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bunker buster

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A bomb designed to attack underground fortified positions by penetrating rock or concrete to a certain depth before exploding.
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Noun1.Bunker Buster - a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding; used to penetrate hardened underground facilities
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Israel, the US congressmen argued, could benefit from receiving "an appropriate number of GBU-57 30,000-pound bunker-buster bombs, known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP," a weapon that would also require the delivery of bombers capable of carrying the weapon, such as the B-52 or the B-2.
Israel has not been provided the newest and largest bunker-buster bomb in the US inventory, but it has been sold older bunker-busters.
It was a bit of rolling up the sleeves, of course, and flashing his bunker-buster biceps and mighty missiles - bringing reassurance in situ and reminding that little land to the north of lingering capability, while leaving the big one across the Gulf with one question to answer: "Do I feel lucky?
Officials said the Defense Department notified Congress this week of the planned deal that will provide a thousand bunker-buster GBU-39 bombs to the Saudis and 5,000 to the UAE.
But it would take a huge misstep by Romney or a bunker-buster attack by Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul to stop Romney's methodical march to the nomination.
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 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.
Bunker-buster bombs would hit underground complexes and Hellfire missiles targeted to kill the country's top scientists.
Helicopter gunships are dropping bunker-buster bombs to smoke out the militants, military intelligence said.