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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Causing such damage is only possible through advanced weapons, such as bunker-buster missiles, the UOSSM added.
A school principal in eastern Aleppo, called Omar, said: "Only hearing the sound of the bunker-buster bombs creates a state of terror and panic unlike anything else.
The statement also called on world powers to "send a clear message" that "the apparent systematic use" of incendiary bombs and so-called bunker-buster bombs "will not be tolerated." //Petra//S Kh
forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, wrote that the bunker-busters would be an effective "firewall" against Iranian nuclear development, especially in 15 years, when the agreement between Tehran and Western powers expires.
officials acknowledged some uncertainty over whether even the Pentagon's newest bunker-buster weapon could pierce in a single blow the subterranean chambers where Iran is making enriched uranium.
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.
The 13.6-ton "bunker-buster" bomb, known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, was specifically designed to take out the hardened fortifications built by Iran and North Korea, the report said.
The US is proposing selling 600 "bunker-buster" bombs and other munitions to the UAE to counter what the Pentagon describes as "current and future regional threats".
Also today in Tablet Magazine, expert Austin Long hypothesizes that Israel would take a route over northern Syria and Iraq, refueling midair, and strike all of Iran's known facilities with bunker-buster bombs; and that it is plausible, if very far from certain, that the action would be a major success.
The sale of Boeing-built "bunker-buster" bombs and other munitions to UAE, a key Gulf ally, is part of an ongoing U.S.
The jets also dropped nine bunker-buster bombs on government military installations on the western outskirts of the capital.
Company products started from the anti-tank role with the Panzerfaust 3, improved to remain effective against armour and diversified in the bunker-buster role with the Bunkerfaust.
The spy reported back that his conversations with this government individual were about research on "small yield high penetration nuclear weapons recently authorized by US Congress (nuclear 'bunker-buster' warheads)."
Summary: The Pentagon is seeking to speed deployment of an ultra-large "bunker-buster" bomb on the most advanced U.S.
Helicopter gunships are dropping bunker-buster bombs to smoke out the militants, military intelligence said.