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weapon

Vox populi A man-made or -modified artifice designed to kill or maim. See Biological weapon, Chemical weapon, Safe weapon, Special weapon.
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Because of this armament test gap, there are multiple failure modes that can go undetected until after a weapon has been loaded.
One needs some historical perspective to appreciate the requirement for the often costly and time-consuming developmental-planning process, made evident by reviewing the development of an armament technology now taken for granted--autonomously guided air-to-ground munitions.
Our Armaments Cooperation Division is a key player in fostering interoperability among our friends and allies by pursuing agreements and relationships resulting in cooperative initiatives in research, development and acquisition.
We are ensuring that the Air Force civilian workforce stays current through the establishment of a culture of learning and mentoring, one example of which is the Air Armament Academy--or [A.
To document his arguments, he uses the examples of Israel, Iran, and Saudi Arabia -- all of which have continued to increase their armaments in order to play dominant roles in the region.
Bertrand Le Meur is a General Armaments Engineer (Ingenieur General de l Armement) and a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees.
TM] is the only flightline test set capable of fully emulating smart weapons such as JDAM; and, it allows technicians to test the MIL-STD 1760 bus interface between the armament and aircraft - ultimately overcoming the armament test gap.
Steve Vander Kraats, A-50 gun system program manager, said, "The A-50 gun system was developed by General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products specifically for the T/A-50 light trainer/attack aircraft being produced by KAI.
With growing challenges including increasingly complex armament systems with longer lifecycles, industry leaders are demanding efficient, feature-rich, specialized aerospace test solutions that address legacy system obsolescence.
Armament Technology is specialized in professional-grade weapon sighting systems, such as optical combat weapon sights, long-range precision rifle sights and sight mounts.
The Phalanx is the only deployed close-in-weapon system capable of searching, tracking and engaging littoral warfare threats," said Jo Ann Kramer, senior program manager of gun systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.
warfighters and to several of the nation's closest allies for more than 15 years," said Steve Elgin, vice president and general manager of Armament Systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.