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.
The United Nations Mine Action Coordination Center found the following types of American made cluster bomb submunitions: 559 M-42's, an anti-personnel bomblet that is used in 105-millimeter artillery shells, 663 M-77's, a type of submunition found in M-26 rockets, and 5 BLU-63's, a type of bomblet found in CBU-26 cluster bombs.
Once dropped, the munitions scatter hundreds of bomblets randomly over a wide area, many of which fail to explode and linger on as de facto landmines.
Each M26 rocket is tipped with a 156-kg warhead carrying 644 M77 Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition shaped-charge blast fragmentation bomblets. A single salvo of twelve rockets can completely blanket one square kilometre with these submunitions at ranges up to 31,600 metres.
The word was that a boy had apparently stepped on a bomblet less than a quarter mile away.
Each bomblet is designed to erupt into a deadly fireball containing 300 blades of armor-penetrating shrapnel.
This affordability is essential for the high volume bomblet and grenade filled warheads used in modern artillery, rocket and air dispensed systems.
I remember when bomblet burst upon the scene in 1986, an entry in 12,000 Words, a supplement to Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary.
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.
"Lying in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Tyre with a broken and burned leg, 22-year-old shepherd Mohammed Hassan was recovering from stepping on a bomblet." He told the reporter, "All I remember is being catapulted several meters into the air." The bomblet was near a path between his family's farm and the chicken house where he had gone to fetch eggs.
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.S.