The US military is involved in revealing special photos of its most advanced and sensitive bombs


The US military released images of a huge bomb designed to penetrate deep into the earth and destroy underground facilities that could be used to enrich uranium, according to a report by the ABC News.

On May 2, the US Air Force released rare photos of the weapon, dubbed the GBU-57, otherwise known as the “Massive Trench Penetrator”.

Then photos were deleted, apparently due to the fact of exposing sensitive details about the composition and type of weapon.

In an earlier description of the bomb’s capabilities, the Air Force said it could go 60 meters (200 feet) underground and concrete before exploding.

A report by the Associated Press stated that the US made bomb, GBU-57, is considered the last solution for the US army weapon to destroy underground bunkers, and the United States developed this huge bomb in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The US Air Force posted pictures of the bombs on the Facebook page of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, where the base is home to a fleet of stealth B-2 bombers, the only aircraft that can carry the bomb.

This is not the first time the US Air Force has released photos and videos of the bomb.

In 2019, the US military released a video of a US B-2 bomber dropping two such bombs, and the Air Force didn’t respond to requests for comment on why it posted — and removed — the latest batch of bomb images.

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