conventional weapon


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conventional weapon

A weapon which is neither nuclear, biological, nor chemical.
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Even under the most intense attack, the training these officers received allowed them to make an assessment and they realised they could not go to their conventional weapon.
He added that Syria could potentially launch biological agents with conventional weapons.
Civil society groups bring knowledge and analysis of conventional weapons problems and solutions from which state officials may be distant.
Kalenik said the system uses synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology to supplement the information from the Global Positioning System so conventional weapons can be delivered with nearly the same accuracy as more expensive precision guided weapons.
horizon, the Pakistani envoy said global military expenditures were rising again, and spending on conventional weapons had increased 50 per cent in the last decade.
As per the law, possessing conventional weapons without obtaining a license from the ROP is illegal and those violating the law could be jailed, and fined more than 100 Omani riyals.
But Alexander Konovalov, a Moscow-based independent military expert, believed Moscow could be already building new weapons when it mentioned using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent.
It says Russia could use nuclear weapons in retaliation over the use of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction against the country or its allies, and also in the case of aggression involving conventional weapons that "threatens the very existence" of the Russian state.
Muscat: One person was arrested by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) in the wilayat of Thamrait for attempting to smuggle conventional weapons.
The United States is a global leader in efforts to mitigate the illicit trafficking and destabilizing accumulation of conventional weapons through multilateral diplomacy and bilateral assistance to countries," said U.
In the deserts of Libya, as Muammar al-Qadhafi's regime crumbled, a new threat emerged: The disintegration of Qadhafi's government brought to light a new store of undeclared chemical and conventional weapons that had been long hidden or forgotten.
As we have seen to our horror in Syria, innocents are lolled by the full range of conventional weapons used in combat: from fighter aircraft to tanks and armoured vehicles to artillery and rockets.

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