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v. re·armed, re·arm·ing, re·arms
1. To arm again.
2. To equip with better weapons.
To arm oneself again.

re·ar′ma·ment (rē-är′mə-mənt) n.


1. An operation that replenishes the prescribed stores of ammunition, bombs, and other armament items for an aircraft, naval ship, tank, or armored vehicle (including replacement of defective ordnance equipment) in order to make it ready for combat service.
2. Resetting the fuze on a bomb or on an artillery, mortar, or rocket projectile so that it will detonate at the desired time.
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The allied battle-relevant operations like refueling and rearming were also more wide-ranging this time.
"Under no circumstances should Europe become a forum for rearming," German Foreign Minister Haikou Mas was quoted as saying by Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
Russia is actively rearming Kyrgyzstan's military out of the need to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL in the Arab world and prohibited in a range of countries including Russia, as well as to fight other terrorist organizations, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday, Ria Novosti reported.
A UN expertseIU report suggests that both government forces and rebel groups have been rearming despite plans to reunify their forces as agreed in the peace deal of August 2015.
Tehran, (SANA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdullahian, stressed that the US new decision on rearming terrorists in Syria constitutes "a big strategic mistake".
He also said the US was not pushing for the UK to renew the system and questioned whether Westminster was rearming to "protect UK independence or UK pride".
He also alleged that despite disarmament programmes, pastoralists have been rearming, but that the county authorities are working to close all the arms trade routes.
The accepted view of the 1930s (weak democracies [upsilon] rearming dictators) ignores the arms race which was 'an independent, self-perpetuating and often overriding impersonal force that shaped events' in this period.
He defended president Hadi as a legitimately elected head of state and traced back the peaceful beginnings of the Syrian Revolution which suffered initially 10,000 killed or wounded before rearming in self-defense.
Israel says the blockade keeps Hamas from rearming while critics say it hurts ordinary people.
Israel has accused Iran of rearming Hamas since the bloody war of last January, but Israel says Hamas is restraining itself and other armed groups in an apparent effort to avoid another conflagration.
MOSCOW: Georgia is swiftly rearming with the aim of waging a new military conflict, Russia s deputy chief of staff said Wednesday, amid rising tensions ahead of the anniversary of the states August 2008 war.