Campaign against Cluster Bombs -

Campaign against Cluster Bombs in the UK -
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Latest news..M85: An analysis of reliability
28 January 2008 Some governments, including the UK, continue to maintain that M85 submunitions should be excluded from a ban on cluster munitions because they will not cause significant post conflict harm. This report shows these arguments to be false.

Human Rights Watch’s “Dirty Dozen” information sheet provides details of cluster munitions that have been most widely used and have caused the most civilian harm worldwide. The sheet also provides information on the history of use and global policy and practice on cluster munitions. Click here to download full document.

The 4 manufacturers identified in CAAT’s campaign materials are:

  • General Dynamics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon

For a full list of Campaign Against the Arms Trade’s Clean Investment Campaign information Welsh Councils Shareholdings

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Raytheon faulty fuses in cluster bombs

News: Officials: Hundreds of Iraqis Killed By Faulty Grenades Battlefield commanders have reported failure rates as high as 40 percent. Washington - Hundreds and possibly thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed or maimed by outdated, defective U.S. cluster weapons that lack a safety feature other countries have added, according to observers, news reports and officials……… Britain, which joined the United States in the fight to oust Saddam Hussein, fired 2,000 artillery cluster weapons in the war. All were equipped with Israeli-made grenades with secondary fuses and a 2 percent dud rate, the British Defense Ministry said…….. "The funding for R and D [research and development] in the Army was minimal, and fusing was the last on the list," said Bruce Mueller, a former Army lieutenant colonel who managed the fuse program for defense contractor Raytheon. "They develop weapons, then they develop munitions, and after they develop munitions, the last thing they worry about is how to fuse them."

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