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August 4, 2009

Pentagon eyes accelerated “bunker buster” bomb

The MOP would be about one-third heavier than the 21,000-pound (9.5 million kg) GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — dubbed the “mother of all bombs” — that was dropped twice in tests at a Florida range in 2003.

21,000 pounds is approximately 9,500 kg, NOT 9,500,000 kg as listed.. it’s a factor of 1,000 off.

David

We got quite a few e-mails about this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft releases a GBU-28 “Bunker Buster” 5,000-pound Laser-Guided Bomb during a 2003 weapons evaluation test. REUTERS/Technical Sgt. Michael Ammons/USAF/Handout

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