Doubts about Bunker-Busters for Israel


bunker busterTalk is heating up in Congress and the Pentagon about whether to share America’s massive new bunker-busting bomb as a warning to Iran, but Israel remains cool to the idea.

“This idea is irrelevant for Israel,” a senior Israeli officer told Al-Monitor. “It is way beyond our means [and] not worth the means, money and effort. We are not capable of maintaining and sustaining it.”

Israel does not possess the heavy bombers – B-2s or B-52s – required to deliver the 15-ton Massive Ordnance Penetrator, and only one air base has runways that could conceivably be upgraded to handle such flights.

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