The DoD Has No Idea How Much The Mother Of All Bombs Costs

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‘Mother of all bombs’ kills 36 Islamic State militants, Afghanistan officials say

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  • Clink9

    And now the right and the left will join forces on Rachel Maddow’s show to hold hands and chant “Give peace a chance”.

  • andycanuck

    What war in Afghanistan? I’m sure if such a thing were happening, I would have read about in the MSM over the past 6 years.

  • Brett_McS

    Party crasher.

  • 2maxpower

    they claim no civilians. really? those terraced fields don’t cultivate themselves.

    I don’t know enough about it and probably never will as access to the real events so it would be next to impossible to verify. there definitely isn’t the 300 to 400 fighters the military said they were after.

    so the short answer is I am not going to defend what happened.

    • Mal

      May I ask, to which question are you “answering”?
      Here’s a handy tip, by the way: using the key just to the left of the “z” in addition to your keystroke will produce capitals. You’re welcome!

    • tom_billesley

      Who asked you to defend anything?

      • ntt1

        its virtue signaling ,he has just announced he is the most pious person on this thread

        • Clink9

          “The world’s troublemakers can’t be happy right now. And that’s great news for us.”

          Toronto Sun

  • Editor

    Obama dropped thousands of bombs in his last year in office. 26,172 according to some sources. I don’t recall any drama queen pearl clutching from CNN anchors like I saw from Brooke Baldwin yesterday about that. So 26,172 five hundred and thousand pounders, no biggie. One 21,600 pounds MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) and everybody at CNN loses their minds. This is news?

    • BillyHW

      It’s different when they do it because reasons and also because shut up!

      • Editor

        Because reasons? Well, I got nothin’ then. Who can argue with reasons.

    • Bernie

      It is news because the leftist Media supports Muslim Terrorism and will do anything to make the U.S. look bad. It does not matter if it is a single bullet or a MOAB if the result is the same. The more Radical Islamists that are killed, the better off the world will be.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Low run rates tend to cost a great deal more. They’ve only built 17 of the things, 2 of which were used in testing plus the one this week. That leaves 14 plus 2 more in the pipeline (in theory). When you have to build a production fab to make 20 of anything each one costs a shit ton. Trust me if they made 2 million Bentleys a year they’d cost what Toyotas cost. The $16 million figure in Wikipedia is just the whole program cost divided by the number of units. Since almost all the costs are up front, twice the number of units wouldn’t cost much more than the total so far. The issue is that the GBU-43 isn’t easily deployable. The most popular way is to push it out the back of a cargo plane. Which means it has to be transported by a heavy lifter C-17 to the C-130 area, unloaded, reloaded on a C-130, flown to the target at the highest operational altitude of the C-130, pushed out the back, kablammo. Lather rinse repeat.

    • andycanuck

      And as commenters at Ace’s were pointing out yesterday it can only be used in theatres where antiaircraft defences (or enemy planes) are nonexistent being deployed from cargo planes so this is exactly the sort of duty for which it was invented.

    • El Martyachi

      Well, the solution is clear — produce 2 million MOABS per year.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Probably something on the order of 100. Like GBU82 it replaces.

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    • Clink9

      Looks like a Liberal Party meeting.

      • El Martyachi

        Nah.. either not enough trannies, or they’re really convincing.

        • Clink9

          It’s the Mississauga chapter.

  • ntt1

    all the marxists did was divide the production and development cost by the number produced, to arrive at their figure so using progressive logic ,the more MOABs are used the cheaper they get, maybe in the interest of dropping unit /cost one or two will be used to attempt to muss the Nork leader’s do.

  • It’s like a hole magically appeared.

  • Spatchcocked

    Cheap at twice the price…