bomblet


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Synonyms for bomblet

one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb

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As a result of the collateral damage and international condemnation, and ahead of a potential new conflict with Hizbollah, the IDF has decided to evaluate the M85 bomblet manufactured by the government-owned Israeli Military Industries (IMI)," The Jerusalem Post reported.
AoAs a result of the collateral damage and international condemnation, and ahead of a potential new conflict with Hizbullah, the IDF has decided to evaluate the M85 bomblet manufactured by the government-owned Israeli Military Industries (IMI),Ao The Jerusalem Post reported.
Ahead of a potential new conflict with Hezbollah, the IDF has decided to evaluate the M85 bomblet manufactured by the Israeli Military Industries," reports the Jerusalem Post.
Missile Carrying Cluster Bomblets Used, 50 Civilians Killed
Cluster munitions are artillery shells, bombs or missiles that contain hundreds of small bomblets that scatter over vast areas.
81) This type of bomblet has an estimated failure rate of seven percent, and some human rights groups have calculated that 4949 cluster bomblets may have failed to detonate and remained on the ground in Afghanistan as duds.
During the 1990-91 Gulf War more than 230 US Army and 12 British Army launchers showered bomblets upon shell-shocked Iraqi troops who nicknamed the weapon 'steel rain'.
A single B-52 bomber can scatter more than 8,000 deadly bomblets over an area the size of 120 soccer fields.
Each warhead carries between 10 and 1,000 separate bomblets and most rounds are fired or dropped in salvo, multiplying the potential for remaining lethal.
They received a tragic reminder of the problem on Wednesday when a 10-year-old Laotian girl died and her sister was injured by a cluster bomblet.
The bomblet was near a path between his family's farm and the chicken house where he had gone to fetch eggs.
In the town of Haboush, two children were killed when they uncovered a bomblet.
Jesus Suarez stepped on an unexploded American cluster bomblet and died on March 27, 2003 - speaking out, telling anyone who might listen that the war is wrong, and that U.
On top of these weapons, the Multiple Launch Rocket System battlefield artillery weapon was also deployed by US Army units and was used frequently, also with bomblet rounds.
When a bomblet explodes it disintegrates into hundreds of pieces that can kill people up to 500 feet away.