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US Air Forces Get Super-Heavy Bunker Buster Bombs
The Voice of Russia ^ | November 15, 2011

Posted on 11/15/2011 10:43:38 AM PST by Fennie

US Air Forces have received super-heavy bunker buster bombs, a spokesman with Pentagon lieutenant-colonel Jack Miller told reporters Tuesday.

He said that Boeing, had begun to supply the bombs to the Air Force Global Strike Command in September.

The bombs will be carried by B-2 bombers. Each bomb weights 13.6 tons and has a built in satellite navigation system.

Some experts note that this type of bomb which is capable of breaking a 18 meter thick concrete walls, is perfect weapon for attacking nuclear facilities in Iran.

(TASS)

(Excerpt) Read more at english.ruvr.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airforce; iran; israel; pentagon

1 posted on 11/15/2011 10:43:40 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie
Some experts note that this type of bomb which is capable of breaking a 18 meter thick concrete walls, is perfect weapon for attacking nuclear facilities in Iran.

Bwaaaaahahhaahhaahhaaaa!!!!!!

Who the hell would expect Obama to use ANY bomb against Iran; they are his brothers! For Allah's Sake!

2 posted on 11/15/2011 10:45:46 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

LOL!!!


3 posted on 11/15/2011 10:46:51 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Fennie
So drop an EMP to kill surveillance, bunker buster to start hole, another missile to clear the rubble then alternate bunker busters and regular explosives to dig out the rats.
4 posted on 11/15/2011 10:48:22 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mountainlion

Or....you could drop a pallet of 50,000 SPF sunblock and a note that says, “Brothers....better use this quick! You have 5 minutes”....then nuke their ass.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 10:51:09 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Fennie

They’ll be cut as budget savings and then destroyed before they can be used.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 10:52:09 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.)
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To: Fennie
The bombs will be carried by B-2 bombers. Each bomb weights 13.6 tons and has a built in satellite navigation system.

Nukes don't need no GPS......

7 posted on 11/15/2011 10:52:30 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Fennie
Major T.J. "King" Kong


8 posted on 11/15/2011 10:55:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: Fennie
The Voice of Russia ^ | November 15, 2011

Now that sounds like a reputable source.

9 posted on 11/15/2011 10:56:02 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: Gaffer

I wonder what color of glass the sand would make?


10 posted on 11/15/2011 11:00:15 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: McGruff

Compared to who? The US Misleadia?


11 posted on 11/15/2011 11:00:57 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: mountainlion

I’d think a nice yellow, rust-brown......


12 posted on 11/15/2011 11:02:22 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Fennie
Follow-on to the Grand Slam.
13 posted on 11/15/2011 11:05:37 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: McGruff

This is a better article:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-14/30-000-pound-bunker-buster-bomb-now-ready.html


14 posted on 11/15/2011 11:07:38 AM PST by jtonn
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To: McGruff
The Voice of Russia ^ | November 15, 2011

Now that sounds like a reputable source.

I'd believe TASS before I'd believe the New York Times...

Regards,
GtG

15 posted on 11/15/2011 11:09:11 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gaffer

Nope, Obama is bought and paid for by the Saudis (Sunni). They will use Americans to do their dirty work against the hated Shiites (iran).


16 posted on 11/15/2011 11:14:02 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: Gaffer
Who the hell would expect Obama to use ANY bomb against Iran; they are his brothers!

Technically Iranians are Persian not Arab.

17 posted on 11/15/2011 11:18:51 AM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: Fennie

pre-programmed to lock onto OCUPPY coordinates


18 posted on 11/15/2011 11:22:11 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Lockbox
Appears that Gaffer has an appropriate screen name.;-)
19 posted on 11/15/2011 11:25:37 AM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: Fennie
I was met with this huge banner at Fairchild AFB in 74:

Peace is our Profession

How true it is. . .

