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Meeker Morgan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:07 PM
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B-2 Bomber Gets Boeing’s New 30,000-Pound Bunker-Buster Bomb
B-2 Bomber Gets Boeing’s New 30,000-Pound Bunker-Buster Bomb
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-14/30-000-pound-bunker-buster-bomb-now-ready.html

The U.S. Air Force has taken delivery of a new 30,000-pound bomb from Boeing Co. (BA) that’s capable of penetrating deeply buried enemy targets.

The huge bunker buster, dubbed the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, is built to fit the B-2 stealth bomber. The Air Force Global Strike Command started receiving the bombs in September, Air Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jack Miller said in a short statement to Bloomberg News.

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The B-2, developed by Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC), has a shape and skin capable of evading radar. It’s the only U.S. bomber designed to penetrate air defenses such as those believed in use by North Korea and Iran. It’s also the only aircraft currently capable of carrying the new bomb.

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Yay us. :evilfrown:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:09 PM
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1. Bought 8 of them for $32 million .......... $4 mil a pop
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:11 PM
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2. Who needs dumb stuff like single payer health care when we've got the biggest bestest TOYS?
Those Chinese and Iranians even look at us the wrong way and the bombing of baghdad will look like a Sunday School picnic in comparison.

Values! Americans know what counts!
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