAY have. We've got more and better. Hands down. They don't spend near enough money to maintain the force we do. And our best tech is light years ahead of theirs. The one place we have to worry about them the most is in the cyber attack area. There, they can compete with us. Otherwise, forget it.

  11. Do you have a girlfriend,boyfriend or partner as you don’t know your facts but you have a lot of time on your hands.
    Try Leggo you might be better at it.

  12. Cyber war is very dangerous. Can cause black outs loss of Communication … leak information . Defense system failures. Soo yeah very dangerous .

  13. Blessed are the peace makers. It is not, blessed are the destroyers. That message is for Muslims too. Take me seriously.

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  15. Don’t worry when I developed my Future game Ship u can’t Handle it

    An 3 Big weapons from USA and even aircraft can’t handle it but I needed more and

    I had aircraft carrier it’s simple it has one and one sopwith pup

    Still making more money and

    Repeater it helps the ships get damaged by repeater and speedster can reach more speed plus

    It helps all ship target the enemy ship plus when speedster is down

    The enemy is ded

  16. Well it was interesting till you claim Russia elected TRUMP. What a idiot, just made the rest of your video absolutely useless bunch of crap

  17. Fucking Brilliant constant progress made for the destruction of Human Kind.

    Have always try figure why Aliens have let us be, kind of sure they see us, Mankind bringing about our own end the Aliens without lifting a finger claiming SpaceShip Earth.

    the Brains used to develop manufacture Human demise, use them Brains to End all suffering on Planet Earth, the wealth allocated each year for Weapons, World Wide if all Nations was to invest just a years worth

    Imagine Life for All .

  18. U.S:We will build army base at Africa Antarctica south east Asia and Europe
    U.S enemies:Are you watching us or threating us

  19. We make all these items for the future but if they go off there would be no future for man only habits would be dust and bones. So sad to see all this

  20. America has a weapon that outclasses all of these. It’s called McDonalds. We make our enemies fat and weak it’s happening as we speak. Mwahahaha!

    USA! USA! USA!

  21. The narrator said: "Despite the fact that the Cold war ended more than 20 years ago" and some gibberish but should have continued the USA are still poking their greedy noses wherever they are not wanted and that's why all sane nations have decided to rearm to deter someone's nasty intentions. Just to mention that the USA spend money in vain – a few nukes and there will be no American nation. There is nothing easier to deploy them. So mind that your rights and interest end where your boundaries are. Anywhere else you are guests. And do not be so cocky since some peasants with AKs keep you checked in your bases in Afghanistan. Air superiority, committing military crimes but to no avail.

  22. Why do we want to kill our children…was ww2 not enough? I am a optimist so I hope there will be no idiot pushing the "button" …

  23. MOAB does not mean Mother of all bombs! its just a nickname for a bomb! And the real meaning of MOAB is Massive ordnance air blast! Don't believe me? Ask the government!

  24. Ahh just because they can make a copy of what we have does not mean it is as good , dependable , accurate, or even functional. Hell even two boxers same size height talent etc still are not equal it takes a lot more than copying something
    And most of today's Melvin milk toasts and snowflakes outcome based education crap
    is never going to make anything fair, even if ever and functional as someone else has made, or built.and copies are not the real thing oh the item may look like, the jet or tank or whatever, might even have lots of crap .on it's deck, or shiny paint or make lots of noise. It still is not ours. And we know what we are do our partner's on this planet.
    The rest guessing at best

  25. Its Nice that americas enemies are making superweapons cuz america is fucking the whole world over. 90% of tensions are becouse of them

  26. I am going to have to call bullshit on the number of tanks. Russia has more than 16,000 tanks, the USA has less than half that at around 7,400. There is not combination of NATO countries that can even equal the number of tanks that Russia has, never mind surpass them four times over. ( )

  27. Yep if us have something its cool and when its comes to another countries they are enemy……..US is the Worlds enemy………?????

  28. The industrial interdependence that unites the free world could become a liability in a war against the industrial might of Communist China. National security will require each free world nation to develop its own military industry. Interoperability will require each nation to share its technology with its allies. The allies are made up of disparate languages and cultures. The one thing that unites the free world is Christianity — a communication path.

  29. We need to keep an eye on emp weopons and how to defend qgainst them meaning our electrical grid so that it doesnt leave us in the dark… Also there satilite killers…if they were to successfully destroy our satellites then that will make our forces blind and defenseless not to mention zero communication… Wr need laser technology qnd needs to be operational because if u havent noticed the RUSSIANS AND THE CHINEESE ARE CONSPIRERING TO DESTROY US…. RUSSIANS CHINEESE AND NORTH KOREANS WILL ATTACK US!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SIGNALS ARE ALL THERE!!!!!!!!!

  30. Please look into the build up in the russian wnd chinas and north korean weaponry alot of offensive weopons that cause alot more damage…also look into the type of weopons that they are developing???????? Do it before its all to late!!!!!!!

  31. Also, way to show China's "new drone" with pictures of an American Mq-9 reaper. To be fair, that is what China rips off.

  32. This entire video is just a list of what the enemies of the west (China and Russia) are developing. Not superweapons, but secret projects with unrealistic expectations, knock-offs of already made weapons, or an average weapon. This whole video is pretty shit, but i don't know what i was expecting

  33. Presidents "we should make peace and have rules so we never have a world war again" makes more and stronger weapons

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