Of the four major nuclear facilities Israel would be forced to destroy, Fordow presents the most difficulty. It is deep underground with several meters of concrete reinforcement. Israel does not have an airplane that can carry the only bomb capable of penetrating the earth and concrete to destroy the facility. That bomb is the Massive Ordnance Penetrator and it requires the USAF and a B-2 to deliver it. If Israel must go alone, what options do they have? We think there is a more accurate and dangerous weapon…a man with a gun.

Israel has acquired 6 MV-22’s whose range is 900 NM before refueling. They can cruise at 240 knots. Israel is 300 miles long and a hundred wide at best but says these will be used for rescue. We think there is a better match for their capabilities. We think these are the weapon that will be used to destroy Fordow.

MV-22 IAF

MV-22 IAF

MV-22 refueling behind C-130E.

MV-22 refueling behind C-130E.

Approaching Fordow

Approaching Fordow

F-16i strafing at Fordow

F-16i strafing at Fordow

Fire Team and Sappers

Fire Team and Sappers

Approaching LZ at Fordow

Approaching LZ at Fordow

Fire Team deployed

Fire Team deployed

Awaiting sappers

Awaiting sappers

Fordow destroyed

Fordow destroyed