The US has utilized a weapon known as the MOAB or “Mother of All Bombs” in Afghanistan. The weapon is the largest ever non-nuclear weapon ever used in war and weighs 21,000 pounds. The bomb was developed in 2003 and 15 have been produced at a cost of $16 million per bomb. The bomb was dropped on suspected ISIS caves in Afghanistan in the same area a Green Beret was killed earlier this month. US forces are still assessing the damage caused by the weapon.
A Massive Ordnance Air Blast- or more commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs -(MOAB) weapon is prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center on March 11, 2003. The MOAB is a precision-guided munition weighing 21,500 pounds and will be dropped from a C-130 Hercules aircraft for the test. It will be the largest non-nuclear conventional weapon in existence. The MOAB is an Air Force Research Laboratory technology project that began in fiscal year 2002 and was scheduled to be completed in 2003.
By: U.S. Department of Defense