Israel develops its own bunker buster

The Israeli designed bunker-buster could very well be Israel’s answer to Barack Obama offering the American made GBU-28  in return for a commitment to not attack Iran in 2012.

Israel has developed an improved precision, bunker-burrowing weapon which Israeli Military Industries (IMI) unveiled on March 6 at peak US-Israel friction over a strike against Iran. The 500-pound MPR-500 is an electro-optical bomb that can penetrate double-reinforced concrete walls or floors without breaking apart.  “The lethality, precision… and relatively low weight of the new weapon,” say its manufacturers, “enable its use against multiple targets in a single pass.”  The MPR-500 bridges a gap between the US 250-pound US GBU-39 and the 5,000-pound GBU-28 super-bunker buster.

Full article: Israel develops its own bunker buster (DEBKAFile)

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