Lawmakers partially deny request to shift funds to bunker-buster upgrade program

By Tony Bertuca  
October 1, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Defense committee lawmakers have granted the Pentagon authority to reprogram funds for a new upgrade to the Air Force's 30,000-pound bunker-busting bomb designed to hit deeply buried targets, but the Senate Appropriations Committee has denied most of the service's original request. The Defense Department sought $55 million to modify the Boeing-made Massive Ordnance Penetrator with a "software-based" modification that will allow the bomb to “be used to hold additional Hard and Deeply Buried Targets at risk in multiple Combatant Commands...

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