Israel wants to buy ground penetrating bombs or use them to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities
According to satellite images, Iran is intensively conducting nuclear construction, including building nuclear facilities and refiningEnriched uranium. The danger is approaching, and the United States and Israel are increasingly”scratching their hearts”. The United States recently announced an increase in sanctions against Iran. Israel has made a ruthless move-begging the United States for ground penetrating bombs. Foreign media said that this move is in the United States.
According to the Global Times report on October 29, the US Democratic Party and Republican members jointly proposed a bill requiring the US Pentagon to approve the sale of MOP to Israel as soon as possible in response to Iran’s&34; Threat&34;. They said that Iran’s nuclear weapons made Israel tremble, and the United States should allow Israel to remain”fully armed” to ensure Israel’s absolute military superiority in the Middle East and avoid Iran’s”bullying”.
MOP (Massive Ordnance Penetrator) is a giant ground penetrating bomb, model GBU-57, It weighs 14,000 kg and is 6 meters long. Manufactured by Boeing, it is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. Its predecessor was MOAB and was nicknamed the”Mother of All Bombs”. The US military first used it on the battlefield in Afghanistan on April 13, 2017 and has not been used since.
GBU-57 is capable of destroying any Iranian nuclear power plant. The US military stated that GBU-57 can detonate underground nuclear facilities in the target country after penetrating 200 feet of ground and 60 feet of concrete.
There is a reason why the United States and Israel are so nervous. Recently, US satellite images show that since August 2020, Iran has built a new road in the southern area of Natanz where there are nuclear facilities. Military experts believe that this road has been leading to the Iranian military training ground. Satellite images on October 26 showed that the area had been cleaned up, which meant that the project was completed.
On October 28, local time, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that since July, the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility-after the centrifuge caught fire, Tehran is rebuilding a centrifuge assembly plant, and this time the plant will be more advanced than the one in the explosion. In addition, Iran has been advancing the purification of enriched uranium. According to the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has 2.32 tons of uranium storage and can enrich uranium to a purity of up to 4.5%.
In 2019, after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, Tehran agreed to restrict Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for the US to lift economic sanctions . However, because the United States is greedy and constantly increasing its sanctions and even murdering its generals, Iran is finally no longer polite.
It is worth noting that apart from purchasing the GBU-57, Israel also needs to consider what fighter to carry it. The US Air Force used the B-2 strategic bomber to launch the bomb. US media said that the Israeli military’s”Hercules” aircraft should also be able to carry such bombs.
Recently, some military experts predict that this deal between the United States and Israel will be 100%completed. The reason why I can say this is that Israel recently let go of the &34;U.S. sale of F-35 fighters&34;. The US sale of MOB may be compensation to Israel. This is also the condition that Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz negotiated with the US Department of Defense during his recent visit to Washington.