Bunker Buster

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a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding

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In 2010, Israel bought the same bunker-buster "precision-guided glide bombs," fueling speculation that it was preparing for potential pre-emptive airstrikes against underground nuclear sites in Iran.
Washington, Mar 1( ANI ): American military planners have said that Iran's underground nuclear sites are not impregnable and could be conquered with the help of its bunker-busters.
Referring to the debate over bunker-buster bombs, he said that "at the end of the day it's possible to strike all the installations.
Hersh later said current and former officials had told him one of the options being considered against Iran called "for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites".
2005, "Nuclear Bunker-Buster (As We Know It) Is Dead," Arms Control Association.
Rumsfeld suggested he needs the relatively small bunker-buster to avoid using "a large, dirty nuclear weapon.
House panel kills FY 2006 budget for bunker-buster nukes
The budget for the year starting in October includes $4 million to revive a controversial study on a bunker-buster nuclear weapon called the ''robust nuclear earth penetrator.
It claimed the use of cluster bombs and a disproportionate use of force through bunker-buster missiles could be grounds for a probe.
Two F-117s dropped a total of four of the bunker-buster bombs on the building that night.
arsenal, DU is used not only in armor penetrators, but also in large bunker-buster bombs, cruise missiles and, according to Rokke, even light arms.
If true, it would be the equivalent of a bunker-buster bomb for Galloway's career.
Bunker-buster bombs were dropped on the building in the Al Mansour residential area after intelligence from three separate sources indicated the Iraqi dictator was meeting there with his sons Qusai and Uday, and other senior regime figures.
The current Bush Administration is studying options for the development and production of a small, low-yield nuclear weapon called an earth-penetrator or bunker-buster, which would burrow into the ground and destroy a deeply buried hideaway of a "rogue" leader like Saddam Hussein.
Big bomb: The US Air Force has reportedly upgraded its giant bunker-buster bomb so it can penetrate deeper into the ground before exploding.