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weapon

any part of an animal that is used to defend itself, to attack prey, etc., such as claws, teeth, horns, or a sting

What does it mean when you dream about a weapon?

Weapons are usually symbols of aggression, either aimed toward, or exhibited by, the dreamer. Weapons may also represent inner struggle and conflict.

weapon

[′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
An instrument of combat, either offensive or defensive, used to destroy, injure, defeat, or threaten an enemy; for example, a gun, bayonet, bomb, or missile.
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obligations to make autonomous robotic weapons systems legal).
The hope is that they will lead rapidly to formal negotiations on a new treaty that pre-emptively bans weapons systems that do not require meaningful human control over the key functions of targeting and firing.
Austria has urged nations engaged in the development of such weapons systems to freeze these programs, and has called on nations deliberating about starting such development to make a commitment not to do so.
32) While the GAO analyzed fifty-two weapons systems, these three systems illustrate some of the problems with cost overruns the GAO noted throughout its report.
The B-1B should be the first major weapons system the Air Force eliminates in reaching the desperately needed defense cuts proposed by President Clinton.
This is especially true since it supports three different weapons systems.
Office of the Secretary of Defense officials insisted at the outset that DCMA be involved in the whole range of actions from industrial analysis to delivery of weapons systems, to acceptance of aircraft, to finding where we could overcome shortages in clothing, munitions, arms, weapons systems and spares.
If the Air Force were in the process of developing a weapons system, for example, and the system experienced failures during testing and evaluation, Miller said it would be best to pass that information on as soon as possible to Capitol Hill and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
His active and insightful actions effectively implemented the principles of agile acquisition on the weapons systems assigned to the program office and served as successful examples to other acquisition programs.
How are new weapons systems improved over previous incarnations?
The majority of weapons systems and ammo used by the Army are drawn from standing inventories.
The organization also develops future weapons systems that enhance reliability and the weapon's life cycle, such as XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon, XM312 Lightweight .

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