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Saturday, April 05, 2003

Tornadoes to drop 'concrete bombs'

After using the ultimate in hi-technology in the form of accurate, precision-guided missiles, the Allies are now turning to another piece of innovation in a bid to reduce civilian deaths resulting from explosions due to the bombs and missile.
But now the crews operating over Iraq from the Ali Al Salem airbase in northern Kuwait are about to go to the opposite extreme and use "inert bombs".
These are basically blocks of concrete shaped as bombs and painted blue to identify them as non-explosive if they are discovered still intact after the war.
But they will be laser-guided 1,000lb blocks of concrete, capable of destroying a tank or artillery piece, but without causing a devastating explosion that would put civilians at risk and shatter surrounding buildings.
[link via WarFilter]
Interesting! :-)


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