Defense News - United States
|Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:07 AM|
|United States is ready to use bunker buster bomb against Iran nuclear facilities.|
The United States may use a new 13,600-kilogram bunker-buster bomb against Iran, DefenseNews.com reported on Thursday, March 8, 2012, quoting the U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Herbert Carlisle as saying. "The massive ordnance penetrator is a great weapon. We are continuing to improve that. It has great capability now and we are continuing to make it better,” Carlisle said on Thursday. “It is part of our arsenal and it will be a potential if we need it in that kind of scenario.”
Speaking at the conference on the U.S. defense programs, Carlisle said that the bomb was "a great weapon," specially designed to attack countries like Iran which have their nuclear facilities buried underground.