A look at the most significant weapons in the US military arsenal

The US Military

With almost 3 million service members, 4,800 defense sites on seven continents and an annual budget of more than $700 billion, the US military is considered the world’s premier fighting force.

Here’s a look at some of its most important weaponry.

B-52 bombers

The B52 bomber first came into service in 1952 and has been upgraded over the years to carry air-launched cruise missiles.

A US official said Tuesday that six of the massive, eight-engine bombers would be sent to the air base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.

B-2 stealth bombers

B-2 stealth bombers have been battle-tested in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The bat-winged heavy bombers can carry both conventional and nuclear weapons.

B-1 bombers

B-1 bombers can carry the largest payload of any aircraft in the US Air Force fleet.

The four-engine bombers, of which the US has more than 60 in its fleet, can carry the largest payload of any aircraft in the US Air Force — more than 75,000 pounds (34,019 kilograms) worth, including cruise missiles, gravity bombs and naval mines.

Click the CNN Link Here for the complete story on the B-52, B-2, B-1 bombers, F-22 stealth fighters, Guided-missile and attack submarines, Aircraft carriers, Destroyers and cruisers.