The Most Expensive U.S. Military Vehicles Ever Built

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1. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey: Two of the world’s leading defense firms created the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. After a late-eighties military crisis.

2. USS Gerald R. Ford: Construction of this large warship began on August 11, 2005. Northrop Grumman held a ceremony where they cut steel.

3. Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit: Northrop Grumman is one of the largest defense manufacturers in the world, with revenues of over $30 billion per year. 

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4. Virginia Class Submarine: The US Navy signed a contract with General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls to build these super-fast SNN subs. 

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5. Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye: The E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather tactical AEW (Airborne Early Warning) carrier-capable aircraft. 

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6. F-15 Eagle: Boeing teamed up with McDonnell Douglas, its subsidiary, to create the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. 

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7. E-2D Hawkeye: Described by manufacturer Northrop Grumman as a “game changer” for the Navy, the E-2 Hawkeye is a twin-turbo aircraft.

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8. DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class destroyer: The crème de la crème of stealth ships, the Zumwalt Destroyer is a guided missile destroying stealth ship.

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9. B-52 Stratofortress: The B-52 Stratofortress had its first flight in 1952, and it was introduced to the USAF and NASA in the mid-fifties.

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10. P-8A Poseidon Plane: Another Boeing masterpiece is the Boeing P-8 Poseidon, which is a maritime patrol aircraft that was introduced in 2013.

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11. U-2 Dragon Lady: The U-2, which is popularly nicknamed “Dragon Lady,” is a single-engine, reconnaissance aircraft.

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12. Boeing T-7 Red Hawk: The T-7 Red Hawk, created by Boeing and Saab Group, had its first flight in 2016. 

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13. TG-16A Glider: DG Flugzeugbau, a German company, builds this glider. The glider is a member of the two-seater class. 

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