cluster bomb

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cluster bomb:

see cluster munitionscluster munitions
or cluster bombs,
air-dropped or ground-launched weapons that open in mid-air and scatter dozens, hundreds, or thousands of smaller submunitions (or bomblets) over a wide area.
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JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon): A precision-guided weapon developed by the United States and its allies carrying submunitions or bomblets.
42) At the time, however, military planners did not consider cluster munitions very successful due to restrictive delivery devices and an inability to control submunition disbursement patterns.
Human Rights Watch viewed photographs taken on January 6 in Sana'a that showed unmistakable remnants of cluster munitions, including unexploded submunitions, spherical fragmentation liners from submunitions that broke apart on impact, and parts of the bomb that carried the payload.
During the first air raid (2 May 1999), F-117s produced widespread disruption of electrical power supplies by use of the GBU-114/B submunition, or 'filament bomb'.
is a 1,000-pound dispenser that deploys 10 guided submunitions, each equipped with antitank warheads.
submunitions are cleared to prevent further deaths or injuries from cluster
This type of missile, launched from a warship or submarine, is designed to carry a payload of 166 cluster submunitions (bomblets) which each explode into over 200 sharp steel fragments that can cause injuries up to 150 meters away.
Hidden among the submunitions scattered over the ground are small, covert sensors that will continue to pass data long after the fighters have gone.
Air Force inventory, the SFW contains Textron Defense Systems' BLU-108 submunition and smart Skeet(TM) warheads equipped with dual-mode passive infrared and active laser sensors.
The TACMS (formerly ATACMS) modernization process disassembles and demilitarizes previous-generation submunition warheads, which do not comply with the 2018 international treaty, replacing them with new unitary warheads.
Russian military experts believe the new vehicle will deal with threats such as minefields set by "commando" teams or artillery submunition rounds and cluster bombs.
It revealed that a Chinese-manufactured Type-81 DPICM bomb was found in town of Troji where two teenage boys were killed when one picked up a submunition by its orange-colored ribbon.