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It should be noted that, under certain circumstances, cluster bombs can do things that “smart bombs” can't. The decision drew criticism from Senator Patrick Leahy, who said, “on the eve of that deadline, the Pentagon has decided to go back on its commitment, just as it did after pledging to develop ...
Shortly afterward, the bomb's manufacturer, Textron Systems, announced that it would cease production of Sensor Fuzed Weapons. Textron's former chief executive officer, Ellen M. Lord, now serves as the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. However, Textron has no plans to ...

WILMINGTON - After already laying off almost 200 employees from the Wilmington location on Lowell Street earlier this year, Textron has cut another 51 jobs. ... The first round of layoffs were blamed on the discontinuing of the materials that make up cluster bombs, which were made at this location.
The layoffs at Textron follow a previous round of cuts that affected about 200 people at the Wilmington plant in the first quarter of this year. Those earlier cuts were related to Textron retiring its line of sensor-fuzed weapons — also known as cluster bombs. In a statement sent to the Boston Business Journal, ...
ASASCO alleges it never got its $30 million cut from the former Massachusetts-based manufacturer for helping to broker the cluster bomb sale. Its 2016 ... Textron, which has relocated its headquarters to Providence, Rhode Island, said it would cease production of cluster bombs this year. More than 100 ...
Casualties From Cluster Bombs More Than Doubled Last Year, Treaty Monitor Says ... In another significant sign of the coercive effect of the treaty, the last remaining manufacturer of cluster munitions in the United States, Textron Systems, announced last August that it was stopping production of the ...

European, Japanese & Canadian firms fund production of cluster bombs in breach of intl law – report ... The PAX report, entitled 'Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions; a shared responsibility', examined investments in six major cluster bomb manufacturers: US companies Orbital ATK and Textron, ...
Of the six, two companies are located in China (China Aerospace Science and Industry and Norinco), two in South Korea (Hanwha and Poongsan) and two in the U.S. (Orbital ATK and Textron). “Cluster bombs are banned for a clear reason, because they disproportionately harm civilians, as is the case with ...
The announcement comes three months after Textron's CEO defended the weapon in a Providence Journal op-ed amid ongoing protests at the company's Rhode Island headquarters. Around the same time, the Obama Administration blocked the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia in a rare display of ...
The last remaining U.S. manufacturer of cluster bombs is ending production of the controversial weapon, citing regulatory scrutiny and reduced orders for the ... In a filing to regulators on Tuesday, Textron noted that the sale of its “sensor-fuzed weapon,” or cluster bomb, requires executive branch and ...
The first round of layoffs were blamed on the discontinuing of the materials that make up cluster bombs, which were made at this location.
... improvised explosive devices and cluster bombs, no set of numbers ... such defence industry giants as Boeing and Bell Helicopter, Textron.
When Textron announced the previous round of job cuts, it said it was discontinuing the sale of the components that are used in cluster bombs ...
In a statement sent to the Boston Business Journal, Textron said only that the more recent cuts were the result of "realigned internal resources.
... 8:47 PM EDT) -- The last American manufacturer of cluster bombs does not ... U.S. Magistrate Judge Cabell sided with Textron Systems Corp. against ... giving credit to a Textron attorney who argued that certain Saudi laws ...
... an index fund that includes Lockheed Martin, Textron and Raytheon. ... for example, land mines or cluster bombs, or who have investments in ...
... Sud (Hanwha e Poongsan) e due negli Stati Uniti (Orbital ATK e Textron). ... L'immaginario ha compreso come le cluster bombs siano armi ...

