Steel And Its Major Contribution To US National Defense

Steel offers a major contribution to the production of heavy duty and highly competitive military advancements and infrastructure for national security and defense.

Military defense has gone very robust and highly competitive (especially in the construction and structure of their defense weapons and gears) with the new technologies and advancements made in steel boosting and metalworking.

The production and construction of heavy duty and advanced military applications have undergone a critical and thorough selection and evaluation of steels and metals that can withstand across extensive range of extreme temperatures and conditions.

Steel materials have been forged into high strength steels due to the demand of users and manufacturers looking for good mechanical properties such as toughness and yield strength, as well as good welding and fabrication properties.

The use of steel and other related materials are very extensive. Hundreds of manufacturing industries from different areas have thousands of men working for the production of high-quality but cost-effective materials in wide range of military applications. These include aircraft carriers, armour plate for tranks, Patriot and Stringer missiles, nuclear submarines, military aircraft, and field artillery pieces.

Steel is used widely in the US, recognizing it as a very strategic material that had strengthened their existing infrastructure and installations.

  • USS New York (stands for both “United States Ship” and “United Star Ship”) was a very example of steel major contribution in military defense. It was made up of almost 24 tons of recycled steel reclaimed from the World Trade Center.

USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier – built with almost 47 000 tons of structural steels

In the production of these necessary materials for military defense (e.g. jet aircraft, helicopters, munitions, missiles, submarines) steels and special metals are really crucial components since they do not only contribute almost 90% of their composition but as well as to their strength.

Steels are forged finely to reach maximum required strength and mechanical properties. Stringent evaluation and testing are constantly made upon the selection of steels since they are subjected to undergo varying levels of tempered conditions and elevated temperatures.

Steels are forged in different forms such as plates, bars, etc. to be used in the bodies and systems. The use of military and defense application is not limited in the construction of aircraft alone but as well as to land-based vehicles like tanks, fighting vehicles, and MRAP vehicles. While defense continuously find ways to strengthen security, steel manufacturers would surely look for more innovations in steel crafting to come up with high-quality and competitive materials necessary upon the completion of military’s mission.