Air Force posts video of B-2 dropping two GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bunker-busting bombs

U.S. Air Force posts high-quality video of B-2 stealth bomber dropping two GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bombs as tensions with Iran increase.

May 20th, 2019
The U.S. Air Force drops a GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bunker-busting bomb from a B-2 stealth bomber.
The U.S. Air Force drops a GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bunker-busting bomb from a B-2 stealth bomber.Air Force photo

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has released a remarkable video showing a B-2 bomber dropping its highest-powered 'bunker buster' bombs amid rising tensions with Iran. The Daily Mail reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

20 May 2019 -- The video, which is the most high-definition ever released of this kind of bomb, shows two GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bombs being employed against a ground targets at an undisclosed location.

Footage shows the 33,000-pound bombs being dropped from the weapons bay of a B-2 stealth bomber and disappearing deep into the earth before exploding in an enormous ball of flames.

The MOP is the most powerful non-nuclear bunker-buster on Earth and is precision guided using a GPS system. It is designed to destroy deeply buried command posts, research stations, and other heavily fortified facilities.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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