Bombs designed to penetrate intact into the interior of hardened targets, where the warhead then explodes, ensuring target destruction. PD Joint Bombs is the acquisition manager for the BLU-109 (2000lb).
BLU-109 (2000lb) Bomb
The BLU-109 is a 2000lb class hard target penetrator warhead. The BLU- 109/B and B/B are used by the Air force; the BLU-109A/B is the Navy version. The BLU-109 body is a thick casing of forged gun-barrel hardened steel and is approximately twice the thickness of the MK84. It is typically detonated by an FMU-143 series tail fuze. The absence of a nose fuze well makes the nose stronger and, additionally, the weapon’s base plate is reinforced to better protect the fuze from the shock of impact.
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