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US May Speed Up Deployment Of “Bunker Busters”

August 3, 2009

MOPThe U.S. Air Force said the Pentagon wants to speed deployment of “bunker-buster” bombs on U.S. bombers, Reuters reports on its Web site Sunday. The non-nuclear, 30,000 pound Massive Ordinance Penetrator, or MOP, is designed to destroy deeply buried or hardened targets, according to the report. The ordinance, built by Boeing Co. (BA), carries 5,300 lbs. of explosives and would be the largest conventional weapon ever employed by the U.S. military.

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