A video has emerged of the Northrop B-2 Spirit, the world’s first and only stealth bomber, dropping two dozen tonnes of democracy during a test flight.

The B-2 Spirit, which entered service in 1997, is capable of dropping both conventional and nuclear munitions on any site in the world in a matter of hours.

It made its combat debut during the Kosovo War in 1999 and was later deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

The stealthy strategic bomber is the only aircraft in the US fleet that can carry the nation’s largest non-nuclear bomb, the 30,000-pound (13.6-tonne) precision-guided bunker-buster bomb, known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

This weapon can break through 60 metres of reinforced concrete before detonation — making it a big menace for some of the most heavily fortified bunkers in the world.

In the clip, the B-2 Spirit can be seen releasing two bombs that blast apart two separate designated ground targets.

The footage emerged on a popular YouTube channel sharing military training videos but appears to have been initially shared by the public affairs office of the 509th Bomb Wing, the host unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri which operates the stealth bomber.

Although the US military has shared videos of its most advanced bomber in the past, such occasions are quite rare.

Footage of the plane began to appear on social media more frequently in the past year. A documentary video surfaced in April, offering a peek into the B-2’s cockpit and refueling sessions for the first time ever. The narrator said: ​”In an era of rising tensions between global nuclear powers — the United States, China, Russia, and North Korea — this timely video of is a vivid reminder of the B-2’s unique capabilities”.

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This time, the video comes amid a spike in tensions between the United States and its long-time rival in the Middle East, Iran. Relations between the two countries have been troubled ever since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the following hostage crisis, but entered a new low last year after a period of rapprochement.

Washington is currently ramping up its military presence in the Middle East after intelligence data allegedly revealed Iran’s intention to attack US interests in the region. Tehran, however, shrugged off the allegations as “fake intelligence”.

Fears of a military confrontation loom large as US officials are blaming Iran or its proxies on the recent “sabotage operation” against commercial ships off the coast of the United Emirates, while a state-aligned Saudi media outlet called for “surgical” US strikes on Iran, which Riyadh is blaming for a drone attack on a major oil pipeline.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Weldon Cheek

Stay awake iran, the sneaky rats are getting all their ducks in a row as we watch !

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Alicia Keez

Just read an article in veteranstoday.com about how the US disguises low yield nuclear bombs as ‘bunker buster bombs’ or ‘MOAB’ because most peoole wouldn’t know the difference. They used these in Kuwait and lat er in the 2nd Iraqi war according to the article. They also published their intentions a couple of days before launching stating they were using bunker buster bombs, but in actual fact they used low yield nuclear bombs. They also have used neutron bombs too which rain down dangerous neutron particles that can penetrate many metres down through objects but leaving buildings and infratructure intact.… Read more »

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ROFL! veteranstoday.com is a propaganda+conspiracy website. It has ties with the Iranian state-backed PressTV, in other terms, it’s full of shiite. It has ties with Russia’s New Eastern Outlook since 2013. The website is formally partnered with several Russian institutions, and, according to Politico, “has consistently published articles that push the Kremlin party line” +++ “US disguises low yield nuclear bombs as ‘bunker buster bombs’ or ‘MOAB’ because most people wouldn’t know the difference. They used these in Kuwait and lat er in the 2nd Iraqi war according to the article.” => Ridiculous! First, MOAB wasn’t used before the recent… Read more »

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BTW, there is “nuclear bunker buster” in development.
The B61 Mod 12, but nothing common with MOP or MOAB, it’s a B61 :
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https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/b61-12-nuclear-bomb/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZ_vPcksUw I see it a bit dumb to still be with gravity bombs like B61 while, as long as we don’t have to pay the bill, we can provide THIS : http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/media/02/02/1078022336.jpg to our NATO partners in the nuclear-sharing frame… Mach 3, 500km+ range, up to 300 kilotons, weights less than 900kg… It wouldn’t be a major problem to fit a less powerful nuke added with a reinforced depleted uranium nose cone. With the ramjet propelling it to Mach3, it’s likely to be able to penetrate the ground much deeper than a freefall bomb and consdering the price to be… Read more »

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Yes “Fake intelligence” indeed. We all remember Colin Powell and his UN speech about Iraq possessing WMD’S don’t we? Turned out to be faulty intelligence.

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No. Colin Powell had absolutely accurate intelligence at hand. He just told lies to the UN, just like your “prophet” did to the Quraysh tribe of Mecca in March 628AD with his Hudaybiyyah [fake] “peace” treaty, or just like Arafat did when he signed the Oslo-II agreement, and letter compared it to the Hudaybiyyah treaty…
We learnt a lot from you since Charles the Hammer kicked your butts in Poitiers. We too can tell lies and use deception. Thanks for having taught us “taqiyya”…

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prince teutonic

Russia would need these “penetrators” to blast fortress hills around Kabana in Latakia…

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Well, maybe they can propose S-400 in exchange for MOP?
But in such case, MOAB or the Russian FOAB seem more interesting : the vacuum effect will blast their lungs deep into the tunnels. MOP is designed to take out deep dug bunkers with blast doors designed to even likely withstand a direct nuclear hit…

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17 YEARS LATER I SEE WHAT KIND OF JOB THEY DID WITH THE TALIBAN, THE PROOF IS IN THE PUTTING. NOT IMPRESSED
ALSO, EVERYONE KNOWS AIRFORCE BY ITSELF DOES NOT WIN WARS, SO GOOD LUCK TRUMP.

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I doubt Trump being into dilapidating $2-3 trillions in a war with invasion et tutti quanti… Demolishing the regime will be enough. There are just a few millions of Iranians, in a moreover pretty young population, dreaming of an opportunity of hanging all these old lousy clerics to the first street light… With only 2% of population intending Friday prayers in mosques, theocracy has made Iran one of the two most irreligious countries on Earth with Estonia. IMHO, it won’t be long until the revolution starts once the regime won’t be able to suppress dissent any more… Especially once small… Read more »

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#RestartIran BTW, the Iranian, Qatari and Paki regimes are no stranger to the fact “militants” are still acting in Afgha. If one of the 4 main funders of ‘global jihad’ is gone, my 2 cents others won’t feel at ease, especially since some have already left the boat, I mean some who responded to the Iranian Shia-push by pushing into hardline versions of Sunnism… The idiots still in will start feeling the heat and think they’re likely to have their a$$es on the line too… And if they don’t get the message, it will be the cases… If the Bani-Saud… Read more »

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This means that the B-2’s payload was under-evaluated at 22-23t : here we have 27.2-28t with the two GBU-57 MOP

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goingbrokes

“Bunker buster” penetrating 60 metres of concrete. That is a nuclear weapon my friends.

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goingbrokes

But the explosions at the end of the video are not. Not the same bombs.

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Nope. MOP isn’t a nuke… But B61 Mod.12 is and will be introduced next year…

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Airborne!!!
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A little PSYOPs goes a LONG WAY!!!

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