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Subject: SILKWORM MISSILE BE DESTRUCTION PLAN 18 MAR 91                  

Unit: VII CORPS   

Parent  Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX000252

Folder Seq #:         28

Document Number:        116



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                                                     HEADQUARTERS
                                               IST INFANTRY DIVISION
                                      AL FZAWI,OT(-)YN, KUWAIT APO 09:110

                                                                                             IS Marcii 1991
            SUBJECT:     ST  LKWIDRM FA.ISSI;-.BE L,ESRLIC@IOIN PLAN'
            1. SCOPE:           3 SILKWORM OR IBTY.@ MISSII-ES WHII--H CONTAIN TOXIC FIJ---L
            AND O.',:IDER MUST BE DESTROYED.                  61 WARHEADS CONIT4\TNT.Qri Ar'DRf-i:;IM/@)TELY
            it,) [IG IDF HI13H E@IF,LOSIVE (HE) E                    WILL BE USED AC, THE Dr--SFrLIETION
            I
            A.f@ENT.
               DESTRUCTIDN PROCEDURE:                    THE MISSILES                    Bc DESTROYED BY
            c@MIJLTAt\IEOIjSLY L-ETONATiINI-,                                  S ON BOTH SIDES CIF THE
                      BODY, IMMEDIATELY ADJ(-)CENT TID THE FI-IEL Ai\![, O'@"ILI@-ER TANI<@S.
            7HIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY ARRAYING THE MISSILES II.\! A CIRCLE AND
            @-113TRIBLITINIG THi@ WARHEADS BETWEEN THEM. TWO 10 LB C4 CHARGES WILL
            BE USED TO INITIATE EACH WARHEAD.                        THE i-.H.I%.RriES T@ILL BE DETONATED
            .%IITI-; R@-MI)TE CONTROL FI;kIt'xl.13 DEVICES.
            3. SAFETY: SAFETY IS THE CRI@ICAL ELEMENT IN THE DESTRUCTION
            PROCESS.      T14E FOLLOWING HAZARD,5 WERE E@"AMII\IED DURING TH@ SAFETY
            ASSESSMENT:
                                BLAST HA7ARD.            THE I PSI OVERPRESSURE RADIUS IS
            APPRO:"I.@ATE;-Y 730 M FOR A 140 TON DETONATION. THIS LEVEL IS BELOW
            THE TL-RE,3HOLD FC, EARDRUM DAMAGE I)R WINDOW BREAKAGE.                                   WE WILL
            AN 8 @,M E:@ZC@-IJSION RAL,I!-!S, WHICH PROVIDES A IO: I BUFFER.                               THE
A ON THE
              TERN        -E             W          THE AREA WI L BE PHYSir-Al Y I';Y@ =@l T@.
                       _)@ll_            S                                                   cZ Tl:)
                            ES NI                                      EDIATELY PRI,D
            DETONATION.
                                TO:,'Il- =IJPE.E                       H MISSILE @il'--L 2,7 DESTROYED
            EIETk'EEN 401.@O LEIS OF DE7                               THE RESULTING FIREBALL WILL
            .:ijl\ISIJME THE F13EL AND                                 ES WILL BE DET,'4,qAT:ED @HE.N.' rlqf-
            WIND IS BLOWING FROM TH                                    ILL CARRY ANY POSSIBLE VAPORS
            AWAY FROM KUWAIT AND OV                                    b MIJLI FLATS.           Ai\!Y St
                                                                                                         - I l@:-i T
            RESIDUAL CONTAMINATION iX Li Cl I SIST                                           PTILE MI)TEckTALS,
            WHICH WILL EVAPORATE AND E-                  F:l I GE i-,).U                     iNtHf)BITED AREAS.
                                MISFIRE HA7ARE,'               EACH                          Bm PRIM@-L) k'I-H TWO
            SEPARATE 11) LB --4 CHARCES@ Q.\ !                 ER(.IR(.)                                      CUITS.
                                INADVERTENT r-ETIDNiTIN H                                    YSTEM WILL Nrj7 BE
            (I.RMED UNTIL IMMEDIAELY Sf:F,?Rg DETONA                                         LE FIE.RSON WILL
            CONTROL CAPS AND FIRINI-N I)EVIC;7S.
            e@.  R@l@ILJIREMENTS:         DESTRUCTION LlDj.'AT                                  i),Nl T!qE                  OF
            THE MIJL- FLATS.
                                MOVEMENT REQUIREMENTS.                   DNE. Fi@R@. I   '@7 Fi@f-),'l -3L)  BRIGADE
                          D
            TRAILER LO(-)E,S MIJST BE MOVED. 9TH ENGINEER BATTALION WILL mRi@VID=
            tR(-)CTIJR/TRAILERS.          LOADING, TRi5..NSPORT!Nr,, AND I l@'i OP.DINQ REQUIRE
            @,-'RC.i@'I,MA-TELY- - HCIJRS
                                Pr(I,".INf@.     F,RTIIN,@ R@Citilf@ES APPRO',4IMAT@-LY !71)0 LBS iD-
            C4,        FET DET CORD, 2 ELECTRIC; CAPS AND TWO REMOTE FIRING
            -'@EVIC-@S.   r)/17 WILL PROVIDE C4 FROM A DISASSEMBLED                                                         T I- i;-7
            L,ET CORR AND f.;AF'S.          THE ECID DETACHMENT V.IILL PcZOVIlt!7 THE FIRING
            r',EVICES.
                                SE,:IJR.TTY.      TWC, Ik"DADBI-OCt'S AND ETGi-17 L)IITPIDST-@-. @Ti
       \-eR'ICiADE AIRCRAFT WILL SWEEP AREA. 3E@ BR!aAr,E WILL PROVIDE ONE
            !ECH/                                      SECURITY.
                -FYMELINE:         R,ESTRIJI:TICJ l@PC-@\ WAS          DEVELOPED
                                                                                         IN CinNJUNCTIl-)@N WITH
       t:YcNI@'IR T2CI;N'l,:AL E:RERTS ON S7T= CIN                     THE MORN!Na ID            17 AF,,,--'.-l 1'9'91,
            T '-ALLEL@ FOR 'ICIVEMENT                             900 IS MARCH 1991              WITH L@ETCINATifiK,
                   ON Pl;,E@,Il              VORA L WINI                                     F  19 MARCH 1'9'9 i
            'jRREr!T DELAY P@,'$!-@ES MOVEMENT :)F                re.IS-qT) P7ci UNTIL AT LEAST 19                          ':H

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File Room = jun96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-25
Box ID = BX000252
Unit = VII CORPS
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = DAILY STAFF JOURNAL 16 MAR TO 13 APRIL 1991 SITREPS
Folder Seq # = 28
Subject = SILKWORM MISSILE BE DESTRUCTION PLAN 18 MAR 91
Document Seq # = 40
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Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 19-JUL-1996