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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: MOAB and Mother Of All Bombs
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: GBU-43/B
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2011
Total Production: 20
Production Cost: USD$314 million
Total Cost: USD$314 million
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Description: The GBU-43/B, also known as Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) or Mother Of All Bombs, is a 20,000-pound class bomb designed to hit large areas of enemy territory to achieve a terrifying psychological impact. It uses a GPS-based navigation system and a single blast-type warhead. The yield of this weapon is equivalent to 11-ton of TNT obliterating an area of 200-250 meters radius.
The MOAB bomb was developed to be available for the Iraq campaign in 2003 (Operation Iraqi Freedom), but finally it was not deployed. It has been designed to be dropped by an MC-130 Combat Talon aircraft. The final developmental test was carried out on March 11, 2003. It was employed for the first time by the US Air Force to fight the Islamic State in Afghanistan on April 13, 2017.
Diameter: 1,030 millimeter (41 inch)
Length: 9.14 meter (360 inch)
Warhead: 8,500 kilogram (18,739 pound)
Weight: 9,850 kilogram (21,715 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 6 news between
12 Mar 2003 and 22 Mar 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018US Special Operations Forces to Order 3,600 GBU-69/B Glide BombsTuesday, January 30, 2018US Air Force Upgrades GBU-57 MOP Bomb for Potential Use against North KoreaTuesday, May 23, 2017US Air Force Developing 3D Printed Variants of GBU-43 BombsSunday, April 16, 2017US Air Force Successfully Tests B61-12 Nuclear Bomb from F-16 AircraftThursday, April 13, 2017US Air Force Marks First Use of Massive GBU-43/B BombWednesday, March 12, 2003MOAB Tested
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