Thursday, November 16, 2006
Enviromentally friendly deadly weapons; No joke.
Watch out, Sarge! It's environmentally friendly fire
BAE SYSTEMS, one of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers, is designing a new generation of “green” munitions, including “lead-free” bullets and rockets with reduced toxins.
It also wants to cut the dangerous compounds in its jets, fighting vehicles and artillery, which it warns “can harm the environment and pose a risk to people”.
The initiative is being backed by the Ministry of Defence, which has proposed quieter warheads to reduce noise pollution and grenades that produce less smoke. There have even been experiments to see if explosives can be turned into manure.
Dr Debbie Allen, director of corporate social responsibility at BAE systems, said that although it might seem strange to have a green policy for munitions, it was important to consider the environmental impact of all products.
“Weapons are going to be used and when they are, we try to make them as safe for the user as possible, to limit the collateral damage and to impact as little as possible on the environment,”
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Yep Hydrogen bombs versus nuclear bomsb just kill the people leave the infrastructure. Thats what the serbs did in vukovar went around and fired a tank round into every single house so the roof clay shingles and windows were all blown out. Whether the people werein there or not I couldn't tell you but according to some reports yes they were as this was all done under the cover of night . Lord knoews there was always enough artillery goig of at night even though we were in a peace keeping zone. Artilley has a range of ? 30 50 -100-150 05 1000 depending on the rig etc. Ahh but they a;lll pointed back towards serbia during the day.
Any way I think thius does have some merrit. UXO's are a real problem thats what the dissidents liek me use Taliban alquada car bombs suicide bombers.
Explo is fertilizer in one form and it only makes sence that it be designed to be biodegradsabel;.
As for jet fuel it should be eco friendly that is fumes your emmitting into the stratosphere no a chance in hell it is going to settle back to earth any time soon and trees can't scrub the co 2 either . There is a new fencing break throiugh that will filter autobahns smog. You'll have to look yourself I couldn't be biothered to lok it up right now.
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