While US Administration officials hope their amicable diplomacy will convince Iran's mad leader Ahmadinijad to stop his country's quest for nuclear weapons, the Pentagon is already preparing military options.
Last week, the Pentagon requested from Congress (and received approval) to redirect $52 million dollars for the acceleration of purchasing 4 MOP bombs -- Massive Ordnance Penetrators. This 30,000 pound weapon is approximately 31.5 inches in diameter and 20.5 feet long, with about the same amount of explosives inside as Wallis’ Tallboy (5,300 pounds).
These weapons will be needed to help destroy Iran's underground nuclear program.
The warhead case is made from a special high-performance steel alloy, which lets it survive the high-speed impact into a hardened concrete bunker facility. The MOB's design helps it maintain structural integrity during that impact.
20 feet long -- click to see how huge this is...
Remember this post -- you'll be reading about these weapons in the not too far future.
sources: Fox, Defense Industry Daily, rotter.net
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