Cluster munition/Related Articles
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- Artillery : Crew-served military devices for propelling payloads over distance
- Gravity bomb : A bomb with no supplemental propulsion, whose trajectory is determined by initial velocity and gravity, or by the action of aerodynamic control surfaces.
- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- M26 (rocket) : A series of long-range (20mi/32 km-28mi/45km) unguided rockets fired by the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, carrying 518 to 644 cluster submunitions; retired due to an excessive number of submunitions failing to detonate and becoming effective minefields
- M30 (missile : Add brief definition or description
- M483 (shell) : Add brief definition or description
- BGM-109 Tomahawk : A U.S.-designed cruise missile, launched from vertical launch systems on ships and submarines, against land targets
- Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser : A strap-on inertial guidance correction kit for high-altitude release of cluster bomb units, including those not affected by restrictions on antipersonnel munitions such as antitank, microwave jammers, and electrical power line attack
- Antipersonnel cluster submunition : Destructive devices, released by a cluster munition, which are principally designed to injure or kill people; "dual-purpose" submunitions can also penetrate walls and light armor
- Antitank cluster submunition : Individual weapons, released by a cluster munition, which only threaten armored fighting vehicles and will not be detonated by individuals. They may make immediate attacks, or create a temporary antitank minefield
- Anti-electrical cluster submunition : Add brief definition or description
- Chemical weapon submunition : Add brief definition or description
- Electronic warfare cluster submunition : Add brief definition or description
- M109 howitzer : A family of self-propelled 155mm howitzers developed by the U.S. Army
- M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System : In modern use, a family of mobile artillery systems, firing unguided rockets intended for area-effect coverage, complementing howitzers for point targets. These systems, however, increasingly use guided rounds.
- 155mm howitzer : Implemented in self-propelled or lightweight towed versions, this howitzer size, with slight variations in caliber, is the world's most common medium artillery type