Question- What does the term “binary technology” refer to with regard to chemical weapons?
Answer-The cited reference notes: “Most chemical ammunition can be described as unitary, which implies that it contains one active ready-to-use CW agent. Binary technology implies that the final stage in the synthesis of the nerve agent is moved from the factory into the warhead, which thus functions as a chemical reactor. Two initial substances which are stored in separate containers are mixed and allowed to react and form the nerve agent when the ammunition (bomb, projectile, grenade, etc.) is on its way towards the target. (https://www.opcw.org/about-chemical-weapons/types-of-chemical-agent/nerve-agents/#c4114; accessed March 2018)