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ITEM/003/SHAIBAH AFLD     CTY:IZ/Y
LOC/GEO:302542N0473830E/UTM:38RQU54066905
STATACT/OPR
RMK/IRAQ-KUWAIT: IRAQI AIR ACTIVITY SUMMARY     
THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES AIR ACTIVITY IN IRAQ     
     BETWEEN      JANUARY 1991. IT PROVIDES
AN AIRCRAFT ORDER-OF-BATTLE (AOB) AND SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY AT
THE AIRFIELDS BY AIR DEFENSE SECTORS. THE FOLLOWING TABLE IS
PROVIDED AS A REFERENCE AID TO THE READER.     
(NOTE: `*' DENOTES AIRFIELDS WITH HARDENED AIRCRAFT SHELTERS)
IRAQI AIRCRAFT INVENTORY --
NATO NAME  : DESIGNATOR  : DESCRIPTION
    AB-212-214 : :
LIGHT HELICOPTER
AIRBUS  :  A-300-310 : JET TRANSPORT
ALBATROS :  L-39 : JET TRAINER
ALOUETTE  :  A.316B  :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
BADGER  :  TU-16-B-60  :  JET BOMBER
BK-117  :  :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
BLINDER  :  TU-22  :  JET BOMBER
BO-105  :  :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
CANDID  :  IL-76  :  HEAVY JET TRANSORT
CHINOOK  :  CH-47  :  TRANSPORT HELICOPTER
COKE  :  AN-24  :  TURBOPROP TRANSPORT
COLT  :  AN-2  :  PROPELLER TRANSPORT
COOKPOT  :  TU-124  :  JET TRANSPORT
CRUSTY  :  TU-134  :  JET TRANSPORT
CUB  :  AN-12  :  TURBOPROP TRANSPORT
CURL  :  AN-26  :  TURBOPROP TRANSPORT
DELFIN  :  L-29  :  JET TRAINER
FAGOT  :  MIG-15  :  JET FIGHTER-TRAINER
FALCON  :  :  JET TRANSPORT
FENCER  :  SU-24  :  FIGHTER-BOMBER
FISHBED  :  MIG-21  :  JET FIGHTER
FITTER  :  SU-17-20-22  :  FIGHTER BOMBER
FLOGGER  :  MIG-23  :  MULTIROLE FIGHTER
FOXBAT  :  MIG-25  :  INTERCEPTOR
FROGFOOT  :  SU-25  :  GROUND-ATTACK AIRCRAFT
FULCRUM  :  MIG-29  :  AIR-SUPERIORITY FIGHTER
GAZELLE  :  SA-342 :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
HAWK  :    :  JET TRAINER
HIND  :  MI-25  :  HELICOPTER GUNSHIP
HIP  :  MI-8-17  :  MEDIUM HELICOPTER
HOOK  :  MI-6  :  HEAVY-LIFT HELICOPTER
HOPLITE  :  MI-2  :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
HOUND  :  MI-4  :  MEDIUM HELICOPTER
HUGHES 500  :  :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
HUNTER  :  T7-T8  :  FIGHTER-BOMBER
IROQUOIS  :  UH-1  :  LIGHT HELICOPTER
ISLANDER  :BN-2  :  LIGHT TRANSPORT
JET PROVOST  :  BAC 145  :  JET TRAINER
JETSTAR  :  :  JET TRANSPORT
L-100  :  :  CIVIL MEDIUM TRANSPORT
MIDGET  :  MIG-15U  :  JET TRAINER
MIRAGE F.1  :    :  LIGHT TRANSPORT
P.166  :  :  LIGHT TRANSPORT
PC-6  :  :  TRAINER
PC-7  :  :  TURBO-TRAINER
PC-9  :  :  TRAINER
PUMA  :  SA.330  :  HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
S-61  :    :  HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
SKYHAWK  :  A-4  :  JET FIGHTER
SUPER FRELON  :  SA.321  :  HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
SUPER PUMA  :  SA.332  :  HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
TRIDENT  :    :  JET TRANSPORT
TUCANO  :  EMB-312  :  TRAINER
NORTHERN AIR DEFENSE SECTOR
HEADQUARTERS - KIRKUK
FIGHTER BASES --
KIRKUK AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
35-28-10N 044-21-08E
   -- OB     -- OB NORMALCY--
     FITTER     FITTER
     FLOGGER     FLOGGER
     FISHBED     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
     ARMORED VEHICLE     NEAR THE CHEMICAL
WEAPONS-ASSOCIATED STORAGE BUNKERS ON      JANUARY.     
