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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The TOW weapon system, with the multi-mission TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles, is a long-range, heavy assault-precision anti-armor, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing weapon system used throughout the world.
An example of a bunker buster missile penetrating the ground and detonating (Wikimedia)
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US Secretary of State tells Russian counterpart that holds Russia responsible for use of incendiary and bunker buster bombs against Aleppo civilians
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civilians, and stressed that the use of 'bunker buster' bombs and other indiscriminate weapons in densely populated areas may amount to war crimes.
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