20 posted on 11/15/2011 11:31:53 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Fennie

***Some experts note that this type of bomb which is capable of breaking a 18 meter thick concrete walls, is perfect weapon for attacking nuclear facilities in Iran.***

Mecca, Medina, Quom. kaboom.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 11:41:09 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Fennie

I had thought that the B-1 would carry something like this. No doubt our FR AF experts will fill me in on just why the B-2 is a better choice. I’ve always wondered now the the USSR is dissolved, what is the justification for maintaining the B-1.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 11:43:10 AM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: MSF BU

Same as the justification for keeping the B-52.

Sometimes you just need to be able to shovel out truckfulls of bombs.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 11:45:53 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: justlurking

...interesting response and thanks.

I don’t do cable or satellite TV. I have (ah hem...) an antenna on the roof for TV. I get several broadcast stations here (30.1 - 30.10) in the GREATER Washington, D.C. meto area, including: France 24, NHK (Japan), Korean, Al Jazeera (yes, I said it!), and RT News (Russia).

Obviously, I take some of what is said with a grain of salt but a grain of salt is ALL I GET from NBC, ABC, and CBS.

Believe it or not, I see in-depth coverage on Al Jazaeera.

Mind you, I don’t watch much TV at all. I see less than 1 hour in any week but when something big is happening I am usually guranteed that I will get details from these other stations that are missing from the “US Misleadia.”

Thanks for reading.


24 posted on 11/15/2011 11:49:10 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: mountainlion
I guarantee you that when they are deployed (from B-2 stealth aircraft) we will be using a full suite of jamming, countermeasures and decoys. They'll get about a megawatt ERP down the throats of their surveillance radars, thousands of electronically induced false targets and hundreds of RCS enhanced miniature drones. The radar operators screens will look like Level XX Missile Command on a Saturday night.
25 posted on 11/15/2011 11:49:10 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: mountainlion
Trinitite is usually a light green, although color can vary.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 11:54:40 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Lockbox

doesn’t mean they aren’t Muslims.....


27 posted on 11/15/2011 11:58:23 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I had forgotten the wild weasel.


28 posted on 11/15/2011 11:58:49 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I guarantee you that when they are deployed (from B-2 stealth aircraft) we will be using a full suite of jamming, countermeasures and decoys. They'll get about a megawatt ERP down the throats of their surveillance radars, thousands of electronically induced false targets and hundreds of RCS enhanced miniature drones. The radar operators screens will look like Level XX Missile Command on a Saturday night.

LOLSMTIGMTASWIDMAM.

(Laughing Out Loud So Much That I'm Getting My Teen-Age Son Who Is Downstairs Mad At Me.)

Cheers!

29 posted on 11/15/2011 11:59:38 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Fennie

What a waste of money. The Bloomberg article listed one of the facilities being located 295 ft. underground. There’s no need to drop a super high-powered bomb to blow up the facility. Just destroy the access tunnels. By the time they dig to the facility, everyone inside will be dead & the equipment will be destroyed from lack of maintenance. The site will probably be contaminated from the release of gaseous Uranium- hexafluoride. Watch the site with satellites & when they start bringing stuff out, bomb it again.


30 posted on 11/15/2011 12:14:32 PM PST by Djester62
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31 posted on 11/15/2011 12:51:25 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Fennie

A better idea: stealth nuclear cruise missiles. When the production facility is vaporized, we can claim that Iran had a nuclear “accident”.


32 posted on 11/15/2011 1:05:39 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Fennie

Nearly thirty thousand pounds of concrete dropped from fifty thousand feet or higher will penetrated a few meters of concrete without any explosive involved.


33 posted on 11/15/2011 1:10:45 PM PST by em2vn
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To: Djester62
BINGO...we have a winner,By then ground troops(snipers) just waiting for target practice or strafes by A-10s, Just let it melt and glow in the dark
34 posted on 11/15/2011 1:55:11 PM PST by VF-51vnv
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To: mountainlion

“..So drop an EMP to kill surveillance, bunker buster to start hole, another missile to clear the rubble then alternate bunker busters and regular explosives to dig out the rats...”