MOSUL AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
36-18-24N 043-08-49E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     FLOGGER     
     KUWAITI AIRBUS     
     KUWAITI B-767     
     B-737     
     PROBABLE JETSTAR     
     PC-7     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
FLOGGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS     JANUARY.     
     FLOGGER     LOADED WITH UNDERWING
STORES. A STAKE-BED TRUCK WAS     NEAR
THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS-ASSOCIATED STORAGE BUNKER AT THE
AIRFIELD;     
     EARTH MOVING OPERATIONS     
NEAR THE SPECIAL STORAGE BUNKER.     
QAYYARAH WEST AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
35-46-11N 043-07-18E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     FULCRUM     FULCRUM
     MIRAGE F.1     MIRAGE F.1
     FISHBED     FISHBED
     FLOGGER     FLOGGER
     FALCON 50     FALCON 50
NOSE)
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
FISHBED FLIGHT OPERATIONS     ON     JANUARY. IN
ADDITION, PROBABLE MUNITIONS HANDLING     IN THE
AIRFIELD'S SOUTHWESTERN MUNITIONS STORAGE AREA, WHERE A
LOADED PROBABLE STAKE-BED TRUCK WAS NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE
FACILITY.     
DISPERSAL AND TRAINING BASES --
ERBIL NORTHWEST AIRFIELD     
36-13-38N 043-58-20E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY--
     PC-7     
     HIP     
     ALOUETTE     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
. CONSTRUCTION     ON THE NEW
RUNWAY.     
SIRSENK AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
37-05-54N 043-16-06E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
NONE     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
CONSTRUCTION     ON THE RUNWAY AND SUPPORT FACILITIES
ON     JANUARY. THE AIRFIELD     NOT     CAPABLE OF
SUPPORTING FLIGHT OPERATIONS.     
TALL AFAR AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
36-16-45N 042-24-05E
-- OB   -- OB NORMALCY--
     FISHBED          FISHBED
     COKE-CURL     COKE-CURL
     SMALL STRAIGHT-WING     SMALL STRAIGHT-WING
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
WORK     IN THE AIRCRAFT ARRESTING BARRIER AND
OVERRUN AREA AT THE NORTH END OF THE RUNWAY ON      JANUARY
1991. TWO UNIDENTIFIED TRENCHED HAD BEEN DUG ACROSS THE
OVERRUN JUST OFF THE NORTH END OF THE RUNWAY AND PROBABLE
EARTH GRADING     SIMILAR WORK     
     COMPLETED AT THE SOUTH END OF THE RUNWAY.
TUZ KHURMATU AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
34-56-02N 044-29-03E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     FITTER     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
     FITTER     AT THIS
AIRFIELD ON      JANUARY. IT IS UNCERTAIN IF THESE AIRCRAFT
REPRESENT A NEW DEPLOYMENT OR ARE ELEMENTS OF THE SAME UNIT
THAT WAS     AT THE AIRFIELD     TWO OF THE
FITTER WERE PARKED IN THE EASTERN DISPERSAL AREA AND TWO WERE
PARKED IN THE WESTERN DISPERSAL AREA. GROUND SUPPORT
EQUIPMENT WAS NEAR ONE AIRCRAFT, BUT WAS NOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO
BE CABLE CONNECTED.     
