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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Massive Ordnance Penetrator
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: GBU-57/B MOP
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Boeing GBU-57/B Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) is a 30,000-pound penetration weapon sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) . It is intended to defeat a set of hard and deeply buried targets such as concrete bunkers and underground facilities. The MOP weapon has been designed to be released from high altitudes by the US Air Force B-2 and B-52 bombers. Its navigation system builds around the GPS and its warhead is made of more than 5,300 pounds of explosive. The MOP was first loaded into a surrogate bomber in December 2007 and was ready for deploymet by the end of 2010.
In early 2015 the US Air Force tested a new version of the MOP fitted with upgraded electronic countermeasures to prevent jamming of its guidance system. The improved version is intended to engage heavily fortified underneath bunkers using two successive MOP bombs thus requiring high accuracy. This new capability may be intended against Iran's Fordow nuclear research facility.
GBU-57/B MOP Applications
GBU-57/B MOP Specifications
Diameter: 31.5 inch (800 millimeter)
Length: 20.5 foot (246 inch)
Piercing in Concrete: 20 meter
Underground Penetration: 200 foot (61 meter)
Warhead: 5,300 pound (2,404 kilogram)
Weight: 33,000 pound (14,969 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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GBU-57/B MOP News
There are 8 news between
26 Mar 2007 and 12 Apr 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019US Air Force to Keep Procuring GBU-57 Bombs Through 2023Thursday, March 22, 2018US Special Operations Forces to Order 3,600 GBU-69/B Glide BombsWednesday, February 14, 2018US Air Force Buying Additional MOP Bunker Buster BombsTuesday, January 30, 2018US Air Force Upgrades GBU-57 MOP Bomb for Potential Use against North KoreaSaturday, April 4, 2015US Air Force Testing Jamming-Resistant MOP Bunker Buster BombThursday, December 27, 2007Massive Ordnance Penetrator Mock Up Loaded into Weapons Bay of Simulated AircraftThursday, July 19, 2007Northrop-Grumman to Equip B-2 Bomber with Massive Ordnance PenetratorMonday, March 26, 2007Massive Ordnance Penetrator Successfully Completes Static Lethality Test
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