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heavy weapon

[′hev·ē ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any weapon such as a howitzer, mortar, heavy machine gun, and recoilless rifle that is usually part of infantry equipment.
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RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machine gun in support of Kurdish troops, the Ministry of Defence said.
In a video posted on YouTube, a rebel solemnly tells the camera that he and his comrades have agreed to turn over their heavy weapons to the regime, in response to demands by local residents suffering from a government-imposed blockade.
The land systems comprise design, development and manufacturing of heavy weapons of all calibres, electronic warfare systems, as well as ammunition, explosives, tanks, and small arms laser systems for target destruction, among other gears, according to a company statement.
According to a police official, SHO Town along with raiding police party recovered heavy weapons including hand grenade, rocket launcher, detonators and explosive materials during a search operation near Dera Town.
In Syria, three raids targeted near Tel Abiadh on Saturday, three tactical units to Daash and destroyed three fighting positions and locations of heavy weapons. / End
Starting from today there are two weeks to withdraw heavy weapons," he was quoted as saying.
For several weeks now there have been interventions by both NATO and other aircraft over Libya and yet still… Gaddafi's forces are able to use heavy weapons against civilians in Misrata."
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he had requested the air strikes because Mr Gbagbo's forces were using heavy weapons against civilians and his peacekeepers.
He feared heavy casualties as both sides were using heavy weapons.
(UNIFIL currently totals 4,500 soldiers from 9 countries but has no heavy weapons and has been unable to halt the fighting in south Lebanon over the past 2 decades.)
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday that the Turkey-backed terrorists who had claimed that they started transfer of heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria were hiding their arms in Northern Lattakia, pro-opposition media sources reported.
Heavy weapons, ammunition and IEDs have also been recovered.