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The army's bomb disposal team were called in to North Norfolk after part of a mortar, believed to date back to the Second World War, was picked up on Sunday around midday.
Officers and bomb squad members of the Rochester police Department responded to Linden Street on Sunday after homeowners discovered military-style ordinance items while cleaning out their garage. The items, found around 2 p.m., had reportedly been ...
A car bomb explosion has hit an area near a military camp in Afghanistan's Khost province, officials say. A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of the Interior said the car bomb was detonated near the Campaign military camp in Khost on Monday, Khaama ...
With every passing week, it seems, Americans get another introduction to the weapons that make up the arsenal of democracy.
It was the first use of the bomb in combat, and it is one of the largest non-nuclear munitions in the U.S. military's arsenal. The day the GBU-43 was dropped, U.S. Central Command issued a news release, and on Friday it posted a video showing the ...
"Luckily, the bomb doors were strong enough to hold it and the pilot took the aircraft over the Thames Estuary, opened the bomb doors and the bomb fell out. "The splash nearly drowned a couple of sailors who happened to be nearby. They never found it.
... the bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. U.S. military officials have said the 11-ton bomb effectively neutralized an IS defensive position. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, however, called the use of the ...
A possible explosive device found at 41 Rowland Ave. Thursday morning turned out to be a phosphorous illumination round.
While the US used one of the most powerful non-nuclear weapons in its arsenal to attack ISIS in Afghanistan last week, Russia claims it possesses a bomb four ...
An F-35C from the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, releases a GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb March 29. The inert bomb tracked a moving pickup truck on the ground at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California.
MANSFIELD -- A possible explosive device was found at 94 Rowland Ave. Thursday morning, and Mansfield police are evacuating those in the area, according to MPD Chief Ken Coontz.
AS the threat of nuclear war reaches its highest level since the Cold War, world leaders are putting on shows of strength with the most powerful weapons at their disposal. As tensions reach ... The hydrogen bomb was air dropped by a Tu-95 bomber. It ...
Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts had to disassemble her car's back seat to jimmy open a jammed trunk door, allowing bomb-sniffing dogs a chance to clear the vehicle before towing it away, according to base commander Capt. Scott Mulvehill. A ...
The Mother of All bombs made news last week after the U.S. military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb at a site in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province laced with tunnels that suspected Islamic State militants had been using, reportedly killing up ...
The Russian military says it's the most powerful thermobaric bomb of its kind, four times more powerful than the American "mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal and the largest non-nuclear bomb the United States has ever ...
The Russian military says it's the most powerful thermobaric bomb of its kind, four times more powerful than the American "Mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal and the largest non-nuclear bomb the United States has ever ...
Donald Trump may use a non-nuclear bomb which is BIGGER than the MOAB unleashed on ISIS to destroy Kim Jung-un's underground nuclear sites.
Kabul, Afghanistan - U.S. troops are still battling suspected Islamic State fighters near the site where a massive bomb was dropped in eastern Afghanistan last week, a U.S.
Beirut, Lebanon (8:00 A.M.) - The pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) downed an Islamic State (ISIL) attack drone in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, the NDF's official media account reported on Wednesday night.
Some of the props are real. When the military dropped the biggest conventional bomb in the U.S. arsenal on an Islamic State position in Afghanistan, it came as a surprise.
A GBU-43B, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast weapon, the US military's largest nonnuclear bomb. ... Naser Kamawal, another member of the Nangarhar provincial council, told The Times, "Why the bomb with such a big destruction had such few casualties?
Still, the simple fact that North Korea continues to develop and test missiles - let alone nuclear weapons - means it will be one of the thorniest and most complex issues confronting President Donald Trump during his time in office.
French authorities found guns and bomb-making materials on Tuesday after the arrest of two men suspected of plotting an "imminent" attack just days before presidential polls, sources close to the probe said.
On 13 April 2017, the United States dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever deployed in combat - the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, referred to by its retronym the "Mother of All bombs.' In response, investigative journalist Amber Lyon ...
