With the entire world slowly steering itself toward a global conflict, the United States has been particularly aggressive in its unveiling of new technology.
Just this week, President Donald Trump dropped a “Massive Ordinance Air Blast” in Afghanistan, colloquially termed the “Mother of All Bombs”, killing at least 90 ISIS operatives with zero civilian casualties. The device was the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever assembled, and has acted a a massive deterrent for the likes of Kim Jong Un and North Korea.
The U.S. had been in a serious showdown with the hermit kingdom for weeks, and the threat of a North Korean nuclear test seemed likely to be the catalyst for war between the diametrically opposed nations. Now, after the successful use of the MOAB, it looks as though North Korea is taking a righteous step back from their confrontation with the United States.
Should the MOAB prove to be only a flash in the pan piece of collateral for nation who chose to oppose the U.S., do not fear: We’re just getting started on new weaponry.
“In a well-timed statement, just as tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program and potential US airstrikes run wild, the NNSA said that in conjunction with the US Air Force, it had completed the first qualification flight test of B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.
“In the press release, the NNSA said that the ‘non-nuclear assembly test’ was dropped from an F-16 based at Nellis Air Force Base and was intended to evaluate ‘both the weapon’s non-nuclear functions as well as the aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon.’
“This test was the first of a series that will be conducted over the next three years to qualify the B61-12 for service. Three successful development flight tests were conducted in 2015.”
The United States could very well need all the help it gets as Russia, Syria, and North Korea all harbor intense grudges against the U.S. at the moment, due in part to Donald Trump’s airstrike agains the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad, and the President’s no-nonsense attitude toward despotic dictator Kim Jong Un.