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U.S. Navy explosive ordnance technicians prepare to destroy several tons of Soviet, Chinese and American rocket-propelled grenades (RPG's), mortars and other ordnance that was confiscated from Taliban and Al Qaeda forces during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ordnance is a general term for a quantity of military equipment, usually specifying the ammunition for artillery, bombs, or other large weapons.

See also

  • Ordnance Survey, maker of Ordnance maps. The Ordnance Survey is a British government organization which makes and sells maps. The name arose because it was first set up to make maps to show the Army where artillery could travel.
  • Ordinance, a term used in various ways relating to laws, regulations, decrees, and religious rituals.

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