China develops 'mother of all bombs'

China's official media today reported that the country has developed a massive bomb, said to be its answer to the US-built 'Mother of All Bombs', the most powerful non-nuclear weapon.
According to state-run Global Times, China's defence industry giant NORINCO for the first time showcased the aerial bomb.The daily said it is dubbed as the Chinese version of the "Mother of All Bombs" due to its huge destruction potential that is claimed to be only second to nuclear weapons.

The bomb was airdropped by an H-6K bomber and caused a gigantic explosion, showed a promotional video released by China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) on its website at the end of December. State-run Xinhua News Agency reported that this is the first time the new bomb's destructive powers have been shown in public. In 2018, while waging war against militants in Afghanistan, the US military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon, more commonly known as the "Mother of All Bombs," on the Islamic State.

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