estimates of one million unexploded bomblets
remaining throughout southern Lebanon).
Brian Hardy, the Future Artillery Weapons Systems programme manager within the Defence Procurement Agency, described some of the advantages of the new warhead, << Hazardous dud submunitions from a bomblet
warhead continue to pose a danger after the battle has been fought.
The Jerusalem Post reported on July 2 that the army "has recently carried out a series of tests with a bomblet
that has a specially designed self-destruct mechanism which dramatically reduces the amount of unexploded ordnance".
The United Nations estimates almost half of all casualties are from Laos, where people are still at risk of being injured from unexploded bomblets
AoAs a result of the collateral damage and international condemnation, and ahead of a potential new conflict with Hizbullah, the IDF has decided to evaluate the M85 bomblet
manufactured by the government-owned Israeli Military Industries (IMI),Ao The Jerusalem Post reported.
That's small comfort to small children or farmers who have lost their legs after an encounter with a cluster bomblet
Japan should also announce plans to contribute to removing unexploded bomblets
and aid victims of cluster munitions.
Unfortunately, a small percentage of these bomblets
routinely do not explode, remaining a menace to small children and farm animals for decades.
Sir Paul, who returned to the city to play the Liverpool Sound Concert on June 1, said: "Cluster bomblets
and anti-personnel mines are unacceptable when they kill and injure innocent civilians.
Although these munitions were designed to attack troop and vehicle concentrations, their use often results in significant civilian deaths and injuries when the bomblets
fail to detonate on initial impact.
The former Beatle said: "Cluster bomblets
and antipersonnel mines are unacceptable when they kill and injure innocent civilians including children.
Well, it doesn't actually ban all cluster bombs; just the current designs that leave large areas littered with unexploded bomblets
that go on killing civilians for years after they were dropped.