RAF to get ‘bunker busters’ for Libya mission

In World News on May 31, 2011 at 5:35 am


The Royal Air Force is to get 2,000lb “bunker busting” bombs to boost its mission in Libya.

The Ministry of Defence said the Enhanced Paveway III bombs were capable of penetrating the roofs of reinforced buildings.

The MoD said this would enable the RAF to attack command centres and communications nodes in Libya.

Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: “We are not trying to physically target individuals in Gaddafi’s inner circle.”

The MoD said the bombs had been prepared and could be used in Libya in a matter of hours and would help to…

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