TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Iran possesses domestically-made 10-ton bomb that dwarfs the most powerful non-nuclear weapon of the United States, a senior Iranian commander said, Press TV reported on Saturday.
"Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran's Defense Industries manufactured 10-ton bombs. These bombs are at our disposal," IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying.
"They can be launched from Ilyushin aircraft and they are highly destructive," Hajizadeh said.
Iran's bomb is the "father of all bombs" as compared with the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the "mother of all bombs," which the U.S. Air Force dropped on tunnels in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province from an MC-130 aircraft in April.
Iran has said that its military capabilities are solely aimed for defense purposes.