Special Report on Cluster Munitions and Submunitions in Syria


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(ARES) Armament Research Services (ARES) is pleased to announce the release of Special Report No. 5, Cluster Munitions & Submunitions in Syria: A Technical Appraisal…

The report aims to document every known model of cluster munition and submunition used in the conflict, providing descriptions, technical specifications, first use cases, and technical diagrams wherever possible. In total, ARES has documented 19 distinct submunitions and 24 distinct cluster munitions, the vast majority of which are of Soviet or Russian design. These include more modern models such as the 3B30 submunition, which has most recently been documented in Ukraine. Examples from China and Egypt are also assessed. Special Report 5 provides the first comprehensive look at this wide range of munitions in the Syrian context.

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Published: Monday, December 4, 2023

Last Updated: Monday, December 4, 2023

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