Video Analysis: New "Earth Penetrating" Nuclear Bomb Changes Attack Strategies

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Warrior Maven Video Analysis Above: Impact of the new B61-12

by Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven

The Air Forces B-2 Stealth bomber has test-dropped an upgraded, multi-function B61-12 nuclear bomb which improves accuracy, integrates various attack options into a single bomb and changes the strategic landscape with regard to nuclear weapons mission possibilities.

Earlier this summer, the Air Force dropped a B61-12 nuclear weapon from a B-2 at Nellis AFB, marking a new developmental flight test phase for the upgraded bomb, Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Hope Cronin told Warrior Maven.

The updated weapon will include improved safety, security and reliability, Cronin said.

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