A controlled detonation of a cluster bomb in rebel-held territory in ... of cluster munitions in the United States, Textron Systems, announced last ...
Investment in companies that produce cluster bombs continues to ... companies Orbital ATK and Textron, as well as China's Norinco and ... As many as 30 financial institutions that fund cluster bomb production are located in ...
Nonetheless, we are pleased that Textron, a major producer of cluster bombs in the US announced last year that it would cease the production ...
Meanwhile, Textron's video advertisements for the CBU-105 depict ... 97 percent of all worldwide cluster bomb casualties, primarily due to their ...
A B-52 bomber dropped two CBU-105 cluster bombs aimed at the leading ... While Textron Systems is ending its cluster bomb program, the ...
A Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW), manufactured by Textron Systems Corp., ... When asked about the hold on cluster bomb shipments in May, ...
Cluster bombs are weapons that disperse a large number of small bombs over a target. The Sensor Fuzed Weapons produced by Textron are ...
It has also sold Riyadh millions of dollars' worth of cluster bombs in recent years. ... by the U.S.-based firm Textron Systems, a subsidiary of Textron. ... “Any step toward ending the production and sale of cluster bomb munitions ...
... with US-made cluster bombs, the primary victims of which are children. ... manufacturing these horrific Weapons of Child Destruction, Textron, ...
A boy disabled by a cluster bomb pictured in August 2007 outside his house ... we covered entire towns in cluster bombs,” an Israeli army officer told ... She noted that last August, US-based Textron Systems announced it was ...
Investment in companies that produce cluster bombs continues to ... companies Orbital ATK and Textron, as well as China's Norinco and ... As many as 30 financial institutions that fund cluster bomb production are located in ...
Nonetheless, we are pleased that Textron, a major producer of cluster bombs in the US announced last year that it would cease the production ...
Meanwhile, Textron's video advertisements for the CBU-105 depict munitions ... 97 percent of all worldwide cluster bomb casualties, primarily due to their ... Due to their civilian toll, cluster bombs were banned by a 2008 treaty ...
Scarred: Aleppo, Syria after a Russian cluster bomb attack. ... from selling cluster bombs, as pressure grows on higher education institutions worldwide to ... In addition to Textron, academics have also called on the USS, which ...
Textron had been the only U.S. company still producing cluster bombs, following international push-back against the selling and using of ...
WILMINGTON — Textron will no long manufacture Sensor Fuzed Weapons, also known as “cluster bombs”, as reported recently in international ...
A B-52 bomber dropped two CBU-105 cluster bombs aimed at the leading ... While Textron Systems is ending its cluster bomb program, the ...
When asked about the hold on cluster bomb shipments in May, a U.S. ... said the production of cluster bombs limited the “ownability” of Textron ...
Cluster bombs are weapons that disperse a large number of small bombs over a target. The Sensor Fuzed Weapons produced by Textron are ...
Casualties From Cluster Bombs More Than Doubled Last Year, Treaty Monitor Says ... A controlled detonation of a cluster bomb in rebel-held territory in ... in the United States, Textron Systems, announced last August that it ...
In April, Baumer helped lead a protest at the Providence-based headquarters of Textron, a U.S. manufacturer of cluster-bombs used in wars in the Middle East. Protesters chained themselves to the downtown building before Baumer and two others were ...
He participated in protests against companies such as Providence-based Textron, the last U.S. manufacturer of cluster bombs. He was arrested last year during a protest at Textron. The arrest didn't deter him. The experience fueled his passion for activism.
These are the cluster bombs, you're familiar with them. They've also been targeting civilians. .... "Last year, U.S.
Down the street from Yentile, the long-standing Textron facility announced a large series of layoffs beginning in December and continuing into next year, as Textron Systems ended production of cluster bombs. The busy year was not limited to Wilmington.
President Obama eventually called for a halt to the cluster bomb sales and soon thereafter, the only US company still producing cluster bombs, Textron, announced it would stop production. In September 2016, the Senate, led by Senators Chris Murphy and ...
A report by the group Cluster Munitions Monitor found that civilians made up 97 percent of all worldwide cluster bomb casualties, primarily due to their use by the Assad government in Syria and the U.S.
... signed by over 3,000 members backing the divestment campaign. The petition - which has been coordinated by the Ethics for USS pressure group, ShareAction and the National Union of Students (NUS) - is pushing USS trustees to withdraw investments in ...
Among the weapons the Saudis have received from the US are the controversial CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon from Textron Systems of Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Whereas an airbust round is great for infantry in the open, cluster bombs are great against light armored units like APCs and IFVs, as well as heavily armored units like tanks.
Andre said the protest was similar to one that the group staged in April, when members chained themselves to the entrance of the Textron headquarters, protesting the company's production of military cluster bombs. Textron has since said it would ...
Through this, Textron plans to cease production of cluster bomb, which has been witnessing declining demand. The initiative also entails the consolidation of the Jacobsen turf-maintenance brand with the Textron Specialized Vehicle business. Overall ...
Textron had been the only U.S. company still producing cluster bombs, following international push-back against the selling and using of cluster bombs. Cluster bombs have been in use since the Korean War and have been used in every major conflict since.
So, the Saudis had to pay Textron a half-billion dollars for their cluster bombs - plus at least a $10 million gift to the Clinton Foundation.


 

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