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CBW MISSILE LAUNCH INDICATOR 

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DESERT STORM BULLETIN/DESERT STORM BULLETIN/DESERT STORM BULLETIN


SUBJ:   CBW MISSILE LAUNCH INDICATOR 
REF:    DIA DESERT STORM BULLETIN 57-91



	The referenced Bulletin is canceled.   The Information is not 
based on DIA analysis and does not represent the DIA position.

	Any SCUD missile has the potential to deliver chemical or 
biological agents.  CW warheads are assessed to be in the Iraqi 
inventory; BW warheads are possible.  Iraq may have adjusted 
warhead weight for CBW fills to achieve greater range, but there 
is no evidence that they have done so.  Iraq is more likely to
adjust warhead weight to make CBN warheads weigh the same as 
conventional warheads so that flight characteristics would be more 
predictable.

	[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] that the operational range for 
the extended range SCUD variants with conventional warheads is 600 
km.  The operational range for other warhead fills is probably 
also 600 km.



PREPARED BY:  [   (b)(2)   ][   (b)(6)   ] RELEASED BY:  [   
(b)(2)   ][   (b)(6)   ]  


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DESERT STORM BULLETIN/DESERT STORM BULLETIN/DESERT STORM BULLETIN

SUBJ:   CBW MISSILE LAUNCH INDICATOR (57-91) 
AS OF:  041115Z FEB 91/04/O4O615L FEB 91


	[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] that missiles armed with 
chemical or biological warheads could be fired from sites in the 
rear of those used for delivering conventional ordnance.

	COMMENT:  CBW warheads are lighter in weight than 
conventional ones and can be fired from up to 735 km --- vice 600 
km for conventional warheads from their targets.  Consequently, 
any SRBM launch in excess of 600 km should be regarded as having 
the potential of delivering chemical/biological agents.


PREPARED BY: [   (b)(2)   ][   (b)(6)   ] RELEASED BY: [   (b)(2) 
  ][   (b)(6)   ]



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