conventional weapon


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conventional weapon

A weapon which is neither nuclear, biological, nor chemical.
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We should not forget that the Ottawa Treaty is a disarmament treaty, aimed at global disarmament of a particularly egregious conventional weapon.
SST will help protect this supply chain and is a major first step in protecting our homeland from a nuclear, biological or conventional weapon from reaching our shores.
Chairman also appreciated contributions of NESCOM in the development of various conventional weapon systems for the three Services.
To the best of our knowledge, Syria has not successfully weaponized biological agents in an effective delivery system, but it possesses conventional weapon systems that could be modified for biological-agent delivery," he said.
Until recently, only Tu-22M3s were capable of carrying any conventional weapon, in the shape of free-fall bombs.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- The United Nations (UN) human rights office said they have been asking for the referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), but they also want the resolution on Syria to focus not only on chemical weapons, but the over 100,000 victims of conventional weapons.
If history is any guide, we will be unable to rely on targeted, conventional weapons to destroy these nuclear warheads.
Washington, Sep 16 ( ANI ): An expert assessment of China's nuclear weapons strategy has highlighted the risk of escalation to nuclear war from a conflict beginning with conventional weapons, due to the unusual structure of the nation's military.
MEPs believe that for the treaty to be as effective as possible, it must cover "the widest possible range of activities in the trade in conventional weapons," including import, export, transfer, manufacture under foreign licence, stockpile management and all related services, which include brokering, transportation and finance.
Sajjadi insisted that the S-300 shipment does not fall under the resolution, which prohibits the sale of conventional weapons, including missiles, tanks, military helicopters, warplanes and warships to Iran.
International arms embargoes are imposed by the UN Security Council to prevent transfers of conventional weapons to designated state and non-state targets.
BRITAIN should scrap its nuclear missiles and spend the cash on conventional weapons instead, ex-military chiefs said yesterday.

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