In August 1945, a few days after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the government released an official report on the history of the destructive weapon. "The work on the atomic bomb," it explained, was undertaken in Los ...
Damascus, Syria (8:00 P.M.) - Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) caught a jihadist fighter red-handed while planting an IED (improvised explosive device) on the road between Souran and Taibat Al-Imam ahead of a looming government offensive ...
The use of GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, American military's largest conventional weapon, on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangarhar Province may have served to unite often-discordant Afghans against the U.S.
Janesville, WI (WTAQ) - The man accused of stealing more than a dozen weapons from a Janesville gun shop is believed to have planted a fake bomb at a nearby gas station to distract officers during the burglary. Joseph Jakubowski reportedly left the ...
Kabul, Afghanistan - Since the United States dropped the "mother of all bombs" on an Islamic State cave complex in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, American military officials have been circumspect about the bomb's damage, but one voice has been ...
The Propaganda piece even quotes top US General Frank Gorenc as saying: "Russian electronic weapons completely paralyse the functioning of American electronic equipment installed on missiles, aircraft and ships.
The U.S. Air Force said Thursday it conducted an inert test in March of an upgraded version of one of its primary nuclear gravity bombs, the B61, in an effort to refurbish the nuclear arsenal of the nation with the second-largest nuclear weapons ...
(WTXF/Fox News) - Former UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy said he reenlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces after seeing the change in military leadership from President Obama to President Trump. Kennedy praised Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis and ...
This undated photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, the U.S.
The Air Force statistics only include strikes carried out by that military service, and do not include armed helicopter attacks under the purview of the U.S.
When Tim Kennedy, a former Special Forces sniper and Texas army Guard soldier, retired from the mixed martial arts world in January, he said he wasn't going anywhere.
Work on the B61-12 has been ongoing for years, and government officials say the latest tests using mock versions of the bomb will be vital to the refurbishing effort. An F-16 from Nellis Air Force Base dropped an inert version of the weapon over the ...
Meanwhile, heavy clashes continued inside Mosul city as both sides killed dozens of enemy combattants on Sunday. With ISIS slowly running low on ammunition, the Iraqi Army is gradually pushing through western Mosul amid an exhausting attritional battle.
In his first deployment to Iraq in 2008 as a military policeman, Charles A. Ogin IV was awarded the Combat Action Badge. He says it was "for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The U.S. Air Force had dropped a BLU-82, commonly known as the "Daisy Cutter," a 15,000-pound thermobaric weapon used for clearing minefields and helicopter landing zones in the Vietnam War. Later in its service, ... On Thursday, the U.S. military ...
... explosion and destroy the ordnance. The resulting boom could be heard around Elyria. Lorain County Sheriff's Sgt. Randal Koubeck, who commands the county's bomb squad, said the Air Force was called in to help because the shell was a military weapon ...
In a poll conducted by Fortune magazine four months after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more than four out of five respondents approved of the bombings, with nearly one in four wishing more bombs had fallen. (One woman explained: There "may ...
The weapon is much different than the non-nuclear "mother of all bombs" used in Afghanistan this week to attack an Islamic State stronghold near the Pakistani border.
But in the early 21st century, the United States considered developing a brand new weapon to nullify these ancient defenses.
The 11-ton bomb that U.S. forces dropped on ISIS complexes in Afghanistan sent a major message to the terror group, but a Winthrop University political science professor worries that it could send the wrong message to Americans.
Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai has blasted the US for dropping its largest non-nuclear bomb in the Asian country, saying Washington is using his country as a "testing ground" for its new weapons. "I vehemently and in strongest words ...
"A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strikes ISIS-K cave and tunnel systems in the Achin district of the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan at 7:32 PM local time Thursday," the military said. "The strike was designed to minimize risk to ...
This undated photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, the U.S.
Since the US's stated objective was to destroy underground tunnels, wouldn't so-called bunker buster bombs, which can also be huge and dig deep into the earth, serve the aims of this mission just as well, if not better?


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