Turkey Buys US BLU-109 Penetrator Bombs

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Ellwood National Forge Co., Irvine, Pennsylvania (W52P1J-16-D-0041); and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Garland, Texas (W52P1J-16-D-0042), were awarded a $682,900,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Turkey) for BLU-109 penetrator bomb bodies and components. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

    http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/674538

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    We have indigenous bunker busters but it might not be certified or allowed to be used on the new Block 50 F-16's from USA



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    Guidance
    NEB can be used with High Precision Guidance Kit (Turkish abb. HGK) and GBU-10E/B Laser Guidance Kit and has the potential to be used with all guidance kits which are compatible with MK-84 (2000 lb.) GPB.

    Platforms
    Penetration Performance: Minimum 2.1 m 35 MPa reinforced concrete.

    Future Improvements: Certification for F16 fighting aircrafts is planned to be completed in 2013.

    NEB is certified for F4E/2020 fighting aircrafts and has the potential to be dropped from all aircrafts for which MK-84 (2000 lb.) GPB is certified.

    Length: 2600 mm
    Maximum Diameter: 457.2 mm
    Weight: 870 kg
    Types of Explosives

    Augmenting Charge : PBX-110
    Follow Through Bomb: PBX-109
    Fuze
    Augmenting Charge : ONUR-1 MOD 4

    Follow Through Bomb: FMU-152 A/B

    Typical Targets,

    Buried Hard Targets

    Underground Petrochemical Depots
    Bunkers
    Aircraft Shelters
    Command/Control Centers
    Surface Targets

    Aircraft Runways
    Dams
    Bridges
    Critical buildings
    Area Targets

    Radar Antennas
    Stationary Air Defense Missile Sites
    Industrial Facilities
    Parked Aircrafts
    http://www.sage.tubitak.gov.tr/en/urunler/penetrator-bomb-neb
     
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    They will be used on the 72 Block 50s and the 30 new Block 50Ms,i have read somewhere.
     
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    They will be used on the 72 Block 50s and the 30 new Block 50Ms,i have read somewhere.
     
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    Or we could be producing the BLU-109 for lower costs and that's why you guys are buying it.
     
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    AvTurkish defence industry employee or someone with knowledge went on Reddit one time and said that in some cases the use can produce for very chea but that is only after we started building our own NEB indigenously.
     
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