Saturday, December 10, 2022

U.S. Army orders lightweight “Bunker Buster”

The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command has given $135 million in orders of lightweight “Bunker Buster” weapon systems. 

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced on 25 September that Nammo Talley Inc. was awarded a $135 million contract for the production of the Bunker Defeat Munition, XM808 Subcaliber Trainer, and the Field Handling Trainer.

According to DoD’s statement, all work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2021.


The Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) from Nammo Talley is a single shot, shoulder-launched munition designed to defeat hardened structures.

Lightweight and rugged, the BDM is airdrop certified and single Soldier transportable. The high explosive dual purpose (HEDP) rocket has a devastating impact on enemy targets. Penetrating concrete structures, light armored vehicles, fortified caves and urban construction.

The HEDP rocket detonates immediately upon impact of hard targets while the built-in fuze delay allows for deeper penetration before detonation when hitting soft targets.

The Nammo BDM shoulder-launched weapon:

  • Recoilless, single shot and disposable;
  • Proven, lightweight with a rugged design;
  • Single Soldier use and easily transportable;
  • Precise engagement with devastating impact.

The BDM launcher includes a mounting bracket for quick attachment and removal of sights such as the AN/PVS-4 night sight, AN/PAQ-4 or AN/PEQ-2 laser aiming lights or similar devices with rail grabber attachment.

It should be noted that the officials of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claims to have found such as US-made multipurpose assault weapons at the rebels base in Quneitra on 6 September.

Read more:      Syrian military find allegedly US-made assault weapon at rebels base in Quneitra

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