Air Force Nuclear Bunker Busting Bomb Briefly Online In Iran Warning Tactic

  • As tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States continue to escalate over its nuclear program, the US military posted photographs of a powerful bomb designed to penetrate deep into the Earth and cripple underground facilities containing nuclear material like enriched uranium.
  • In early May, the US Air Forces highlighted exclusive images of the GBU-57, known as the “Massive Ordnance Penetrator,” taking the photos down soon after because the images revealed critical details about the weapon’s makeup and abilities.
  • The posting of the US bomb photos comes as the regime in Tehran has been progressing in constructing and upgrading its nuclear capabilities beyond the reach of weaponry like the GBU-57 bomb, which experts say is the latest in military technology to destroy underground bunkers.