CHINA has put US officials on military alert after testing a so-called ‘Mother of All Bombs’ that could “completely obliterate” fortified defences in the West.
China has revealed shocking footage of the test launch of one of the world’s most powerful bombs – putting US security officials on edge. China’s defence industry giant NORINCO released a video of the country’s largest non-nuclear bomb – a rival to the US-built ‘Mother of All Bombs’. The footage is the world’s first glimpse of the devastating weapon that could wipe out US defences.
The destruction potential of the bomb is second only to nuclear weapons.
In the military footage, the bomb was airdropped by a supersonic H-6K bomber and caused a gigantic explosion
The test launch shows the massive bomb drops onto an unknown plain before producing a gigantic ball of fire and black smoke.
The bomb is suspected to be a response to the US’ GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon, more commonly known as the “Mother of All Bombs”.
No details on the date, location or range of the bomb blast were provided.
The US deployed the MOAB weapon in Afghanistan in 2017 on suspected ISIS targets.
The Chinese weapon is smaller and lighter than its American counterpart.
Beijing-based military analyst Wei Dongxu said the bomb looked like it was approximately five to six meters long.
Mr Dongxu said…
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