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MOP funding and deployment.

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Submitted by Erik (Poland), Jun 13, 2008 at 03:54

Back in October, tucked away in the supplemental DOD budget request, was funding for an urgently needed system. The MOP, or Massive Ordinance Penetrator. Essentially, a 30,000 lb. bomb, designed specifically to penetrate hardened underground facilities like Natanz. This is a GPS guided conventional (non-nuclear) device. If the Israelis, for instance, were to attack this facility, they would have to use the nuclear option.

The bomb has been built and tested. I don't know how many we have, but the funding was for retrofitting the B-52, and more interestingly the B-2 fleets to carry this device. From what I can tell, the project should have been done by... Well, right about now.

There has been nothing, at least nothing I could find, on this in the media since November. Does anybody have any information on it?

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