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bomber

[′bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane specifically designed to carry and drop bombs. Also known as bombardment aircraft.

bomber

An aircraft designed to carry and release bombs at long ranges. The term these days is used mainly for strategic aircraft.
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After receiving intelligence reports about the bomber's plans, police were waiting for the suspect to approach, the district chief, said Abdul Manan, adding the bomber with an application form tried to enter the headquarters.
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He said the first bomber blew himself up when intercepted by police triggering a powerful blast that killed three policemen and injured two others.
The inadvertent flight of a half-dozen nuclear-tipped cruise missiles from Minot AFB, North Dakota, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, in 2007 demonstrated, from a nuclear perspective, just how wrong the change in bomber culture had gone.
Summary: Indonesian police released digital images Wednesday of the reconstructed faces of two suspected suicide bombers thought to have attacked luxury hotels in Jakarta last week, killing seven people.
The 2018 next generation bomber raises several potential oversight issues for Congress: balancing capability, affordability, and procurement quantity of a new bomber; balancing the mix between long- and short-range strike aircraft; monitoring DOD's ability to execute an additional large aircraft acquisition program in a highly fiscally constrained environment; assessing the acceptability of an unmanned B-2 "like" bomber aircraft; ensuring the appropriate overall long-range strike force structure (specifically, addressing the retirement of a portion of the B-52 fleet); and assessing the industrial-base implications of delaying the development of a new bomber aircraft.
Both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the PNP confirmed on Wednesday that 23-year-old Norman Lasuca, the first suspected suicide bomber in the June 28 blasts, was Filipino, citing positive DNA test results between samples taken from his body and those from his mother and brother.
Oscar Albayalde said on Monday that the PNP Crime Laboratory has already finished its investigation into the bombings, including on the identities of the two bombers. He, however, said the report would be submitted to the military, which would be tasked to release its results.
'All the three suicide bombers were killed by the security forces, while a policeman lost his life in the exchange of fire,' said senior police officer Abdul Rehman Luni.
This book is a comprehensive and well-illustrated study of the development, testing and operational history of Soviet strategic bombers from World War II through the end of the Cold War.