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Human Rights Watch: US Defense Contractor Distances Itself From Cluster Munitions

Jan 30, 2021 - Targeted News Service

Human Rights Watch issued the following news release:

United States defense contractor Northrop Grumman announced this week it is ending participation in a US government contract to test the shelf life of stocks of cluster munitions. It inherited the stockpile management contract after acquiring US company Orbital ATK.

The move shows that the stigma of cluster munitions is gaining momentum even in countries such as the United States that have not signed the 2008 treaty banning the us...