HELICOPTER BASES --
K-1 AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
35-30-42N 044-17-07E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     HIP C     HIP C
     ALOUETTE          ALOUETTE
     LIGHT HELICOPTERS
     PC-7     PC-7
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
NO ACTIVITY OR OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT     AT THE
FOLLOWING AIRFIELDS DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:
AIRFIELD NAME,     LAST
AND GEO-COORDS     :  REMARKS
-AL FATHAH     TRAINING-DISPERSAL
     FIELD
35-08-18N 043-43-10E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
AIRFIELD NAME,     LAST
AND GEO-COORDS     :  REMARKS
-AL SAHRA*     MAJOR TRAINING BASE
34-40-29N 043-32-41E
-K2     MAJOR HELICOPTER BASE
34-54-52N 043-23-40E
-SAHL SINJAR     EMERGENCY DISPERSAL
     FIELD
35-51-40N 042-08-36E
-TAL ASHTAH NEW     EMERGENCY DISPERSAL
     FIELD
35-08-24N 044-08-03E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
WESTERN AIR DEFENSE SECTOR
HEADQUARTERS - H-3
FIGHTER BASES--
H-2 AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
33-21-19N 040-35-54E
-- OB     --OB NORMALCY --
     PROBABLE FITTER     
     FLOGGER          FLOGGER
     FISHBED          FISHBED
     PROBABLE HUNTER      HUNTER
     (NET COVERED)
     MIDGET-FAGOT     MIDGET-FAGOT
     HIP     HIP H
     BADGER     BADGER
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
FOUR OF THE SIX ADDITIONAL FUEL BLADDERS WHICH ARRIVED AT THE
AIRFIELD BY      DECEMBER WERE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION
NORTHEAST OF THE AIRFIELD ALONG WITH TWO ADDITIONAL     
ARRIVED BLADDERS BY     JANUARY. FIVE FUEL BLADDERS, DEPLOYED
     REMAIN AT THE AIRFIELD.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY     FUEL BLADDERS IN THE H-3
AIRFIELD AREA.     
MUDAYSIS AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
32-25-32N 041-57-44E
-- OB     --OB NORMALCY --
   HIP     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
DISPERSAL BASES --
H-3 SOUTHWEST AIRFIELD*  JANUARY 1991
32-44-50N 039-35-53E
-- OB     --OB NORMALCY --
     FITTER     
IRAQIS MAY BE PREPARING THIS DISPERSAL BASE FOR AIRCRAFT
DEPLOYMENT SHOULD HOSTILITIES OCCUR. SIX AIRCRAFT-SIZED
REVETMENTS WERE CONSTRUCTED ADJACENT TO THE ALERT APRON BY     
OCTOBER. AT LEAST 19 ADDITIONAL REVETMENTS OF VARIOUS SIZES
WERE CONSTRUCTED ADJACENT TO THE TWO AIRCRAFT DISPERSAL
AREAS.     
    AIRCRAFT MAY BE PARKED INSIDE HARDENED AIRCRAFT
SHELTERS. FISHBED WERE     HERE ON     OCTOBER.
RUWAYSHID AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
32-24-19N 039-07-51E
-- OB     --OB NORMALCY --
NONE     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
IRAQIS MAY BE PREPARING THIS DISPERSAL BASE (IRAQ'S
WESTERNMOST AIRFIELD) FOR AIRCRAFT DEPLOYMENT SHOULD
HOSTILITIES OCCUR. EIGHT AIRCRAFT-SIZED REVETMENTS WERE
CONSTRUCTED ADJACENT TO THE ALERT APRON BY     DECEMBER. IN
ADDITION, NINE REVETMENTS WERE CONSTRUCTED ADJACENT TO EACH
OF THE TWO AIRCRAFT DISPERSAL AREAS. TWO OF THE SEVEN
REVETMENTS ALONG THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE RUNWAY     
     REMAINED OCCUPIED WIT PROBABLE TRUCKS.
