To achieve its goal of blasting through 60 feet of concrete with a bomb exploding at 200 feet underground, Boeing’s Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) team just won a prestigious prize.
One of the requirements of Boeing and Lockheed Martin’s next generation bomber is to accommodate the MOP as the B-52 does now.
Massive bombs like the MOP are part of the U.S.’s initiative to decrease dependence on nuclear weapons as a deterrent.
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