U.S. 'mother of all bombs' owes origins to anti-Nazi weapons

Apr 15, 2017

U.S. 'mother of all bombs' owes origins to anti-Nazi weapons

The 11-ton “mother of all bombs” dropped by U.S. forces on Islamic State-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialized weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against Nazi targets in World War II. The 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43 (Guided ...

Apr 11, 2017

Laser weapons edge toward use in U.S. military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the U.S. military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than in the movies. Lightsabers — the favored weapon of the Jedi in “Star Wars” films — will remain in the fictional ...