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Afghanistan: Peace Keeping Operations

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what submunitions are contained in the M270 tracked multiple launch rocket system that is being deployed to Afghanistan; whether he classifies these submunitions as dumb or not-dumb; and if he will make a statement. (125033)

The M270 tracked multiple launch rocket launcher will be deployed with the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets.

Each GMLRS rocket has a unitary (single munition) high explosive warhead, it does not employ submunitions.