antipersonnel


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antipersonnel

[‚an·tē‚pərs·ən′el]
(ordnance)
Applied to bombs, mines, and missiles designed to kill, wound, or obstruct people. Abbreviated apers.
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The National Planning Department of Colombia estimates that over 50,000 antipersonnel mines are scattered across the country.
Indeed, it is long past time for the United States to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which prohibits the use, trade, production, and stockpiling of antipersonnel landmines.
The 900-kilogram robot is powered by an engine or by remote control to detect antipersonnel mines, antitank mines and blind shells (shells that contain no charge or do not explode).
Following a directive from then- President Clinton, DARPA is developing the fluidlike minefield plan and other technologies to "obviate the need antipersonnel mine" and clear the way for U.
Perry's letter, claiming to offer clarification and to rectify a disservice to the readers of Parameters, I will address two issues: the military effectiveness and necessity of current antipersonnel landmine (APL) systems, and the potential hazard of allowing single-focused, advocacy organizations to dictate US national security policy.
The signing of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on Their Destruction in Ottawa, Canada, in December 1997, represents a great arms control and human rights triumph.
The device used a blasting cap and a standard antipersonnel mine to generate a charge.
Chretien said Japan and Canada have been building good relations through working on issues such as the ban on antipersonnel land mines, according to the officials.
This is only "dumb" conventional mines, and does not include more sophisticated "smart," self-destructing mines, or "mixed" systems combining antipersonnel mines with antitank mines, nor antitank, antihelicopter, and other non-AP mines.
Many forests are experiencing escalated problems associated with the growing of marijuana crops, and so staff members are having to face traps ranging from antipersonnel bombs to fish hooks hidden in the vegetation.
Field trials in 1999 marked the first-ever demonstrations of the detection of plastic-clad and metal-clad antipersonnel and antitank landmines in U.
beaucoup plus grand que], indique, hier, un communique du MDN L'operation a permis egalement de recuperer [beaucoup moins que] deux fusils de chasse, une grenade artisanale antipersonnel, 30 kg de TNT, 10 kg de poudre noire, des produits liquides chimiques pour la fabrication d'explosifs et trois groupes electrogenes [beaucoup plus grand que], precise la meme source.