GBU-28


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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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The GBU-28 is regarded as accurate and able to penetrate deep into a target, which is why it has been described as the "bunker buster.
discussed the upcoming delivery of GBU-28 bunker-busting bombs to Israel, noting that the transfer should be handled quietly to avoid any allegations the US government is helping Israel prepare for a strike against Iran.
The American GBU-28 weapon - the so-called bunker buster - can pierce about 23 feet of concrete and 100 feet of soil.
The Pentagon notifies Congress of the possible sale of 5,000lb GBU-28 bombs to Israel, developed during the 1991 Gulf war to destroy Saddam Hussain's hardened command centres.
The first successful drop of live GBU-28 B/B series weapons came on the last dedicated flight for the developmental test and evaluation phase of the program.
The laser-guided GBU-28 and the GPS-guided GBU-27 are 5,000-pound bombs designed to be dropped from the air and to burrow up to six metres into concrete or 30 metres into earth before exploding.
A missile the length of the current GBU-28 penetrator, modified to strike the surface at twice the GBU-28's current impact speed, could smash through the cover of earth and reinforced concrete and destroy the facility with conventional explosives.
The Bunker-Buster was used extensively in the 1991 Gulf War, with the most effective model the GBU-28.
The GBU-28, whose inventory and performance characteristics are classified secret, was developed for the Gulf War to strike deeply buried targets.
The use of the 5,000lb GBU-28 weapons to target underground installations could mark the second phase of the campaign involving ground troops, according to Washington sources.
The most likely strike craft used will have been Navy aircraft from carriers, including F18s, electronic jamming craft to knock out radar signals on the ground, and the F15e which can carry GBU-28 bombs, capable of going underground.
DEVASTATING HIGH-TECH BOMB: The state-of-the-art cave buster GBU-28 bomb carries a 4,500lb warhead that will fly down a tunnel and explode only at a specific depth
The GBU-28 was claimed to penetrate over six metres of reinforced concrete, but could be carried only by the Boeing F-1 5E and General Dynamics F-111 F.
eINResearch indicates that EDO MBM/ITT manufactures vital parts for Israeli weapons systems eIf notably Hellfire missiles and GBU-28 laser guided missiles.
It can carry three GBU-28, 5,000-pound bunker busters and will be capable of loading 28 small-diameter bombs.