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Materiel (from the French for material) is the equipment and supplies in Military and commercial supply chain management.


In a military context, materiel relates to the specific needs of an army to complete a specific mission. The term is also often used in a general sense ("men and materiel") to describe the needs of a functioning army.


Materiel in the commercial distribution context comprises the items being moved by the services of or as the products of the business, as distinct from those involved in operating the business itself.


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Cluster Munition Coalition, Stop Cluster Munitions (1483 words)
This problem was brought about by the use of cluster munitions that contain large numbers of submunitions that are not guided and that fall to their target freely.
New cluster munitions that are precision guided have not been widely used and no assessments of their impact on civilians have been made.
In addition if increased reliability led to an increase in the numbers of cluster munitions used and the number of situations in which they are used this would heighten both their immediate impact and their post-conflict impact.
Israeli Cluster Munitions Hit Civilians in Lebanon (Human Rights Watch, 24-7-2006) (1117 words)
The photographs contain the distinctive marks of such cluster munitions, including a diamond-shaped stamp, and a shape that is longer than ordinary artillery, according to a retired IDF commander who asked not to be identified.
Close-up of a M483A1 DPICM artillery-delivered cluster munition present in the arsenal of an IDF unit in northern Israel.
Cluster munitions are increasingly the focus of discussion at the meetings of the Convention on Conventional Weapons, with ever more states calling for a new international instrument dealing with cluster munitions.
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