bomblets


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

bomblets

Small bombs, usually forming part of a cluster bomb. These are released from the mother bomb after a slight interval of its release from the aircraft.
References in periodicals archive ?
The bomblets then scatter and descend nose-down to land and explode almost at once over a wide area, often hundreds of yards across.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that during the ongoing conflict in Syria Russian-made RBK-250 series cluster bomb canisters with AO-1SCh fragmentation bomblets were used by the government troops against the rebel forces.
During the Israeli onslaught on Lebanon, in the summer of 2006, Israel fired millions of bomblets, mostly into the south of the country.
The United States alone accounts for cluster bombs or shells containing around 800 million bomblets, according to the Cluster Munition Coalition, citing US congressional records.
Cluster bombs are dropped from planes or fired by mortars before the canisters open mid-air, releasing bomblets that scatter over a wide area.
During the Israeli onslaught in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, Israel fired millions of bomblets, mostly into South Lebanon.
During the Israeli onslaught in Lebanon in 2006, Israel fired millions of bomblets.
Cluster munitions have indiscriminate effects and unexploded bomblets threaten lives and livelihoods for years afterward.
Missile Carrying Cluster Bomblets Used, 50 Civilians Killed
Cluster bombs are capable of inflicting incredible damage because they release many small bomblets over a wide area.
bar] SIR - No doubt readers know of the illegal use by many countries of cluster bombs, which disperse bomblets whose deadly effects are in their temptation to be picked up by children or trodden on accidentally.
66 million cluster bomblets contaminate Iraq's oil fields and farmlands.