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.
Cluster munitions have indiscriminate effects and unexploded bomblets threaten lives and livelihoods for years afterward.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
The Pipe-Bomb Mitigator(TM) (PBM) is a ring-and-blanket system that can be rapidly placed, by one person, over any small IED, such as a pipe bomb, grenade, cluster bomblet or one-pound TNT bare charge.
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.