special weapon


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special weapon

[′spesh·əl ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any extraordinary modern weapon, such as an atomic, radiological, or biological weapon.
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New Delhi [India], Aug 11 ( ANI ): Ahead of the Independence Day, the Delhi Police inducted India's first all-woman Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for anti-terrorist operations.
The army managed to detect and detonate (74) bombs, which have been planted to target Special Weapons and Tactics in the operation areas.
The statement went on to say that the Houthi militia's belligerent acts are a clear indication that the Iranian government is supporting the militia and supplying them with special weapons in contravention of UN Security council resolutions 2216 and 2231.
The Bluebird was used by Sir Malcolm Campbell to break the world water speed record in the 1930s and has been restored to its former glory by Mr Foulkes-Halbard who has spent 22 years on the project | Members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit take part in a joint anti-terrorism and riot control drill with a special unit of China's paramilitary police force to prepare for the upcoming 19th Party Congress in Beijing | Supporters of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, one wearing oranges, the symbol of the Democratic Party of Kenya, demonstrate in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday.
Maqsood Ahmed, Commandant Special Security Unit briefed about the various sections of the Special Security Unit and measures adopted to setup country's first Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T) team in SSU; issuance of ISO certificate by UKAS Britain to SSU on maintaining international standard in the field of performing Counter Terrorism Operations, Provision of Foolproof Security Services to Vital Installations, National and Foreign Dignitaries.
plan,professionally trained Special Weapons and Tactics team equipped with modern weapons were ready to challenge any untoward incident if created by terrorists or anti-social elements.
According to the police officials, clashes occurred in the neighborhood and the police and special weapons and tactics (SWAT) units participated in the operation.
Most of the Russian special weapons exported to other countries are effective in cities when it is crucial to minimize collateral damage among civilians, hostages and personnel of special units, as well as protect installations and facilities from devastation.
Lindsay Bunch has been hired as product manager, special weapons development group.
"Special weapons should be used appropriately and based (on the needs which arise at) specific periods of time," Shafaqat said in the Northern city of Babol at the time.
Damascus, (SANA)- Pakistan has categorically denied reports circulated by mass media on selling special weapons to Saudi Arabia to supply them to the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
I was an MP guarding Special Weapons in the high desert of California from 1976 to '79.

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