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IIR 6 899 1098 90/[  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ] ASSESSMENT OF IRAQI 
SURFACE-TO-SURFACE CW WARHEAD PRODUCTION CAPABILITY 

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SERIAL: (U) IIR 6 899 1098 90.
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COUNTRY: (U) [   (b)(2)   ]; IRAQ (IZ).
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SUBJ: IIR 6 899 1098 90/[  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ] ASSESSMENT OF 
IRAQI SURFACE-TO-SURFACE CW WARHEAD PRODUCTION CAPABILITY 

WARNING: (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT,
NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE. 

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DOI: (U) 900903.

REQS: (U) [  (b)(2)  ].

SOURCE: (U) [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ]

SUMMARY:         [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ]         
             HAS CONCLUDED THAT IRAQ IS PRESENTLY
INCAPABLE OF FIELDING AN OPERABLE CW WARHEAD FOR ITS
SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES.

TEXT: 1.        ACCORDING TO [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ]
A TECHNOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE IRAQI CAPABILITY TO PRODUCE A 
CHEMICAL WARHEAD FOR ITS SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES HAD BEEN 
COMPLETED. THE ASSESSMENT CONCLUDED THAT IRAQI TECHNICIANS LACK 
THE APPROPRIATE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TO PRODUCE AN OPERABLE CW 
WARHEAD.
IT WAS ASSESSED THAT IRAQI TECHNICIANS WOULD BE UNABLE TO
MASTER THE PROBLEM OF THE CW WARHEAD FREEZING DURING ITS
BALLISTIC FLIGHT TO ITS TARGET. WHEN QUESTIONED AS TO
THE MEANING OF "FREEZING OF THE WARHEAD", [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) 
 ] STATED THAT BECAUSE THE SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE (HERE [  
(b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ] EMPHASIZED THE SCUD-B) MUST BE FIRED IN A 
BALLISTIC TRAJECTORY IT WOULD GO TO EXTREME HEIGHTS IN THE
ATMOSPHERE WHERE THE TEMPERATURES WOULD LITERALLY FREEZE
THE CW AGENTS WITHIN THE WARHEAD. THE FREEZING OF THESE
AGENTS WOULD ALTER THEIR COMPOSITION AND THEREBY RENDER
THE WARHEAD INEFFECTIVE. THEREFORE, AS A RESULT OF THIS
TECHNICAL INABILITY TO OVERCOME THE "FREEZING" PROBLEM
WITH THE AGENTS, IT WAS THE CONCLUSION OF THE
TECHNOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT THAT AT THE PRESENT TIME IRAQ IS
ASSESSED TO LACK THE TECHNICAL "KNOW HOW" TO FIELD AN
OPERABLE WARHEAD FOR ANY OF ITS SURFACE-TO-SURFACE
MISSILES.

COMMENTS: 1.      [  (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)  ]






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