The UXO Threat

   CLUSTER MUNITIONS (BOMBIES)   

LAND SERVICED AMMUNITION

Cluster munitions are the main cause of UXO casualties. Bombies are considered as the highest risk.

 

48% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

Rockets, shells, mortars, and the like are a hazard, but not high risk.

 

50% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

   GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS     LAND MINES

GP bombs are a hazard, but not high risk.

 <1% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

Mines cause very few casualties, hazard, but not high risk.

 <1% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

 

For videos of UXO Lao Operations, please click these links below:

Bomb Cutting by UXO LAO SEOD
ABC TV bomb disposal in laos part4 of 4
U.S. Gives Laos $90 million funds boost to help clear Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)
Laos Deadly Legacy of Bombs Bombies and UXO Part 2
UXO Lao Technician Ms. Saysamone
Clearing the bombs in Laos
Obama Set to Announce Funding Increase for Clearing Old Bombs in Laos