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LIGNET: Mammoth 'Bunker-Buster' Bomb Unlikely to Ever Be Used

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 01:26 PM

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A mock-up of the GBU-57 ‘bunker buster’ sits in the bomb bay of a B-2 weapons load trainer at Whitman Air Force Base, Missouri, on December 2007. (US Air Force photo)
The Pentagon's new and improved bunker buster bomb is being touted as the lone weapon that can destroy underground Iranian nuclear sites. The 20-foot-long, 30,000-pound bomb has a better directional system, an enhanced ability to evade missile defense systems, and can dig deeper into solid rock before exploding. But it has so many limitations that it is likely to waste away in a storage site, unused.

Click here to read the full report on the GBU-57B from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.





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