- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Officials at the Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Directorate of Ammunition Operations have announced the production of the 3-millionth M18 colored smoke grenade.

The grenades are used by the military to identify landing zones, friendly troops, potential targets and for communications.

The arsenal said Thursday that the directorate had passed the 2 million mark in May 2011.

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