Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Weapon of Mass Destruction

Any weapon designed to kill human beings in exceptionally large numbers. Examples include biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. International agreements limit the spread of these weapons and they are rarely used in practice. However, they remain a significant political risk in some parts of the world.
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If they can't close completely, air conditioning and NBC protection are hurt.
It has a road range of 750 km and a top speed of 100 km/h, an internal volume of over 13 cubic metres with full air conditioning and NBC protection.
There is huge potential for the NBC protection business and not just for military applications,' said Mr Billiet.
Q READY FOR ACTION: Soldiers at the Army Infantry Training School in Catterick, North Yorkshire, wearing NBC protection while training; yesterday.