mardi 16 mars 2010

Pour qui sont les bombinettes?

Final Destination Iran? Demande le Harald Scotland.
Des centaines de bombes anti-bunkers ont quitté la Californie pour Diego Garcia dans l'océan indien.

Exclusive: Rob Edwards
Published on 14 Mar 2010

Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran.

The Sunday Herald can reveal that the US government signed a contract in January to transport 10 ammunition containers to the island. According to a cargo manifest from the US navy, this included 387 “Blu” bombs used for blasting hardened or underground structures.

Experts say that they are being put in place for an assault on Iran’s controversial nuclear facilities. There has long been speculation that the US military is preparing for such an attack, should diplomacy fail to persuade Iran not to make nuclear weapons.

Although Diego Garcia is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, it is used by the US as a military base under an agreement made in 1971. The agreement led to 2,000 native islanders being forcibly evicted to the Seychelles and Mauritius.

The Sunday Herald reported in 2007 that stealth bomber hangers on the island were being equipped to take bunker-buster bombs.


4 commentaires:

  1. Bonjour à vous.

    Cette information a été traitée par (, et après lecture, parmi les très nombreux commentaires que j'ai survolés, j'ai trouvé celui-ci qui est assez intéressant :

    - #comment-266858 -

    This article is misleading, though it is not the fault of Tyler. It would require special knowledge of weapons systems to tell that this article is false.

    The BLU-110 is a general purpose 1,000lb smart bomb (when it has a JDAM package), and is not a specially designed deep penetration weapon.

    The BLU-117 is a general purpose 2,000lb smart bomb (when it has a JDAM package), and is not a specially designed deep penetration weapon. These two types of weapons have limited penetration capability, and are not suitable for striking purpose built DUMBs (Deep Underground Military Bases).

    Instead of this bad article, look for movements on GBU-28 5,000lb bunker busters, and the flag ship bunker buster: the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator which is 30,000lbs.

    <400 general purpose smart bombs are most likely meant for ongoing operations in the AfPak theater, and not for Iran. Munitions are transported via air to Afghanistan, and never by trucks. Diego Garcia is one of the best logistics points in the region for us so that is why they are going there.

    As for the B-2 hangers being "upgraded" for the smart bombs I don't know what that means. A hanger is a big building, and the bombs are brought in on little vehicles and loaded with machinery. The building doesn't have anything to do with whether you can stack bombs in it or not.

    A vérifier donc.

  2. ou figure dans l'article "BLU 110"? Il y a plein de types différents de "BLU", voir ici
    Le Harald a l'air de savoir de quoi il parle ... mais meme avec ca, la destination n'est que spéculation, bien sur, et l'Harald ne fait que poser la question.

  3. dites ça vous ennuierait vraiment de nous résumer en langage un peu civilisé (français) de quoi il s agite ? - vu que vous avez déjà pénétré un peu le sujet... c plus facile pr vous :-)

  4. Va voir chez Jovanovic, Popa, il a écrit toute une tartine sur le sujet aujourd hui dans ta langue préférée ...


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