MRAP vehicles play an essential role in properly equipping and protecting U.S. troops in parts of the world such as Iraq and Afghanistan....more
Military uses for steel are extensive. Thousands of skilled men and women of the American steel industry work to produce high-quality, cost-competitive products that the military uses in various applications ranging from aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines to Patriot and Stinger missiles, armor plate for tanks and ﬁeld artillery pieces, as well as every major military aircraft in production today.
Some examples of steel use in defense applications are:
All segments of the domestic steel industry contribute directly or indirectly to the defense industrial base. Whether it is missiles, jet aircraft, submarines, helicopters, Humvees® or munitions, American-made steels and specialty metals are crucial components of U.S. military strength. Steel plate is used in the bodies and propulsion systems of the naval ﬂeet. The control cables on virtually all military aircraft, including ﬁghter jets and military transport planes, are produced from steel wire rope. In addition, land-based vehicles such as the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Abrams Tank and MRAP vehicles use signiﬁcant amounts of steel.
All segments of the domestic steel industry contribute directly or indirectly to the defense industrial base.