NO ACTIVITY OR OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT     AT THE
FOLLOWING AIRFIELD DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:
AIRFIELD NAME,       LAST  : REMARKS
AND GEO-COORDS     
-H-1 NEW     UNDER CONSTRUCTION
33-48-50N 041-26-05E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
SOUTHERN AIR DEFENSE SECTOR
HEADQUARTERS - TALLIL
FIGHTER BASES --
AMARA NEW AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
31-49-15N 047-04-50E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     PC-7     PC-7
    HIP    HIP
     GAZELLE     GAZELLE
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
JALIBAH SOUTHEAST AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
30-32-45N 046-36-10E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     FROGFOOT     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
AT LEAST TWO ADDITIONAL FUEL BLADDERS HAD BEEN PLACED IN
REVETMENTS ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE AIRFIELD BY     JANUARY.
     FUEL BLADDERS ARE     PRESENT.     
SHAIBAH AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
30-25-42N 047-38-30E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     FROGFOOT     
     PC-7     PC-7
     HIND     HIND
     HIP     HIP
     SUPER FRELON     SUPER FRELON
     PROBABLE GAZELLE     PROBABLE GAZELLE
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
ONE OF TWO SUPER FRELON APPEARED TO BE LOADED WITH A
POSSIBLE EXOCET AIR-TO-SURFACE MISSILE AT SHAIBAH AIRFIELD
ON      JANUARY. IN ADDITION, AT LEAST SIX OF THE EIGHT HIP
     TO BE ARMED. IN OTHER ACTIVITY, A
SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN HELICOPTER AOB     
     MEDIUM HELICOPTERS AND
FOUR LIGHT HELICOPTERS WERE PRESENT.      
TALLIL AIRFIELD*     JANUARY 1991
30-56-13N 046-05-38E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
      FROGFOOT      FROGFOOT
     FLOGGER     FLOGGER
     FISHBED     FISHBED
     FITTER     
     HIP     HIP
     SMALL STRAIGHT-WING     SMALL STRAIGHT-WING
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
HELICOPTER BASES --
UMM QASR AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
 30-01-10N 047-55-28E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
     SUPER FRELON     SUPER FRELON
     HIP     HIP
     PC-7-9     
     HIND     
     LIGHT HELICOPTERS     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
     FUEL BLADDER WAS EMPLACED AT THE AIRFIELD BY      SEPTEMBER.     
DISPERSAL BASES --
AR RUMAYLAH SOUTHWEST AIRFIELD     JANUARY 1991
 30-21-15N 047-06-16E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
    NONE     
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED     
AN ASSAULT HELICOPTER SQUADRON (14 HIP, ONE HIND, AND ONE
PC-7) DEPARTED THE AIRFIELD BY      JANUARY. IN OTHER ACTIVITY.
TWO LARGE FUEL BLADDERS WERE REMOVED BY     JANUARY. ONE LARGE
AND FIVE SMALL FUEL BLADDERS REMAINED DEPLOYED. IN ADDITION,
A PROBABLE INFANTRY BATTALION HAD ARRIVED AT THE AIRFIELD BY
     JANUARY. APPROXIMATELY 60 TWO-MAN PERSONNEL TENTS HAD
BEEN EMPLACED BEHIND THE EASTERN AIRCRAFT DISPERSAL AREA.
QALAT SALIH AIRFIELD* AS OF     JANUARY 1991     
31-27-21N 047-17-20E
-- OB     -- OB NORMALCY --
MEDIUM HELICOPTERS
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
PROBABLE GROUND SUPPORT VEHICLES REMAINED NEAR HARDENED AIRCRAFT SHELTERS          
JANUARY.           TWO OBJECTS NEAR THE AIRFIELD'S MAIN ENTRANCE PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS 
FUEL BLADDERS WERE ACTUALLY STACKS OF CRATES COVERED BY LARGE SHEETS OF CANVAS. 
ONE FUEL BLADDER REMAINED DEPLOYED ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHEAST AIRCRAFT DISPERSAL 
AREA.
