Botswana Deployment: September 2018

Fenix Insight are coming towards the end of our latest deployment to Botswana with Norwegian People’s Aid – Humanitarian Disarmament, where we have been working with Botswana Defence Force to extract, process and destroy cluster bombs and submunitions.

This trip saw the demolition of CB-250-K cluster bomb casings and a very successful burnout of the explosive contents of 1,961 PM-1 submunitions.

For the PM-1 submunitions, two x-shaped patterns were ignited at the centre, with the burn propagating along the arms of the ‘x’s as each burning submunition ignited the ones opposite. A full check afterwards confirmed that all casings and their submunitions had been completely burnt out or destroyed, and they no longer constituted #clustermunitions under the #CCM.