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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THE addition of 2,000lb "bunker busting" bombs to the weaponry of the Royal Air Force is set to boost capabilities for missions over Libya, the Ministry of Defence said.
The 37-year-old, usually based in RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, flew bombing missions during the 2003 invasion of Iraq - dropping hi-tech bunker busting missiles on targets in Baghdad.
Both bills give President Bush the authority to begin developing and testing "bunker busting" small nuclear weapons, ending a US moratorium on development of new nuclear weapons.
They were believed to have been meeting in a bunker under the al-Saa restaurant in the al-Mansour area of Baghdad when the building was reduced to rubble by four 2,000lb JDAM 'bunker busting' bombs.
On Wednesday night, in the heaviest bombardment to date, US planes used 5,000lb "bunker busting" bombs, designed to penetrate reinforced strongholds, for the first time in a shift of tactics.
Bush refused Israel's request to buy and use American bunker busting bombs against Iran's nuclear reactor, according to The New York Times.
0330: Coalition bombers batter Baghdad dropping two 4,700lb satellite-guided 'bunker busting' bombs on a major communications tower.
Her remarks came after US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter claimed in an interview with the CNN earlier this month that the current framework for a deal with Iran did not take the military option off the table and that bunker busting bombs, meant to penetrate Iran's underground facilities, are "ready to go", adding that a deal with Iran would not be based on "trust" but on "verification".
Carter claimed in an interview with the CNN on Friday that the current framework for a deal with Iran did not take the military option off the table and that bunker busting bombs, meant to penetrate Iran's underground facilities, are "ready to go", adding that a deal with Iran would not be based on "trust" but on "verification".