Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Dad of all Bombs" Russia's answer to our "Mother of all Bombs"

Russia successfully tested (click picture for video) a thermobaric bomb that they are calling the "Dad of all Bombs." Through the use of nanotechnology has a blast radius twice as big as our strongest non-nuclear bomb and four times more powerful.

Russia's devastating thermobaric bomb, though not a nuclear bomb, is an air delivered weapon that has the ability to equal the destruction of a nuclear bomb.

This air delivered weapon explodes in an intense fireball combined with a devastating blast. It explodes in a terrifying nuclear bomb-like mushroom cloud and wreaks destruction through a massive shockwave created by the air burst and high temperature.....

Russia's military has successfully tested what it describes as the world's most powerful non-nuclear air-delivered bomb.

......the new ordnance, nicknamed the "Dad Of All Bombs" is four times more powerful than the US "Mother Of All Bombs".

"The tests have shown that the new air-delivered ordnance is comparable to a nuclear weapon in its efficiency and capability," Col Gen Alexander Rukshin, a deputy chief of the Russian military's General Staff, said. More....

But look at the bright side, Matt over at WMD points out that Syria might have Nukes.

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