Boeing delivers first batch of 30,000-pound bombs to Air Force

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2011, 5:59 p.m.

The Massive Ordnance Penetrator — the Air Force has ordered 20 from Boeing — is nearly five tons heavier than any other bomb in the military’s arsenal and is made to pulverize underground targets.

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has delivered the first batch of 30,000-pound bombs, each nearly five tons heavier than anything else in the military’s arsenal, to the U.S. Air Force to pulverize underground enemy hide-outs.

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