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Spanish term or phrase:bombas de racimo
English translation:cluster bombs
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13:47 Apr 3, 2003
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / military
Spanish term or phrase: bombas de racimo
Las bombas de racimo contienen un dispositivo que, al abrirse, libera un gran número de pequeñas bombas. Estas sub-municiones causan diferentes daños, como perforar vehículos blindados con su carga explosiva o alcanzar y herir a la mayor cantidad de gente posible con sus fragmentos de metralla o comenzar incendios.

Existe una gran controversia sobre las bombas de racimo. Para empezar, son armas "de área", es decir, pueden cubrir una gran porción de territorio, lo que puede causar daño indiscriminado.

Son también "tontas", lo cual significa que al no contar con mecanismos de guía muy precisos, pueden errar el blanco.

Las bombas de racimo tienen un importante índice de error del 5%. Esto implica que muchas sub-municiones pueden no explotar pero, al igual que las minas terrestres, permanecen en el terreno como latas de bebidas arrojadas a la calle para detonar años más tarde.

Se cree que hay miles de bombas de este tipo yaciendo en Kosovo.
Russ
Local time: 19:57
cluster bombs
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sino también “cluster bombs” que son bombas de racimo o bombas de ...
www.euram.com.ni/pverdes/Articulos/ asociacion_americana_de_juristas.htm

Saturación internacional: bombas de racimo y municions de área (International
saturation: cluster bombs and area munitions) J Cyril Hallam ...
www.mpr.co.uk/scripts/sweb.dll/ li_archive_item?method=GET&object=TML_1988_12
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Local time: 18:57
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cluster bombs


Explanation:
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Note added at 2003-04-03 13:53:14 (GMT)
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sino también “cluster bombs” que son bombas de racimo o bombas de ...
www.euram.com.ni/pverdes/Articulos/ asociacion_americana_de_juristas.htm

Saturación internacional: bombas de racimo y municions de área (International
saturation: cluster bombs and area munitions) J Cyril Hallam ...
www.mpr.co.uk/scripts/sweb.dll/ li_archive_item?method=GET&object=TML_1988_12

savannah
United States
Local time: 18:57
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PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
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