Ngebray.com,- A few days ago the U.S. Air Force dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Eastern Afghanistan. This is a weapon called the massive ordnance air blast bomb (MOAB). It’s also nicknamed “mother of all bombs”. Developed in 2002, GBU-43/B MOAB is the first use ever of 21,600 pound GPS-guided bomb which originally tested at Eglin Air Force Base in 2003.
The military said at the time it developed the weapon for use in Iraq. The previous goal is to have the pressure be so great that Saddam Hussein cooperates. Until it was dropped in Afghanistan, MOAB had never been used in combat. But a few days ago, it was dropped against a complex of ISIS tunnels personnel that had been assembling in that area.
This is such a heavy and large bomb. It is put in the back of a cargo plane, a special operations cargo plane and basically pushed out the back of it. The target area is a place where A U.S. special operations soldier was killed in action of a fire fight with ISIS fighters. This is the attempt to go after clearing ISIS out. It’s an extraordinary use of this weapon to put mildly how seriously the U.S. Air Force takes this.
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