700-ton Bunker-Busting Message to Iran
In the first week of June, the US military will test a 700-ton explosive charge in a mine in another bunker-busting weapons development test, this one called 'Divine Strake'.
"I don't want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you'll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons," said James Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Tegnelia said the test was part of a US effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
"We have several very large penetrators we're developing," he told defense reporters.
"We also have -- are you ready for this - a 700-tonne explosively formed charge that we're going to be putting in a tunnel in Nevada," he said.
The Russians have been notified, and they are in negotiations with...
Well, the Nevada desert looks a lot like this.