unexploded ordnance

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unexploded ordnance

[¦ən·ik′splōd·əd ′ȯrd·nəns]
(ordnance)
An object containing explosives which did not function as intended, or an object which contains some type of delay-action device.
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Representatives of national authorities focused on removing unexploded ordinance (UXO) and other explosive remnants of war from Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam, along with a number of the U.S.
Police are evacuating people from Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, in Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight, after receiving a report about the unexploded ordinance at around 11.30pm last night.
The immediate aftermath of the war was marked by rubble, rationing and unexploded ordinance.
This was something he was deprived of during his childhood in Cambodia, where to this day unexploded ordinance (UXO) litters the country as a consequence of years of war.
But the Iraqi government body tasked with preserving mass graves says it is underfunded and understaffed, and cannot adequately protect and investigate the sites which are still littered with unexploded ordinance. "Determining the circumstances surrounding the significant loss of life will be an important step in the mourning process for families and their journey to secure their rights to truth and justice," said U.N.
The GMLRS AW was the first munition developed to service area targets without the effects of unexploded ordinance, complying with the DoD cluster munitions policy.
We had a ceremony marking the announcement that there is no danger to the lives of people from landmines and unexploded ordinance in those areas." The official added: "Thousands of kilograms of (explosive) materials were removed and destroyed.
He said the primary investigations showed the grenade to be an unexploded ordinance that was not disposed off properly.
ROV provider M2 Subsea has been subcontracted by Next Geosolutions to carry out unexploded ordinance identification (UXO) surveys in the Baltic Sea for the Nord Stream 2 project.
Additional services in the scope of work include radiological and hazardous waste remediation, aircraft fuel storage and hydrant systems, unexploded ordinance remediation, and range services.
This, compared with other mine and unexploded ordinance infected countries in the world, is a major achievement in terms of the speed of clearance of unexploded explosives.
An unexploded Ordinance (UXO) on Friday has killed two children and seriously wounded their sister in Malit locality, 60 kilometers north of El-Fasher the capital of North Darfur State.