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Video: Air Force releases MOAB test footage from 2003

Video: Air Force releases MOAB test footage from 2003

The U.S. Air Force released "mother of all bombs" test footage Thursday.

The video was taken in 2003 and comes hours after U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military on an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan.

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives.

When it was developed in the early 2000s the Pentagon did a formal review of legal justification for its combat use.



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