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submunition

(ˌsʌbmjuːˈnɪʃən)
n
(Physical Geography) (often plural) a weapon forming part of a larger warhead and released from it at a target

submunition

Any munition that, to perform its task, separates from a parent munition.
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The Alternative Warhead is designed to replace old MLRS submunition warheads.
The Alternative Warhead is designed to engage the same target set and achieve the same area-effects requirement as the old MLRS submunition warheads, but without the lingering danger of unexploded ordnance.
30) Not knowing the types of antirunway submunition payloads (if any) with which the Iranians have armed their TBMs, this analysis uses a representative antirunway payload derived from munitions that the United States developed decades ago.
Submunition, antitank mine cluster, HE-fragmentation, thermobaric, HE-penetration, shaped charge-fragmentation, and sensor-fused submunitions warheads are available.
an anecdotal guide sharing alternative parental submonitions[TM] receives a lot of questions from readers who presume submonitions is a typo for either admonition or submunition but it is not.
A statement on the site says: "Researchers inspected the remnants of a cluster submunition and interviewed witnesses to two other apparent cluster munition strikes.
footprints created by the submunition cluster patterns exacerbate the
Many cluster munitions rely on simple mechanical fuses that arm the submunition based on its rate of spin and explode on impact or after a time delay.
Each submunition type has a set capability that provides the military commander with flexibility when considering the attack of a specific area target.
8) Each submunition has a fuse that, depending on how it is set, will cause it to explode either at a certain height above ground, on impact, or in a delayed mode.
A Google Earth image at 40[degrees]29'20" north latitude, 93[degrees]30'02" east longitude, depicts what is likely Chinese testing of a concrete-penetrating submunition warhead.
28, 2006) (examining reported submunition failure rates of twelve commonly used submunitions).