U.S. giant earth-penetrating bomb to accelerate development of Iran’s suspected North Korean nuclear weapons against
data for: U.S. BLU-109 penetrating bombs ready to load the type in the bombers
China Daily AP: According to British media reports, Americans are increasingly worried about possible will suffer from Iran or North Korea’s nuclear attack when the U.S. Air Force announced Aug. 2 that the U.S. military is ready to accelerate the development of a giant penetrating bomb, the bomb as early as in July 2010 in the United States with the most advanced strategic bomber.
U.S. active-duty BLU-109 penetrating bombs have been able to easily pass through reinforced concrete
According to Air Force spokesman Andy Bland (Andy Bourland ) introduction, this is known as “bunker grinder” (Bunker Buster) of the giant U.S. precision-guided bombs from Boeing’s second-largest supplier of research and development, and it weighs 3 million pounds (about 13.61 tons), long 20 feet (about 6.10 meters), can carry 5300 pounds (about 2.37 tons) of explosives, explosive power equivalent to U.S. active-duty BLU-109 penetrating bomb 10 times, the explosion before it can penetrate into the ground 200 feet ( about 60.96 meters) deep, will be the size of most U.S. troops into combat massive conventional bomb.
Brand said, although this theory is still in the validation phase of the bomb, but the Air Force and Defense Department are trying to accelerate the process. If approved by Congress and budget support, the U.S. Boeing company in 72 hours with the military contract to produce the first such bomb used in the test. If all goes well, the U.S. B-52 “Stratofortress” strategic bombers and B-2 “ghost” stealth bomber is expected in July 2010 with the bomb, then beyond to bomb the U.S. military active-duty combat range of drilling underground targets will be vulnerable.
Congressional Research Service (Congressional Research Service) Iran expert Kenneth Katz Man (Kenneth Katzman) that is responsible for Asia Pacific and U.S. Pacific Command is responsible for the Middle East, U.S. Central Commander Division Commander seems to support such a giant drill to accelerate the development of the bomb.
“the Pentagon is likely to want to take this to some countries, particularly Iran and North Korea, send a signal that their nuclear program for the U.S. military is developing a variety of means of attack.”
But Kenneth Katzman also reminded that the current specific useless speculation the bomb too early.
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