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munition

[myü′nish·ən]
(ordnance)
In a broad sense, any and all supplies and equipment required to conduct offensive or defensive war, including war machines, ammunition, transport, fuel, food, and clothing, but excluding personnel and excluding supplies and equipment for purposes other than for direct military operations.
In a restricted sense, ordnance.
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Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller praised the two initiatives, both under the leadership of Belgium, for providing an effective framework for munitions acquisition and bringing their participants, as well as the entire Alliance, the benefit of increased interoperability and lower costs.
Consequently, Services tend to understate their munition requirements at the end of the FYDP in anticipation of being able to use OCO funds to meet their needs.
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence and Chairman of Oman Munition Production Company presented a memento to the chief guest.
Sumail: Oman Munition Production Company celebrated yesterday the official opening of the light munition factory in the Wilayat of Sumail in the Governorate of A'Dakhiliyah under the auspices of Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs .
MARSOC is considering pairing a ground-launched munition with a small unmanned aerial system and deploying them in distributed environments, Mundy added.
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In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Sudanese government of using cluster munitions, classed as indiscriminate weapons banned under the convention on cluster munitions that Sudan has yet to join.
The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) is "an international treaty that addresses the unacceptable harm to civilians caused by cluster munitions, through a categorical prohibition of the weapon and a framework for action" (UNDP 2014).
The rocket is the largest type of cluster munition rocket to be used in Syria and contains sub-munitions that are more powerful and deadly than other types of sub-munitions," HRW said in a statement.
Like their significant transformation of commercial systems, MEMS have the potential to transform munitions across defense systems, as found in MEMS development at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (Indian Head EODTD).
"Syria's extensive cluster munition use is casting a sombre shadow over the real progress that the convention is making to put an end to the human suffering that these weapons cause," Wareham said.