"British Tornado warplanes have dropped new bunker busting missiles on key targets in Iraq," according to Agence France-Presse. The Storm Shadow missiles, used for the first time ever in combat today, have a range of about 250 miles. They're conventionally armed, and use GPS and infrared sensors to locate targets.When striking bunkers and other "hardened" targets, the missile will hit "at the estimated optimum dive angle," according to the Federation of American Scientists. Storm Shadow has two charges. The first penetrates the target's shell; the second is detonated after a pre-selected delay.
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