NO ACTIVITY OR OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT         AT THE FOLLOWING AIRFIELDS DURING THE 
REPORTING PERIOD:
AIRFIELD NAME,          LAST : REMARKS
AND GEO-COORDS
-AS SALMAN NORTH          DISPERSAL FIELD
30-39-09N 047-39-03E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
AIRFIELD NAME          LAST :
AND GEO-COORDS          : REMARKS
-BASRAH INTERNATIONAL          TRANSPORT-CIVILIAN
           AIRFIELD
30-32-53n 047-39-57e
-BASRAH-MAQAL          HELIPORT
30-34-01N 047-46-37E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
CENTRAL AIR DEFENSE SECTOR
HEADQUARTERS - AL TAJI
FIGHTER BASES
AL ASAD AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
33-47-34N 042-26-24E
OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          FULCRUM
          FITTER
          CANDID
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
ONE FITTER ARRIVED AT AL ASAD AIRFIELD BY           JANUARY, MARKING THE FIRST          DEPLOY-
MENT OF FITTER TO THIS AIRFIELD SINCE THE INVASION OF KUWAIT. THE FITTER WAS PARKED IN 
FRONT OF A HARDENED AIRCRAFT SHELTER AND HAD A SERVICE VEHICLE NEARBY.          THE FISH-
BED RECENTLY           HERE          HAD EITHER DEPARTED THE AIRFIELD OR WERE PLACED INSIDE 
HARDENED AIRCRAFT SHELTERS.          
IN OTHER ACTIVITY,          LARGE REVETMENTS WERE CONSTRUCTED NORTHEAST OF THE AIRFIELD 
BY          NOVEMBER. THREE HEAVY-LIFT TRANSPORTS WERE           DELIVERING UNIDENTIFIED 
CRATES TO TWO REVETMENTS ON          JANUARY. THREE REVETMENTS CONTAINED CRATES 
ON           JANUARY.
AL TAQADDUM AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
33-47-34n 042-26-24e
-- OB          -- OB NORMALCY--
          B-6D BADGER           B-6D BADGER
          TU-16 BADGER          TU-16 BADGER
          BLINDER          BLINDER
          FULCRUM          FULCRUM
          FOXBAT          FOXBAT
          FROGFOOT          FROGFOOT
          FITTER          FITTER
          FISHBED          FISHBED
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED          
BALAD SOUTHEAST AIRFIELD*          JANUARY 1991
33-56-27N 044-21-39E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          FENCER          FENCER
          FLOGGER          FLOGGER
          FITTER          FITTER
          FROGFOOT          FROGFOOT
          CANDID          CANDID
          HIP          HIP-C
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
AIRCRAFT          AT THIS CENTRAL IRAQI AIRFIELD ON          JANUARY WERE MAINTAINING A HIGH 
STATE OF ALERT WITH GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT (GSE) NEARBY, CANOPIES OPEN, AND 
UNDERWING STORES LOADED. TWO FLOGGER HAD GSE NEARBY AND AT LEAST ONE OF THE AIR-
CRAFT MAY HAVE HAD UNDERWING STORES LOADED. BOTH          AIRCRAFT HAD THE CANOPIES 
OPEN. TWO FITTER ALSO HAD UNDERWING STORES LOADED (PROBABLY EXTERNAL FUEL TANKS) 
AND CANOPIES OPEN; SERVICE VEHICLES WERE ADJACENT TO A THIRD FITTER. IN THE FROGFOOT 
DISPERSAL AREA, GSE ADJACENT TO THREE AIRCRAFT INDICATED A READY ALERT STATUS.          
HABBANIYAH AIRFIELD*          JANUARY 1991
33-22-27N 043-33-32E
--OB          -- OB NORMALCY--
          FITTER          
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED          
FOUR FITTER WERE          AT THIS RECENTLY RENOVATED AIRFIELD ON          JANUARY, INDICATING 
THAT A FITTER UNIT HAD PROBABLY DEPLOYED HERE. IN ADDITION, APPROXIMATELY 50 SEDANS 
HAD ARRIVED.          
