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Fox News has now confirmed that the Pentagon has upgraded its 30000 pound bunker buster bomb.
So that he can destroy Iran's most heavily fortified nuclear sites or that's what they're telling us.
Facilities which are reportedly deep underground -- many layers of hardened concrete and other defenses to protect them.
One plant even said to be located underneath a mountain.
So the military rebuilt the bombs they tell us -- new guided systems as well as new fuses that allow them to burrow deeper before they explode.
The bunker busters are now reportedly the largest nonnuclear weapon in the entirety of the United States arsenal.
Jennifer Griffin is with us from the Pentagon this afternoon massive ordnance penetrator just got a little more massive.
-- right -- remember.
What Boeing makes this massive ordnance penetrator and they realize they had a problem a little over a year ago.
That's when then secretary of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta went to Capitol Hill.
And asked for more money to be -- reprogrammed so they could go back and fix the problem basically this bomb this bunker buster bomb.
Was not able to dig deep enough to hit.
In -- -- nuclear program if needed.
This bomb as you mentioned is known as the massive ordnance penetrator many considered it a key component.
In the US military's arsenal should it be asked to go after -- underground nuclear sites.
Now fox has been able to confirm what independent US defense sources that have seen a video demonstration of the -- that indeed it is improved and ready for you -- Sounds like this is a mess is not as much for us folks but for the Iran -- folks you know.
And that the Pentagon and shared this video with the Israelis right.
That's right we don't know when they share that video but we're told by those who -- that in fact it was very impressive this video of the newly improved massive ordnance penetrator there's constant sharing of intelligence between the two sides and remember.
Defense Secretary hagel was just in Israel a few weeks ago.
He met with the Israelis to discuss Iran among other issues.
And to finalize a large weapons sale to the Israelis to supplement its conventional arsenal.
Our position is Iran.
Will not be allowed to.
Develop nuclear well.
That prevention in the -- From developing.
A nuclear weapons period.
The Pentagon hopes -- upgraded bunker buster bomb will give Israel confidence -- the US has the ability.
To deal with their -- underground nuclear sites if it needs to confidence many in the administration hope will deter Israel.
From striking Iran on its -- -- That's a huge building you you're you're working in their Jennifer I wonder if there's a department of naming things.
The massive ordnance penetrator is this someone's joke.
They come -- with these names then they called them.
They don't actually even refer to it as such they refer to it as a mop MOP massive ordnance penetrator so it's really all Akron and seeing -- I guess insert your joke here police.
Jennifer thank you it's nice to -- was always.
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