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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We got into the NBC protection sector over the last 10 years after recognising a gap in the market.
If they can't close completely, air conditioning and NBC protection are hurt.
Rheinmetall's Wisent prototype, on the other hand, is an 8 x 8 and consists of three major sections: a three-man forward-control cab, a central 'technical compartment' (containing the powerpack and NBC protection system and an overhead weapon station) and a rear mission module container which can be removed for use as a static facility.
'There is huge potential for the NBC protection business and not just for military applications,' said Mr Billiet.