UBAYDAH BIN AL JARRAH AIRFIELD* AS OF           JANUARY 1991
32-29-15N 045-45-44E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY --
          MIRAGE F.1          MIRAGE F.1
          FISHBED          FISHBED
          HIP          HIP C
          LIGHT HELICOPTER          LIGHT HELICOPTERS
                    (GAZELLE, ALOUETTE, 
OR HOPLITE)
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
TWO FULCRUM INVOLVED IN FLIGHT ACTIVITY WERE          AT THIS AIRFIELD ON           JANUARY. FUL-
CRUM ARE NOT NORMALLY BASED HERE AND HAVE NOT BEEN           AT THIS AIRFIELD SINCE THE 
INVASION OF KUWAIT. ONE CUB AND SEVEN LIGHT HELICOPTERS WERE ALSO           NO AIRCRAFT 
WERE          ON JANUARY IN OTHER ACTIVITY, MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS WERE UNDERWAY 
ON           JANUARY. ONE PROBABLE JET ENGINE WAS ADJACENT TO THE ENGINE TEST STAND AND 
TWO ADDITIONAL PROBABLE ENGINES WERE ON DOLLIES ADJACENT TO HARDENED AIRCRAFT 
SHELTERS. THIS INDICATES ENGINES ARE BEING OVERHAULED, PROBABLY TO INCREASE AIR-
CRAFT READINESS IN PREPARATION FOR HOSTILITIES.          
HELICOPTER BASES--
AL TAJI AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
33-31-24N -044-15-24E
--OB          OB NORMALCY--
          PC-7-9          PC-7
          ALBATROS          ALBATROS
          HIND          HIND
          HIP          HIP
          AB-214ST          AB-214ST
          UNIDENTIFIED LIGHT
HELICOPTERS
GAZELLE          GAZELLE
AB-214ST          AB-214ST
BO-105          BO-105
HUGHES-500          HUGHES-500
CH-47          CH-47
          PC-6          STRAIGHT-WING AIRCRAFT
          PUMA          
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
TRANSPORT-CIVIL AIRFIELDS --
BAGHDAD MUTHENNA AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
33-19-48N 044-21-57E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          CANDID          CANDID
          FALCON 10-50          FALCON 10-50
          FALCON 20          FALCON 20
          JETSTAR          JETSTAR
          ISLANDER          ISLANDER
          S-61          S-61
          UH-1 TYPE HELICOPTER                    
          P.166                    
          HUNTER                    
          AIRBUS
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
SADDAM INTERNATIONAL AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
33-15-24N 044-13-33E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          CANDID**          CANDID
          CUB          CUB
          B-747          B-747
          B-737          B-737
          B-727          B-727
          B-707          B-707
          TRIDENT 1-2          TRIDENT 1-1
          FALCON 20          FALCON 20
          ISLANDER          ISLANDER
          COKE-CURL          COKE-CURL
          COLT          COLT
          COOKPOT          COOKPOT
          HOUND          HOUND
          AIRBUS A-310 (KUWAIT)          AIRBUS 300*** (PROBABLE CAPTURED IRANIAN AIRCRAFT,          
***THE IRANIAN AIRBUS          WAS PROBABLY RETURNED TO IRAN AS PART OF IRAQ'S `PEACE INITIA-
TIVE' FOLLOWING THE INVASION OF KUWAIT. THE IRAQIS RETURNED CAPTURED IRANIAN TERRI-
TORY AND IRANIAN POWS FROM THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR IN AN ATTEMPT TO SECURE THE BORDER 
WITH IRAN SO FORCES DEPLOYED ALONG THE BORDER COULD BE MOVED INTO THE KUWAITI THE-
ATER.
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED          
 OPEN PRESS SOURCES RECENTLY REPORTED THE SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TEST OF A NEW IRAQI 
AIRBORNE WARNING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS (AWACS)  AIRCRAFT, THE "ADNAN II". THAT AIRCRAFT 
IS ALLEGEDLY CAPABLE OF DETECTING U.S. "PENETRATORS" AND STEALTH AIRCRAFT. (U)
SHAYKA MAZHAR AIRFIELD*          JANUARY 1991
32-55-50N 044-37-55E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          FLOGGER          FLOGGER
          CANDID          CANDID
          COLT          COLT
          PC-7          PC-7
          CUB          CUB
          COKE-CURL          COKE-CURL
          L-100 (PROBABLY KUWAITI)
          HIP C-H           HIP H
                                        HIP C
          AB212-214          AB212-214
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
DISPERSAL AND TRAINING BASES
AN NUMANIYAH NEW AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
32-30-30N 045-19-59E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
NONE          
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
EIGHTEEN OF THE 30 REVETMENTS CONTAINED UNIDENTIFIED CRATES.
