(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Turkish army hit the“dens of terrorists” in the Operation
Claw-Sword into northern Syria and northern Iraq with homemade
“NEB” (Penetrating Bomb), trend reports citing hurriyet daily
“It has different features compared to other bombs as it is used
in strategic and critical targets such as bunkers and ammunition
depots,” said Gurcan Okumus, the head of the Defense Industries
Research and Development Institute for the Scientific and
Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), calling it“a
bomb within a bomb.”
“It can penetrate places protected by thick walls it can show
full effectiveness towards the inner sides with its thermobolic
effect as it has a very high devastating effect,” Okumuş said,
explaining the name of the bomb.
The bomb has a sequential penetrating warhead feature, which
enables it to have a penetrating effect at the point where it
touches the hard target, Okumuş said.“It has the ability to drill
over two meters of reinforced concrete.”
It is a critical ammunition that very few countries in the world
have, he elaborated, noting that it is a strategic product that can
be used in F-16s with different precision guidance kits.
The NEB, which is just over 2.5 meters long and weighs more than
a ton together with its kit; two can be carried aboard both the
F-4s and the F-16s.
It will be used in UAVs, he said.“All ammunition can be used
from different platforms according to their carrying capacity.
First, we develop ammunition for the F-4, F-16, [Bayraktar] TB-2
and other UAVs in our inventory.”
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