St Athan Raytheon and the 'Cluster Bomb'

St Athan, Raytheon and the Cluster Bomb

Blogger on the 'bomb' a comment on our story from earlier today!
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“To clarify, Raytheon has never manufactured cluster bombs, but in the past we have been associated with their manufacture because of our contract to produce a missile that can carry different types of munition payloads, determined by the customer...”Well, there you go. It never made the bombs. But it did make a delivery vehicle.And what a delivery vehicle.The item in question was the AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon, used extensively in Iraq and which in 2006 it sold to Turkey.According to Raytheon’s own press team in April 2006: “The AGM-154 A (also called JSOW-A) variant dispenses BLU-97 combined-effect bomblets for use against soft andarea targets. It is produced for use on the F/A-18, F-16, F-15E, B-1, B-2 and B-52 aircraft.”

1 comment:

Greg Lewis said...

Politicians on St Athan: