FMS: Israel Interested in Bunker Buster Bombs

Released on Tuesday, April 26, 2005
United States of America
F-15A Eagle
F-15B Eagle
F-15C Eagle
F-15D Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle
GBU-28 Bunker Buster
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Israel of GBU-28 Bunker Buster bombs as well as associated equipment and services.

The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 100 GBU-28s that include: BLU-113A/B penetration warhead, WGU-36A/B guidance control unit, FMU-143H/B bomb fuze, and BSG-92/B airfoil group guide. Also included are: support equipment; testing, spare and repair parts; supply support; publications and technical data, US Government and contractor technical assistance and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $30 million.

The GBU-28 is a special weapon that was developed for penetrating hardened command centers located deep underground. The Israeli Air Force will use these GBU-28s on their F-15 aircraft. The US government plans to acquire 100 new GBU-28s instead of taking them from the existing inventory.

Lockheed-Martin will be the prime contractor for this proposed sale. The US Congress must approve this potential FMS before it can be concluded.


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