bunker buster


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bunker buster

n.
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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A Russian jet took off from the Humeimim Airbase in Southwestern Lattakia and conducted a heavy airstrike on Tahrir al-Sham's underground base, destroying the base by a bunker buster bomb.
23 (Saba) -- The Saudi aggression's warplanes launched nine air strikes on several residential areas in the capital Sanaa on Sunday morning, firing various types of bunker buster missiles and bombs that jolted the whole city.
When it comes to incendiary weapons and munitions such as bunker buster bombs and cluster bombs, the UN makes it clear that the systematic use of such indiscriminate weapons in densely populated areas amounts to a war crime," Mitchell told parliament late on Monday.
US Secretary of State tells Russian counterpart that holds Russia responsible for use of incendiary and bunker buster bombs against Aleppo civilians
The Secretary made clear the United States and its partners hold Russia responsible for this situation, including the use of incendiary and bunker buster bombs in an urban environment, a drastic escalation that puts civilians at great risk.
Since the announcement two days ago by the Syrian Army of an offensive to capture eastern Aleppo, there have been repeated reports of airstrikes involving the use of incendiary weapons and advanced munitions such as bunker buster bombs, according the statement.
If the deal is approved by Congress, Israel will also receive other tactical weapons, including 50 BLU-113 Super Penetrator and 700 BLU-109 Penetrator bunker buster missiles.
Following his election, President Barack Obama made a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians one of his major planks of foreign policy - yet he still cleared the sale of bunker buster bombs to the Israeli air force.
Officials have claimed that the recently-added bunker buster known as 'Massive Ordnance Penetrator' in the U.
I assume 25 F-15I aircraft, each carrying one 5,000-pound bunker buster and two 2,000-pound bunker busters, would expend all 75 of those bombs on a single aimpoint at Fordow.
Current TOW missile improvements include a Bunker Buster variant and replacement of the obsolete wire guidance link with one that operates via radio frequency.
A "next-generation" bunker buster warhead being developed by a British-led programme has been successfully tested at a military range in France.