Pentagon seeks to deploy new "bunker buster" by next summer

08/3/2009 | Reuters

The Pentagon is studying the feasibility of accelerating deployment of the 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator, the largest conventional bomb ever created by the U.S. military. With more than 5,300 pounds of explosives, the super "bunker-buster" weapon would be 10 times more powerful than existing models. The precision-guided weapon is being developed by Boeing Co., and the Air Force believes Northrop Grumman Corp.'s B-2 bomber could carry the MOP by July 2010.

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