GHALAYSAN NEW AIRFIELD           JANUARY 1991
30-55-30N 043-40-22E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
NONE          
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED          
          ONE FUEL BLADDER WAS EMPLACED NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE AIRFIELD BY           
SEPTEMBER. THE BLADDER APPEARED TO BE FULL ON           DECEMBER.          
KUT AL HAYY EAST* AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
32-07-16N 046-23-01E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          FITTER          
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
TWO FITTER WERE          AT THIS AIRFIELD ON           JANUARY. A GROUND SERVICE VEHICLE WAS 
ADJACENT TO ONE OF THE FITTER. FIGHTER AIRCRAFT WERE           HERE IN MID-OCTOBER, WHEN 
THREE FITTER AND TWO FLOGGER WERE PARKED IN FRONT OF HARDENED AIRCRAFT SHELTERS.          
NEJEF NEW AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
31-59-30N 044-24-40E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
NONE          
(THE ABOVE IS CLASSIFIED          
MINOR GRADING-CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY CONTINUED AT THIS AIRFIELD.
SALUM AIRFIELD           JANUARY 1991
34-10-04N 044-44-59E
-- OB          -- OB NORMALCY--
          CANDID                    
(THE ABOVE IS CLASSIFIED          
ONE CANDID WAS          THIS AIRFIELD ON           JANUARY. A CANDID WAS LAST           AT THIS AIR-
FIELD ON          NOVEMBER 1990. THIS AIRCRAFT MAY BE THE CAMOUFLAGE-PAINTED (UNMODIFIED) 
CANDID          AT THIS AIRFIELD IN OCTOBER 10990. THE CAMOUFLAGE-PAINTED CANDID HAS ALSO 
BEEN          AT SADDAM INTERNATIONAL AIRFIELD AND RASHEED AIRFIELD.          
TIKRIT EAST          JANUARY 1991
34-36-33N 043-46-37E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
          ALBATROS                    
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
SEVENTEEN OF THE 19 ALBATROS          AT THIS AIRFIELD ON          JANUARY WERE DEFENSIVELY 
DISPERSED.          
WADI AL KHIRR* NEW AIRFIELD          JANUARY 1991
31-25-15N 043-11-05E
--OB          --OB NORMALCY--
NONE                    
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
ONE FUEL BLADDER, WHICH ARRIVED AT THE AIRFIELD BY          NOVEMBER, WAS REMOVED BY          
JANUARY.          
NO ACTIVITY OR OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT WERE          AT THE FOLLOWING AIRFIELDS DURING THE 
REPORTING PERIOD:
AIRFIELD NAME,          LAST :
GEO-COORDS          : REMARKS
-------------------------------------
-AL ISKANDARIYAH NEW           HELICOPTER BASE
32-58-11N 044-15-58E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED
AIRFIELD NAME          LAST:
AND GEO-COORDS :          :REMARKS
-------------------------------------
-AL HAYY          DISPERSAL FIELD
32-07-21N 045-47-06E
-AL MUHAMMADI          DISPERSAL FIELD
33-26-35N 042-54-39E
-INJANAH          PROBABLY          NONOPERATIONAL
34-26-42N 044-35-42E
QALAT SIKAR          DISPERSAL FIELD
31-50-05N 046-18-13E
-RASHEED*          MAJOR FIGHTER-TRANSPORT          BASE
33-56-27N 044-21-39E
-SAMARRA EAST*          CONTINGENCY-DISPERSAL           FIELD
34-09-53N 044-15-57E
-TIKRIT SOUTH          PROBABLY DISPERSAL          FIELD
32-07-16N 046-23-01E
(THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED          
ADMIN:
DECL: DCI DETERM REQ
BT 
EOM:
1.5 (C)
93646:72560

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