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Pentagon beefs up biggest bunker buster bomb

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Posted at 3:42 PM, May 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-04 15:42:22-04

The Pentagon has beefed up its biggest bunker buster bomb so it can destroy Iran’s most heavily armed and protected nuclear site.

The administration believes the enhanced Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), the military’s largest conventional bomb, will decrease the chances Israel will launch a bombing campaign against Iran in the near future, according to UPI.

The upgraded MOP, a precision-guided, 30,000-pound behemoth is designed to destroy Iran’s deep-underground Fordo uranium-enrichment plant south of Tehran, near the holy city of Qom.

Fordo was previously seen as largely immune to U.S. or Israeli military strikes, officials said.

But the bulked-up MOP features adjusted fuses to greatly enhance its ability to penetrate into soil, rock and concrete.

Read more at UPI