Video: Air Force Fast-Tracks New 2,000 & 5,000-pound Bunker Busters, Other Bombs
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By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven
The Air Force is taking the next steps to test, develop and produce a new class of “more penetrating” bunker buster weapons to enable aircraft to destroy a new level of fortified underground targets.
Accordingly, the service is now accelerating new 2,000 and 5,000 bunker buster bombs, the A2K and the A5K, configured with a wide range of geometrical and mechanical adjustments to improve penetration and overall attack performance.
“The A2K will bring the next-generation of penetration and use new contours,” Col. Gary Hasse, Air Force Research Laboratory weapons developer, told Warrior Maven in an interview.
Some of the new technologies include a more penetrating steel case, improved “fusing” adjustments and a range of additional configuration changes, Air Force documents explain.
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