An video of a fighter helicopter blowing a target to smithereens demonstrates the might and fury of the U.S. military.
It’s not clear where this footage was taken and it appeared to be several years old, but one thing is obvious: Our military isn’t one to mess around with.
In the video, a helicopter can be seen firing back at a target marked with a laser during a nighttime exercise.
Take a look (WARNING: some strong language):
Apache helicopters are known for their precision. In fact, they have been used for years with success during exercises all over the world.
Part of their success could be the fact that they are equipped like tanks. On the front, each Apache AH-64 has 30mm cannons right under the copter’s nose, which can fire up to 1,200 rounds in less than two minutes, according to Business Insider.
In addition to that, the Apache has two 70mm missile rockets on each side. If that’s not enough, there are also Hellfire missiles below the wings of the helicopter, which can identify, track, and even hunt (yes, hunt) targets that are miles away.
The Apache, manufactured by Boeing, debuted in 1989, and takes part in missions that include deep precision strikes. The copters are built to endure front-line environments and operate in day or night, in all types of weather.
Boeing calls the Apache the world’s “most advanced multi-role combat helicopter” and after watching this video, it’s not hard to see why.
The Apache has been used on missions in the past to rain hell on terrorists, some even belonging to the Islamic State group.
President Donald Tump vowed to strengthen the military, and crazed dictators would be wise to consider the power of these helicopters before going off half-cocked doing something silly.
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