Monday, August 03, 2009

Pentagon plans speeding up 'bunker buster' bomb

When it comes to bunker busting this 30,000# mean dog makes the MOAB look like an M-80...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Defense Department on Monday said it wants to speed up production plans for an enormous "bunker buster" bomb amid concern over underground nuclear sites in Iran and North Korea.

The Pentagon has asked Congress for extra money to ensure the massive ordnance penetrator (MOP) would be ready by July 2010, spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.

"The department has asked for reprogramming of about 68 million dollars to start production for some of these in 2009," Whitman said.

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