Iran possesses bomb which dwarfs US' 'MOAB'

ANI | Updated: Sep 16, 2017 18:26 IST

Tehran [Iran], September 16 (ANI): A top Iranian commander on Saturday announced that Iran possesses domestically-made 10-ton bomb "father of all bombs" that dwarfs the most powerful non-nuclear weapon of the United States, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the "mother of all bombs.

He asserted that Iran's military capabilities are solely aimed for defense purposes.

"Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran's Defense Industries manufactured 10-ton bombs. These bombs are at our disposal," Xinhua quoted IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying.

"They can be launched from Ilyushin aircraft and they are highly destructive," Hajizadeh said.

With the orders of US President Donald Trump, U.S. military had dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, known as Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) on tunnels in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province from an MC-130 aircraft,it has ever used in combat, hitting ISIL or ISIS (Islamic State) positions on April 13, killing at least 95 ISIS fighters.(ANI)