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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It is not known how many bunker-buster bombs were used against Gaza but it seems reasonable to assume that the number could run into hundreds.
Israel received shipments of older US bunker-buster bombs during that war.
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.
COALITION forces have launched a fresh bid on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's life, dropping massive bunker-buster bombs on a compound where he was believed to be staying.
In Washington, initial television reports said that the first bombing and cruise missile strikes -- by bunker-buster bombs and 40 missiles -- were aimed at the Iraqi leadership, including the president, not on the country as a whole.
Carved into the belly of a mountain, Fordo is considered impregnable to airstrikes and most bunker-buster bombs.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently said even the most sophisticated US bunker-buster bombs aren't powerful enough to penetrate all of Iran's defenses.
Summary: New bunker-buster bombs, which the United States Defense Department plans to sell to Israel, may be of little use in attacking heavily fortified Iranian nuclear sites but could be used effectively against underground arsenals in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, according to military analysts.
A senior defence official said one B1 bomber dropped fewer than five 2000lb bunker-buster bombs.
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.
At least two huge bunker-buster bombs were heard on the outskirts of the city close to important communications facilities yesterday.
Navy contract on the Internet for shipping hundreds of bunker-buster bombs to Diego Garcia, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean that houses an American air base.
B2 stealth bombers would let loose powerful bunker-buster bombs to penetrate deep underground and destroy the facility.
At least two huge bunker-buster bombs were heard on Bagdhad's outskirts yesterday, close to important communications facilities.
The council of ministers building was hit by "Penetrator" bunker-buster bombs.