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The United States may supply Israel with advanced Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bunker-buster bombs that can penetrate through up to 60 feet (almost 20 meters) of reinforced concrete, reports Maariv Tuesday.
This is part of a deal being worked out between the countries, which also includes the supply of refueling jets
Originally posted by jhn7537
Its similar to giving a kid a piece of candy or a toy when they are about to throw a temper-tantrum...
The aid, U.S. and Israeli officials confirmed to Newsweek, includes the long-delayed delivery of 55 powerful GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators, better known as bunker-buster bombs, deemed important to any future military strike against Iranian nuclear sites. It also includes a network of proposed radar sites—some located in Arab neighbors—designed to help Israel repel a missile attack, as well as joint military exercises and regular national-security consultations.
Israel is seeking clarifications from the United States to ensure bunker buster bombs it recently purchased are not carrying defective fuses that could cause their premature detonation.
Last week the US settled a lawsuit against a defense contractor for allegedly supplying it with faulty fuses.
Originally posted by paraphi
This is one of those fantasy stories. Israel has no aircraft capable of fielding the c.13,000 KG Massive Ordnance Penetrator weapon.
Is no one capable of producing a story which can be remotely based on reality?
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Look above my post? There is your answer.