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.
antipersonnel land mine policy in February 2004, when it abandoned any plan to join the Mine Ban Treaty, also known as the Ottawa Convention.
Land mines and ''explosive remnants of war'' are serious obstacles to sustainable development in many of the world's poorest countries and many of the 82 countries affected by antipersonnel mines and ERW continue to report new casualties, many of them children.
Officials, meanwhile, expect that Matrix will generate controversy and criticism from arms-control groups that oppose the use of antipersonnel landmines.
The APOBS is a two-soldier, portable, linear demolition charge that is used against antipersonnel mines and wire obstacles.
The first antipersonnel round for the Abrams Main Battle Tank was designed by the Armaments Engineering and Technology Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
Learning the different types of antipersonnel mines and anti-tank mines included the role play of how to save someone injured in a mine field, but emergency first aid training also included practical tests.
position toward the ban on antipersonnel landmines (APLs) in this way.
Unexploded cluster bombs, which resemble soft drink cans, remain on the ground as antipersonnel mines, maiming children who inadvertently play in areas littered with the weapons long after armed conflicts have ended.
In January, the Education Ministry, which also handles technology issues, formed a study group to look into technology for detecting and removing antipersonnel landmines as part of Japan's support for Afghanistan's recovery process.
Development Program (UNDP), for the removal of antipersonnel land mines, the officials said.
Afghanistan never accepted the prohibition on antipersonnel mines.