Iraq: The Missile Front

In a war with Iraq, the U.S. would probably bring out its new Patriot surface-to-air missile, the PAC-3, which improves upon the flawed PAC-2 used during the Gulf War. The new model promises greater p

Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3)

The PAC-3 system includes a radar station that detects, identifies and tracks targets in the sky and guides the PAC-3 missile to the target; a mobile control station with which ground forces monitor incoming missiles and fire the PAC-3; a launching station that holds 16 PAC-3 missiles


Iraq has actively pursued production of shortrange missiles, legal under the U.N. resolutions. But it may also have two dozen or more enhanced-and prohibited-Scud missiles left over from 1991 and potentially able to deliver chemical or biological warheads as far away as Tel Aviv, Riyadh or Tehran


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