United States military dropped “mother of all bombs” on ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan


United States military dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb alias the “mother of all bombs” on a ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan.

It’s the first time that the GBU-43, a 21,000 pound bomb has been used in combat.

United States’ press secretary Sean Spicer said:

The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously.

We targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB pronounced /ˈmoʊ.æb/, commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs) is a large-yield conventional (non-nuclear) bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed. The bomb was designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, primarily the MC-130E Combat Talon I or MC-130H Combat Talon II variants. (wikipedia GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast)

A Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon is prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center on March 11, 2003. The MOAB is a precision-guided munition weighing 21,500 pounds and will be dropped from a C-130 Hercules aircraft for the test. It will be the largest non-nuclear conventional weapon in existence. The MOAB is an Air Force Research Laboratory technology project that began in fiscal year 2002 and is to be completed this year. DoD photo. (Released)



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