Yeah...and that’s just at Democrat National Headquarters for starters!!!!

Ooops...sorry...did that slip out? Did I say that out loud? Hypothetically speaking, of course....


35 posted on 11/15/2011 2:03:48 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MSF BU
I had thought that the B-1 would carry something like this. No doubt our FR AF experts will fill me in on just why the B-2 is a better choice. I’ve always wondered now the the USSR is dissolved, what is the justification for maintaining the B-1.

Probably the stealth factor. They were used in Libya early on. But it could also be used as a justification to keep the B-2 around.

You want to talk about B-1s, I don't know if they are still doing it, but they were using them in Afghanistan as close air support. There were some good reasons but the things take up a lot of resources just to have them flying around in case they are needed.
36 posted on 11/15/2011 2:05:43 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: MSF BU

The B-2 is the vehicle of choice for the weapon because it has a very long and continuous bay that this long weapon can fit into.

The B-1B is a fine system, but it has a few bays that are segmented along the length of the airframe.

Also, you want the attack to be a surprise and the B-2 can get to the target without the enemy even knowing it is coming. The B-1 is more difficult to detect than many other bombers in the world, but is far less stealthy than the B-2.


37 posted on 11/15/2011 2:14:55 PM PST by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: Gaffer

point taken


38 posted on 11/15/2011 2:34:44 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: MSF BU
I had thought that the B-1 would carry something like this. No doubt our FR AF experts will fill me in on just why the B-2 is a better choice.

The issue is the size of the weapons bay on the two aircraft.

The B-1 and B-2 were designed to go to war with the CSRL - the Common Strategic Rotary Launcher. Basically a big tube mounted in the weapons bay that could allow a variety of weapons, from B61s and SRAMs up to the big USAF cruise missiles (the AGM-86 and AGM-129), to be carried and launched selectively.

The B-2 has two side-by-side weapons bays sized for the CSRL. The B-1 as designed an built had one weapons bay sized for the CSRL, and a smaller one in the aft fuselage for either rack-mounted weapons or - usually - an extra fuel tank.

Thing is that the B-1's big forward CSRL-sized bay was also designed to be segmented into two smaller bays (ones that were too small for the CSRL) by inserting a bulkhead. When the B-1s were removed from the strategic/nuclear mission as a result of START, by treaty terms (and amongst other de-nuke mods**) the bulkheads were permanently fixed in place to prevent CSRLs (and specifically the cruise missiles they were designed for) from being carried.

So in designing the MOP the engineers went for the largest weapon capable of being crammed into the largest available USAF weapons bay, the ones on the B-2s, rather than something that could fit into a B-1 as well. As an aside I think that the B-52 weapons bay can physically handle a MOP as well.

** It should also be noted that the B-1B was designed to carry a whole slew of externally-mounted cruise missiles. IIRC the total number was supposed to be 20 - 8 internally on the CSRL, 12 externally on fuselage hardpoints. By START terms the external hardpoints were inactivated by filling them with some kind of a hard resin compound. Flash-forward 10-15 years to the mid-00s and the USAF actually had to have START renegotiated to allow the starboard forward hardpoint on its B-1s to be reactivated to mount LITENING and SNIPER pods, allowing the B-1 fleet to self-designate targets.
39 posted on 11/15/2011 3:19:27 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: MSF BU

Maybe we have the B1 because gangster Russia has
a fleet of Backfires and Blackjacks that are
more capable, along with 20 000 something nuke
stockpile ready to incinerate us when they’ll have
u and ur Obamerica look pretty enough for a
pedophile gallore like attack.


40 posted on 11/15/2011 4:08:26 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: verity

I never used the word Arab. See post #27 for what I meant.


41 posted on 11/15/2011 4:19:31 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

No offense meant. Please take it in the spirit of “fun.” Things can become much too serious around here.


42 posted on 11/15/2011 4:25:43 PM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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