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Biggest bunker buster bomb developed and rushed into production

The Pentagon is trying to speed up the deployment of an ultra-large bunker-busting bomb, which would constitute the largest non-nuclear bomb the U.S. has ever used. The Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, is a 30,000-pound bomb that would dive deeper than any previous bomb, and could be strapped to B-2 or B-52 bombers by July of 2010.

The MOP is 20 feet long and can penetrate bunkers up to 200 feet before exploding. At 15 tons, the MOP is a third heavier than the previous "mother of all bombs", the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, which was only 10.5 tons.

The MOP also packs a whopping 5,300 lbs of explosives, which is 10 times the amount its predecessor bunker-buster, the BLU-109, carried. Basically, it's massive.

The push for accelerated deployment is due to the increased perceived nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea. It's believed that many of their nuclear programs could be in development underground, below levels of current bunker-busting bombs' range.

The Pentagon intends the rapid deployment to send a message that the United States is tweaking strategies to address new threats.

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By netchicken: posted on 4-8-2009

God damned nuclear bombs. It shows a lot about a country.

Noone worries about America or England having bombs because they know we'd never use them with the possible exception of WWIII. Everyone's worried about Russia, and everyone wants to kill N. Korea. And if any of the middle east get's a hold of them we'll all just kill the lot of them before they get the technology to actually use any of it... which they will. It will be like hitler and the nazi's, except the nazi's would be the world, and the Jew's would be the Al Quida (sp?) extremists. Civilians would be evacuated if possible, I suppose...
By peregrine: posted on 4-8-2009

Thats it, the problem isn't in stable western democracies using nuclear weapons, but in unstable flaky societies, with Pakistan as a perfect example. Now even Myanmar is looking to get nuclear weapons. They are the sort of places that will actually use them.
By netchicken: posted on 4-8-2009

Now that's one big bomb. But I think the one bomb cooler then that is the good-ole Daisy Cutter.....neutron bombs come in close second.
By mg.mikael: posted on 10-8-2009

Plans are to use it on Iran. Control or submit. Choice is Iran's.
By TUTUTKAMEN: posted on 15-8-2009

How can people become so twisted by religion that they can't see that genocide is wrong. I refuse to believe that they don't think about the concept of killing people who have done essentially nothing, and are defenseless.
By peregrine: posted on 16-8-2009

How many bombs do they want to buy?
Pentagon asks Congress for funds for 30,000 bunker-busting bombs! Enough for a small world war. (This could be a typo on their website)

Intensifying the preparations for an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, the Obama administration has asked Congress for funds to accelerate production of a 30,000-pound "ultra-large bunker-buster" bomb designed to destroy deeply buried installations

Amid continuing tension over political upheaval in Iran, the U.S. Defense Department says it wants to accelerate production of a 30,000-pound "ultra-large bunker-buster" bomb designed to destroy deeply buried installations.

The Pentagon has requested Congress to provide the necessary funding to ensure that the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a next-generation bomb known as MOP and built by Boeing, would be ready by July 2010, spokesman Bryan Whitman said on 3 August (see "Analysis: U.S. Military Speeds Up Preparation for Attack on Iran's Nuclear Facilities,"

 http://homelandsecuritynews...
By netchicken: posted on 19-8-2009








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