The Brighton Argus on 12th July reported that UN inspectors took photographs of fragments of a bomb used in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a water pump factory in Yemen an attack which the UN said “violated international humanitarian law”.  Written on the side of a fragment are the words “EDO MBM” – the name of the arms manufacturer in Brighton.  The company made part of the guidance system on the US-built “Paveway IV” bomb, which helps it find its target once it has been released.  There is no suggestion that the firm has broken any laws or regulations.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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