The types of weapons and how they’ve been built for different uses has evolved for thousands of years; it has also been expanded upon by the international military forces around the world with not only being able to kill more for effectiveness, but also for more precision overall. The focus has shifted towards reducing collateral damage while developing new ways to carry out military missions.
This requires a large financial investment by the military. Some projects cost more than others by a wide margin and the following 10 are the most expensive military weapons of all-time.
F-35 Lightning II ($326.5 billion)
While still being developed, it is expected to be a perfect combination of stealth and speed while also being customized for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy – all while maintaining shorter takeoffs and landings perfect for aircraft carriers.
Arleigh Burke DDG 51 Destroyer ($101.8 billion)
Almost all of this model have been provided with the ability to house 350 men that are required to operate everything from mine detectors, missiles and five-inch gun turrets.