Who manufactures cluster bombs?
Orbital ATK (United States) Poongsan (South Korea) Textron (United States)
Does Raytheon make cluster bombs?
The company does not make cluster munitions, which are air or ground-launched bombs that contain submunitions that spread indiscriminately over a wide area. It also reportedly approved a $500 million deal that would have allowed Raytheon to sell smart bombs to Saudi Arabia.
Does the US make cluster bombs?
The US last used cluster munitions during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, with the exception of a single attack in Yemen in 2009. The US last budgeted funds to produce new cluster munitions in 2007 and since then has only manufactured them for foreign sales.
Does Textron make cluster munitions?
Because of the ongoing maintenance in 2018 of (at least US and Indian Air Force) cluster munitions and test support for the Indian Air Force, Textron is clearly still involved in cluster munitions. Maintenance and test support of cluster munitions is, as per this report’s methodology, not seen as production.
Who are the companies that make cluster bombs?
The industry is operating two parallel “stop lists”, which cover a dozen arms companies involved in making or supplying cluster bombs and anti-personnel landmines, including the US defence companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, and the South Korean industrial conglomerate Doosan.
When is a company a producer of cluster munitions?
We consider a company or group of companies to be a cluster munitions producer when any part, however small, of its total turnover is derived from producing (key components for) cluster munitions or explosive submunitions, regardless of the nature of the company’s other activities.
How many countries have produced cluster bombs since World War 2?
34 countries have produced cluster munitions at one point or another since the end of World War II. Of this number, 16 are still believed to produce cluster munitions or reserve the right to do so. The other 18 have stopped producing the weapon prior to or as a result of joining the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
What’s the name of the new Air Force cluster bomb?
Last week the U.S. Air Force announced successful tests of the BLU-136 Next Generation Area Attack Weapon, a 2,000-pound munition to replace its controversial cluster bombs. The new weapon aims to be as lethal as a cluster bomb, but without leaving unexploded warheads afterwards.