B-2 to Get 30,000 Pounders

August 2007
Armada International;Aug/Sep2007, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p81
The article reports that Northrop Grumman has started to integrate Boeing's 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator (Mop) weapons into the B-2 stealth bombers of the U.S. Air Force. Under a $2.5-million contract Northrop will adapt the weapon by fixtures to accommodate the ordnance. Mop is a GPS-guided weapon containing approximately 2,400 kilograms of conventional explosive.


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