Accession Number : ADA257094


Title :   DRES Chemical Agent Detection System II and Minitube Air Sampling System Deployment and Performance in Support of UNSCOM 29 Chemical Destruction I, Khamisiyah, Iraq


Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELDRALSTON (ALBERTA)


Personal Author(s) : Sturgeon, W R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257094.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : Canada contributed a team of 6 personnel to the United Nations Special Commission 29 for the destruction of 122 millimeter chemical fill rockets at Khamisiyah, Iraq. This team was composed of 2 military officers and 2 civilian personnel from the Defence Research Establishment Suffield (DRES), Alberta, Canada, and augmented by 2 military personnel from Canadian Forces Europe, Lahr, Germany. The team was assigned the duties of detection, monitoring and meteorology, and deployed with them the DRES-designed Chemical Agent Detection System (CADS) II and the Minitube Air Sampling System (MASS). The CADS II and MASS were deployed downwind of the rocket destruction site for atmospheric monitoring and sample collection for retrospective analysis at DRES. This paper details the deployment of the DRES team and equipment to Iraq during the period 12 February 1992 to 25 March 1992, the logistical and operational problems encountered, equipment performance and recommendations for improvements in a number of areas associated with the deployment.


Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT , *DETECTION , *DESTRUCTION , *CHEMICAL AGENTS , EUROPE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , IRAQ , NATIONS , MONITORING , AIR , CHEMICALS , MASS , SITES , CANADA , SAMPLING , METEOROLOGY , GERMANY , PERSONNEL , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , NUMBERS , COLLECTION , ROCKETS , ALBERTA , ATMOSPHERICS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Air Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE