WRH issued a statement on Thursday, stressing the deliberate or reckless use of cluster munitions
in populated areas amounts to a war crime.
Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE: OA) announced on Thursday the receipt of a USD25m, five -year contract from the Automated Test Systems Division, Agile Combat Support Directorate, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia to provide contractor logistics support for the Common Munitions
Built-in-Test Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) system.
Sudan should immediately stop using these horrendous weapons, destroy its stockpiles and respect the prohibition on cluster munitions
by joining the convention on cluster munitions
," he said.
The Convention on Cluster Munitions
(CCM) is "an international treaty that addresses the unacceptable harm to civilians caused by cluster munitions
, through a categorical prohibition of the weapon and a framework for action" (UNDP 2014).
The rocket is the largest type of cluster munition
rocket to be used in Syria and contains sub-munitions
that are more powerful and deadly than other types of sub-munitions
," HRW said in a statement.
Another sensor measures the round's spin rate and, at a set number, signals removal of a second lock, arming and readying the munition
for a fire signal.
Syria's extensive cluster munition
use is casting a sombre shadow over the real progress that the convention is making to put an end to the human suffering that these weapons cause," Wareham said.
are air-dropped or ground-launched weapons that
During the effort to dump the munitions
back in the ocean, a munition
was dropped on the deck of the boat, resulting in the release of a black liquid substance.
According to the Cluster Munition
Coalition, Egypt and Israel are the only countries in the region that have exported cluster munitions
control unit must be sterilized after a safety or system malfunction.
We think the evidence is compelling that the Syrian government forces have used cluster munitions
," Stephen Goose, from both CMC and the campaign group Human Rights Watch, said in London, as he launched a report on the use and disposal of the weapons worldwide.