The US has just dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever in Afghanistan. The news come from 4 US military officials who have details of the mission.
The bomb is called the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also nicknamed the “mother of all bombs.”According to reports the bomb was dropped at 7:32 pm local time on Thursday.
Now how big is it exactly? Well, the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) is a heavy one, as it weighs in at 21,600 lbs! It is also GPS-guided and it is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, or the world’s, because we haven’t seen bigger ones deployed yet, but, we wouldn’t doubt that there aren’t even bigger monsters out there.
The Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) aka the “mother of all bombs” was dropped by a MC-130 aircraft which was stationed in Afghanistan. The mission was carried out by the Air Force Special Operations Command.
US Military Officials have said that the target for the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) aka the “mother of all bombs” was an ISIS tunnel complex located in a cave with terrorists inside. It was deployed in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
The authority to deploy the weapon was granted to Gen. John Nicholson by the commander of US Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel.
According to officials, this is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield where the munition was originally developed during the Iraq War.
The Achin district where the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) aka the “mother of all bombs” was dropped on Thursday is said to be the primary center of ISIS activity in Afghanistan.