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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It takes the United States 12 to 15 years to develop and deploy a new strategic weapons system.
However, to become competitive, we must deploy information systems technology as a strategic weapon.
Navy contract to provide system integration support for the Trident II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapon System (SWS) program and the nuclear-powered guided missile submarines (SSGN) attack weapon system program.
The deal also provides for component and technology development, missile tube module, and reactor compartment bulkhead prototyping and production efforts as well as United Kingdom Strategic Weapon Support System kit production for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines.
Saying with pride that the missile's rate of hits is very accurate and Pukguksong-2 is a successful strategic weapon, he approved the deployment of this weapon system for action," the Korean Central News Agency said.
Addressing the participating troops in the exercise area, the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif appreciated the troops on displaying a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating these strategic weapon systems.
Some of Syria's allies used to gloat about this quality and strategic weapon, which was tantamount to a balance of terror between Israel and Syria," said Ogassapian, suggesting the existence of an international understanding to comfort Israel.
Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems in London estimate that India have between 100 and 150 nuclear warheads.
is being awarded a $12,709,437 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for the Strategic Weapon System Maintenance Information Network effort and includes Trident II fire control life cycle cost control.
While already the market share leader, Coca-Cola realized that a significant restructuring of its distribution system could provide the company with a powerful strategic weapon.
Presolicitation:Single Nsn, Splice Conductor, Weapon System Designator Code 02N To Support Strategic Weapon Systems (Poseidon And Trident) For A Long Term Contract (Ltc) Strategic Contract
Speaking to reporters in the Southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on Friday, Rear Admiral Fadavi said on Friday that the IRGC's massive wargames ended after three days in Southern Iran after testing a strategic weapon.

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