Print Shortlink

And The Satellite-Guidance System Takes Over

It was the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB aka Mother of All Bombs) that was used on April 13, 2017 in Afghanistan. Designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, MOAB is the most powerful conventional bomb ever used in combat as measured by the weight of its explosive material. Enter MOAB. This monster can be dropped by parachute from a C-130 before the satellite-guidance system takes over.

If you’re not living inside a vacuum tube you must have heard about this in the news.

Back in Nam it was the Daisy Cutter, and retired in 2008 to be replaced with the more powerful MOAB. It was used to clear heavily wooded areas.

The 2017 Nangarhar airstrike as it was called, gives reference to the “largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal”, as it was touted. The Achin District borders with Pakistan.

The primary crop in Achin is wheat, however Papaver somniferum can be found nearby in the Nangarhar Province.

The blast detonated at 7:32 pm local time in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to sources.

Leave a Reply