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cia_63719_63719_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI SCUD MISSILE LAUNCHER
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
JAN 91
COUNTRY:  IRAQ
SUBJ:  1. IRAQI SCUD MISSILE LAUNCHER NUMBERS AND DEPLOYMENT
PROCEDURES; IRAQI POSSESSION OF OTHER SOVIET MISSILES
2. IRAQI WORK TO ADD NUCLEAR AND CHEMICAL CAPABILITY TO
THEIR SCUD MISSILES
DOI:  1980-1982
IN ADDITION TO THE
SOVIET-DESIGNED SCUD MISSILES OTHER PARTS OF THIS DIVISION
POSSESSED A SMALLER SOVIET-DESIGNED MISSILE RESEMBLING A SCUD, BUT
MUCH MORE ACCURATE. IN 1982, IRAQ DID NOT POSSESS THE ABILITY TO
DELIVER CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS WITH THEIR SCUD
MISSILES, HOWEVER EXPERIMENTAL WORK WAS ONGOING ON
"NON-CONVENTIONAL" WARHEADS.
TEXT: 1. IN 1982, THE IRAQI ARMED FORCES HAD TWO DIVISIONS
RESPONSIBLE FOR LAUNCHING SOVIET-DESIGNED SCUD MISSILES. AT THAT
TIME, EACH DIVISION POSSESSED 150 MOBILE SCUD MISSILE LAUNCHERS,
SOME PURCHASED FROM THE USSR AND OTHERS MANUFACTURED IN IRAQ, FOR A
TOTAL OF 300 MOBILE SCUD MISSILE LAUNCHERS
6. IN ADDITION TO THE SOVIET-DESIGNED SCUD MISSILES, OTHER
PARTS OF THIS DIVISION POSSESSED A SMALLER SOVIET-DESIGNED MISSILE
RESEMBLING A SCUD, BUT MUCH MORE ACCURATE. THIS MISSILE, NAME
UNKNOWN, HAD THE SAME RANGE AND WARHEAD AS THE SCUD AND IT WAS ALSO
A MOBILE MISSILE.
7. IN 1982, IRAQ DID NOT POSSESS THE ABILITY TO DELIVER
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS WITH THEIR SCUD MISSILES,
HOWEVER EXPERIMENTAL WORK WAS ONGOING ON "NON-CONVENTIONAL"
WARHEADS. THE WARHEADS UNDER DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED A SO-CALLED
"SMALL", "MEDIUM", AND "LARGE" WARHEAD, SO NAMED BECAUSE OF THE
WEIGHT OF THE WARHEAD.
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