ABSTRACT

Iraq: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Capable Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) [Updated March 3, 2003]   [open pdf - 46KB]

"This report addresses Iraq's post-Gulf-War missile and UAV [Unmanned Aerial Vehicle] programs, system capabilities, and operational employment considerations. The UN has recently ordered Iraq to destroy its Al Samoud 2 missiles and associated engines which the UN claims are in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 687 and 715. Iraq is also estimated to have illegally retained up to 20 Al Hussein SCUD variant missiles and may have also attempted to extend the range of their Ababil-100 (also referred to as Al Fatah) missiles to proscribed limits. Iraq has also been accused of modifying L-29 Czech jet trainers to be used as UAVs to disseminate chemical or biological agents. This report will be updated as events warrant."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RS21376
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Date:
2003-03-03
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Public Domain
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United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Public Affairs. Foreign Press Centers: http://fpc.state.gov/
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