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ID

OSMP554

Date

6 June 2024

Source

Location

Year

Munition Category

Functional use

Tentative Model

Base Colour

Condition

Guidance

Domain

Weight Class

Analyst Note

The circled remnant is the hardened steel nosecone of the GBU-39, which renders the munition capable of penetrating more than 3 feet (approx. 1 metre) of steel-reinforced concrete. It is one of several components that often survives the detonation of the munition. (ARES)

External Research

The Washington Post

“Reviewing footage of the debris, Trevor Ball, a former explosive ordnance disposal technician for the U.S. Army, said the munition’s distinctive nose cone was used to penetrate the building’s concrete structure. Rahul Udoshi, a senior analyst on the Weapons Team at the defense firm Janes, and N.R. Jenzen-Jones, director of Armament Research Services, both confirmed that imagery from the strike’s aftermath appeared to show the nose of a GBU-39 small diameter bomb.”

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