FY-16 budget rounds out SDB II development

Air Force Wants $50M To Further Modify Massive Ordnance Penetrator

February 5, 2015 at 5:52 PM
The Air Force has asked Congress for more money to conduct further modifications to the 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator bunker bomb that could be used against hardened nuclear facilities or underground tunnel networks. The service plans to scale up production of in-service missiles and bombs in fiscal year 2016 and continue to develop the next iteration of weapon systems such as the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range and the nation's biggest bunker-busting bomb, the Boeing-built...

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