binary weapon


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binary weapon

[′bīn·ə·rē ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A weapon that operates by storing less-than-lethal chemicals in separate compartments of a projectile; the wall between the compartments breaks after the munition is fired, allowing the chemicals to combine in a lethal mixture.
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Iraq made 800 tons of sarin, as well as binary weapons like the shell.
According to unclassified portions of the new report, released last week by the General Accounting Office (GAO), the congressional watchdog agency, the 14-year, on-again-off-again Bigeye program has not yet demonstrated that these binary weapons will achieve their design potency, will function as expected or can be delivered reliably and safely.
Patrik Runald, Senior Manager, Security Research for Websense and Trends Report contributing analyst said his laboratory noticed a shift toward a binary weapons approach to infecting PCs with crimeware, assembling the final crimeware code from several components that arrive through different mechanisms and at different times.
Mauroni sees the evolution of the demilitarization program as three distinct bands: Army-funded to destroy "leakers," Department of Defense (DOD)-funded to destroy obsolete chemical weapons to make room for binary weapons, and the current program to destroy all chemical weapons to meet U.