The BLU-109/B is a hardened penetration bomb used by the United States Air Force (BLU is an acronym for Bomb Live Unit). As with other "bunker busters", it is intended to smash through concrete shelters and other hardened structures before exploding. In addition to the US, it is part of the armament of the air forces of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
1 Design 2 Variants 3 See also 4 Operators 5 References 6 External links
The BLU-109/B has a steel casing about 1 inch (25.4 mm)
thick, filled with 530 lb (240 kg) of Tritonal. It has a
delayed-action tail-fuze. The BLU-109 entered service in 1985. It is
also used as the warhead of some marks of the
BLU-116 GBU-24 Paveway III
Operators The BLU-109 has been sold to key US allies including South Korea, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey
United States: United States Air Force South Korea: Republic of Korea Air Force Turkey: Turkish Air Force Israel: Israeli Air Force Saudi Arabia: Royal Saudi Air Force UAE: United Arab Emirates Air Force
^ Forecast International (2004). BLU-116/B, page 4. Accessed 12 May
^ "BLU-109 / I-2000 / HAVE VOID". globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 15
^ "Small Diameter Bomb". Boeing. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
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