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2009-10-14 16:27:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, has been selected from a varied field of competitors for its solution to eliminate submunitions for the U.S. Army's Guided Multiple Launched Rocket System Alternate Warhead Program (GMLRS AWP). The award is one of three technologies chosen to move forward into the technology demonstration program. The GMLRS AWP program will ultimately field a new warhead replacing the submunitions in the GMLRS...

2006-08-29 07:15:00

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BINT JBEIL, Lebanon -- Like a small black football, it lies in the dirt not far from Haitham Daaboul's front door in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil. It looks innocuous, but a careless kick from a passing child would detonate this cluster bomb, one of thousands of unexploded devices Israel scattered over the towns, villages and hillsides of south Lebanon during its 34-day war with Hizbollah fighters. The bomblets can maim or kill. In war time,...

2006-08-25 11:45:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is investigating whether Israel violated U.S. rules in its use of U.S.-made rockets armed with cluster bombs in Lebanon, the State Department said on Friday. "We have heard the allegations they were used and we are taking a look at that," said State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos. He was responding to questions about an article in Friday's New York Times which said the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls opened the...

2006-08-24 22:07:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department is investigating whether Israel's use of U.S.-manufactured rockets armed with cluster bombs in Lebanon violated agreements with the United States restricting use of such weapons, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Unidentified current and former U.S. officials told the newspaper they doubted the investigation would lead to sanctions against Israel, but that the probe might be intended to help the Bush administration blunt criticism...

2006-08-16 11:41:14

By Michael Winfrey TEBNIN, Lebanon (Reuters) - More than 100 deadly black cylinders, not much bigger than large household batteries, litter the main road of this shattered village. They are unexploded cluster bombs fired by Israel in the last days of its war with Hizbollah guerrillas. At least a dozen of them lie near the entrance of Tebnin's only hospital, a shrapnel-sprayed building hit during an Israeli bombardment that wounded 15 people, according to its administrator....

2006-08-11 09:47:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel has asked the Bush administration to hasten delivery of short-range anti-personnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, which it could use to strike Hizbollah missile sites in Lebanon, The New York Times reported on Friday. Sourcing its report to two American officials, the newspaper said the request for M-26 artillery rockets, which are fired in barrages and carry hundreds of grenade-like bomblets that scatter and explode over a broad area, is likely...

2005-12-01 06:15:02

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...

2005-12-01 03:56:54

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...


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