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US Military 'Toys'

Just a few of the reasons why we have the strongest military in the world!

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    A US Army technician operates the ' Active Denial System', a non- lethal weapon that uses directed energy and projects a beam of man-sized millimeter waves up to 1000 meters that when fired at a human, delivers a heat sensation to the skin and generally makes humans stop what they are doing and run.

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    Ordnancemen from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Three get ready to load AGM-88 HARM missiles on an EA-6B Prowler aircraft aboard the USS America in the Adriatic Sea.

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    The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) (foreground) pulls into formation with the French Marine Nationale anti-submarine frigate Jean de Vienne (D 643) during exercise Proud Manta 2013 in the Ionian Sea on February 26, 2013.

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    F/A-18 Hornet warplanes on the flight deck of the USS George Washington, a US nuclear powered aircraft carrier, in Hong Kong on July 10, 2012.

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    A military policeman with the 220th Military Police Company mans a MK-19 automatic grenade launcher while providing security for the Rumalyah Oil Fields March 24, 2003 in Southern Iraq.

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    Soldiers of the US Army's 23rd Chemical Battalion (background) wear protective gear to give a demonstration of their equipment as iRobot PackBot (front) moves during a ceremony north of Seoul, Korea on April 4, 2013.

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    M4A1 rifles with grenade launchers

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    The Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle is shown at the Marine Corps Air Facility in Quantico, Virginia. The diesel powered concept vehicle utilizes the chassis of a Ford F-350 truck as well as NASCAR engineering to take advantage of commercially available safety features.

    Photo by John F. Williams/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

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    A V-22 Osprey lifts off from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). This is the first-ever launch of an Osprey from the ship. Ashland is off the coast of the Philippines assisting in Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts.

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    The patriot missile.

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    A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport in Afghanistan.

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    A Marine mans a SMAW as he trains in the desert February 15, 2003 near the Iraqi border in Kuwait.

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    USS Independence is a fast, agile, mission-focused ship specifically designed to defeat 'anti-access' threats in shallow, coastal water regions, including surface craft, diesel submarines and mines.

    Photo by Nicholas Kontodiakos/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

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    An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. It's used for surveillance and be can be armed and used in combat roles.

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